Sun, 19 February 2017
Aired December 13, 1967
Catwoman is back in Gotham, but she's looking a little different this season. Eartha Kitt takes over the role, replacing Julie Newmar who was appearing in a film at the time. Curiously, the dynamic between Batman and Catwoman is changed where the sexual tension is almost gone. Instead, Catwoman is obsessed with Batgirl.
Joining John to discuss this episode is podcaster Michael Falkner (The Weekly Podioplex). In addition to talking about the missed opportunities of this story (including the idea that Catwoman is literally invading a foreign country when she replaces the queen in her embassy), they also discuss the possible reasoning behind the change in the relationship with Batman and Catwoman.
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Since 2011, he has hosted The Weekly Podioplex, a movie and television news podcast on The Chronic Rift network. Before then, he was a writer and producer for The Scapecast, the Parsec Award-winning podcast about Farscape. He has also contributed to various other podcast productions, most notably The RevCast on RevolutionSF and The Chronic Rift's Roundtable. Michael is also a frequent panelist for the American Science Fiction Classics Track at Dragon Con, and is also one of the founding members of the Dragon Con Newbies group, which helps newcomers of the annual convention.
As a writer, Michael has been published several times, including genre essays on RevolutionSF and ForceCast.net. He is also the author of the Timestamps Project, a series of reviews of the long-running Doctor Who television series. His work can be found on his site, Creative Criticality.
Direct download: The_Batcave_Podcast_-_Episode_58.mp3
Category:Batcave Podcast -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT
Sun, 19 February 2017
Airdates: October 31 - November 14, 1964
The TARDIS doors open suddenly in mid-flight causing the dimensions of the vessel to change. When the crew emerges in modern day England, they find themselves the size of insects in a planet of giants. Add to that, there's a murder mystery that they become involved in. How can they solve it and bring the murderer to justice in their diminutive state?
It's the first episode of the second series of Doctor Who from 1964. This was supposed to be the first story in the series proper and it's a good thing it wasn't as it's as short in its content as the time travelers. Take a listen to this brief review and let us know what you think of it by leaving a comment here.
Direct download: DWMD_-_Planet_of_Giants.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 9:39am EDT