BatmanThe disappearance of an eccentric admiral and his light-bending invention is reason enough for Commissioner Gordon to send up the Batsignal. Batman and Robin board the Batcopter to chase the admiral’s missing boat, only to watch it disappear from the water. One exploding shark later, clues begin piling up to an unholy alliance between Batman’s greatest foes: the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin, and Catwoman are working together. Barely together, at any rate – their partnership is a fragile and fractious one, each one jockeying for the right to boast that he or she wiped out Batman. Catwoman’s plan is put into action: she will pose as Russian reporter Miss Kitka and catch the eye of millionaire Bruce Wayne, who will then be kidnapped by the villains and held hostage until Batman comes to his rescue. Bruce, of course, is all too aware that Batman won’t be saving him, and has to engineer his own escape. Unaware that Miss Kitka is Catwoman, Batman and Robin return to the scene of the crime to save her, only to find another trap. While the Dynamic Duo is kept busy by this double-cross, the quartet of criminal masterminds hatches a plan to capture the leading diplomats of the world’s most powerful nations, plunging the world into chaos and allowing them to seize control…unless, of course, Batman and Robin throw a dash of cold water on their scheme.

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Lorenzo Semple Jr.
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
music by Nelson Riddle / Batman theme by Neal Hefti

BatmanCast: Adam West (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Burt Ward (Robin / Dick Grayson), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman / Kitka), Cesar Romero (The Joker), Burgess Meredith (The Penguin), Frank Gorshin (The Riddler), Alan Napier (Alfred), Neil Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon), Stafford Repp (Chief O’Hara), Madge Blake (Aunt Harriet Cooper), Reginald Denny (Admiral Schmidlapp), Milton Frome (Vice Admiral Fangschliester), Gil Perkins (Bluebeard), Dick Crockett (Morgan), George Sawaya (Quetch)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Return Of The Caped Crusaders

BatmanThe Riddler, the Penguin, Catwoman and the Joker hijack Gotham’s most-watched TV variety show simply to signal their latest crime wave. Batman and Robin follow leads and pursue the criminals, but Catwoman thinks she knows how to sway Batman to their side, using a potent chemical concoction that will do away with Batman’s urge to do good. The chemical doesn’t work until after Batman has rounded up the quartet of criminals, but when its effects do kick in, Batman suddenly installs himself as the ruler of Gotham City, relieving the police of their duties and allowing anarchy to reign. Alfred is fired, and Aunt Harriet is sent away in tears. Robin is about to go it alone against his mentor when he decides to enlist Catwoman’s reluctant help instead. But how can Robin fight the man who taught him everything he knows about fighting crime?

written by Michael Jelenic & James Tucker
directed by Rick Morales
music by Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis / Batman theme by Neal Hefti

BatmanCast: Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), Julie Newmar (Catwoman), Jeff Bergman (Announcer / Joker), Sirena Irwin (Miranda Moore), Thomas Lennon (Chief O’Hara), William Salyers (The Penguin), Lynne Marie Stewart (Aunt Harriet), Jim Ward (Commissioner Gordon), Steven Weber (Alfred), Wally Wingert (The Riddler)

LogBook entry & review by Earl Green […]