Monday, March 31, 2014

Lorenzo Semple, Jr. 1923-2014

Recently, Fox announced that they were finally able to release the classic Batman TV series on DVD. Lorenzo Semple, Jr., who wrote the first four episodes and served as executive story editor, unfortunately passed away over the weekend. Sad news; Batman and I had and on-again off-again history. I loved it when I was a kid, hated the campiness as a young adult, and finally embraced the campiness and more or less "got the joke" in the last few years. I hope I'll be able to get those DVDs when they're out.

Semple also wrote two movies I love which, admittedly, are also pretty campy: Flash Gordon (another one it took me too long to appreciate) and Sheena (cable staple of my youth). His work gave me some enjoyment.

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