Right, it's the same guys that rotate the Batmobile when it parks on the turntable.Ben Bentley wrote:I was always under the impression that it was passed to someone laid on the ground out of the shot.
Honestly, I doubt they thought it through. I bet it was a case of a writer typing, "...and then Batman produces a shield to deflect the bullets." Then someone in the production office called the prop department and said, "We need a shield for this week's episode," and the prop department made a shield. Then filming starts, the shield is handed to Adam, the "bullets" are deflected, and then everyone says, "Ummm....now what?" It's on the actor and director to figure out how to get something into the actor's hands and out of them again. I doubt the writer gave it the first thought.I already knew it was being set down, my curiosity lies in where the writers MEANT for it to disappear- I've always believed it was into a secret pocket in the cape, and not the belt. I would imagine a script would detail this, therefore my request.
It's like that scene in You Only Live Twice where James Bond, disguised as a Japanese fisherman (!) hikes up the side of a volcano, not even sure what he's looking for, and finds the caldera opens up to reveal a SPECTRE rocket base. So of course he puts on suction cups so he can climb down into it. Suction cups. That he just happened to be wearing under his fisherman clothes. In case he came upon a huge metal structure that he needed to climb down. Perfectly logical.
The moral being; never assume scriptwriters have any grasp of practical concerns. They just want to move you from scene to scene.
On a serious note, however, I think the strategy they used for this issue was distraction. Batshield always came out in a moment of real suspense or danger, so they were probably counting on you being wrapped up in that, so wouldn't think about where the shield was going once they were done with it.
The Sensors, and shields, Never were exactly explained, from "The Making of Star Trek" Book.
as Gene Roddenberry stated, kind of an assumed thing where the details would just get too complicated.
I highly suggest this Book for you Trek fans ! it is the best, sorry for going off topic. just same kind of thinking. best to let the audience decipher it.
I enjoyed that "Making of Star Trek" book a lot when I read it as a kid.
Smart money says the writers meant the belt held the shield. From the start of the series, the utility belt alone was presented as the "bottomless pit" of gadgets. It was so recognized as the go-to, end-all resource for Batman that it was part of the plot in the series' 1st Joker story, "The Joker is Wild." So, right out of the gates--the 5th episode--Batman's utility belt was designed to be the source / storage for all hand held gadgets. That, and Robin's move (seen in the Youtube clip) pretty much gives you the answer.svl wrote:No, John, I didn't get my answer.
I already knew it was being set down, my curiosity lies in where the writers MEANT for it to disappear- I've always believed it was into a secret pocket in the cape, and not the belt. I would imagine a script would detail this, therefore my request.