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by Jim Akin
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Tiny nod to Batman in the movie Flushed Away
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Tiny nod to Batman in the movie Flushed Away

The little transitional video accompanied by that cue has long been referred to around here as a "batspin," but I don't know if that was an "official" name used by the production folks. I thought that musical bit was available in the "Bat Works" section of the site, but...
by Jim Akin
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Questions about the show universe
Replies: 19
Views: 4094

Re: Questions about the show universe

Civilian names are never given for Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler or of course Joker (whose true name is unknown in the comics). Jervis Tetch's name is used over and over in the Mad Hatter episodes; that's the most widely used "true name" for a villain. As High C mentioned, we also Iearn Siren...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Questions about the show universe
Replies: 19
Views: 4094

Re: Questions about the show universe

1. It was established in the first Penguin episode that Gotham State Penitentiary Warden Crichton has a new policy of letting inmates wear their preferred civilian garb -- but only for a week or two before their parole. In the Joker's first appearance, we see him stage a jailbreak; he's dressed in p...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!
Replies: 1099
Views: 223619

Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Oh frabjous day! ;)
by Jim Akin
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!
Replies: 1099
Views: 223619

Re: DVD Release???

Wow! I just tweeted @WBHomeEnt to see if I can get confirmation. Fingers crossed (but not holding my breath).

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: I'm new and I'm on a mission: Total Dehydrator!
Replies: 14
Views: 3517

Re: I'm new and I'm on a mission: Total Dehydrator!

Isn't there an override option on the censorship bot? Funky Jedi's use of triple-x in this instance is not only entirely innocent, it's a matter of accuracy. It took some reverse-engineering to figure out what was going on -- i.e., what FJ actually typed, and what the censor-bot redacted -- but it w...
by Jim Akin
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: Mauled Vader: "Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)"
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Mauled Vader: "Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)"

A photo from New York ComiCon of the board's own Mauled Vader and his Super-partner in crimefighting is featured in the current installment of Comics Alliance's "World's Best Cosplay (This Week)" feature: http://comicsalliance.com/best-cosplay-ever-this-week-12-16-13 Congratulations! Cheer...
by Jim Akin
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The 1966 Batman logo - as unique as it's series
Replies: 17
Views: 5298

Re: The 1966 Batman logo - as unique as it's series

The cool lettering was created for the TV logo, but the underlying image -- bat wings and Batman head -- dates back to the 40s. I was stunned when I first saw this, because the logo looks so "modern" to my eyes. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hNO98WF9Wi8/Uo2CnZxbz2I/AAAAAAACPJE/rvR-1sxd4V0/s160...
by Jim Akin
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Frank Gorshin and Richard Widmark
Replies: 4
Views: 3096

Re: Frank Gorshin and Richard Widmark

Operating on the 1966 timeline, Riddler's dad was probably in his prime, but just a little past the age of service, during WWII. So rather than a super-villain, what if Riddler's papa was something even worse: a Nazi fifth columnist and saboteur? As such, he could have trafficked in explosives, knoc...
by Jim Akin
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 45th Anniversary of a Baturday Morning Debut!
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: 45th Anniversary of a Baturday Morning Debut!

I loved those Filmation Batman cartoons-- starring Ted Knight, Ted Knight, Olan Seule, Kasey Kasem and Ted Knight! :) One cool offshoot was their incorporation into Sesame Street segments about safely crossing the street: I recall the Joker ignoring a "Don't Walk" signal and winding up in ...
by Jim Akin
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Did anyone see this?
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: Did anyone see this?

Hadn't seen it. But here's a link to the book page at Ellison's site. Sounds interesting, to be sure.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Stanley Ralph Ross Remembered (Link)
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Stanley Ralph Ross Remembered (Link)

I enjoyed this, but coming late to the party, it took more than a little scrolling to find the entry. Here's a permalink to the post: http://www.newsfromme.com/2013/09/05/te ... toteboard/

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Inspiration for Shame?
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Inspiration for Shame?

The main inspiration for the character of Shame was obviously the Alan Ladd movie Shane , but an obituary I saw today makes me wonder if there also wasn't a more contemporary inspiration, which would have been familiar to Hollywood screenwriters -- and to SoCal BatFans -- during the original run of ...
by Jim Akin
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Behind the Scenes
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Batman Behind the Scenes

I love this. I think there was a link to a lower-quality version of this segment on David Sutton's original 1966 Batman fan site. Maybe I just never noticed it before, or perhaps it wasn't legible in that older clip, but I like the "U.S. and Canada Crime Computer" label in the Batcave. Was...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Meaning or Reference of Robin's Quote
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Meaning or Reference of Robin's Quote

ITT Corp. still exists, but it's no longer in the phone business; there's no longer an "&" in its name, either, and the letters of its name are no longer initials for anything. In the 1960s, when it was still International Telephone & Telegraph, it was a peer of "Ma Bell,"...