"The Ogg and I/How to Hatch a Dinosaur"

Aired November 2/9, 1967

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Vincent Price makes a welcome return to Batman as the villainous Egghead.  He is joined by Anne Baxter as Olga, Queen of the Bessarovian Cossacks.  Together they have plans for Gotham City.  In fact, are there too many plans?  What is the main scheme in this plot?  Who is in charge as it seems to change from episode to episode?  And what is the history of this two-parter in relation to the third episode that will follow in a few weeks' time?

Joining John to talk about Vincent Price's triumphant and yet not so triumphant return to Batman is author and podcaster, Kevin Lauderdale.

 

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Kevin Lauderdale has written essays and articles for the Los Angeles Times, The Dictionary of American Biography, Animato, mcsweeneys.net, and teevee.org; and his poetry has appeared in Andrei Codrescu's The Exquisite Corpse.  He has published fiction in several of Pocket Books' Star Trek anthologies, including Constellations, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the original Star Trek.  His original fiction has appeared in Neo-opsis magazine and Cthulhu Unbound, the cross-genre Lovecraftian collection from Permuted Press.  He is a graduate of UCLA and a card-carrying member of SFWA.  In addition, Kevin is a host of his own podcast here on the network, It Has Come to My Attention and co-host of Mighty Movie: Temple of Bad.  Recently, Kevin took over as host of the old time radio podcast,Presenting the Transcription Feature.  Follow Kevin's exploits through his LiveJournal blog - http://kevinlauderdale.livejournal.com.

 

Check out the website John mentioned where it explains in more detail how the three parts of the Egghead/Olga story was supposed to play out - Batgirl Trap Website

John and Kevin talked about the stock footage that was used in this episode and how overall the Batman DVD sets were as meticulous with cleaning up the stock footage as they were with the actual shot footage.  Here are scenes from 42nd and 5th and the main branch of the New York Public Library nearby.

In the episode, Alfred reads from a magazine that is supposed to be a scientific journal, but looks more like The New Yorker.  A closer examination of the print upclose reveals that it very well could be.