"The Cool, Cruel Mr. Freeze" &
"The Joke's on Robin"
Aired September 21, 1968
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We continue our look at the 1968 Filmation series with a review of a pair of stories. First, we look at the premiere of Mr. Freeze on the cartoon as he plans to bring Gotham City to its knees with a frosty gamble that not only threatens the city, but the Wayne fortune as well. Next, Robin is thinking he's losing his touch but we quickly learn, "The Joke's on Robin" thanks to the Joker.
In addition, John and Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website discuss the theme song and Ted Knight's contributions to the show and beyond.
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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.
In celebration of these reviews, Dan is taking a look at Mr. Freeze, one of his favorites from the Rogue's Gallery. In this piece, Dan talks about how Freeze rounds out the "Core Four" of Batman villains as "the Fifth Beatle". Check it out by clicking on the image on the left.