With the first images of a new reimagining of the caped crusader recently revealed, there is no better time than the present to retrace the history of the fabled Dark Knight’s first incarnation on the silver screen. The 1960s version of Batman, as played by Adam West, is famous and beloved for its unrivaled comic approach to the character, wittily delving into the unmined absurdism of the superhero world long before we’d even see the trend of a gritty, realistic take on the character overshadow his cartoon origins. For the first film spawned from the wildly popular television show, Batman — and his young ward, Robin — take on the best of his rogues’ gallery, who have teamed together in an attempt to take over the entire world. Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, and the Riddler combine their forces in this riotously hilarious romp which planted the seeds of Batman’s permanent cultural fixation.
0:00 Welcoming Bro back to the show
4:07 Fantasia 2020: First-week recap
13:56 Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies and first experiences with nudity in film
20:53 Pretending I’m Superman — The THPS documentary
26:28 The new era of DC and Batman
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