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Atomic Batteries to ZANY, Turbines to FUN
on 4 August 2014
Every week when the phone rang in Commisioner Gordons' office, his expression would turn grim, then putting the phone down he would turn to Chief O'Hara and say;
"This is too much for us, I'll call Batman."
Even as a child I always got the impression that a cat stuck up a tree would have been too much for Gotham City police. Did they ever attempt to do anything?
Poor Bruce didn't have much of a social life, I'd have stopped answering the phone and drawn the curtains so as not to see the Batsignal.
Batman's adherence to the law was always something I admired, it even extended as far as when pursuing escaping criminals he would always obey the speed limit! No matter how excitedly Robin would shout "Batman they're getting away".
It's no wonder Gotham City Police always placed their caps over their hearts when the Batmobile whizzed by, Batman was doing all their work!, and talking about the Batmobile that was just as much a star of the show as Adam West and Burt Ward.
Something I always found hilarious was the way Batman would take something from his utility belt that had the prefix; "Bat" to it. (Bat-Examples; Bat screwdriver, Bat headache tablets, etc)
In a world short of laughs THIS SHOW IS A MADCAP FROLIC OF FUN, FUN, FUN!
Three major reasons why this show should capitalise on it's still fondly remembered reputation, and get released on DVD/Blu ray soon.
1/ Even up until 1988 the show was playing in 106 countries, with an estimated audience of 400 million.
2/ Modern day Batman purists have complained that this version ruined the look and feel of the Batman from the comics and the latest, "serious" film version's of Batman. However they overlook the fact that even as far back as 1965 DC heroes had been totally overshadowed by the; "Marvel age of comics". This show kept the DC flag flying, and what's wrong with a bit of fun?
3/ Batman creator Bob Kane loved the show, so if the creator of the character liked this interpretation, then thats good enough for me. Even Mr Kane's college Bill Finger liked the show and wrote a second season story with Charles Sinclair called; "The Clock Kings crazy crimes"/"The King gets crowned".
For two seasons this was the biggest hit on TV but by season three it was losing it's zany charm, but hey that's life.
The producers knew this too, so they introduced Batgirl; just for the dads!
120 Bat-episodes of 30 Bat-minutes duration.
I think it's about time William Dozier's lucid tones of; "Same Bat Time, Same Bat channel" were heard again, coming from the TVs of the world!
I can't see any constructive reason why some people knock this show, it was fun, and we could ALL do with a bit more of that!
· ALL 120 Original Broadcast Episodes Fully Remastered In HD
· Highly Collectible Premiums
Hot Wheels® Replica Batmobile
The Adam West Scrapbook
44 Vintage Trading Cards
32-Page Complete Episode Guide
· OVER 3 Hours Of ALL NEW Extras:
. Hanging with Batman - A true slice of life in the words of Adam West
. Holy Memorabilia Batman! - A journey into the most sought after collectables through the eyes of 3 extraordinary collectors
. Batmania Born! - Building the World of Batman - Explore the art and design behind the fiction.
. Bats of the Round Table - A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat '66.
. Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episodes 1&2) - A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life.
. Na Na Na Batman! -- Hollywoods favourite stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories
Bat-trivia - Whenever Adam Wests' unfit looking physique was mentioned he would always reply that was his stuntman.
In 1967 Batman came to Britain to teach us kids about road safety, see I always knew he was real.
KAPOW! So enjoy these tales from the day when Batman was psychedelic; not psychotic.