Capt. Eugene Nock, owner of the original Batcopter, couldn’t be more excited — and neither can we!
My wife says I’m living a charmed Bat-life right now, considering how many great people I’ve met and awesome things I’ve gotten to do since we launched 13th Dimension two years ago.
One of the best things was getting to know Eugene Nock and his family and getting to ride in the original, actual, bona fide 1966 Batcopter at the State Fair in New Jersey. (Check that out, here.)
So, I’m really excited to see that the Batcopter — serial no. N3079G — is going to be featured on Comic Book Men on 10/18, in one of two episodes airing back-to-back, starting midnight after The Walking Dead on AMC.
Eugene told me: “It is all about the Batcopter … the history, the photos, the log books. We spent an entire day, from morning until late afternoon, flying, shooting, talking. My son, Wilson, is part of it, he’ll be in it.”
He also said there’s something new in store for Batfans: “There’s a new plaque in the front of the Batcopter, and it’s made out like the original Batsignal logo. It talks about the movie, and the helicopter itself and all the actors and the people who were part of it.”
What I love about Gene and his family is their utter enthusiasm about being part of the Batman ’66 world. And I gotta tell you it’s a dream come true that they’re going to be guests at the East Coast Comicon in April 2016, which we sponsor. So if you’ve ever wanted to see this gorgeous machine up close, click here for our sister site, where you can get tickets and other info.
“We are very proud to be part of the Batman scene, the ’66 people and to do Comic Book Men,” Gene said. “We think that what they did was really great.”
And, he added, “We’re looking forward to working your Comicon. It’ll be our pleasure to work with you guys. We’ll have a lot of fun.”