The Hornet's lair.

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The Hornet's lair.

Post by batrunner1966 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:23 am

Howdy,
I have been watching a few episodes of The Green Hornet lately and enjoying quite a bit.
I'm sure it has been discussed here, but may have been better received if (shudder) Batman had not come first. My boys were expecting more of the same, and got bored until Kato was onscreen.
I find the stories, writing, and some of the acting is enjoyable as a noir-Ish crime show of it's time.

All that said, how does his Lair/ secret hideout / house/ exit/ entrance work? Is there a blueprint somewhere? Frank goes behind some boards, and comes out in the lair walking down. Britt and Kato come down stairs to study/lair, but there is a backyard or at least a patio outside suggesting ground level. The garage appears to be on the same level as study, the Black Beauty flips up and faces the same way as regular car so it must go out the same garage door. The Beauty then exits the kissing candy door and drives down the alley that Frank uses. Correct?

Is Britts House just behind that wall in the sketchy part of town?
Where is the backyard?
Does Frank go up stairs behind those boards?
I realize that I am over thinking this, but it kinda drives me nuts.
So I thought I would ask.

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Post by dell » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:37 pm

For being quite wealthy he does live in a rather run down part of town unless the Black Beauty drives a long ways (in a tunnel?) before exiting the sign. I kind of figure it works the same way the batpole costume changer worked on Batman. In other words you just have to accept it and move on.
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Post by A. Pennyworth » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:46 pm

Here is detailed topic thread from 2011 with many screen grabs and great drawings by MarvLS
depicting the possible layouts (different drafts) of Britt's apartment posted over at thecaveboard.yuku.com

http://thecaveboard.yuku.com/topic/8841 ... servations


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Post by Ben Bentley » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:43 pm

LOVED seeing those theoretical schematics again. A real labor of love from the creator.

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Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:59 am

Fascinating! Probably the most overlooked detail from the series. Makes much sense out of the sets, Thanks for posting this!
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Post by svl » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:53 am

Love this. But it poses another question- how in the world did people NOT figure out Britt was the Hornet? Someone (most likely many more than just one) had to see the BB come out of that alley... which is directly behind the home of Britt Reid, wealthy publisher of the Daily Sentinel.

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Post by John Mack » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:14 pm

Suspension of disbelief in my mind's eye. I doubt much thought went into all of this. It's cool, and that is that.
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Post by batrunner1966 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:26 am

I love it! Blueprintso!
OK, so yes I concede that you should not think about it too much, but here we are.
So, Frank has to go up and over for the secret entrance to work, also he is the only one that uses it and knows about it, correct?
2nd. If there is a Main street facing garage, which I assume was every day Britt Reid driving, why all the flipping of cars if that is a secret garage?
Yes it looks cool, best way to hide a car if you ask me.
And yes, it would be pretty obvious where that British house was right there, but Wayne Manor could not have been too far from Batcave's entrance. How many houses are on top of that cliff that cars keep coming out of?

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Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:58 pm

batrunner1966 wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:26 am
I love it! Blueprintso!
OK, so yes I concede that you should not think about it too much, but here we are.
So, Frank has to go up and over for the secret entrance to work, also he is the only one that uses it and knows about it, correct?
2nd. If there is a Main street facing garage, which I assume was every day Britt Reid driving, why all the flipping of cars if that is a secret garage?
Its secret, but it would not be wise to have the BB sitting topside--in the event someone broke into the garage. Flipping it is the most secure way of parking the car.
And yes, it would be pretty obvious where that British house was right there, but Wayne Manor could not have been too far from Batcave's entrance. How many houses are on top of that cliff that cars keep coming out of?
If you look at some fan schematics of Wayne Manor and the Batcave, the mansion sits right above the cave, so it should be fairly clear to see it sitting on the foundation above the cave exit...and expose the entire secret.
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Post by Bill S.C. » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:07 pm

When I would watch the GH, some of those details use to bother me too. As mentioned, it's a big city and the streets are surprisingly void of people who could easily see the BB come and go. Also, although it looked cool to see the cars rotate to reveal the BB, it always seemed impractical to me because wouldn't the cars leak various fluids while they were upside down? I always thought it would've made more sense to have one car be lifted into a space in the ceiling as the BB rose from the floor. Also, have the BB drive down a ramp to an abandoned section of subway tunnel and then have various exits monitored by cameras to see which exit was the safest to use. As for Scanlon's access, it would've made more sense to come up into Britt's apartment rather than up over and down.

BTW, I think it's pretty cool that the GH was using drone technology over 50 years prior to them becoming mainstream.

Also; I loved the floor plans, very well done.
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Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:48 pm

Bill S.C. wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:07 pm
Also, although it looked cool to see the cars rotate to reveal the BB, it always seemed impractical to me because wouldn't the cars leak various fluids while they were upside down?
If you think about what it took to create the BB, I would imagine Reid & Kato modified both cars to be able to rotate / store upside down without losing fluids.
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