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Topic: Batman 1960s TV series

  NPR : Batman, Present at the Creation
Watch a clip from Batman, the TV series, in which Burgess Meredith stars as The Penguin.
Batman has many familiar forms, and not just because his alter-ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is as stylish and glamorous as his darker half is mysterious and brooding.
When Batman made his debut in issue #27 of Detective Comics, swinging from a rope with a crook clutched under his arm, the occasion was momentous not because of the superpowers being demonstrated, but for the character of the hero.
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 Win Return To The Batcave DVDs - Xfm
A fun-filled feature film tribute to the 1960s TV series, Batman, Return To The Batcave: The Misadventures Of Adam And Burt reunites the show's original stars, Adam West and Burt Ward for another action-packed romp over 35 years after the pair finally hung up their capes.
When Adam West and Burt Ward are invited to a charity auction in which the Batmobile from their 1960s Batman TV series is to be sold, they're shocked to discover the car is stolen right from under the noses of the once-dynamic duo.
Unravelling a series of mysterious clues along the way, the pair are forced to relive their past through a series of flashbacks as they reminisce about the long-gone days when they were the most popular TV stars on the planet.
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Martinson’s Batman was produced due to the success of the TV series "Batman" (1966-1968) were Adam West performed the role of Batman and Burt Ward the role of Robin, while both of them fought against an array of coloured villains brought to life by some of the finest actors of that decade (e.g.
This representation of Batman was adopted by comic-books as an intertext because the “Batmania” was so intense that it was compulsory for comics to reflect the same stories the TV series and the movie produced.
Moreover, Burton’s "Batman," as a belated adaptation, was conscious of the 1960s TV series and one of the main concerns was not to repeat the same formula again.
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  Batman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939.
Batman is a highly public figure during the stories of the 1950s, regularly appearing at events such as charity functions and frequently appearing in broad daylight.
One of the best-known elements of the Batman mythos is the Bat-Signal.
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 Batman (Bruce Wayne) - DC Database - A Wikia wiki
In the Batman mythos, Batman is the alter-ego of Bruce Wayne, a billionaire industrialist and philanthropist who was driven to fight crime after his parents, the physician Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha Wayne, were murdered before his eyes at the age of eight.
Batman, also in recent comics in particular, keeps a wary eye on metahumans, similar to Lex Luthor, and is especially suspicious of Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) and Hal Jordan (Green Lantern).
Batman is a brilliant, virtually peerless, detective, criminal scientist, tactician, and commander; he is widely regarded as one of the keenest analytical minds on the planet and possesses an eidetic memory.
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 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Batman
In a late 1970s series set in an alternate world, Batman enjoyed a long and happy marriage with The Catwoman (and was the father of The Huntress, herself a superhero).
Batman has been the subject of possibly more newspaper strips than any other character, with separate series appearing in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, and '80s.
He was a charter member of the JSA's 1960s successor, The Justice League of America, but quit that group in the early '80s to head up a superhero team of his own, The Outsiders.
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The series debuted on January 12, 1966 and was marked for its high camp, and continues to be the version many associate with the Batman character despite it perhaps being least representative of the many versions.
Despite the abhorrence of the TV series by Batman's fans of the 1970s through the present day, the live-action TV show was extraordinarily popular; at the height of its popularity, it was the only prime-time TV show broadcast twice in one week as part of its regular schedule, airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The series was produced in the United States of America and debuted at 7:30, Wednesday evening, January 12, 1966 on ABC television, at a time when other popular TV series included The Andy Griffith Show and The Wild Wild West.
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 Pulp and Dagger -- Editorial #67
And let's not forget: the Batman in the TV series was, in many respects, a Liberal...more so than his movie or comic book counterparts.
The Batman of the modern comics is a kind of one-note, humourless, vigilante, who was so scarred by his parents murder, he became emotionally arrested and locked into his War on Crime.
In the 1960s movie The King of Hearts, a soldier decides the madness of a town where the asylum inmates have taken over is more sane than the madness of reality.
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 Batman Summary
Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939.
Batman's evolution continues through the late 1980s, notably with the 1988's "Batman: A Death in the Family" storyline, for which DC Comics created a 900 number for readers to call to vote on whether Jason Todd lived or died.
Batman's first intercompany crossover is with Marvel's Hulk in the 1981 Marvel and DC Presents: Batman vs the Incredible Hulk, in which the two fight the Joker and the Shaper of Worlds.
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 Batman News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Cable network TV Land announced its list of the 100 greatest TV quotes and catchphrases of the past 60 years, featuring recognizable lines from popular science-fiction series from Star Trek to The X-Files.
