R.I.P. Yvonne Craig…

Posted onAugust 19, 2015
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To the hottest BatGirl and Barbara Gordon there ever was… ;-(

Watching those reruns of BatMan as a young lad while growing up in the 70’s…We all looked forward to seeing her appearances. She was female Superhero to many.

 

1910236-yvonne-craig-incarnait-barbara-gordon-675x0-2  Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl, dies at 78 – CNN.com

(CNN)Before Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman, before Joanna Cameron’s Isis, before Scarlett Johannsson’s Black Widow, Yvonne Craig was a pioneer of female superheroes on screen.

As an actress, she originated the role of Batgirl in the 1960s “Batman” television series. As a trained dancer, she did her own stunts.

Craig died this week after a long two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 78.

The cancer metastasized to her liver, and she died Monday in her home in Pacific Palisades.

“She had been in chemo almost continuously for the past two plus years since being diagnosed and that had weakened her immune system as well as her body,” her family said in a statement late Tuesday night.

“This didn’t dampen her sense of humor or her spirit, she intended to fight and win this battle. In the end, her mind still wanted to fight but her body had given up.”

Craig originated the role of Batgirl in the show’s third and final season in 1967, kapowing and zzonking the bad guys alongside Adam West and Burt Ward’s dynamic duo of Batman and Robin.

“I hear from women that I was their role model,” she told CNN in an interview earlier this year. “‘When I was a little girl, I realized that girls could kick butt just like guys,’ [they’d say].”

She also had a memorable role as the green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta who wanted to kill Captain Kirk in a third-season episode of “Star Trek.”

For more go here CNN

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Batman V Superman retro style!

Posted onApril 21, 2015
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I never understand the superhero against superhero thing but to each their own!

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Holy BATMAN! Every window guest in one video!

Posted onDecember 4, 2014
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Can you name them all? I recognized most of them but not all of them.

My brother and I came home from school one day (Jr high) and our grandparents had finally ordered cable TV for 8 dollars a month back in the 70’s! (Wow, I pay over a 100+ now for DirectTV ;( …The first thing that came on the TV was the channel WGN and BATMAN was playing! David Gee, you remember that?? And Bat girl was one sexy BATCHICK!

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The Original Batmobile is for sale

Posted onJanuary 17, 2013
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(Kickacts would like to Thank my long time friend  Benny Junker for the story idea…)

 

Actually it is going up for auction at Barrett Jackson’s Auto Auction House on January 19th 2013. This iconic car is reported to be one of the actual show cars that was featured on the 60’s TV series Batman.

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If you are interested in the car you are going to have to dig deep into your pockets. It’s expected to go for several million bucks. But you know what? What the hell, if you got it, buy it. Call me I would like to take a ride around the block in it and if you by chance also own Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, I would like to take a ride in that car too and relive some of my childhood.

I can be reached here

chuck@kickacts.com

 

My Superheros’ and the people that played them…Hit or miss?

Posted onNovember 20, 2012
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First off, Hollywood wants to remake everything on what appears to be 15 to 20 year recycle cycles. They ran out of ideas a long time ago. But here at work we got into a discussion on who “really” played the part better in the superhero movies… There have been what, 5 different people that have played batman in the last 20 years? That’s too many and some are better than others but which one is “batman”? Christian Slater? Val Kilmer?George Clooney? Get my point? So I thought I would compile my list of characters I liked and the people who I thought played the role the best.  Jump in on the conversation.

Here they are

Superman.

Christopher Reeves…Hands down. Those movies were awesome. He “became” Superman. I watched the reruns from the 50’s of George Reeves. George was too old and too heavy to be Superman. Christopher Reeves was perfect…I loved the scene were Clark was building the fire and he accidentally “burnt” his hand and Lois Lane reached for it and saw that it wasn’t burnt and realized he was Superman..

The Joker.

   Cesar Romero, was the “funny” Joker. I remember growing up and enjoying watching those Batman shows on WGN. He played the perfect part for the 60’s version of batman. His character was perfect for that style. But saying that, Jack Nicholson did an ok job of revisiting the role in 1989. But having said all that. The winner goes to Heath Ledger. He took it to a whole new level. His portrayal of the Joker was over the top.”You know how I got these scars”?

The Hulk.

   The recent CGI movie about the incredible Hulk was awful. I realize it was more inline with the comic book version but to me it was just too unbelievable. Way too fake. As far as I am concerned there has only been one Hulk and that Hulk is Lou Ferrigno.

Ben Grimm. (The Thing)

  No doubt Michael Chiklis is Ben Grimm. There is really no comparison out there but his way of portraying the “Thing” is as great as Heath Ledger playing the Joker. He was meant for the role. “It’s Clobbering TIME!”

Spiderman.

  Here we go with another movie that has been recycled a few times through. We currently have “another” Spiderman movie out. I will have to say that I thought Tobey Maquire made the best Peter Parker and Spiderman. He had that innocence about him as Peter Parker and the web slinger.

Wonder Woman.


There is no other so don’t even ask. Lynda Carter is “Wonder woman”. For a young male ( and probably some young females too) growing up in the 70’s, she did it for me. With her good looks and that outfit, well, no need to say anymore…

 

Iron Man.

   No doubt Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark. He is the perfect person to play the role. AS Tony Stark, he is rich and arrogant and has the brains to back it all up.Once again, hands down. No one else is noble enough to grace that role…Agree?

Batman.

   I am kinda partial to Adam West as campy as he was. Being that when we got cable at the house when I was in the 5th grade the first thing to come on the TV was batman. It really was. My grandparents were hooking up the cable box and Batman appeared! So, Adam West is Batman to me. However,  Val Kilmer and Michael Keaton did a great job of playing the role. Christan Slater I think is too dull and plain. His voice is all wrong and he doesn’t animate the character well at all to me. George Clooney himself has said he single handedly almost ruined the Batman franchise with his portrayal of him.

Batgirl.

  Once again I gotta go with old Skool. Yvonne Craig was hot back in the day as Commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara by day and Bat girl by night. It’s the same twist as Clark Kent by day and superman by night, or better yet, Librarian by day and erotic chick at night…Alicia Silverstone just didn’t rock the costume like Yvonne did in my opinion.

Robin.

   Not sure about Chris O’Donnell being Robin. I remember Burt Ward but that’s going old skool. So I will this one open.

Alfred.

  Alan Napier did a great job but so did Michael Caine. What about Michael Gough? Which one would you pick?

chuck@kickacts.com

Movie Theater shooting..What in the Hell is happening with the world?

Posted onJuly 20, 2012
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It seems like everything is sliding off the rails. When I was in school I never heard of a school shooting that I remember. Then a few years later there have been a rash of them. Now we have face eating “zombies” that are attacking people and chewing their faces off them. Little Kids disappearing every damn day and most of the time a parent is too blame. Now we have a shooting at a movie theater… Have we all lost our freaking minds? And sadly, it has to be in the back of every law enforcement Officers’ mind that there will be copycats that will take this “new” idea and run with it.

And to top it off, this will give the Government another reason to attempt to ban guns.

I don’t know friends, I don’t have the answer but I wish someone would but the brakes on and slow this out of control car down and let’s get back to a better time.

chuck

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/20/several-reportedly-dead-injured-after-shooting-at-colorado-movie-theater/