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by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Molls: Who was the most effective?
Replies: 15
Views: 2124

Re: Molls: Who was the most effective?

Lisa, in the first Mad Hatter outing. She handled several undercover assignments with aplomb, and clearly enjoyed Tetch's companionship. She even gets extremely excited over the idea of processing our heroes in the Hatter's hat factory.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Correct Bumpers?
Replies: 36
Views: 5790

Re: Correct Bumpers?

Concerning the opening narration over the World's Fair stock footage at the opening of "Hi Diddle Riddle," my recollection is that it was not part of the original broadcast. Greenway added it for test screenings, to try to boost the audience response, but it didn't make any difference, so they bagge...
by Jim Akin
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Lost Neil Hamilton film being restored.
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Lost Neil Hamilton film being restored.

Was Colleen Moore a Louise Brooks knock-off, or did all the Hollywood leading ladies of the day look like that?

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Cowls I Have Cowls-- and a GIVEAWAY
Replies: 82
Views: 13398

Re: Cowls I Have Cowls-- and a GIVEAWAY

I'm in!

Thanks!

QQ
by Jim Akin
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Mr. Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: Mr. Freeze

Maybe some of the folks here who have combed the paperwork can chime in, but I'd be willing to bet the Sanders Mr. Freeze episodes had the highest FX budget of any installments. In addition to the basic fight-scene optical effects, there were the "frosty fog" and "temperate zones" in Freeze's hideou...
by Jim Akin
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 newspaper articles
Replies: 9
Views: 1528

Re: 1966 newspaper articles

I love these old clips. Thanks for sharing them. The biggest surprise to me was learning that Burgess Meredith's son was in Tony and the Tigers with Hunt and Tony Sales, but the top bat-surprise was the inclusion of Bette Davis in Dozier's season 2 villain roster. She was hardly the motherly type, a...
by Jim Akin
Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Eileen O'Neill shout out in old comic?
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Eileen O'Neill shout out in old comic?

The author of that JSA story, Gerry Conway, wrote for both DC and Marvel in the 70s. (This summer's Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie is largely based on one of his stories.) He later became a TV writer and show runner, most notably of NBC's "Law & Order." He also authored a Star Trek newspaper strip. So h...
by Jim Akin
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Old articles
Replies: 15
Views: 1789

Re: Old articles

Thanks for sharing. The writer of that TV Week piece suffered from poor memory (the show was *expanded* to two nights?) and erroneous source material (Joan Crawford, instead of John Crawford, as Bookworm's printer's devil), but the interview with Adam is great. His "Sun-Yat Mars" bit, spoofing the R...
by Jim Akin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Sphinx in "The Curse of Tut"
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: The Sphinx in "The Curse of Tut"

My guess -- and it's only a guess, as I've never watched the movie -- is that the statue is a leftover from Fox's 1963 Egyptian epic, Cleopatra . For what it's worth, despite the Batman script, the statue in Gotham Central Park isn't a sphinx. A sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a woman,...
by Jim Akin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Just Played Batman Slots at the Mirage, Las Vegas!
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Just Played Batman Slots at the Mirage, Las Vegas!

Congratulations! I was across the strip at the Venetian/Palazzo a couple of weeks ago for a conference. I kept a lookout for Batman '66 slot wherever I went, but never wandered into the Mirage. Glad to hear the machine lived up to its theme. And winning $66 seems perfectly fitting! :)

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: 1966 BM Hallmark Christmas ornament
Replies: 20
Views: 5008

Re: 1966 BM Hallmark Christmas ornament

Just saw the inquiry, Bookworm. It's made of polymer material, and very lightweight (but not flimsy-feeling). For the record, I'd have preferred the batarang pose, too. But just having Adam on the Christmas tree -- and, hopefully, a Blu-Ray box under it -- will make for a glorious day in Gotham City...
by Jim Akin
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: 1966 BM Hallmark Christmas ornament
Replies: 20
Views: 5008

Re: 1966 BM Hallmark Christmas ornament

I ordered one on eBay after seeing this post. It arrived yesterday. Looks great, just as advertised. Eyelet for the ornament hook is on backside of the figure's left elbow. I haven't tried hanging it yet, but assuming it falls in the expected way, I'm very pleased.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman stands pat episode
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Batman stands pat episode

Babette's nasally delivery reminds me of Miss Adelaide from Guys and Dolls.
by Jim Akin
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!
Replies: 1099
Views: 167814

Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Hey, MV. My $.02 is a hunch that Warner Home Video will treat the DVD/Blu-Ray release as a deluxe package for die-hard fans, willing to cough up big bucks for a keepsake version of their favorite show, and that they'll use the streaming/download channel (with basically no cost of goods) to reach cas...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Rating the Bat-Traps
Replies: 21
Views: 5963

Re: Rating the Bat-Traps

Most clever: Not a cliffhanger, but a deathtrap nonetheless: The shrinking infrared heat zones in Mr. Freeze's refrigerated stronghold. (Also a contender for most evil trap, IMHO.) Most evil: Riddler's hot wax dip (and that Riddler and the gang stuck around to watch -- even if it was from another ro...