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by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batmobile License Plates. How Chosen?
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

Re: Batmobile License Plates. How Chosen?

In an effort to turn up clues to the mystery, I thought to google the plate numbers. I didn't get anything useful, but I uncovered a coincidence that's kind of cool: As I typed the most common plate number, 2F-3567, it occurred to me that the characters work as a hexadecimal color code, like you mig...
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman on Ice???
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Batman on Ice???

Nothing definitive, but perhaps another piece in the puzzle: I found a gallery of programs for Shipstad & Johnson's Ice Follies from the 1940s-70s , with cover thumbnails and summaries of the respective shows. The collection reflects all the years Batman was on the air. The absence of Batman on ...
by Jim Akin
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Episode titles that don't quite make sense?
Replies: 16
Views: 3231

Re: Episode titles that don't quite make sense?

"He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul" continues the thought of "The Joker Goes to School," so "He" is the Joker. That pair of titles actually makes more sense to me than many others, including the Cat's Meow/Bat's Kowtow one mentioned above and The Thirteenth Hat/Batma...
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Molls: Who was the most effective?
Replies: 15
Views: 2794

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
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Lost Neil Hamilton film being restored.
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

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
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Mr. Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

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"...
by Jim Akin
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 newspaper articles
Replies: 9
Views: 1870

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
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Old articles
Replies: 15
Views: 2311

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, spoo...
by Jim Akin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Sphinx in "The Curse of Tut"
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

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: 1388

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
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman stands pat episode
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

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: 224698

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: 7312

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...
by Jim Akin
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Possible SPOILERS! Batman '66 comic!
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: Possible SPOILERS! Batman '66 comic!

I love this series, and that DC is embracing "our" Batman at last. Cross-marketing isn't always a bad thing. ;) BM_66_Cv12.jpg This may be a whiny thing to mention, but it bugs me that the cover art for issue 12 shows twin jet-flames behind the Batmobile, when we all know there's just a si...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Eli Wallach R.I.P.
Replies: 21
Views: 4141

Eli Wallach R.I.P.

The last of the Mr. Freezes has passed away. Eli Wallach had an amazing career, and he will be missed by many.

New York Times obituary here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/25/movie ... at-98.html