The Batcave Podcast

Join host John S. Drew (The Chronic Rift, Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast) on his journey as he explores each and every episode of the classic 60s series starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig and a host of villainous guest stars as he attempts to justify his love for the series to himself.

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A twice monthly podcast looking at each and every episode of the classic 60s Batman series with a special guest.
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Alyas Batman en Robin

Alyas Batman en Robin In 1989 Regal Entertainment, based in the Philippines, produced a musical comedy spoof of the Batman 66 series.  At that time, Michael Keaton's Batman was about to hit the screens.  DC Comics and Warner Bros. halted the release...
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Batman 1943: "The Mark of the Zombies"

  1943 - Episode Three  "The Mark of the Zombies" We continue our look at the 1943 Batman serial with the third episode, "The Mark of the Zombies".  In it, we see the process by which Dr. Daka converts humans into his living zombies and we watch ...
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Monster Squad - "Queen Bee"

  "Queen Bee" September 11, 1976 Monster Squad was a one season NBC Saturday morning live action show for kids in 1976.  In it, Walt, who worked in his uncle's wax museum, discovered that he could bring the figures of Dracula, Frankenstein's mo...
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Batman Movie 1966 Supplement - The Austin Statesman - July 29, 1966

It's July 29, 1966. The Batman movie is set to premiere the next day in Austin. The Austin Statesman provided a 16 page supplement filled with fun articles and advertisements for Batman. In an age of instant Internet access, we kids back then would hav...
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Batman 66 Comic #9 - "Zelda's Great Escape"/"Showdown with Shame"

Batman 66 #9 "Zelda's Great Escape" & "Showdown with Shame" Published: March 19, 2014 Zelda the Great is free and back to her scheme of coming up with inescapable traps that she needs the unwilling help of Batman and Robin to solve.  Plus, Shame ...
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Filmation Batman 1968 Overview

We conclude our look at the Filmation 68 Batman series.  In it, we discuss the voice work, the animation, and our favorite stories.  In addition, John and Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension talk about the times the series aired on...
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Batman 1943 Serial: Chapter 2 - "The Bat's Cave"

  1943 - Episode Two  "The Bat's Cave" We pick up our look at the 1943 Batman serial with the second episode, "The Bat's Cave".  In it, the Dynamic Duo bring a prisoner back to their secret base to interrogate and we see the grandfather clock entran...

Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid of a Bomb!: 5 - Rat Pfink A Boo Boo

So how does one approach a Batman spoof that wasn't intended to be one?  John and Robert are sitting in the Batman and watching the infamous Ray Dennis Steckler film, Rat Pfink A Boo Boo.  In it, our hero's girlfriend is being menaced in the first 45 m...

Batman 40s Serial - "The Electrical Brain"

  1943 - Episode One  "The Electrical Brain" It's the start of a new series of podcast reviews looking at the serials of the 1940s.  The serials are often cited as the inspiration for the 1966 TV series.  John and writer Jim Beard sit down in the...
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Episode 87: "It Takes Two to Make a Team"/"Opera Buffa"

"It Takes Two to Make a Team" & "Opera Buffa" Aired January 1, 1969   Our final look at the Filmation Batman 68 series is a celebration of all that your hosts love about the series.  It has a multi-villain story, Batgirl, Alfred, many nods to the B...

Electra Woman & Dyna Girl 2: "Glitter Rock"

"Glitter Rock" ‚ÄčAired: September 25/October¬† 2, 1976 Glitter Rock has a plan to take over the world with his hypnotizing music.¬† But how can his music reach our to the entire world?¬† ¬†John and Kevin Eldridge of¬†The Flopcast¬†are back in Electra-Base and...

Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid of A Bomb! - 4: The Wild World of Batwoman (1966)

The Wild World of Batwoman John and Robert Long take on a Batman inspired movie that clearly was trying to cash in on the Batman craze with a heroine that calls herself Batwoman, has an army of Batgirls who help her fight crime, and that's about it.  P...

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl - "The Sorcerer's Golden Trick"

"The Sorcerer's Golden Trick" ‚ÄčAired: September 11/18, 1976 As part of the Krofft Supershow, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl ran for 16 weeks in two part installments.¬† The series clearly borrowed a great deal in terms of concepts from the Batman 66 televi...

Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid of a Bomb - 3: Mexican Batwoman

When is a Batman movie not a Batman movie?  When is a wrestling movie not a wrestling movie?  When it's the Batwoman.  This 1968 gem may not have the elements one expects in a Batman ripoff film, but it still has much more going for it than the previou...

Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid of a Bomb! - 2: Filipino Batman 1966 - JAMES BATMAN

James Batman 1966 Our next look at those movies from around the world inspired by the 66 Batman TV series takes us to the Philippines.  Mere months after the premiere of the television series, James Batman burst on to Filipino screens.  In fact, the...

