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Dick tracy unsold pilot The Plot To Kill NATO

Unaired Pilot 1967 Dick Tracy

DICK TRACY IN THE MEDIA

BATMAN '66 IN THE MEDIA



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WHAT WE KNOW:[]

In 1967, William Dozier, the producer responsible for the 1966 Batman television series, produced a pilot for a live-action Dick Tracy series, starring Ray MacDonnell in the title role. While the quality of the pilot ("The Plot To Kill NATO", featuring "Special Guest Villain" Victor Buono as 'Mr. Memory') was slightly above-average, the series was not purchased by either ABC or NBC as ratings for the Batman series were dropping, and a similar series featuring The Green Hornet had recently flopped. To the networks, the "Hero Camp" or Batmania craze was dying, and they chose not to take a risk on another series. The pilot is notable for the non-appearance of the future Jan Brady (Eve Plumb) as Bonnie Braids. Although cast in the role, she only appears in the title credits at the opening of the show.  

MONITOR'S NOTES:[]

Looking back on the 1960's Batman TV Series.  If the crazy would have gone on just a little longer we would have had Batman and Robin vs Godzilla and a possiable 4 series cross-over betweeen Batman, Green Hornet, Wonder Woman and Dick Tracy.  

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