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    Batman the Live action tv series

    Who do you think of when you hear the name Riddler? I have always thought of Frank Gorshin. Today I saw John Astin ( AKA Gomez Adams ) playing the riddler on the Channel 23 Bat a thon.Curiouser and curioser.I also had a chance to view Julie newmar as Catwoman,I was unimpressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James H Haury
    Who do you think of when you hear the name Riddler? I have always thought of Frank Gorshin. Today I saw John Astin ( AKA Gomez Adams ) playing the riddler on the Channel 23 Bat a thon.Curiouser and curioser.I also had a chance to view Julie newmar as Catwoman,I was unimpressed.
    John Astin only played the Riddler once, that was the quicksand cake one. Frank Gorshin was the "Riddler" to me. I like Julies catwoman, she played her the most. As a child I did not like Ertha Kitt, but love her now. Lee Meriwether only played catwoman in the "Batman The Movie" 1966, which I just recently purchased. Love it!! I truly believe they could not have picked a better "new" riddler than Carrey though. But he's no Gorshin for sure.
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    OOPS- John Astin was in 2 episodes
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    I saw him in the quicksand cake one he was a good riddler.

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    Jim Carey rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    Jim Carey rules!
    maybe but we are discussing the 60's tv show.

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    Frank Gorshin was the better of the two Riddlers. While Eartha Kitt's voice was......well...... "purrfect" for the role it's Julie Newmar that I imagine in the catsuit.
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    Does anyone know who played falseface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James H Haury
    Does anyone know who played falseface?
    Malachi Throne.

    OK. I had to look that up. I admit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RegularGuy
    Malachi Throne.

    OK. I had to look that up. I admit it.

    I would've too. With google around, I'm surprised anyone needs to ask any questions ever again.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allister
    I would've too. With google around, I'm surprised anyone needs to ask any questions ever again.
    Thanks for the name of the actor who played falseface.I suppose I could have googled it but the whole point was to try to have a discussion.
    The Alf cycle is a separable moulton with front and rear racks and baskets.It arrives separated in the sidecar of the Batcycle when Batman takes on shame in Come Back Shame.(AKA Cliff Robertson)
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    Quote Originally Posted by James H Haury
    Thanks for the name of the actor who played falseface.I suppose I could have googled it but the whole point was to try to have a discussion.
    The Alf cycle is a separable moulton with front and rear racks and baskets.It arrives separated in the sidecar of the Batcycle when Batman takes on shame in Come Back Shame.(AKA Cliff Robertson)
    OK...So there's a story. The Batman series was noted for having "guest villains." Some of the fun was seeing well-known actors in silly, over-the-top roles. Malachi Throne was not especially famous at the time, and still isn't. He has done a lot of voice work, including voicing some villains in the recent Batman cartoon series. Anyway, Throne found out that some aspiring starlet in a minor role was being paid more than he was to appear in the show, got mad, and had his name removed from the credits. The Falseface make-up was such that it completely obscured Throne's face.

    For a week, everyone wanted to know who played Falseface. Newpaper gossip columns were full of speculation. It created such a stir that Throne relented and had his name included in the credits of the second episode.

    I loved that show. I was a little too young to catch all of the campiness, but I loved it.
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    When I was a kid I had the "Official Batman TV series guide book", I don't know if it's still in print, but it had all the facts and episode guides for the entire 120 episodes.

    Did you know that after ABC (I think) cancelled the show, NBC was going to pick it up and renew it, but the idea got scrapped because they had already demolished the set.

    Tough luck.

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    My great memory of Batman, the TV series, is twice a week, if possible, going to watch the show at the neighbors'.

    They had a color TV.

    Now I feel very old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RegularGuy
    My great memory of Batman, the TV series, is twice a week, if possible, going to watch the show at the neighbors'.

    They had a color TV.

    Now I feel very old.
    You might be able to record Batman off of channel 23 WWME Tv if you can get it clearly in Dixon.It is on from 6pm to 7pm monday- friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Unit
    When I was a kid I had the "Official Batman TV series guide book", I don't know if it's still in print, but it had all the facts and episode guides for the entire 120 episodes.

    Did you know that after ABC (I think) cancelled the show, NBC was going to pick it up and renew it, but the idea got scrapped because they had already demolished the set.

    Tough luck.

    My favorite Robin quote is: "Holy contributing to the delinquency of minors Batman!!"
    Holy demolition G- Unit! Punching one hand with fist.

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    Another thing about the show: Remember how they each had their poles labeled ("Bruce" and "Dick")? Did they really need to be reminded? Ever wonder if they'd gone down the wrong poles whether they would've come out as each other? Maybe Dick would've tried that once so he would've gotten to be Batman?

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    Sad to say, we'll never see Frank Gorshin as the Riddler or hear his maniacal laugh again. He passed away Tuesday at age of 72 from lung cancer.

    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...n/11680955.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshot
    Sad to say, we'll never see Frank Gorshin as the Riddler or hear his maniacal laugh again. He passed away Tuesday at age of 72 from lung cancer.

    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...n/11680955.htm

    Farewell to a great Villan I loved his laugh.
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    I'll have to watch Batman The Movie in tribute.
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    I found a great Batman Tribute site. Its got everything. I had to share with my fellow batfans

    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/7537/
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    Still, the atomic powered Linclon Futura concept car is THE Batmobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan
    Still, the atomic powered Linclon Futura concept car is THE Batmobile.

    And it always will be!
    But I'll admit the car in Tim Burtons first Batman was cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midgie
    And it always will be!
    But I'll admit the car in Tim Burtons first Batman was cool.
    I saw one of those modified Lincoln's at an auto show in Detroit when I was knee-high to something really short. Dang! It was cool!

    Tim Burton came close to an authentic Batman, and Michael Keaton was great. Unfortunately, I thought Burton's weirdness and excess spoiled the movie. He was closer to a cartoon than to the comic book.

    I am sooooo looking forward to Batman Begins. It looks like Bob Kane's conception of a troubled, dark, veangeful soul may finally have been realized on the big screen. I hope it doesn't suck.
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    I never got to see the batmobile, I remember it being at car shows in the early 70's. My brother had a diecast version of it, which I loved. But you know how well brothers like to share with little sisters.



    Batman Begins
    I'll be seeing it Friday. I do trailer counts at theaters and then I can see the movie for free.
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