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cityprod2,033 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
In the 1960s television series, Batman was a far less dark character and a lot more camp, with the much-missed Adam West in the title role, assisted by Burt Ward as his trusty sidekick, Robin – both of them in costumes made of fabric, not rubber muscles. It was very much a beautifully crafted piece of theatre, with wonderfully hammy performances, hilariously terrible puns and iconic music.

Twitter user, YUXLOA, shared a clip from the series in which Bruce Wayne has to do some quick thinking, and Adam West has to do some sharp acting – which he did. Enjoy.





(text from The Poke)


If memory serves, that's from the final story of Season 2, Ice Spy/The Duo Defy, and it remains one of my favourite moments in the whole Adam West Batman catalogue, or should that be, Bat-alogue, because of his voice work there.
james-20015,642 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Let's be honest, the whole concept behind Batman (and, to be honest, many comics) is quite ridiculous, so I always like the parody/pisstake/light-heartedness of the 60s batman, it fits the implausability of the whole idea. I always find it a bit unfortunate that the modern idea seems to be that comic book superheroes (and villains) have to be treated deadly seriously and with the utmost reverance.

Though they make billions at the box office, so what do I know?
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Neil Jones5,829 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I may be unique but I don't quite "get" the modern trend for modern superhero film productions, particularly the so-called "Marvel Universe", I find them all incredibly stodgy and boring. But again this stuff takes a fortune at the box office so I sometimes wonder if I'm missing something...?
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London Lite11,075 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I may be unique but I don't quite "get" the modern trend for modern superhero film productions, particularly the so-called "Marvel Universe", I find them all incredibly stodgy and boring. But again this stuff takes a fortune at the box office so I sometimes wonder if I'm missing something...?


Maybe this is why I like the Deadpool character who is sardonic. The seriousness of other superhero characters can be too much.
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