A Revisit To The Bookworm

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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by robinboyblunderer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:11 pm

LittleLouisGroovy wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:46 pm
To this day, I find it surprising that Bookworm was a one-shot villain. I wonder if it had more to do with Roddy McDowall's availability than with the character.
As mentioned by others, the Bookworm episodes were especially dark, and a standout moment for me was Batman's rescue of Robin from the bell tower. I felt that Batman seemed genuinely frightened that he might fail to save Robin. Of course, we all know that Robin won't die, but Batman doesn't, and that gave the scene a great deal of suspense.
Good point about the Bookworm! Those are two of my favorite episodes and one of the rare night scenes in the show, I think.

I agree about the rescue of Robin, I think having the time superimposed on it worked well, then there's the payoff off Bookworm, Lydia Limpet and the gang waiting to hear Robin get crushed and his crazed reaction when he fails. I think, again, it's been a while since I watched it.

And yes, you're right that the character had nearly limitless plots with his gimmick.

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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by robinboyblunderer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:13 pm

riddler123 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:24 pm
Bookworm, falseface and black widow all deserved a rematch
I'd have preferred them to recast Black Widow with a much younger actress, but yes, there could've been some good episodes done with these characters, much preferable to Gumm, Lola, Clavicle, Cabalah etc.

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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by epaddon » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:12 pm

Barbara Stanwyck taking time off from the Big Valley is my conception of the perfect Black Window (still alluring then even with white hair)

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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:38 pm

epaddon wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Barbara Stanwyck taking time off from the Big Valley is my conception of the perfect Black Window (still alluring then even with white hair)
That would have been awesome! The queen of noir femme fatales playing a Batman villainess! If only it could have been! She would certainly be more threatening, which would work better than Bankhead's over the top camp. Although I think her persona would fit better in season one, and not in the sillier seasons two and three.
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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by Jim Akin » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 am

robinboyblunderer wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:35 pm
When I think about it now, did any villain ever physically threaten a moll?
Besides Joker's plan to poison Susie with Mexican perfume, he also tried to feed Venus to the giant clam. Tut subjected Nefertiti to his pebble torture and planned to boil Neila in oil after she freed Robin and Lisa Carson.

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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by Dr. Shimel » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:32 pm

Jim Akin wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 am
robinboyblunderer wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:35 pm
When I think about it now, did any villain ever physically threaten a moll?
Besides Joker's plan to poison Susie with Mexican perfume, he also tried to feed Venus to the giant clam. Tut subjected Nefertiti to his pebble torture and planned to boil Neila in oil after she freed Robin and Lisa Carson.
*Joker also put a gun to Baby Jane Towser's head.

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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by robinboyblunderer » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:52 pm

Jim Akin wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 am
robinboyblunderer wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:35 pm
When I think about it now, did any villain ever physically threaten a moll?
Besides Joker's plan to poison Susie with Mexican perfume, he also tried to feed Venus to the giant clam. Tut subjected Nefertiti to his pebble torture and planned to boil Neila in oil after she freed Robin and Lisa Carson.
Good points! I guess there are quite a number of times after all!

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Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

Post by robinboyblunderer » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:52 pm

Dr. Shimel wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Jim Akin wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 am
robinboyblunderer wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:35 pm
When I think about it now, did any villain ever physically threaten a moll?
Besides Joker's plan to poison Susie with Mexican perfume, he also tried to feed Venus to the giant clam. Tut subjected Nefertiti to his pebble torture and planned to boil Neila in oil after she freed Robin and Lisa Carson.
*Joker also put a gun to Baby Jane Towser's head.
Yes, good point!
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