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by epaddon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 15
Views: 4585

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

That shows why IMDB can't always be relied on IMO. IMDB is also notorious for having false information about the careers of performers that take forever to get corrected. In this case, that sounds like it was put together by someone who only watches sci-fi TV and "cult" shows and who doesn't realize...
by epaddon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 15
Views: 4585

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

Meredith before "Batman" was a big name for his work as a stage director, and also for well-regarded film roles in "Of Mice And Men" and "The Story Of G.I. Joe" where he played war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Julie Newmar is a case of someone who had some fame before "Batman" on the Broadway stage as ...
by epaddon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 5295

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Thanks for filling in some more background, Bob. It certainly helps broaden my understanding of where Gorshin stood at that point though if there wasn't in Dozier's mind a perceived risk, then there shouldn't have been a need for casting a henchmoll who was unquestionably a bigger name than Gorshin ...
by epaddon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 5295

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

I'd agree Riddler was "fresh" but not in the overall minds of readers re-established as a big player in the Bat universe. It was the show and Gorshin himself who was responsible for that.
by epaddon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 5295

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

The Riddler had appeared just once in fifteen years in the comic books so he was about as well-known to comics readers as the likes of Mr. Polka-Dot (to name one of the many villains that appeared once in the same span over the years). And yes, Gorshin was prolific on variety shows, especially Ed Su...
by epaddon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 5295

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Starting out with the character of the Riddler itself was a risk. We need to remember that in 1965 the Riddler had just been reintroduced in the comics after an absence of more than 15 years and was not a well-established rogues gallery figure (Gorshin is the reason the character became an iconic pa...
by epaddon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 10
Views: 3154

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

The 75 ABC TV broadcast is a truncated version of the original Broadway script, eliminating one character and subplot (the lab assistant of Dr. Sedgwick who falls for Lois Lane) and also changing the henchmen from Chinese acrobats to standard Mafia types. So it isn't a completely faithful version bu...
by epaddon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
Replies: 24
Views: 7674

Re: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

A couple early thoughts on the treatment. 1-Odd that Joker is *really* kidnapped. That frankly is way too complicated. We had enough "Penguin goes straight" episodes but it's really not credible to think of a "Joker goes straight" episode (if he were he'd be taking off his makeup!) 2-Written with Ju...
by epaddon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I'm glad that Julie didn't do the movie
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: I'm glad that Julie didn't do the movie

The reason Lee wasn't CW in Season 3 I think comes down to one basic point. She simply wasn't a "focal point" guest star villainess. This is the point that I think gets lost in the shuffle regarding both her appearances on "Batman." Both times, she was basically called on as an emergency replacement...
by epaddon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: POLL: Does The Siren have a superpower?
Replies: 10
Views: 2784

Re: POLL: Does The Siren have a superpower?

But Mister Freeze wasn't born with a superpower, he was the victim of an accident that altered him etc. And that alteration doesn't give him the capability to harm others just because he is that way now in contrast to Siren having a power that can cause direct harm potentially to others.
by epaddon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Jackie Gleason as The Penguin
Replies: 18
Views: 4509

Re: Jackie Gleason as The Penguin

I have always found it easier to envision Gleason in some variant of his "Hustler" role just in terms of looking dapper with the flower in the lapel etc.

And can you also envision him being hauled off to jail and angrily vowing, "One of these days, Batman, POW!"(and a graphic goes up)
by epaddon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The Siren meets Santa in present-day London(ium)
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Re: The Siren meets Santa in present-day London(ium)

Still looking great! She, Julie and Glynis are part of a very rare group left among us.
by epaddon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #099: The Kitt-y Cat Shows her Claws
Replies: 17
Views: 4660

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #099: The Kitt-y Cat Shows her Claws

One bio point about Karen Huston (Queen Bess). Her husband, John Ericson was a semi-big name in TV from the 50s to 70s whose most famous role was Anne Francis's co-star/partner in "Honey West" (1965-66) which was the first American network TV show to give us a strong, action-oriented female lead. (A...
by epaddon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 5524

Re: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

I haven't heard that either. It's certainly wasn't impossible that such a scenario *might* have happened. On "The Big Valley" the actor who played the seldom-scene youngest member of the Barkley family, Eugene (who was attending Harvard which was to explain his only occasional appearances) was draft...
by epaddon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Siren costume change?
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Siren costume change?

Joan has been on record as saying how the wig gave her a headache so I'm sure she was glad to skip it for a day!