Showing posts with label Batman TV series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Batman TV series. Show all posts

Vintage "Batman" TV show promo shots

From what we used to call "contact sheet" - prints that provided a quick look at the images on a seris of film negatives. Do you remember film?

Vintage Batman TV show pics

More pics from Batman '66 with Adam West, Burt Ward and the gang. Many of these are new to me, surprisingly.

So long, Adam West

Like the rest of pop culture world, I was saddened to hear of Adam West's passing, at age 88, yesterday.

There are hundreds of Batman-related posts on this blog, and most of them feature West and the rest of the 1966 "Batman" TV cast. This was my show as a little kid. I suspect the same is true for many regular visitors here.

I interviewed West briefly back in the early 1990s during my days as a newspaper reporter and found him hilarious, friendly and charming.

I couldn't help being a little nervous and gushing when I met him - this was my childhood idol, after all. When I told him I was a lifelong Batfan, he said "I could tell that about you, John." I suspect he'd said the same to many reporters of a certain age.

West was a class act and after some years of frustration over being typecast as the Caped Crusader, seemed to accept his fate with grace and good humor. I was a fan of his frequently hilarious Facebook page, where he posted pictures of "Moose Wayne," a wild visitor to his backyard in Idaho and a fantastic video of him playing Wii boxing with one of his grandchildren. The only thing missing was the Bat-music and "Zap!" and "Pow!" sound effects on the screen. Over at BoingBoing, there's a great post about a brilliant Bat-prank he played in his local telephone book.

Goodbye, sadly, to another part of our childhood.

Full trailer: "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders"

We featured a preview last week, here's the full trailer for the new, straight-to-home video animated flick the reunites the voices of Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.

New animated Batman film reunites Adam West and Burt Ward - see the trailer!

First mentioned sometime last year, "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" features the voices of Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. Julie Newmar will also be back as Catwoman.

Check it out!

The film will be available in Digital HD online from Warner Home Video Oct. 11 and out on Blu-way Nov. 1.