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Episode 85: "The Fiendishly Frigid Fraud" & "Enter the Judge"

8/11/2018
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"The Fiendishly Frigid Fraud" & "Enter the Judge" Aired December 21, 1968 It's the final appearance of Mr. Freeze on the Filmation 68 animated series and his record to date has not been well received by John and Dan. (They had to admit that the Christmas story did work, but mainly because it was a Christmas story for a frigid villain.) Here, Freeze still comes across as a thug and he's committing another fraud as he did previously with the Vikings, but there's something about the way...

Duration:00:49:02

Batman 66 #5: "The Sandman Says Goodnight" & "The Tail of the Tiger Topaz"

8/8/2018
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Batman 66 #5 "The Sandman Says Goodnight" & "The Tail of the Tiger Topaz" Published: November 20, 2013 The Sandman is back in Gotham City with a plan to put the entire populace under his spell while trying to learn the location of the Batcave. Plus, Batgirl has her hands full taking on Catwoman by herself. John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' fifth issue of the 66 series run. Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they...

Duration:00:43:23

The Hornet's Sting 023: "Invasion from Outer Space"

8/4/2018
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"INVASION FROM OUTER SPACE" AIRED: MARCH 10 AND 17, 1967 It's the end of The Hornet's Sting and we go out with a bang as we review the two-part adventure, "Invasion from Outer Space". The city is gripped with terror as it appears an alien invasion is happening. When the aliens do show up at Britt Reid's home, Britt is certain the whole thing is a hoax and he's quickly proven right as the aliens steal an H-bomb and threaten the city with it. After watching 26 episodes of the...

Duration:00:51:54

Batman 66 The Lost Episode - "The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face"

8/1/2018
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Batman 66: The Lost Episode: "The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face" Published: November 19, 2014 It's the Harlan Ellison Batman story that featured a never seen villain in the series, finally getting the 66 treatment. Or does it? John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' one shot story based on a submitted treatment by Harlan Ellison back in 1966. Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they go through every issue of the Batman 66...

Duration:00:27:17

Episode 84: "A Perfidious Pieman is Simon" & "Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper"

7/28/2018
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"A Perfidious Pieman is Simon" & "Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper" Aired December 14, 1968 Filmation's original Batman baddie, Simon the Pieman, returns for more cross dressing villainy in a story that might just be better than his first appearance. Simon has a pie themed park for the kiddies all set to launch, but his plans are interrupted by Barbara Gordon and chaos ensues. Plus, what might just be the best Mr. Freeze story to date deals with Christmas in Gotham City and a scheme to...

Duration:01:04:29

Batman 66 #4 - "The Hatter Takes the Crown" & "The Clock King Strikes!"

7/25/2018
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"The Hatter Takes the Crown" & "The Clock King Strikes!" Published: October 16, 2013 The Dynamic Duo travel to merry old England to track down the Mad Hatter. There's a lot to love about this story, including the fact that the back up story is actually a follow-up to the main one featuring Clock King. John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' fourth issue of the 66 series run. Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they go...

Duration:00:22:05

Batman 66 #3 - "The Joker Sees Red" & "Scrambled Eggs"

7/18/2018
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"The Joker Sees Red" & "Scrambled Eggs" Published: September 18, 2013 There's a new villain in town, The Red Hood, and he's calling out the Joker. Batman must work with his greatest arch-villain in order to bring down the Hood and his gang. Plus, Egghead has captured the Dynamic Duo and placed them in an inescapable egg trap. But Batman has a trick and a Batcopter up his sleeve. John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' third issue of...

Duration:00:19:23

Batman 66 Comic: Issue #2 - "Emperor Penguin" & "Chandell's Chanteuse"

7/11/2018
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"Emperor Penguin" & "Chandell's Chanteuse" Published: August 21, 2013 The Penguin has his own little island nation in the form of an iceberg in Gotham Harbor. Because of this, he demands ransom for any cargo ship delivering supplies to Gotham City. And how does he manage to keep this little nation afloat? He joins forces with Mr. Freeze. Plus, Chandell is back in Gotham, under the spell of The Siren who has plans of her own. John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in...

Duration:00:26:07

Batman 66 #1 - "The Riddler's Ruse"

7/4/2018
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"The Riddler's Ruse" Published: July 17, 2013 The Riddler is back in Gotham City with a scheme to steal a series of art treasures that when put together will lead to a greater treasure. But Batman and Robin, with the aid of a ticked off Catwoman are on his tail John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' first issue of the 66 series run. Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they go through ever issue of the run and every...

Duration:00:43:30

Episode 83: "From Catwoman with Love" and "Perilous Playthings"

5/19/2018
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"From Catwoman with Love" & "Perilous Playthings" Aired December 3, 1968 Catwoman returns for a double dose of treachery as she appears in both the double and single entry stories for this episode of the podcast. First, she presents the Dynamic Duo the gift of a cat that takes a shine to Robin. But what is the mystery behind this unexpected gift? Then, Catwoman takes over a movie studio and plans to trap the Dynamic Duo in the oversized props available to her. ​ In addition, John and...