The daughter of a producer of the 1960s Batman television show is suing 20th Century Fox, claiming the company owes her $4.4 million.
A New Mexico woman is suing 20th Century Fox Film Corp. alleging she was defrauded out of $4.4 million she was entitled to receive for the popular 1960s "Batman" TV series.
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 Scifilm -- Reviews, BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUBZERO (1998)
From an early serial and campy yet successful 1960s TV series through to 1989's blockbuster movie directed by Tim Burton, the character has survived and changed to reflect the times better than most.
So OK seriously an animated feature might not have proven a box office success either but of these two films, it's pretty clear which is superior in terms of theme, storytelling, plot, and characterization.
Even though Batman has a much shorter role than most of us would like, he's still unmistakably Batman, which is made very clear in the actions he takes towards the end of the film.
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The "Nightmare on Elm Street" series has always been a personal favorite, if for no other reason than the fact that Freddy Kruger is the only villain who has so much fun taunting his victims that audiences root for him and not for whichever nubile teen he's pitted against.
The "Nightmare" series is carried by Robert Englund's portrayal of Freddy, and I jumped at the chance to meet both he and the incomparable Adam West right here in Knoxville.
Batman figures were easy to find, however the poster proved quite elusive.
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 Batman Movie Online - Articles
Batman, however, was filmed almost entirely at Pinewood Studios, near London.
We weren't going to mix location and studio filming." Furst was given $51/2m to design Batman, a dark, heavy adaptation not of the camp 1960s TV series, but of the more disturbing DC comic-book strip.
Batman director Tim Burton chose me because he knew I had a similar philosophy to his.
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 .::BATMAN ON FILM -- A History of The Batman: "HARVEY DENT/TWO FACE"::.
During the recent “One Year Later” storyline that ran in both BATMAN and DETECTIVE, it was revealed that Harvey Dent was trained by The Batman and left in charge of the city as a vigilante protector during The Dark Knight’s one year absence.
In this series, it was Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent who were longtime friends, unlike current comic book continuity where it was The Batman and D.A. Dent who were allies.
In the current animated series THE BATMAN, neither Dent nor Two Face have appeared -- allegedly because the character is set to be a major character in the film THE DARK KNIGHT.
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 Batman DVD : TV Shows on dvd from TVDVDPlanet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The 1960s Batman TV series focuses on Bruce Wayne, a multi-billionaire living in crime capital Gotham City.
Bruce Wayne is Batman a crime fighting super hero that uses only his wits and some advance gadgets and vehicles to combat criminals and bring them to justice.
Batman 1960s DVD collection also includes custom artwork and episode guides to help you find your favorite episode at anytime.
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 Tv Shows and Tv Series on DVD
Tv Shows like Carol Burnett And Friends DVD, The Wonder Years DVD, Batman 1960'S DVD, Third Watch DVD, Vegas DVD and more.
The said Tv Show was short lived and ended last May of 1995.
It is a realistic mid-nineties teen drama series that includes child abuse, homophobia, teenage alcoholism, homelessness, adultery, kinky sex, same-sex parenting, censorship, and drug use, among many others.
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 Batman the Movie, Batman the TV series
Batman was seen most recently in 2-episode hours on TV Land @ midnight, usually followed by a 1950s Superman episode.
The 1960s Batman tv-series and the 1950s Superman series are sometimes on TV Land.
Batman (1943), 15 awful episodes (he wears fl long-underwear, grey swim trunks, a viking helmet, and drives a Model-T batmobile) were nevertheless well-received as Plan 9 From Outer Space type camp when an edited feature-length version was re-released in 1965.
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 Batman (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Batman was the title of a 1960s American television series which replaced the long-running Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet program.
The series was produced in the United States of America and debuted at 7:30, Wednesday evening, January 12, 1966 on ABC television, at a time against other popular TV series including The Andy Griffith Show and The Wild Wild West.
The three part Londinium episode during Batman's final season ("The Londinium Larcenies", "The Foggiest Notion", and "The Bloody Tower") was the series tribute to the Swinging London period of the 1960s.
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 Batman (1966)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Plot Outline: Batman and Robin battle the combined forces of four supercriminals who have stolen an invention and intend to use it maliciously.
Trivia: Originally planned as the pilot film for the _"Batman" (1966/II)_ TV series, the movie was instead produced between the show's first and second seasons.
