|Batman, Episode 10 - A Death Worse Than Fate (1966)
"A Death Worse Than Fate," the 10th episode of Batman, aired February 10th on ABC TV.
This was the second episode to feature Anne Baxter as guest villain Zelda the Great. Like in previous episodes where Batman tangled with a female villain, Zelda ends up in love with Batman, and Bruce Wayne promises her a job working in a children's hospital after she is paroled to help with her reform.
|Evol Ekdol Threatens the Batman with Magic Tricks
Bat Facts for A Death Worse Than Fate
Special Guest Villain: Anne Baxter as Zelda
Onomatopoeia: None. This is one of the few Batman episodes to not have a fist fight.
Featured Bat Gadget: Bat Cuffs
Robin's Catchphrase: "Holy Crossfire."
Original Comic Book Story: Based on the 1965 story "Batman's Inescapable Doom-Trap!" from Detective Comics #346, written by John Broome and drawn by Sheldon Moldoff.
|Detective Comics #346
More screencaps after the break...
|"We interrupt your regularly scheduled program..."
|Billionaire Bruce Wayne, Police Commissioner Gordon, and Robin the Boy Wonder plead for Aunt Harriet's life on live TV.
|"Gosh, Batma... err, I mean Billionaire Bruce Wayne!"
|"He wore a scarlet tunic, a blue green hood, it looked quite good."
|Zelda and Evol
|Evol Hires Hitmen to Murder Batman
|The Batmobile Cruises in Search of Danger
|Evol and Zelda Spy on Batman
|To Whom It May Concern!
|Entering The Magician's Workshop
|Batman and Robin Behold Something Strange...
|An Inescapable Death Trap!
|Ekdol Taunts the Duo with a Bat Skeleton
|The Mad Alabanian Genius Rants
|Guns in the Sarcophagi
|Zelda Behind Bars
|That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.