History Series / Batman

25th Aug '16 8:28:18 PM ChrisX
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West and Ward would play Batman and Robin in live action one final time (joined by Frank Gorshin as the Riddler) in the 1979 TV ''Legends of the Superheroes'' specials. In the early 2000s, West and Ward (again joined by Gorshin) portrayed cartoonish versions of themselves in the Creator/{{CBS}} movie ''Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt'', consisting of a modern day plot to find the stolen Batmobile mixed with flashbacks to the events behind the scenes of filming the series in the 60s. In 2015, [[http://www.blastr.com/2015-3-30/adam-west-and-burt-ward-return-batman-and-robin-new-animated-film Ward revealed]] he and West would be returning for a full-length animated movie for [[MilestoneCelebration the series' 50th anniversary in 2016]].

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West and Ward would play Batman and Robin in live action one final time (joined by Frank Gorshin as the Riddler) in the 1979 TV ''Legends of the Superheroes'' specials. In the early 2000s, West and Ward (again joined by Gorshin) portrayed cartoonish versions of themselves in the Creator/{{CBS}} movie ''Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt'', consisting of a modern day plot to find the stolen Batmobile mixed with flashbacks to the events behind the scenes of filming the series in the 60s. In 2015, [[http://www.blastr.com/2015-3-30/adam-west-and-burt-ward-return-batman-and-robin-new-animated-film Ward revealed]] he and West would be returning for [[WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders a full-length animated movie movie]] for [[MilestoneCelebration the series' 50th anniversary in 2016]].
25th Aug '16 5:35:06 PM Saveelich
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[[caption-width-right:350:Holy tropes-on-this-very-wiki, Batman!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Holy [[caption-width-right:350:''Holy tropes-on-this-very-wiki, Batman!]]Batman!'']]
24th Aug '16 7:30:06 PM Prinzenick
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* AnimatedAdaptation: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders]], a 2016 direct to video animated film set in the series.
21st Aug '16 6:21:48 AM Doug86
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** Compared to other takes on the Bat-mythos, it's actually kind of subverted, or at least one-sided. Newmar's Catwoman is colder and crueler than just about any other incarnation of the character (a holdover from TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, where the ComicsCode forbade villains to look too sympathetic), and regularly arranges violent deathtraps for the man she supposedly loves. When she does show attraction to Batman, it's more the StalkerWithACrush kind (in one episode her deathtrap-du-jour is designed to more or less ''lobotomize'' Batman, with the [[FridgeHorror implication]] that she plans to keep him as a sex slave afterwards).

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** Compared to other takes on the Bat-mythos, it's actually kind of subverted, or at least one-sided. Newmar's Catwoman is colder and crueler than just about any other incarnation of the character (a holdover from TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, where the ComicsCode forbade villains to look too sympathetic), and regularly arranges violent deathtraps for the man she supposedly loves. When she does show attraction to Batman, it's more the StalkerWithACrush kind (in one episode her deathtrap-du-jour is designed to more or less ''lobotomize'' Batman, with the [[FridgeHorror implication]] that she plans to keep him as a sex slave afterwards).
17th Aug '16 11:18:39 AM narm00
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This is the campy, colorful, comedic adaptation of the titular comic book character, produced for Creator/{{ABC}} from 1966 to 1968; it featured Franchise/{{Batman}} (played by Creator/AdamWest) and Comicbook/{{Robin}} (played by Burt Ward) foiling daffy and innocuous criminals via detective work and slow fist-fights which were [[TheHitFlash punctuated]] by large comic-style POW!s, BAFF!s and ZONK!s. Producer William Dozier and head writer Lorenzo Semple, Jr., were assigned to create a Batman TV series; not being big fans of the comics, they hit on the idea of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and parodying the over-the-top tropes of comics and the square [[ComicallySerious humorlessness]] of superheroes. The result was an instant smash hit in 1966 that appealed to both kids and adults: children tuned in for the superhero adventures, while adults caught the [[ParentalBonus jokes and satirical humor]].

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This is the campy, colorful, comedic adaptation of the titular comic book character, produced for Creator/{{ABC}} from 1966 to 1968; it featured Franchise/{{Batman}} (played by Creator/AdamWest) and Comicbook/{{Robin}} (played by Burt Ward) foiling daffy and innocuous criminals via detective work and slow fist-fights which were [[TheHitFlash punctuated]] by large comic-style POW!s, BAFF!s and ZONK!s. Producer William Dozier and head writer Lorenzo Semple, Jr., were assigned to create a Batman TV series; not being big fans of the comics, they hit on the idea of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and parodying the over-the-top tropes of comics and the square [[ComicallySerious humorlessness]] of superheroes. The result was an instant smash hit in 1966 that appealed to both kids and adults: children tuned in for the superhero adventures, while adults caught the [[ParentalBonus jokes and satirical humor]].



In 2013, [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/03/dc-to-launch-digital-first-batman-comic-based-on-classic-tv-show/ DC announced]] ''Batman '66'', a digital-first comic based on the series, with license to the rights for all the actors on the show, and written by Jeff Parker of ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' and Marvel's ''ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas''; it ended in 2015 with print issue #30. The popularity and critical success of this series led to Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman's ''Batman '66 Meets Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' SequelEpisode miniseries, as well as Parker's own crossover ''Batman '66 Meets Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. Parker also introduced versions of some characters who post-date the series, starting with [[spoiler: Harley Quinn]]. ''The Lost Episode'', adapted by Len Wein from a rejected Creator/HarlanEllison treatment, also features the first appearance of Comicbook/TwoFace in this continuity.

