Batman TV Series by Starburst

UK. Starburst. Vol 10. Number 7. March 114. 1988.

UK sci-fi magazine Starburst devoted its March 1988 cover and an article to the popular 1960s Batman series. The article, written by Jon Abbott, talks about the initial success and then decline of Batman’s three series run on the ABC network airing between 1965 and 1968, in particular to the relation of other hit fantasy shows of the time such as Lost in Space, Bewitched, Jeannie, The Monkees, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants and The Green Hornet to name some. The article also discusses the erratic and out-of-sync airings on British TV, and some of the actors to play in Batman. Below are some pics I scanned.

UK. Starburst. Vol 10. Number 7. March 114. 1988.

All images courtesy of DC and Starburst magazine.

9 thoughts on “Batman TV Series by Starburst

  1. Hi TVTA, Mr Bowler, and this issue (or at least your scanned images shown) didn’t even mention Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith and all the Catwomen (Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar). Some people think the 60’s Batman series as camp and comedic but it had some great talent in it! Thanks again.

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      • I think Aunt Harriet was the elderly lady who helped look after Dick Grayson (Burt Ward/Robin) She was usually seen knitting in a high back chair. And if I recall correctly Aunt Harriet was kidnapped by a female stage magician and was nearly boiled to death in a vat of acid (she was hung above it tied to the chair!)

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      • Good memory. She sounds familiar now. Ouch… being boiled to death in a vat of acid has surely got to be one of the worst ways to get done in! Hmm, no, I just maybe thought of a worse one… being tied up and smothered in treacle and left out on the lawns of a wasp farm in August – then being run over by a combine harvester!

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      • Being run over by the combine harvester reminds me of an advert! Here in the UK there was a TV advert for a soft cheese brand called Boursin and a sweetheart couple are having a picnic of the cheese and biscuits sat in a field of wheat. But unfortunately they are so distracted by the cheese…..inevitable! And the advert ended with the caption “Le Boursin, Le vin….Le Fin!”

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