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by epaddon
Thu May 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs
Replies: 28
Views: 10753

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs

Just an awful episode all around. Berle's delivery is so bored and low-key that it just screams, "I'm showing up for my paycheck to burn off the commitment to ABC after they cancelled my variety show!" Now comes Filler Time! Filler Scene #1. Mister Freeze ends up being the second villain in S3 to be...
by epaddon
Thu May 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions
Replies: 28
Views: 6725

Re: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions

Well the problem is unless that's done in the presence of a bunko operative, there'd be no evidence at this point. Even assuming the effect of Siren's note wore off, if questioned later, Bruce would have to say "I don't remember" when asked if he was forced to sign anything over against his will (ju...
by epaddon
Thu May 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions
Replies: 28
Views: 6725

Re: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions

Addendum to Batman/Alfred perhaps breaking the law with fake legal documents in Marsha. Is Gordon also by approving of this compounding a crime? :) In the Londinium trilogy, isn't Gordon unlawfully taking charge of an investigation out of his jurisdiction? And High C's mention about Cataphrenic rais...
by epaddon
Thu May 02, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions
Replies: 28
Views: 6725

Re: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions

Well, when they had to split up the Egghead-Olga trilogy into two parts and a later episode, one of the "covering" scenes they shot for "The Ogg Couple" had Gordon saying that "Egghead is out on a technicality." What technicality I wonder helped Egghead get out to terrorize viewers with yet another ...
by epaddon
Wed May 01, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd
Replies: 17
Views: 4766

Re: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd

I would say probably not a coincidence!
by epaddon
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

Re: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin

All that's missing is this final "punchline".

"One funny thing about all this uproar," he said. "No one sends me riddles in the mail."
by epaddon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd
Replies: 17
Views: 4766

Re: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd

I need to check out Stadd's UNCLE stories again at some point but last night I did check out another script of his that had recently been aired at the time he submitted the Bat script, which was for the ABC series "Honey West." For those unfamiliar with that show, it starred Anne Francis (Forbidden ...
by epaddon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

Re: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin

Thanks for sharing. That does I think bear out a point to a degree made in an earlier thread about how Dozier was taking a risk that others might not have in going with Gorshin to open the series. Notwithstanding the parts Gorshin had done earlier he was still by his own admission in the article, th...
by epaddon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 23
Views: 5471

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

I probably should have said that Dozier in his mind thought he could be as big a producer as Martin or Allen in 66 with all the projects he had at that point as opposed to whether he had a real shot at succeeding because I think you're right that he wasn't going to succeed with his general thinking ...
by epaddon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 23
Views: 5471

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

And here's an item on the original trial from the Indianapolis Star, October 8, 1931 which stresses how "many widows were victimized"!
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by epaddon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 23
Views: 5471

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

Thanks for posting that. It's hard unfortunately to make out the text because of the reduced size of the image so I went back to the same database where that's available and looked at the original size version. Here's the text of the conviction story. "In 1930 the firm Dozier was connected with cont...
by epaddon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 23
Views: 5471

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

Enjoyed listening to this. A few random thoughts here and there. 1-That amateur piano version of the theme reminded me of the trolley music from "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" and suddenly filled my mind with visions of Batman done like that show! ("It's a beautiful day in Gotham City....") 2-I have s...
by epaddon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd
Replies: 17
Views: 4766

Re: Script: THE SECRET OF THE IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, by Leonard Stadd

Some early observations on this script. 1-The opening gives us a reminder of how before a series makes the air, writers don't have a handle on what the "format" is going to be. The handwritten notation "too soon per format" (I think it says that or else "too soon for format") is either pointing out ...
by epaddon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A January 1966 article on the impact of Batman
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: A January 1966 article on the impact of Batman

I wouldn't call the real Galactica (that imposter show from the early 2000s I don't acknowledge the existence of) as dreck. It was in fact quite groundbreaking in many areas for sci-fi TV and had much more long-lasting influence on sci-fi TV than it's given credit for. (Buck Rogers on the other hand...
by epaddon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 10
Views: 3061

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter

I just found a copy of the libretto (script) for the original 1966 production of the Superman musical, which should help if that ever becomes the subject of a future podcast (since the 1975 TV version made a number of drastic changes). https://mega.nz/#!okMhiYCT!oJxUeAcNlRxasTNJ_FpiszBWCOoe9bOQxnMoX...