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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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Mar 14, 2024

One of the most striking things — in a good way, for once! — about Batman’s third season is the number of villains who are women. Also, of course, this is the season of Batgirl, who is more aggressively “feminized” than any other woman on the show, perhaps because she’s doing “a man’s job.” This time we begin a look at how the show presents women in season three by looking at the season's first five episodes, and we’re joined again by novelist Nancy Northcott.

PLUS: What if King Crimson performed the Batman theme? A Batman writer turns out to be a war hero! And, Bat Audio from another Batman reunion in 1989.

Read the Clock King scripts we’ll discuss next month:

Panel discussions on Nancy's ConTinual channel

If King Crimson performed the Batman theme (from JB Anderton!)

A Marine's-eye View of the Battle of Iwo Jima (yes, it's bat-relevant!)

More about the Iwo Jima video project, including our Bat-writer bravery medal recipient

Frank Cockrell on

1989 Batman reunion on CBS This Morning