RiffTrax brings the serial with Batman Takes Over!
You remember him, right? Sure, we all do!
You can grab it now, and get ahead of the game. Because once the whole serial has been release, you will need to impress people with your knowledge. Just lay into them with your Batman and Robin superiority. They won’t know what hit them, and you will get bags of cash. Or arrested. You make the call!
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!
A full list of chapters, hopefully we get the whole shebang!
Batman Takes Over
Tunnel of Terror
Robin’s Wild Ride
Robin Rescues Batman
Target – Robin!
The Fatal Blast
Robin Meets the Wizard
The Wizard Strikes Back
Batman’s Last Chance
Robin Rides the Wind
The Wizard’s Challenge
Batman vs. Wizard