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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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Jan 23, 2020

Roast Godzilla

This time, a double-header!

First, we finish what we started by discussing Legends of the Superheroes: The Roast. Was it a great achievement by West and Ward? (Um…) Was Frank Gorshin probably better off for having skipped it? Was the inclusion of Ghetto Man racist? Is it really a roast at all? Is it, you know, funny at any point? We discuss all these questions, the big and small names that appeared in the credits, and more.

Then, we talk to Eric Elliott, who's in charge of a project to turn a 1960s treatment for an unrealized Batman Meets Godzilla movie into an online comic!

Plus Toma Lazarov's dubstep version of the Batman theme, and your response to our discussion of Minerva, Mayhem, and Millionaires!

Mark Evanier on how Legends came to be

Jim Beard writes on about Legends and the origin of that awful cowl

Marc Nobleman begins his search for Legends cast members in 2011

Nobleman finds Barbara Joyce (Huntress) - but too late

Nobleman finds - and talks to - Howard Murphy (Green Lantern)

(Thanks to JB Anderton for the Noblemania links - misattributed on the show! Sorry about that...)

Minerva "episode episode" discussion on the '66 message board

Hanna-Barbera's Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? on Daily Motion

Here's the cover of that Rexall Alice comic book we owned way back when

Mark Evanier on Howard Morris (Dr. Sivana) and why he quit working for Hanna-Barbera in the '60s