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R.I.P. Adam West
« on: June 10, 2017, 12:46:18 PM »
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  • Adam West, probably best remembered for playing Batman on the 1960s television series, died last night at the age of 88 from leukemia. Stooge fans, of course, will remember him as Ken Cabot in the Stooges' final theatrical feature, THE OUTLAWS IS COMING. Although this tends to be an unpopular opinion, I actually preferred the more campy version of Batman to the darker version that is more familiar to audiences today, so this was especially upsetting for me to hear.

    West was typecast for many years due to his association with Batman, although he later began to find a career in voice acting. Modern audiences will recognize him as Catman on The Fairly OddParents and a fictionalized version of himself on Family Guy. He even occasionally reprised his role as Batman, including in the video game Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and most recently in the direct-to-DVD movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which also featured Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprising their roles as Robin and Catwoman, respectively. He will be missed very much.  [cry]

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    Re: R.I.P. Adam West
    « Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 02:10:19 PM »
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    Re: R.I.P. Adam West
    « Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 03:04:45 PM »
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  • Thanks for posting that. It's cool to see that he still was involved in these kinds of things as late as last year.

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    Re: R.I.P. Adam West
    « Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 09:49:48 AM »
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  • Thanks for posting that. It's cool to see that he still was involved in these kinds of things as late as last year.

    He was still making personal appearances as recently as late April of this year.

    RIP to a true legend!  :-\

    For duty and humanity,
    JohnH aka Quince Head

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    Re: R.I.P. Adam West
    « Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 10:40:51 AM »
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  • Although this tends to be an unpopular opinion, I actually preferred the more campy version of Batman to the darker version that is more familiar to audiences today, so this was especially upsetting for me to hear.

    Likewise here, and I watch two episodes of the TV show on the complete-and-uncut DVD every week, unless the Flyers are playing day games on both Saturday and Sunday.  Now the only main characters left from that show are Burt Ward (Robin), Julie Newmar (the only legitimate Catwoman), John Astin (the poor substitute for the Riddler), Joan Collins (Siren), Glynis Johns (Lady Peasoup), and Barbara Rush (Nora Clavicle).

    R.I.P. Caped Crusader!

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    Re: R.I.P. Adam West
    « Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 02:10:54 PM »
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  • RIP Adam.  I enjoyed some of those old corny Batman episodes.
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    Re: R.I.P. Adam West
    « Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 01:43:09 PM »
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  • Adam will always be the definitive Batman, IMO.

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    Re: R.I.P. Adam West
    « Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 07:17:33 PM »
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  • It has been awhile since I've seen Batman, but I always enjoyed it. Batman, Robin, Bat-girl, and Lee Meriwether as Catwoman. RIP, Adam...
    Now you ask me if I believe a man can become a wolf. Well, if you mean can he take on the physical characteristics of an animal, no, it's fantastic. However, I do believe that most anything can happen to a man in his own mind.

     


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