Sept. 05, 2011 | 10:09 a.m.
No surprise, Julie Newmar practically purrs into the telephone when asked about her new comic book project. “It won’t be out until December,” the actress said of “Secret Lives of Julie Newmar” from Bluewater Productions. “I’ve seen part of it and it’s a lot of fun. I grew up on ‘ Brenda Starr‘ so when I saw the image, the drawing, I had them turn the hair a little bit red — more red than the brownish-red — because I remembered that came off the page a little bit more in comics. It’s more lively or maybe it’s just what I remembered liking as a reader.” “Secret Lives of Julie Newmar” is a spin-off of Bluewater’s “Mis-Adventures of Adam West” and both, of course, bank on the pop-culture affection for the “Batman” television series of the 1960s that presented a groovy Gotham City […]
Aug. 03, 2011 | 2:19 p.m.
Capt. Kirk and Bruce Wayne together – and in togas? Yes, before they took on their iconic roles on “Star Trek” and “Batman,” actors William Shatner and Adam West worked together on a buddy project called “Alexander the Great” that never aired – maybe no show was big enough to hold those outsized on-screen personas. “It was so long ago,” Shatner said of the fizzled project, which started life as a 1964 television pilot but was shelved before it reached the air. “It was great fun to make. It was a pilot that was monumental for ABC just before I went and did ‘Star Trek.’ And I was deeply, deeply, horrendously disappointed when this series didn’t sell and then the following year or so I started work on ‘Star Trek.’” The pilot depicted the Battle of Issus with a then-unknown […]
July 22, 2011 | 8:05 a.m.
Holy headline opportunity — it’s a Bat-reunion in San Diego! Friday at Comic-Con is loaded with big-name stars and creators, but no panel is groovier than the “Batman” reunion that brings Adam West and fellow 1960s television stars Burt Ward and Julie Newmar together for (shockingly) the first time in the four-decade history of the convention. The panel is the handiwork of the Hub, which brings Gotham City to your screen to remind us all that once upon a time in pop culture, Bruce Wayne was more of a bright knight. We caught up with each of the three stars to talk about the 45th anniversary reunion, and here are some Bat-highlights. Adam West: “Comic-Con is wonderful. There’s so much to see. It’s so crowded. There are so many dweebs. These are strange people. The stranger they are, the more […]