Something I noticed

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Bill S.C.
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Something I noticed

Post by Bill S.C. » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:22 pm

Howdy Batfolks,

While watching the episode Batman's Satisfaction, I noticed something in the background that I thought I'd share. As Batman and Robin are entering the room where Pinky had been, over Batman's right shoulder, there is an item on the wall that looked familiar. Upon a closer look, it was the same prop used as Batman's Compressed Steam Batpole Lift switch. I know that the show had a habit of reusing props, but I hadn't noticed this one before.

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wally wingert
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Re: Something I noticed

Post by wally wingert » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:30 pm

As we all get older, we could all use a good batpole lift, I imagine.

Seriously though, in "Star Trek" they used to line the walls with spray-painted packing that came with various shipments of computers and monitors. Which has me wondering, what is the actual item they used for these Batpole Lift button panels? Some sort of Tupperware serving dishes or something?

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Re: Something I noticed

Post by Keith Mayo » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:01 pm

wally wingert wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:30 pm
As we all get older, we could all use a good batpole lift, I imagine.

Seriously though, in "Star Trek" they used to line the walls with spray-painted packing that came with various shipments of computers and monitors. Which has me wondering, what is the actual item they used for these Batpole Lift button panels? Some sort of Tupperware serving dishes or something?
"We haven't a moment to lose. TO THE TUPPERWARE!!!!!".
"It's the very essence of our democracy". - Batman, S1 Ep 11

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Re: Something I noticed

Post by Batman65 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:11 am

It’s amazing after all these years what we continue to notice, especially on the cleaned up dvds. Those switches could be Tupperware, who knows? It’s always funny seeing what they used for props. My god, they used an old camera flash and calculator parts for Luke’s lightsaber. Whatever works I guess. It only has to look good for a few seconds..lol

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Therin of Andor
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Re: Something I noticed

Post by Therin of Andor » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:36 pm

My favourite accidental catalogue discovery...

The Universal Translator, as featured in "Star Trek: Enterprise"...

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Universal translator by Ian McLean, on Flickr

turned up in an Australian "Penny Miller" catalogue of homewares:

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Mineral Magnet toilet cleaner by Ian McLean, on Flickr

I bought several at the time, but haven't gotten around to customising them yet.
"Holy nostalgia, Batman!"
Therin of Andor

(aka Ian McLean, from Sydney, Australia)

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