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by Jim Akin
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: Mauled Vader: "Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)"
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

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: 5560

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: 3251

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: 1448

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: 837

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: 884

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: 985

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: 1958

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: 1584

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,"...
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman beats drugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2203

Re: Batman beats drugs

In "Marsha, Queen of Diamonds," Batman fights off the effect of a dose of love potion administered by a dart shot from a Cupid statue. Marsha sics her goons on Batman and Robin, and during the ensuing batfight, she reloads Cupid and drugs Robin, who's too inexperienced to resist. Batman th...
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Neil Hamilton in THE GREAT GATSBY (1926)
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Neil Hamilton in THE GREAT GATSBY (1926)

Great find! Thanks very much for sharing this!

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Why were the Chandel episodes everyone's favorite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2499

Re: Why were the Chandel episodes everyone's favorite?

Aunt Harriet was added to the show as a female "chaperone," to eliminate any impression that the relationship between millionaire and teenage ward was anything but wholesome. (I'd say "platonic," but Plato approved of the kinds of relationships Aunt Harriet was there to prevent.)...
by Jim Akin
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: My Personalized Batphone Ringtone
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: My Personalized Batphone Ringtone

I use the "batspin" sting as my text message alert. The guy sitting next to me on a flight the other day recognized it right away, and said he'd have the Batman theme stuck in his head all day. :)

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman And The Desilu Backlot
Replies: 23
Views: 11605

Re: Batman And The Desilu Backlot

Excellent detective work!
by Jim Akin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: From Henchwoman to Bat-Villainess?
Replies: 29
Views: 5904

Re: From Henchwoman to Bat-Villainess?

Lisa and Blaze get my votes. Excellent choices.