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by Jim Akin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Virtual reality BATBOAT
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Virtual reality BATBOAT

Very cool. Thanks!
by Jim Akin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: "Mr. Lucky" TV series
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: "Mr. Lucky" TV series

maniac cop 5 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:28 pm
I'm a big fan of Mr. Lucky and a bigger fan of Edwards' other show Peter Gunn.
Peter Gunn is also available on Amazon Prime. I'll check that out next. Thanks!
by Jim Akin
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: "Mr. Lucky" TV series
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: "Mr. Lucky" TV series

Oddly enough, the star, John Vivyan, was on Batman. He played the bank manager in the Penguin's Clean Sweep. Great find! I bet I'll recognize him when I watch The Penguin's Clean Sweep again, but he didn't look familiar when I started watching Mr. Lucky. He does bear a passing resemblance to Cary G...
by Jim Akin
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: "Mr. Lucky" TV series
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

"Mr. Lucky" TV series

I think many bat-fans might enjoy the "Mr. Lucky" series, which is available in its entirety (it ran for just one season in 1959-60) on Amazon Prime. The premise involves an extremely fortuitous gambler (the suave title character, played by John Vivyan, whom I've never heard of anywhere else) who wi...
by Jim Akin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: My Bat-Day cake
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: My Bat-Day cake

Happy birthday. Great cake!
by Jim Akin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Ebay Lustings.
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Ebay Lustings.

I had that book cover back in the day! Good luck with the sales.
by Jim Akin
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: What Else Interests You...?
Replies: 39
Views: 4507

Re: What Else Interests You...?

As a (classic) comics fan, you should definitely put Michael Chabon's "Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" on your Pulitzer list. Great stuff. Thanks SprangFan! I read Kavalier and Clay when it was pretty new, and I loved it. I've since foisted it on several comics-loving friends, and they agr...
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: What Else Interests You...?
Replies: 39
Views: 4507

Re: What Else Interests You...?

Great topic. Thanks, Andy. I love music, especially live music of almost any kind -- rock, blues, jazz, and even the odd symphonic outing. My partner Anne-Marie and I check out a lot of bands -- some national acts (we saw David Byrne's new tour a couple of weeks ago) and a lot of great players you'v...
by Jim Akin
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: 40 yrs ago : John Cazale RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: 40 yrs ago : John Cazale RIP

A great loss. The Hackman movie was "The Conversation," which had an unofficial sequel years later in "Enemy of the State." Cazale famously appeared in only five movies, all of which were Best Picture nominees. Both Godfather films and The Deer Hunter won Best Picture. The Conversation lost to Godfa...
by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: My First Music Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2449

Re: My First Music Video

Wow! Very impressive! Congratulations on the new album!
by Jim Akin
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Questions for Donna Loren?
Replies: 14
Views: 2001

Re: Questions for Donna Loren?

Great to hear the podcast is coming back! Batmania was going strong when she appeared on the show, and I wonder how much Donna felt a part of it. Was she a Batman fan before she auditioned for the role of Susie? Was it a bigger deal for her to land a Batman guest shot than it would have been to snag...
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman and Mr. Dozier - 1966 Telescope Biography with Fletcher Markle
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Batman and Mr. Dozier - 1966 Telescope Biography with Fletcher Markle

Another thought: Since I'm not aware of our heroes' ever having need of intel from north of the border, I wonder if the "U.S. and Canada Crime Computer" sign (seen at 17:04) was created for the benefit of the visiting CBC crew.
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman and Mr. Dozier - 1966 Telescope Biography with Fletcher Markle
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Batman and Mr. Dozier - 1966 Telescope Biography with Fletcher Markle

Thanks for sharing. I'd seen this once before, some years back, but just picked up on the name of Dozier's poodle, "McElroy." That's Dozier's middle name, the basis for the "Billy Mack" alias he used in credits as the Batgirl-theme lyricist and, of course, the surname of our favorite Egyptology prof...
by Jim Akin
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: ME-TV special on YOUTUBE!
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: ME-TV special on YOUTUBE!

Sweet! Thanks. Your Gorshin voice is my favorite bit. :)
by Jim Akin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Old Bat Watch, Need Help Identifying! Thanks!
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Old Bat Watch, Need Help Identifying! Thanks!

It's a fun watch. These are things you've probably already considered, but: No NPP/DC copyright suggests it's unauthorized. And the thin case suggests it's battery powered. If so, it's very doubtful it's from the first wave of batmania. Electric watches were still pretty newfangled and pricey in the...