Duration:00:48:56

Episode 82: "Simon the Pieman"/"A Mad, Mad Tea Party"

3/25/2018
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"Simon the Pieman" & "A Mad, Mad Tea Party" Aired November 30, 1968 Filmation introduces a new villain of their creation, Simon the Pieman. Simon's theme is pastry related crimes while cross-dressing as Mother Apple. He takes over the crime scene in Gotham City by capturing all the major criminals in Batman's Rogue's Gallery. How is it that such an odd villain would make such a perfect Batman 66 villain. Plus, Filmation offers their version of The Mad Hatter, now with the Alice...

Duration:00:47:28

The Hornet's Sting: Episode 22 - "Hornet, Save Thyself"

3/13/2018
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"HORNET, SAVE THYSELF" AIRED: MARCH 3, 1967 Britt is accused of murder after he kills a former employee in a room full of witnesses. Now, he must break ranks with Scanlon and go rogue as the Hornet in order to prove his innocence. John and Jim use this episode as an example of a point they've been making since the very beginning of the podcast, the missed potential in only making these episodes thirty minutes in length. Despite this, one of the two ranks this episode as one of the best...

Duration:00:32:40

The Hornet's Sting: Episode 21 - "Alias, the Scarf"

2/20/2018
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"ALIAS, THE SCARF" AIRED: FEBRUARY 24, 1967 The Hornet takes on a killer from the past come back to life. In another unusual story that didn't fall under the Hornet's usual MO of operations, we're given the series first true rogue. Does The Scarf live up to the potential the story sets up? How does he compare with other figures who appear from the past in series such as The Flash and Batman: The Animated Series? What is it with Casey that her use in the series is so uneven? And what...

Duration:00:25:55

Episode 81: "Will the Real Robin Please Stand Up?" & "He Who Steals the Ice, Gets the Cooler"

1/21/2018
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Catwoman finds a ringer for Robin and manages to get him to replace the real deal. But Batman doesn't appear to be buying it. Can it proves his suspicions before this ringer can reveal Batman's identity to Catwoman? ​Plus, Mr. Freeze kidnaps a maharaja, right under the noses of the GCPD and Batman and Robin. Can they rescue him before he is frozen and tossed into Gotham Harbor? ​In addition, John and Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension discuss the gaping plot hole of...

Duration:00:43:48

From the Files of the Batcomputer #46: LA Trip Wrap-Up with Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension

1/15/2018
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It was a whirlwind three days as John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension jetted out to LA for the Batman 66 experience of a lifetime. And the two meet up in the Batcave to talk about the experiences they shared, from seeing Burt Ward getting a hot dog named after him to visiting Adam West's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to visiting Bronson Canyon and seeing the Batcave entrance, to getting a chance to tour Barris Kustom Industries (where the Batobile was developed and built), to...

Duration:01:11:21

From the Files of the Batcomputer #45

1/6/2018
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Burt Ward, Robin the Boy Wonder himself, returns to the Batcave to talk with John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension about the upcoming Batman 66 exhibit at The Hollywood Museum (opening January 12). He tells us who is really the inspiration for the exhibit, talks about his friend and co-star Adam West, and gives us the ingredients of the Robin the Boy Wonder Hot Dog that will debut at Pink's Hot Dogs on January 9. ​ Plus, Burt has exciting news about distribution of his Gentle Giants...

Duration:00:40:59

Episode 80: "A Game of Cat and Mouse" and "Beware of Living Dolls"

1/1/2018
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"A Game of Cat and Mouse" & "Beware of Living Dolls" Aired November 16, 1968 Catwoman pulls off an amazing crime as she not only steals a display of priceless jewels, but she steals the entire castle containing the jewels! Joker is impressed and wants in on the action, but Catowman refuses. A contest of wits ensues with Batman and Robin in the middle. How do they survive? ​Plus, it's the debut of Dollman on the cartoon. But this is not the Dollman of DC Comics, but a villain created by...

Duration:00:50:34

From the Files of the Batcomputer #44: Wally Wingert on the Hollywood Museum Batman 66 Exhibit

12/26/2017
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Voice actor and Batman aficionado, Wally Wingert joins us in the Batcave to talk about the upcoming Hollywood Museum Batman 66 exhibit. Wally gives us how the exhibit all came about, teases us with some of the displays we can expect to see, and tells us some great stories about the people who made the series possible, including a look at costume designer Jan Kemp. For ticket information on the exhibit head on over to The Hollywood Museum.​ Check out Wally's bio by clicking here or...

Duration:00:48:01

The Hornet's Sting: Episode 20 - "Trouble for Prince Charming"

12/22/2017
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"TROUBLE FOR PRINCE CHARMING" AIRED: FEBRUARY 17, 1967 The Hornet gets involved in international affairs when a visiting prince and his fiancé are targets of a coup. There is a great deal of potential in the idea of this story, but the limited time of the individual episode doesn't allow for it. In addition, Jim and John question if the motivation for the Hornet's involvement is practical with the way the series is set up. ​

Duration:00:26:09

From the Files of the Batcomputer #43: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

12/17/2017
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Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension.com returns to the Batcave to share some of his best picks for holiday gifts for the Batman 66 fan. We discuss the Funco line of 3.75" figures, the Diamond Select busts, DC Comics 66 line, and Entertainment Factory's Batcave. It's all here, from the stocking stuffer to the "You love me, you really love me" gift! Happy holidays! Any comments or questions on this episode, please post them here or by writing thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:32:53