"The Spider-Lady"
Aired: December 4/11, 1976

The Spider-Lady uses the ultimate disguise, that of Electra-Woman, to steal an idol.

This time around, John and Kevin Elddrige of The Flopcast discuss the creation of Spider-Woman and her relation to Spider-Lady, the special effects of the episode, and the effective use of henchmen in this episode.  Take a listen and let us know what you think by writing us here or at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: Batcave_-_Electra_Woman_-_The_Spider-Lady.mp3
Category:Electra Woman and Dyna Girl -- posted at: 2:39am EDT

1949 - Chapter Eight 
"Robin Meets the Wizard"

The Wizard threatens the railroad lines with his vehicle control device.

John and writer Jim Beard discuss the 8th episode of the 1949 movie serial.  In it, they talk about excessive padding in some of these episodes, the tiresome Batman trapped in a fire cliffhanger, and the dismissive nature of Batman towards Vicki Vale.

It's all here and we want to hear what you think.  Comment here or write us at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: Batcave_-_Batman_1949_-_Chapter_8.mp3
Category:1940s Serials -- posted at: 6:12am EDT

October 23, 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 monster, and the Wolfman to life.  Wanting to atone for the sins of their past, the trio, with Walt's crime computer set out on a mission to stop evil wherever they found it.

We move on to the seventh episode with the villain - The Astrologer, masterfully played by Jonathan Harris of Lost in Space.  His plan is to make one of his predictions, an earthquake rocking the city, come true by using a thirty year old atomic bomb.

John and Joe Crowe of RevolutionSF and the Dragoncon American SciFi Classics Track discuss the performance of Jonathan Harris, the parallels of the clam trap with Batman 66's Joker/Penguin meetup, and how this is the best Drac episode to date.

Take a listen and let us know what you think here or by writing us at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: Monster_Squad_-_The_Astrologer.mp3
Category:Monster Squad -- posted at: 12:22am EDT