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"Reading, Writing & Wronging"
April 2, 1977

Penguin has started a school for criminals and in order to pass, you have to defeat Batman and Robin!

John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are back in the Batcave talking about this episode that is an odd duck.  It has potential and it has some fun moments, but in the end it just doesn't hold up.  The two discuss how this episode may be where some of the hate for Batmite comes from, John's dislike of the Penguin as a character in general, and the heavy use of "Holy" exclamations in this episode.​

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Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 8:52am EST
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"Bite-Sized"

March 27, 1977

The alien Electro comes to Gotham City to shrink the Dynamic Duo and use them to discover America's defense systems prior to his invasion of the planet.

John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are back in the Batcave talking about this episode with a new villain with a familiar name.  They discuss Nom Prescott possibly subbing for Adam West, Marvel's lack of attention to a villain named Electro, and the attitude of the Batcomputer.

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Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 2:18pm EST
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"Curses! Oiled Again!"

March 20, 1977

Catwoman teams up with Clayface to steal all the oil in the world.  

John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central welcome Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension back into the Batcave where they discuss the first team-up of the 77 Filmation series.  They discuss the potential for toys based on the characters and the vehicles seen in the episode, they comment on the rotoscope used, and Joe tries to make a Batmite lover out of Dan.

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Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 12:27pm EST
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"The Bermuda Rectangle"

March 13, 1977

Professor Bubbles is engaged in some real underwater deep sea piracy and it's up to Batman to stop him.  Where is Aquaman when you need him?

John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are at odds with this fifth episodes of the 77 series and not in the way you would think.  Usually, Joe can find the joy in the goofiest of plots, but he struggled a little with this one while John enjoyed every 70s cliche the episode threw at us, from the CB lingo to the sharks to the underwater base.

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Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 7:02am EST
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"A Sweet Joke on Gotham City"

March 6, 1977

We take a look at another Filmation original village for the 77 Batman series in the form of Sweet Tooth.  Sounding like Paul Lynde and ready with a crime where he holds the city's water supply hostage (why does that sound familiar?), this is one of the crazier stories and yet our hosts are more than happy with how goofy it is.

John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are giving this fourth episode of the Filmation 1977 Batman series embrace this episode wholeheartedly even though it's got a number of problems, which they bring up in their discussion. In this episode, they discuss how good a Paul Lynde Lenny Weintraub does for Sweet Tooth, how Batmite is more useful than Robin, how Batgirl is better used in this version of the series, and the dynamics of the Bat Family in this series.

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Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 7:21am EST
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"Trouble Identity"

February 26, 1977

Catwoman is back and she's got a new scheme to make herself rich by stealing a revolutionary device that turns garbage into rich fabrics.  And in order to throw suspicion off her, she dresses as Batgirl when committing the crime.  While the GCPD are tracking Batgirl down, the Terrific Trio are dodging robot cats while trying to prove her innocence.

John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are giving this third episode of the Filmation 1977 Batman series equal parts love and equal parts, "What were they thinking?"  In this episode, they discuss the new look Catwoman, the vocal talent of Melendy Britt, and the wasted talents of Catwoman.

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Direct download: Batman_77_-_Catwoman.mp3
Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 3:19pm EST
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"The Moonman"

February 19, 1977

The Moonman is a strange, new villain the Dynamic Duo have to confront.  Even with the help of Batgirl and the limited interference of Batmite, can they stop this super powered menace?  And what does Bruce Wayne's friend, astronaut Scott Rogers have to with all this?

John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are on differing sides when it comes to how much love to give this episode.  And who loves it more may surprise you.  They discuss the limited use of Batmite in this episode, the comedic romantic interest Batmite has in Batgirl, the comparisons with the 1958 World's Finest comic, "Menace of the Moonman", and those amazing gymnastic skills of the Dynamic Duo.

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Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 7:01am EST
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"The Pest"

February 12, 1977

The Joker has stolen a prototype energy efficient car that is unstable and could blow up.  But that's the least of the Dynamic Duo's problems as Batmite only wants to help and his help is never helpful.  It's a new era of Batman in the 70s, with two familiar voices, Adam West and Burt Ward.

John is back in the Batcave, ready to take on a new series of reviews, this time on the 1977 iteration of Batman from Filmation.  And joining him is a familiar podcast voice, Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central.  Together, they celebrate the good and the bad of the series.  Of course, there is the case to be made for and against Batmite, but there's also a discussion of the vocal talents of Lenny Weinrib, the theme song, and peculiar theme of energy that runs through most of the episodes of this series.

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Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 10:08pm EST
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