Batman (1966–1968)
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The Wail of the Siren 

Lorelei Circe, aka The Siren, launches a two part plan to become the richest and wickedest woman in Gotham City. First she puts Commissioner Gordon under her stunning spell and orders him ... See full summary »


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Lorelei Circe, aka The Siren, launches a two part plan to become the richest and wickedest woman in Gotham City. First she puts Commissioner Gordon under her stunning spell and orders him to stow away in the Batmobile in order to find out the location of the Batcave as well as Batman & Robins secret identities. Secondly she entrances millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and implores him to sign over all his wealth and belongings to her. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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28 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Joan Collins, despite having made more than a score of movies, was best known, at the time this episode aired, for being the wife of Anthony Newley. According to Adam West's autobiography, Collins, who was doing a lot of U.S. TV at this point, also had a reputation for being difficult. Although she was very professional and cooperative during the taping of this episode, director George Waggner berated her mercilessly because of that reputation, reducing her almost to tears on at least one occasion. With help and encouragement from West and other people in the cast and crew, she was able to finish the episode with no further incidents. See more »


Siren claims that singing the "antidote note" - three octaves above high C - would destroy her voice. However, the Siren is described as having a seven-octave range, with an upper range that only dogs can hear. Assuming her lowest note is at middle C (two octaves below high C, and about the average soprano's lower limit), the antidote note is only five octaves higher, and should be well within her ability without any damage to her voice. See more »


The Siren: [playing the harp] Batman and Robin, you're finished, I say, for hidden inside of your car, Commissioner Gordon is lurking and soon, he'll tell me whoever you are!
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Batgirl Theme
Music by Billy May
Lyrics by Willy Mack
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Joan Collins makes for a Siren indeed
25 April 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Mere months after her legendary romance with Captain Kirk in STAR TREK's "The City on the Edge of Forever," Joan Collins takes center stage as Special Guest Villainess on BATMAN (seen in cahoots with Frank Gorshin's Riddler in the previous episode), as Lorelei Circe aka The Siren, her ability to hit two octaves above high C able to put all men under her entrancing spell. Henchmen Mike Mazurki and Cliff Osmond get to ogle the scantily clad Joan in an outfit that might even make Julie Newmar blush, making for a most perfect Siren indeed, ingeniously plotting to foil Batman by getting Commissioner Gordon to stow away in the trunk of the Batmobile, emerging to the stunned eyes of the dusting Alfred, instantly recognizing the voice that frequently answers the Batphone and deducing that the Caped Crusader must be Bruce Wayne. On top of that, Siren also plans to have Wayne sign over his entire fortune to her, leaving him a penniless fop, everything going to plan until the timely intervention of Robin and Batgirl, the latter allowing the Boy Wonder to lead the charge to the rooftop to prevent a certain millionaire from leaping to his death. One of the third season's best episodes, not surprisingly from the pen of regular Catwoman writer Stanley Ralph Ross, the best gag showing the portrait of a safe on the Wayne Foundation wall, behind which can be found a safe!

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