In anticipation of The Dark Knight Rises, we ventured to watch Batman’s entire filmography between the years of 1943 and 1997, and then record our thoughts in podcast form, you know, for future generations. In part 1 of a 2-part podcast we discuss Batman’s inauspicious 1943 cinematic debut, Adam West and Burt Ward’s campy/homoerotic/campy/very homoerotic take in 1966’s adaptation of the Batman TV show, then we talk Burton. Tim Burton. Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) were epic in our youth, but how do they hold up now?
This week’s special guest villain is the delightful Johnnie Walker!
Apologies for the audio clipping in the episode. It does get a bit better about halfway through. I’m going to blame… The Joker! Or maybe I made a mistake… Or maybe Thurston Moore produced this week’s episode… we’ll never know.
Next week we’ll be back with more Bat-goodness, tackling Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Forever, and (gasp) Batman & Robin.