.Batman on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2001.
Episodes of the series can occasionally be seen on the Sci Fi Channel in afternoon marathons:
Mon, May 14, 2001  SUPERHEROLAND - BATMAN Marathon -
                 11:00 AM    A PIECE OF ACTION -PT 1
                 11:30 AM    BATMAN'S SATISFACTION -PT 2
                 12:00 PM    FINE FEATHERED FINKS -PT 1
                 12:30 PM    THE PENGUIN'S A JINX -PT 2
                  1:00 PM    ICE SPY -PT 1
                  1:30 PM    THE DUO DEFY -PT 2
                  2:00 PM    THE WAIL OF THE SIREN
                  2:30 PM    LOUIE THE LILAC
                  3:00 PM    THE JOKER'S LAST LAUGH -PT 1
                  3:30 PM    THE JOKER'S EPITAPH -PT 2
Mon, June 18  SUPERHEROLAND - BATMAN Marathon -
                 11:00 AM    NORA CLAVICLE AND THE LADIES
                 11:30 AM    SURF'S UP! JOKER'S UNDER!
                 12:00 PM    THE RING OF WAX -PT 1
                 12:30 PM    GIVE 'EM THE AXE -PT 2
                  1:00 PM    BLACK WIDOW STRIKES AGAIN - 1
                  1:30 PM    CAUGHT IN THE SPIDER'S DEN - 2
                  2:00 PM    THE SPELL OF TUT -PT 1
                  2:30 PM    TUT'S CASE IS SHUT -PT 2
                  3:00 PM    DEATH IN SLOW MOTION -PT 1
                  3:30 PM    THE RIDDLER'S FALSE NOTION - 2
Mon, July 23  SUPERHEROLAND - BATMAN Marathon -
                 11:00 AM    THE THIRTEENTH HAT -PT 1
                 11:30 AM    BATMAN STANDS PAT -PT 2
                 12:00 PM    THE MINSTREL'S SHAKEDOWN -PT 1
                 12:30 PM    BARBECUED BATMAN -PT 2
                  1:00 PM    I'LL BE A MUMMY'S UNCLE
                  1:30 PM    MINERVA, MAYHEM AND MILLIONA
                  2:00 PM    AN EGG GROWS IN GOTHAM -PT 1
                  2:30 PM    THE YEOGG FOES IN GOTHAM -PT 2
                  3:00 PM    THE GREAT ESCAPE -PT 1
                  3:30 PM    THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY -PT 2
Mon, August 20  SUPERHEROLAND -BATMAN Marathon -
                 11:00 AM  THE JOKER'S FLYING SAUCER     
                 11:30 AM  PENGUIN'S CLEAN SWEEP         
                 12:00 PM  FINE FINNY FIENDS -       PT 1       
                 12:30 PM  BATMAN MAKES THE SCENES - PT 2   
                  1:00 PM  SHOOT A CROOKED ARROW -   PT 1   
                  1:30 PM  WALK THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW 2  
                  2:00 PM  THE SANDMAN COMETH - PT 1      
                  2:30 PM  THE CATWOMAN GOETH - PT 2      
                  3:00 PM  THE JOKER GOES TO SCHOOL - PT 1  
                  3:30 PM  HE MEETS HIS MATCH, THE GRIS- 2 
Mon, September 17  SUPERHEROLAND -BATMAN Marathon -
                 11:00 AM  PENGUIN IS A GIRL'S BEST FRI   
                 11:30 AM  PENGUIN SETS A TREND -PT 2    
                 12:00 PM  PENGUIN'S DISASTROUS END -PT   
                 12:30 PM  THE UNKINDEST TUT OF ALL       
                  1:00 PM  COME BACK, SHAME -PT 1        
                  1:30 PM  IT'S THE WAY YOU PLAY THE GA   
                  2:00 PM  THE ENTRACING DR. CASSANDRA   
                  2:30 PM  LOUIE'S LETHAL LILAC TIME     
                  3:00 PM  POP GOES THE JOKER -PT 1      
                  3:30 PM  FLOP GOES THE JOKER -PT 2     
During the 2+ year run of Batman, it became one of the hottest tv series in Hollywood. Actors that did little or no tv agreed to play villains on Batman. Cliff Robertson even spoofed his Western movies, playing an evil cowboy named Shame.
Some of the other villains in the tv series:
The Penguin..............Burgess Meredith
The Joker................Cesar Romero
The Riddler..............Frank Gorshin in several eps
                         John Astin in one
Egghead..................Vincent Price
King Tut.................Victor Buono
Catwoman.................Eartha Kitt
                         Julie Newmar
Mr. Freeze...............George Sanders
The Mad Hatter...........David Wayne
Bookworm.................Roddy McDowell
The Archer...............Art Carney
Lola Lasagna.............Ethel Merman
Minerva..................Zsa Zsa Gabor
The Devil................Joan Crawford 
The Black Widow..........Tallulah Bankhead
Lady Fogg................Joan Collins
Lord Fogg................Rudy Vallee