Filmation Batman 1968: "The Jigsaw Jeopardy" & "Wrath of the Riddler"

"The Jigsaw Jeopardy" & "Wrath of the Riddler" Aired December 28, 1968 As you have heard before on the podcast, we're not entirely sure of the broadcast dates or order of episodes when it comes to Filmation Batman 68.  We have been relying on Wikip...
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Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet Comic

Batman 66 MeetsThe Green HornetPublished: #1 June 4, 2014#2 July 2, 2014#3 August 6, 2014#4 September 3. 2014#5 October 1, 2014#6 November 19, 2014Collection: November 25, 2015 A fan favorite among the episodes of the 66 series is when Batman met The G...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #47: Jim Beard on Zlonk! Zok! Zowie! - The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman '66

For years, fans of Gotham City 14 Miles have been clamoring for a sequel.  Jim Beard comes into the Batcave to explain why it hasn't happened and what he is planning instead - a "sidequel".  Jim is kicking off an anthology of review essays on each and ...

Turkish Batman - Betmen

It's the first in a series looking at other takes on Batman in other countries, influenced by the 66 series.  We start with Betmen, a Turkish film that, on inspection, clearly should have been a spy film, perhaps even a James Bond one. John is joined b...
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Batman 66 Comic: "King Tut Barges In!" & "The Butler Did It!"

Batman 66 #8"King Tut Barges In!" & "The Butler Did It!"Published: February 19, 2014   King Tut is back in Gotham, but he has done nothing wrong other than to steer a barge down Gotham Harbor.  But Batman suspects the phony Pharaoh is up to somet...
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Batman 66 Comics #7: "The Fiend is False!" & "The Joker's Layoff Riot!"

Batman 66 #7"The Fiend is False!" & "The Joker's Layoff Riot!"Published: January, 2014 False Face gets the return engagement many fans of the 66 series have always wanted and this is a story that could easily play out on the 66 seres with one excep...

Batman 66 Comics #6: "The Conqueror Bookworm" & "The Kissing Cossack"

Batman 66 #6"The Conqueror Bookworm" & "The Kissing Cossack"Published: December 18, 2013   The Bookworm is one of John's favorite villains in the Batman 66 universe and he's back in a story written by new to the series writer, Tom Peyer.  Bookwor...

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

"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 ...

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

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.  P...

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

  "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 i...

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

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...

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

"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.  ...

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

"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 actu...

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

"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,...

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

"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...

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

"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 a...

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

"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...

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

    "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 cri...

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

"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 ...

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

"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 l...

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

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? ‚ÄčPlus, Mr. Freeze kidnaps a mahar...

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

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 d...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #45: Burt Ward on The Hollywood Museum's Batman 66 Exhibit

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...

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

"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...

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

  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 te...

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

"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 ...

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

Dan Greenfield of 13th 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 B...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #42: Locations of the Batman 66 Series

Throughout the run of the podcast, we have often commented on the various locations used in the show and joked about how fora New York-like locale, Gotham City looked a lot like California.  John decided to bring together two fans who have made an exte...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #41: Animated Batman 66 Writer/Producer James Tucker

Writer/Producer James Tucker joins John and Dan Greenfield in the Batcave to talk about his involvement with both The Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman Vs. Two-Face.  James tells us how the projects came about, how they were actually developed a...


"Batman Vs. Two-Face" Released October 10, 2017 How is it possible to top the success of last year's The Return of the Caped Crusaders? You add William Shatner to the mix!  Shatner takes on the role of Harvey Dent/Two-Face in this new feature lengt...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #40: James Tucker, Michael Jelenic, and Rick Morales - The Creative Forces Behind Batman Vs. Two-Face from New York Comic Con 2017

We conclude our weeklong look at the creative forces behind the Batman Vs. Two-Face release with interviews with producers Jack Tucker and Michael Jelenic and director Rick Morales.  They discuss the making of this feature, the missed opportunities and...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #39: Burt Ward on Batman Vs. Two-Face at New York City Comic Con 2017

We continue our weeklong series of media roundtable interviews with the stars, producers, and director of Batman Vs. Two-Face with Burt Ward.  As one half of the Dynamic Duo for over 50 years, Ward is still as enthusiastic about the role as he was when...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #38: William Shatner on Batman Vs. Two-Face from New York Comic Con 2017

Last year's The Return of the Caped Crusader proved so popular, it only made sense that a sequel would be developed.  And how does one raise the stakes for a sequel?  You bring in the legendary William Shatner to voice a villain many fans hoped to see ...

From the Files of the Batcomputer #37: Barry Eldridge of Factory Entertainment on the Batman 66 Batcave

Factory Entertainment has an impressive selection of favorite genre collectibles from Game of Thrones to The Green Hornet to¬†‚ÄčGhostbusters to many more. ¬†And now they've created the ultimate Batman 66 collectible in the form of fully functional Batcave...

The Hornet's Sting: Episode 19 - "Bad Bet on a 459 -- Silent"

"BAD BET ON A 459 SILENT" AIRED: FEBRUARY 10, 1967 The Hornet is shot when he stumbles on two crooked cops helping themselves to the leftovers from a robbery.  How can he get medical help when every cop in the city is looking for him?    Jim and John...