The 50th anniversary of the show’s premiere is Jan. 12 — and our countdown has begun!
UPDATED 3/11/18: It’s BATMAN ’66 WEEK! We first published this countdown in connection with Batman’s 50th anniversary. This week — March 14 to be precise — is the 50th anniversary of the show’s finale. Perfect time to present this again. Dig it.
MORE: For the BATMAN ’66 WEEK Index of features, click here.
When I started doing this website in 2013, I knew I was going to write about Batman ’66. I just didn’t realize how much. Since then, we’ve already had, I think, three Batman ’66 Week celebrations, not to mention contests, podcast discussions, a broad variety of feature stories, as well as rides in the Batcopter and Batmobile. I’ve spoken at length with writers and artists and sculptors and superfans and merchandisers and reviewed a Batcave’s worth of Batswag.
Most importantly, I’ve had the joy of interviewing Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.
I love doing this. But with the 50th anniversary looming, I tried to think of something I haven’t done yet. And then I realized that I’ve never ranked my favorite episodes. I generally don’t do that sort of thing but I really wanted to celebrate the best of the best of the show.
So over 13 days, starting 12/31, we’re going to count down from 13 to 1, with that top choice publishing on 1/12/16 — the 50th anniversary of the show’s debut. I’m sure a lot of you will agree with my choices, just as I’m sure even more of you will disagree. So bring on those comments.
In between, we’ll have other features too, so check this post early and often because I will be updating it with links as we go. I also invite you to Like us on Facebook, here, and follow us on Twitter @13th_Dimension, here.
To the Batcave! The Countdown Has Begun, Citizens!
Click the links below!
MORE — For ADAM WEST: A Celebration, a series of interviews and tributes to the greatest Caped Crusader, click here.