Alfred contacts Batman by radio from the Batcave. Batman instructs the butler to short circuit a communications device the hero has on his wrist. This enable Batman to get free of his bonds. He and ...
A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually the crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon summons the Dynamic Duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the jet-powered Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of their trusty utility-belts) thwart the efforts of a rogues gallery of flamboyant arch-villains, including the Joker, the Penquin, the Riddler and the Catwoman. Written by
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Despite the show's popularity, it has never been released on DVD. This is due to a rights dispute between 20th Century Fox, who produced the show, and Time-Warner, who own the character's publisher, DC Comics. Recently, rumors have speculated that Fox has no dispute with Warner Bros. or visa versa regarding the release of the series on DVD, the problem seems to stem from the work-for-hire companies the producers brought in to build the sets, among them being George Barris who designed the Batmobile. Their consent would be needed. See more »
In episode 7, Alfred refers to Robin as Mr. Ward, and not Mr. Grayson. See more »
[about to zoom out of The Batcave!]
Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed.
Roger. Ready to move out.
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The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »
Troy Whigham's first up review here really nails it! I'll just add a few of my own observations.
Part of the show's brilliance was its (arguably intentional) ability to appeal to young and old. Plenty of action for the ankle-biters and black black humor for the thinking adult. So corny, it was brilliant and from a nostalgic viewpoint now, not so far behind Maxwell Smart. No one has delivered such throw-away deadpan lines as Adam West who turned "Batman" into an srt-form by the second series. Credit too must also go to Burt Ward whose acting career never recovered from his oneness with the Boy Wonder!
Outstanding supporting criminal nemesis' provided by the likes of Cesar Romero, Eartha Kitt, Victor Buono and of course Burgess Meredith as The Penguin and Frank Gorshin as Riddler!
Never to be seen again!
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