On board was a 'superdehydrator', a machine that can extract the moisture from any living being, and in of the most logical displays of logic ever, Batman and friends logically come to the (correct) conclusion that the culprits are the combined forces of Penguin, Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman, apparently intent on world domination.
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 TV ACRES: Batman's 40th Anniversary - A Fan's Cry for Help
And like the series, the villains are all played by well known comics of the time, and even features the traditional celebrity appearance, in this case Ed McMahon.
I don't believe that they've been seen on TV since their original airdate, so to most fans they will be like new.
But for video/DVD, and per haps a TV special to air them for the first time, they should be shown in their entirety.
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 Batman's mansion burns down   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Batman's Hollywood mansion has gone up in smoke.
The California landmark, used as Wayne Manor in the cult 1960s Batman TV series, has burned down to the ground in a freak fire.
Authorities are investigating the inferno, which blazed through the recently restored $7.6 million (GBP4.2 million) estate on Wednesday (05 October 05).
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Every aspect of Batman's identity was designed to appeal to America's desire for escape to a better life.
These characters formed the corner stones of a far out family of crime that added depth and humor to the ongoing struggles, and contributed significantly to the extremely successful Batman TV series which first aired in 1966.
Though never adapted for the 1960s TV series, she appears in printed work to this day.
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 Journal Gazette | 08/21/2006 | Film studio sued over TV ‘Batman’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
LOS ANGELES – A New Mexico woman is suing 20th Century Fox Film Corp. alleging she was defrauded out of $4.4 million she was entitled to receive for the popular 1960s “Batman” TV series.
Deborah Dozier Potter, whose father, William Dozier, was one of the producers of the show, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Superior Court that alleges fraud, concealment and breach of contract.
She is an heir to her father’s estate and holds a portion of the assets of Greenway Productions Inc., which produced the series four decades ago that Fox distributed, according to the lawsuit.
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 The Planet - Batman's den destroyed
The Batcave is history: A fire gutted the California mansion that served as the home of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the 1960s TV series.
I'm glad to report to everyone that it turns out that the mansion in that story is NOT the mansion they used as Wayne Manor in the Batman TV series.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Tudor-style mansion in Pasadena that was used for a number of movie shoots has been destroyed by fire, but the house nearby where the 1960s "Batman" TV series was shot escaped damage, fire officials said on Thursday.
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 Your Daily Photo Results!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
She also played the villain Black Widow in "Batman" the 1960s TV series.
She has also appeared in the TV shows "Law and Order," "Providence," "Frazier" and the TV movie "Storm of The Century" (1999).
He appreared in the TV show "Picket Fences" and is currently starring in "Boston Public." He was in the movies "Nixon" (1995) and "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1986).
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Batman the Animated Series - Volume One at Epinions.com
And even though both Batman and Bruce Wayne are attracted to both her identities, a relationship can't be forged.
The creators took the tired, old, clich�d mad scientist with a gimmick to create cold and transformed him into a tragic figure whose cold exterior hides a doomed love for his wife and a fury for vindication for both their states of being.
As a result, this series had a profound influence on the superhero genre for animation as it set the bar for a higher standard of execution and quality.
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 Batman Begins
After director Joel Schumacher practically destroyed the franchise with the day-glo camp of Batman Forever (in 1995) and Batman and Robin (1997), Batman is finally back on course thanks to director Christopher Nolan (of Memento fame) and writer David S. Goyer (the Blade trilogy) with Batman Begins.
Instead of Burton’s surrealistic stylistic flourishes, the series is re-invented as a grittier type of action movie, perhaps closer to the Blade movies than, let’s say, the Spider-man and Superman movies.
If you felt safe taking them to the Joel Schumacher Batman movies, it is because those movies were more inspired by the camp 1960s Batman TV series that didn’t take the character serious at all.
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 Yvonne Craig Biography (Actor) — FactMonster.com
A veteran actress and former member of the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dance company, Yvonne Craig is most fondly remembered for her year as the plucky Batgirl on the 1960s TV series
She also played the green-skinned temptress of Captain Kirk in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy" of the TV series
Batman were Adam West (in the title role) and Burt Ward (as Batman's sidekick Robin)...
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 1960's Batman Tv Series
Batman one of the best movie of all time, from cartoon series, tv series, and even on the big screen.
The hippie counterculture of the 1960s enjoyed the fact that even though they would eventually win and put the bad guys in jail, Batman and Robin portrayed the forces of "law and order" as being woefully humorless, "square", and unaware of the fact that the world was laughing at them.
It was known for its silly high camp humour and continues to be the version some associate with the Batman character despite it being least reflective of the Batman mythos as it is known today.
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