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Offline Thrashalla

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New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:59:33 AM »
http://www.rifftrax.com/shorts/batman-takes-over

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We’re excited to present Batman Takes Over, the first installment in one of the earliest screen depictions of Batman ever made, the 1949 serial Batman and Robin! This is where we’d joke that we finally found a version of Batman and Robin worse than the Joel Schumacher Batman & Robin, but that is physically impossible according to Newton’s Law of Schumacherian Bat-Nipplage.

In this thrilling opening episode, Batman Takes Over...an hour to arrive at the crime scene, because he drives an ordinary car instead of a Batmobile. And, standing in for stately Wayne Manor, a slightly-less-stately suburban home. Batman and thirty-something boy wonder Robin are hot on the trail of The Wizard, so named for his lack of magic powers or costume resembling a wizard’s in any way. Speaking of costumes, Batman & Robin store theirs in a drawer in a FILING CABINET. And, and, and...well there’s too much great Bat-wrongness to tell here, you really just need to see this.

So squeeze into an ill-fitting costume, buckle your utility belt (ordinary belt), and join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for Batman Takes Over!


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 12:16:41 PM »
Why is this a short and not feature length?! ARGHH!!!!!  Still awesome but, man, I was looking forward to a feature-length riff after all this time!


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 12:45:42 PM »
Are you guys doing the rest of the other 14 chapters too?
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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 12:48:36 PM »
Hey, that nice blind lady from The Brute Man got her operation and traded up to dating Bruce Wayne!


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 01:39:08 PM »
I've watched a bit of the serial before. When you see it, if you haven't seen it, you will see what the 60's show was parodying so well.


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 02:02:21 PM »
Good lord, I about killed myself laughing at this one. 

I feel so sorry for everyone in 1949 who survived WWII, then had to go and see this as their "reward".


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 02:11:17 PM »
Just curious as to the length of the short.  Can anyone who's grabbed it already chime in?


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 03:14:59 PM »
Just curious as to the length of the short.  Can anyone who's grabbed it already chime in?

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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 03:30:21 PM »
Are you guys doing the rest of the other 14 chapters too?


If not maybe it could be the target of another Multi-Group Project?
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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 03:56:04 PM »
We toyed around with doing this serial a few years ago, but things got a bit side tracked & it never came about.   :-\

But I'm looking forward to seeing this one!  :)


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 04:13:44 PM »
YES!  I'M GETTING THIS AND INSISTING YOU DO THE WHOLE THING!


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 04:20:56 PM »
It's a 14-part serial? Wow. If they continue doing them we won't get to the end for more than year! And that's optimistic!  You guys don't know what you started here.  :lol:


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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 05:07:35 PM »
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I also cast a vote for Mike, Kevin and Bill doing the complete Batman and Robin serial. This was the best $1.99 I spent on a longer short in a long time!
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Re: New Short "Batman Takes Over" Now Available!
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 05:44:14 PM »
Looking over the info on this serial, the complete run of it is around 4 hours long (also known as 1.33 Peter Jackson Movies.) So not TOO implausible for them to tackle the rest of the serial in one or two more parts rather than doing it one episode at a time over the course of the next year or two.