Posts tagged with ‘adam west

Today is not only Talk Like a Pirate Day, it’s also Adam West’s birthday

So we’ve been lying down on the job a bit for Talk Like a Pirate Day, because once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. But it’s also Adam West’s birthday, so fittingly, here he is in an old commercial for High Seas Aftershave, the pirate’s choice.


When Captain Kirk met Batman: “Alexander the Great” from 1964

Back in 1964, before William Shatner was Captain Kirk and before Adam West was Batman, they both starred in a failed TV pilot called “Alexander the Great”.It was meant to be a “buddy comedy” set during the Battle of Issus with Shatner in the role of Alexander (the Great) and West as his “compatriot” Cleander. So as not to let one diva outshine the other, the plan was to let each star play the lead in alternating episodes. West says that it was “one of the worst scripts I have ever read and it was one of the worst things I’ve ever done,” and Shatner was “deeply, deeply, horrendously disappointed when this series didn’t sell.”


An Adam West in my Dark Knight Rises? It’s more likely than you think.

Well this one seems to have come out of left field, but it also seems to be incredibly true— Adam West supposedly showed up on the set of The Dark Knight Rises to film a cameo. Christopher Nolan, you’re a wonderful, wonderful man.

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Batman has a telephone conversation with Bruce Wayne

From the old Batman TV series, here’s Adam West pulling out all his acting chops as the police chief and Commissioner Gordon both want to talk to Batman and Bruce Wayne at the same time.


Monday MST3K: Zombie Nightmare

From 1986, this nightmare of a movie not only features Adam West, but was Tia Carrere’s first movie. I bet she’s so proud.

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