Holy recurring installments, Batman!
How long has it been since there was a new installment of The Batcave Podcast? Actually, it’s been a couple of weeks, but I missed yammering about the last one by a few days, so it only seems like a week or so ago. Meanwhile, host John S. Drew has continued merrily along, and lo and behold! New episode!
John’s all about keeping on with his review of the 1960s Batman television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, by golly. For the second season’s third story (and fifth and sixth episodes), he’s joined by writer/editor Jim Beard, who among his various credits includes Gotham City 14 Miles, a collection of essays about the classic series published by Sequart. Together, they revisit the episodes that introduce yet another Bat-villain to the Rogues Gallery, the Minstrel: “The Minstrel’s Shakedown” and “Barbecued Batman?”
From John’s write-up:
“The Minstrel, a new villain, has appeared in Gotham City and he’s holding the Gotham City Stock Exchange hostage with his extortion demands. The Caped Crusaders are on the case, but it turns out that the Minstrel is Batman’s intellectual equal when it comes to technology. Can Batman outwit the Minstrel with the aid of his latest Bat-device, the Bat-Drone?”
Tune in to see what John and Jim thought of these episodes: “The Minstrel’s Shakedown”/”Barbecued Batman?”