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by Jim Akin
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Possible SPOILERS! Batman '66 comic!
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

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 single jet e...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Eli Wallach R.I.P.
Replies: 21
Views: 3060

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
by Jim Akin
Fri May 16, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Shakespeare bust "cameos"?
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Shakespeare bust "cameos"?

Thanks, guys.
by Jim Akin
Fri May 16, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Shakespeare bust "cameos"?
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Shakespeare bust "cameos"?

Judging by this publicity shot for the 1963 Disney feature, "The Misadventures of Merlin Jones," Wayne Manor wasn't the only place in Hollywood with a certain bust of the Bard. (It's possible, I suppose, that this is the bust that'd eventually conceal the batpole switch, but it seems likelier, at le...
by Jim Akin
Tue May 13, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: '66 Batman and "Mad Men"
Replies: 2
Views: 876

'66 Batman and "Mad Men"

Part of the fun of Mad Men is its mirror of 60s pop culture. As might be expected for any member of this board, I was hoping there might be a nod to Batman in the episodes set in '66 and '67, at the height of Batmania. If there was one, I missed it. Batman's in good company, though, since Mad Men al...
by Jim Akin
Wed May 07, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Any CHEAP TRICK fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Any CHEAP TRICK fans?

Nice job on the covers, and on the lookalike thing, "Rick" especially. Which one are you?

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: What did the show invent that wasn't in the comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 6232

Re: What did the show invent that wasn't in the comics?

Great topic! I think one of most interesting examples of the show adding stuff that wasn't in the comics concerns the Mad Hatter. The David Wayne character was a very close match to the version of the Hatter featured in comics of the 1950s and early 60s, right down to the red hair and black eyebrows...
by Jim Akin
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Star Quest Robin
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Star Quest Robin

Wow. Thanks for uncovering this. Burt's by far the best actor in evidence -- possibly because he's the only native English speaker(?). Co-star Liv Alexander, who evidently produced the thing, is bad in a way that seems to transcend the language barrier -- although that's no doubt a factor. I'm not f...
by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A possible fourth season of Batman.
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

Re: A possible fourth season of Batman.

I just suggested a character named Princess Python in another thread, with no (conscious) idea such a character actually existed. Wow. Sounds like a great idea to me.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Categories of Criminals
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Categories of Criminals

Fun question. For starters, can we agree that a moth, even a Killer Moth (whatever that is), is NOT a potent criminal totem? :) Comics have featured a variety of villains with snake-inspired motifs (Batman has battled Copperhead and Kobra; Marvel Comics has a whole Serpent Squad that's fought Spider...
by Jim Akin
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Old School Bat Radio
Replies: 47
Views: 9010

Re: Old School Bat Radio

Very cool. That raised grille always looked to me like the sieve from a garlic press. :)

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Barbara Gordon's apartment in 3D... revised
Replies: 30
Views: 8319

Re: Barbara Gordon's apartment in 3D... revised

This is fantastic. Out of curiosity, which 3D modeling tool(s) did you use to create this?

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Harold Ramis.
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Harold Ramis.

One of the best ever. Writer, director, and actor. A funny, funny man. RIP.
by Jim Akin
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Cut scenes from pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 3684

Re: Cut scenes from pilot?

Batman didn't mind if selected visitors knew they were in the Batcave, he only wanted to make sure they didn't know how they got there, how to find it again, or how to tell anyone else where it was. Administering batsleep spray before taking someone to the Batcave (and again before taking them away)...
by Jim Akin
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: (Pop) Cultural Reference in "Ring of Wax"?
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

Re: (Pop) Cultural Reference in "Ring of Wax"?

I had forgotten the lines you mentioned, but I managed to find the episode online. Maybe there's something to your theory, but if there is, it went right over my head. My take is that the exchange established Miss Prentiss the librarian as a prim, no-nonsense type -- i.e., as a stereotypical librari...