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In 2013, [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/03/dc-to-launch-digital-first-batman-comic-based-on-classic-tv-show/ DC announced]] ''Batman '66'', a digital-first comic based on the series, with license to the rights for all the actors on the show, and written by Jeff Parker of ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' and Marvel's ''ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas''; it ended in 2015 with print issue #30. The popularity and critical success of this series led to a number of crossover miniseries, including Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman's ''Batman '66 Meets Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' SequelEpisode miniseries, as well as Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', Ian Edginton's ''Batman '66 Meets [[Series/TheAvengers Steed and Mrs Peel]]'', and Parker's own crossover ''Batman '66 Meets Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. Parker also introduced versions of some characters who post-date the series, starting with [[spoiler: Harley Quinn]]. ''The Lost Episode'', adapted by Len Wein from a rejected Creator/HarlanEllison treatment, also features the first appearance of Comicbook/TwoFace in this continuity.
11th Aug '16 2:45:39 PM MrFreeze
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* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: In "Rats Like Cheese", Mister Freeze had Batman and Robin as dinner guests.
11th Aug '16 11:38:54 AM Saveelich
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This is the camp, colorful, comedic adaptation of the titular comic book character, produced for Creator/{{ABC}} from 1966 to 1968; it featured Franchise/{{Batman}} (played by Creator/AdamWest) and Comicbook/{{Robin}} (played by Burt Ward) foiling daffy and innocuous criminals via detective work and slow fist-fights which were [[TheHitFlash punctuated]] by large comic-style POW!s, BAFF!s and ZONK!s. Producer William Dozier and head writer Lorenzo Semple, Jr., were assigned to create a Batman TV series; not being big fans of the comics, they hit on the idea of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and parodying the over-the-top tropes of comics and the square [[ComicallySerious humorlessness]] of superheroes. The result was an instant smash hit in 1966 that appealed to both kids and adults: children tuned in for the superhero adventures, while adults caught the [[ParentalBonus jokes and satirical humor]].

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This is the camp, campy, colorful, comedic adaptation of the titular comic book character, produced for Creator/{{ABC}} from 1966 to 1968; it featured Franchise/{{Batman}} (played by Creator/AdamWest) and Comicbook/{{Robin}} (played by Burt Ward) foiling daffy and innocuous criminals via detective work and slow fist-fights which were [[TheHitFlash punctuated]] by large comic-style POW!s, BAFF!s and ZONK!s. Producer William Dozier and head writer Lorenzo Semple, Jr., were assigned to create a Batman TV series; not being big fans of the comics, they hit on the idea of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and parodying the over-the-top tropes of comics and the square [[ComicallySerious humorlessness]] of superheroes. The result was an instant smash hit in 1966 that appealed to both kids and adults: children tuned in for the superhero adventures, while adults caught the [[ParentalBonus jokes and satirical humor]].
6th Aug '16 4:57:38 PM MrFreeze
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* ThemeTuneCameo: In "The Pharaoh's in a Rut", King Tut calls for "bat-music". A henchman sets a gramophone in motion, and we hear a brass-enhanced version of the show's theme.
19th Jul '16 8:34:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DeconstructiveParody: Arguably the first season and Film/BatmanTheMovie: In the pilot, the Riddler deconstructs the SuperHero by tricking Batman into falsely arresting him so he can make a FrivolousLawsuit for a million dollars, exposing Batmanís SecretIdentity. The second episode shows the Penguin taking advantage of Batmanís BatDeduction to commit crimes. Mr. Freeze is DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Film/BatmanTheMovie ends lampshading ReedRichardsIsUseless when Batman refuses Robinís idea to alter the personalities of the world leaders for the betterment of the world (and then exactly that happens unintentionally). The next seasons suffer great SeasonalRot.

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* DeconstructiveParody: Arguably the first season and Film/BatmanTheMovie: In the pilot, the Riddler deconstructs the SuperHero by tricking Batman into falsely arresting him so he can make a FrivolousLawsuit for a million dollars, exposing Batmanís SecretIdentity. The second episode shows the Penguin taking advantage of Batmanís BatDeduction to commit crimes. Mr. Freeze is DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Film/BatmanTheMovie ends lampshading ReedRichardsIsUseless when Batman refuses Robinís idea to alter the personalities of the world leaders for the betterment of the world (and then exactly that happens unintentionally). The next seasons suffer great SeasonalRot.
19th Jul '16 9:45:37 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Despite a general addiction to overly-elaborate [[DeathTrap deathtraps]], the villains occasionally demonstrate this trope:
** The first Mr. Freeze was this because instead of a DeathTrap, he just [[JustShootHim shoots Batman]] with his freezing gun. Sadly he got better.
** Catwoman was this as well when she simply had a drugged Batman thrown out a twelfth story window! Once again he was [[CrazyPrepared prepared]].
** The Clock King and John Astin's Riddler took advantage of Batman's [[RunningGag habit]] of [[ThereWasADoor avoiding doors]] by setting traps near the window.
** Penguin even was this by using Chief O'Hara as bait to lure Batman to a spot where he could [[JustShootHim shoot him]] with a machine gun.
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