Search found 459 matches

by Jim Akin
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 newspaper articles
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

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: 2439

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: 1465

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: 1440

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: 1160

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: 237194

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: 7586

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: 1621

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: 4427

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: 1029

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: 1029

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 likel...
by Jim Akin
Tue May 13, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: '66 Batman and "Mad Men"
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

'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
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: 8246

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: 1434

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: 15739

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