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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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Nov 16, 2017

It's time to dig into another draft script, and another by Stanley Ralph Ross: That Darned Catwoman! We find many things that were left out of the broadcast version—some to our regret, others to our relief!

In place of Pussycat, we have Poison Ivy. Is this the Ivy of the comics? Why might the character have been changed to Pussycat?

We additionally see how Ross' attempts at cinematic set-pieces, and to keep promises made in the season two promo to display the new bat-vehicles, were foiled by the budgetary axe.

Also: What does this draft tell us about the story of Ross intentionally cutting Burt Ward's lines? Why does this script have so many 1920s-1930s crime fiction references (many of which didn't make it to the screen)?

Plus, the V-Rangers version of the theme, the announcement of our next bat-script, and your mail!

"That Darned Catwoman" PDF script

"That Darned Catwoman" thread on the '66 Batman message board

"Pop Goes the Joker" PDF script

"Pop Goes the Joker" thread on the '66 Batman message board