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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.

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Dec 1, 2016

The Puzzler

With Batman ’66’s most popular Special Guest Villain still holding out for more money as the show was cutting its budget, it was decided that Fred De Gorter’s Riddler script “A Penny for your Riddles” should be rewritten to instead feature a new villain: The Puzzler, played by occasional Shakespearean Maurice Evans. A kind listener sent us a PDF of the original Riddler script, so in this episode we take the opportunity to compare the Riddler version to the Puzzler arc that was broadcast, Santa and all, right before Christmas 1966. Besides the change in villains, the changes also show plenty of evidence of making the script cheaper to shoot!

Honk's article about the Riddler script

This episode's featured take on Hefti's Batman theme:

seven and a half years ago

referring to Paul's comments regarding Conan...(yeah, of the whole podcast (THAT's what i'm gionna nitpick!...gotta love us nerds!) Conan's fictional age of history was called the Hyborian Age. Conan himself was Cimmerian (I alsways pronounce it Sim-Mare-E-Ann)