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Aired October 19/20, 1966
Vincent Price makes an eggs-cellent debut as Egghead. Egghead wants to take over Gotham City and has an eggs-acting plan to make it happen. He kidnaps the descendants of the three founding fathers of Gotham City, which includes Bruce Wayne, in order to make sure they can't deliver on their payment for the lease to the Last of the Mohicans. As an added bonus, he plans to eggs-stract the identity of Batman from one of them. Can he succeed in eggs-ecuting this plan?
Joining John to eggs-amine this episode is writer, teacher, and media eggs-pert, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg. Together they not only discuss what was fun about the episode, but they look at the social commentary on racial tolerance that is worked into it as well.
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Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an author, editor, book designer, and educator. He is the co-author of the Howe’s Transcendental Toybox series of Doctor Who merchandise guides from Telos Publishing, the designer of other Telos books including The Target Book, the author of “Stolen Days” in Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life and “Mardi Gras Massacre” in Short Trips: Indefinable Magic, and the Doctor Who DVD reviewer for IGN.com. He co-wrote an exhaustive guide to zombie cinema, Zombiemania, contributed to Time, Unincorporated 3 for Mad Norwegian, and is launching his own small press, ATB Publishing, with the forthcoming Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America and Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories from 160 Writers. He teaches courses in zombies in popular media and science fiction media at the University of Baltimore and a course in comic book literature at the University of Maryland. He also has a book on sword and sorcery movies in the works with co-author Scott Alan Woodard. You can find him online at atbpublishing.com.
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