"It Takes Two to Make a Team" &
Aired January 1, 1969
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Our final look at the Filmation Batman 68 series is a celebration of all that your hosts love about the series. It has a multi-villain story, Batgirl, Alfred, many nods to the Batman comics of the 50s, current pop culture references and so much more. In the first story, Riddler, Penguin and Joker team up to break up the team of the Terrific Trio by playing mind games with Robin. In the second story, the Joker thinks he has finally rid himself of the Dynamic Duo, but he finds himself haunted by their ghosts.
In addition, John and Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension discuss how the second half of the series really hit its stride in terms of story telling and lament that there wasn't more after that. They also give a brief wrap-up by talking about their favorite comics adapted and original villains.
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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.
Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension is John's co-host on the Filmation 68 reviews. He spoke on the podcast on how disturbing he found the Dollman, but he goes into even more detail over at his website.