LIFE, 1966: The one true Batman

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10 Responses to “LIFE, 1966: The one true Batman”

  1. gtrjnky says:

    I so wish someone would make an Adam West type Batman movie. 

    • dao_tao says:

      Check out Batman: The Brave and the Bold.  It’s got a healthy dollop of that je ne sais quoi you’re looking for.

    • Thorzdad says:

       Um…You know they already did, right? Back in 1966.

      • Christopher says:

        And I’m not sure how well a remake would go over. A couple of weeks ago I was trying to explain to my niece why Shark Repellent, the Super Molecular Dust Separator, and “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb” was funny…then I realized that it’s one of those if-you-have-to-explain-it sort of things…

  2. Well, I guess people getting tied up and manacled was a staple both of Batman and de Sade.

  3. William Joseph Dunn says:

     @dao_tao:disqus  – yup, the Adam West Batman show was a huge influence for us on B:TB&tB. We mad seveveral references to it throughout the series. Some more subtle than others. Our Batcave even had a reactor like the Adam West version:

     http://braveandboldbackgroundpaint.blogspot.com/2011/03/btb-episode-12_27.html

    Here are a couple of other nods we did in the backgrounds:

    http://braveandboldbackgroundpaint.blogspot.com/2011/05/btb-episode-18.html

    http://braveandboldbackgroundpaint.blogspot.com/2011/04/btb-episode-13.html

    http://braveandboldbackgroundpaint.blogspot.com/2011/11/btb-season-2-episode-16_02.html

    • dao_tao says:

      I recognized the reactor during the episode with the epic Batman vs Owlman fight.  Clicked on some, but not all, of the others. 

      I had my doubts like many others when I first heard about B&B, but damned if I didn’t find myself misting up during Mitefall (bought all the box sets).

  4. Nadreck says:

    A milestone in TV!  It’s too bad that the only way to ever see it is through piracy (and even then I’ve never seen uncut episodes) because of the legal difficulties in getting sign-offs from the estates of every guest star: in effect everyone who was anyone in the 60s.

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