Author Topic: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)  (Read 425 times)

Rocketman

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 303
  • Just joined
    • View Profile
Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« on: June 10, 2017, 06:41:41 PM »
Another childhood hero  says goodnight
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142

Martin G

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 727
  • Just joined
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 07:53:07 PM »
I know mate. These sort of guys connect us back to a safer, simpler, happier time too. They also keep us in touch with close loved ones who have gone too who maybe watched the shows with us or bought us the masks and bubblegum cards and stuff so it is a double blow. I watched a few episodes this afternoon and actually found it very moving despite the laugh out loud moments and moments of daring do.

greenstreet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2588
  • Same beat
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 09:03:11 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, Martin, you met the man in person, didn't you? Anyway, a sad loss to pop culture buffs like us. RIP. 

Martin G

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 727
  • Just joined
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 09:16:51 AM »
I did mate on a number of occasions over the last 40 years. First time he was in full costume in a London department store in 1976. Then twice at store openings in London, a convention in the Midlands and once at a press launch when I interviewed him too. Never anything but a top class decent fella every time.

dazlcfc

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 360
  • Just joined
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 09:45:07 AM »
I know mate. These sort of guys connect us back to a safer, simpler, happier time too. They also keep us in touch with close loved ones who have gone too who maybe watched the shows with us or bought us the masks and bubblegum cards and stuff so it is a double blow. I watched a few episodes this afternoon and actually found it very moving despite the laugh out loud moments and moments of daring do.

Safer?  Hardly.  The worlds never been safer.
Not stuck in the 60's

Simon Bond

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1688
  • Is it me for a moment . .
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 11:05:12 AM »
I know mate. These sort of guys connect us back to a safer, simpler, happier time too. They also keep us in touch with close loved ones who have gone too who maybe watched the shows with us or bought us the masks and bubblegum cards and stuff so it is a double blow. I watched a few episodes this afternoon and actually found it very moving despite the laugh out loud moments and moments of daring do.

 I concur . .



Batman was a very popular tv show back in the 6ts , all it needed was a kid to shout "Batman is coming on !" and then the streets would empty as we all headed into watch the show. Then they took it aff the tv because too many kids were trying to climb buildings in a Batman stylee. .:o

Unfortunately , other versions of Batman never really did it the way the ones starring Adam West did. They may look a bit cheesey nowadays but they were top viewing when I was a kid. .
I wont make any deals with you , I've resigned. .
I wont be pushed, filed , stamped , indexed , briefed , debriefed OR NUMBERED!

dazlcfc

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 360
  • Just joined
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 01:55:25 PM »
Then you'd be wrong also.
Not stuck in the 60's

Rocketman

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 303
  • Just joined
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 06:05:25 PM »

Martin G

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 727
  • Just joined
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2017, 12:13:40 PM »
I heard about that what a nice touch. Thanks for the link mate.

Simon Bond

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1688
  • Is it me for a moment . .
    • View Profile
Re: Adam west (the bat signal has faded)
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2017, 05:57:41 PM »
Yeh nice one , got a good turn out too. .
I wont make any deals with you , I've resigned. .
I wont be pushed, filed , stamped , indexed , briefed , debriefed OR NUMBERED!