"Star Trek Vs. Batman"

The Dynamic Duo are given a taste of the future when the starship Enterprise is catapulted to the past.  But the Joker and Catwoman are also aware of Kirk and Spock and the power at their command if they can take the ship.

John and Robert Long sit down in the Batcave and discuss a fan film that clearly has a love for the material being presented.  The question is, "Is this really a Batman fan film?"  John and Robert argue that this film, while showing love for the Batman series, is primarily a Star Trek fan film with Batman playing a supporting role.  

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"THE RINGMASTER"
October 2, 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 dive into the fourth episode with the villain - The Ringmaster.  This one is proving to be a dark episode as the Ringmaster holds 20,000 orphans hostage.

John and Joe Crowe of RevolutionSF and the Dragoncon American SciFi Classics Track discuss the unfortunate imagery of Bonnie Bon, the use of "Chekov's Gun" in this story, and a missed plot point that could have been developed into something more.

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

Direct download: BATCAVE_-_Monster_Squad_-_The_Ringmaster.mp3
Category:Monster Squad -- posted at: 10:00am EST
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WRITER JIM BEARD TALKS ANOTHER
CHALLENGE FOR THE GREEN HORNET

You thought it was the end of the podcast, but then writer Jim Beard presents another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato and their rolling arsenal the Black Beauty.  John and Jim sit down to discuss Jim's Green Hornet novella from Moonstone Press, "How Sweet the Sting".  They discuss the challenges and fun moments in writing the book, the unique vision Moonstone Publishing has for the character and Jim's preoccupation with the military in his writing.

Get your copy by ordering from Moonstone Press.

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

Direct download: Hornets_Sting_-_Jim_Beard_Interview.mp3
Category:The Hornet's Sting -- posted at: 9:12am EST
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