1960s Batman Cast

Batman Adam West Robin Burt Ward Alfred the Butler Alan Napier Aunt Harriet Madge Blake Chief O'Hara Stafford Repp Commissioner Gordon Neil Hamilton Barbara Gordon Yvonne Craig TV themesong Neal Hefti

Batman Movies & Serials

Batman (1943), 15 awful episodes (he wears black long-underwear, grey swim trunks, a viking helmet, and drives a Model-T batmobile) were nevertheless well-received as "Plan 9 From Outer Space" type camp when an edited feature-length version was re-released in 1965.
Batman & Robin (1949, aka The Return of Batman), 15 more episodes. A hooded villain is The Wizard.
Batman (1966) movie and tv series
In 1977, Adam West & Burt Ward reprised their roles in a Saturday morning cartoon series The New Adventure of Batman, which used the newly-perfected Rotoscope process for more fluid animation.
Previous cartoon series were The Batman-Superman Hour (1967-68), which replaced The Superman-Aquaman Hour (1966-67), and Superfriends starting in 1973.

Legends Of The Superheroes (1979 tv-movie in 2 parts).
In part 1, superheroes competed against supervillains in offbeat "Battle of the Network Stars" type games of skill. In part 2, Ed McMahon hosted The Roast, a mild battle of wits.
Characters/actors who took part:
Batman/Adam West
Robin/Burt Ward
Captain Marvel/Garret Craig
Hawkman/Bill Nuckols
The Flash/Rod Haase
Huntress/Barbara Joyce
Retired Man/William Schallert
Solomon Grundy/Mickey Morton
Mordu/Gabe Dell
Black Canary/Danuta
Giganta/A'Leshia Brvard
Dr. Sivana/Howard Morris
Weather Wizard/Jeff Altman
The Riddler/Frank Gorshin
Sinistro/Charlie Callas
In the 1990s, a gritty new animated series was started by the Fox network, reflecting the new Dark Knight Batman comic books, then went to first-run syndication starring mostly unknown actors, with Mark Hamill as The Joker. The third Batman hollywood movie didn't do so well, and there is serious talk of releasing a feature-length animated Batman in theaters (previous animated Batman features were seen only on tv or in video).

Batman Beyond (1999)
Adventures of Batman & Robin: The Joker (1994)
Adventures of Batman & Robin: Two-Face (1994)
Adventures of Batman & Robin: The Riddler (1994)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman (1989)
Batman (1966)
Batmania: From Comics to Screen
The Green Hornet (1940)
The Green Hornet Strikes Again (1940)
Bruce Lee and the Green Hornet (1960s)

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Batman books
Batman & Robin
The Green Hornet
Bruce Lee (Kato in the Green Hornet tv series)

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Green Hornet episode titles (the spinoff series)

Adam West Videos

Superman Videos


1960s Batman episodes, all 3 seasons

1960s Batman page on the SciFi Channel website

Doc Savage
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