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Like many who grew up in the '60s and '70s (and perhaps even '80s and later), Tim and Paul had the course of their lives changed by the 1966 Batman TV show, from the types of play they did growing up to their present-day interests.

In this series, they discuss the show's allure and its failures, the arc of the show from satire to sitcom, its influences (the '40s serials and the comic books themselves) and the things it, in turn, influenced.

Tim is an administrator of the Batman '66 Facebook page!

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Nov 30, 2017

Siren

When you want analysis of Joan Collins' appearance as the Siren, there's only one man to call: High C! He's a mainstay of the all-seeing, all-knowing 66 Batman message board, and has made "The Wail of the Siren" a focus of much research. In this episode, we have him on the show to discuss the various versions of the script, at least one scene that was filmed and not used, the provenance of the Batgirl theme lyrics (which made their facepalm-inducing debut in this episode), what Collins and Adam West wrote about each other in their respective memoirs, and much more.

Plus, the Guana Batz' version of the theme, and your mail!

Stanley Ralph Ross' original treatment for The Wail of the Siren

The Wail of the Siren, first draft

The Wail of the Siren, final draft

The "omake" section of Batgirlbat-trap.com, including numerous articles on Siren/Joan Collins by High C!

Joan in the 1969 movie "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?"

Joan in the 1969 movie "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?"

From the cut scene. Perhaps right after the Loreli Circe concert. Note the non-Siren dress, likely from Joan's own collection....

From the cut scene. Perhaps right after the Lorelei Circe concert. Note the non-Siren dress, likely from Joan's own collection....

.... especially in light of the fact that she's wearing it in this non-Batman shot, taken at the Los Angeles disco she co-owned with then-husband Anthony Newly and several others.

.... especially in light of the fact that she's wearing it in this non-Batman shot, taken at the Los Angeles disco she co-owned with then-husband Anthony Newley and several others.