The news is traveling fairly fast that Wes Craven passed away on Aug 3oth, 2015. Most noted for the film series A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream series, Craven made numerous contributions to the horror genre and entertainment in general. Great journey to you sir, you’ll always have a place in my nightmares.
This week has not been so easy going on those who associate with the dark knight. It’s with a heavy heart that I deliver the news that both Lenny Robinson and Yvonne Craig passed this week. Yvonne Craig was the first to play Batgirl on screen and also had a stunning green alien role on Star Trek. Yvonne passed after a lengthy battle with cancer. Lenny Robinson was a charitable man who invested a large amount of money into a Batmobile and Batman costume so he could bring joy to children in hospitals. Mr. Robinson was tragically killed in a auto accident. It’s sad to lose 2 superheroes in one week.
“How may I serve you gentlemen?” Robby said it best in Forbidden Planet and if we had it our way we definitely want him to get us that way cool ray gun that the United Planets crew used. We’ll keep working on that with Morbius, until then you get the rare chance to own one without going to Altair IV. Check it out here.
Who did it better on film?
1) 1948 with Gene Kelly, Van Heflin, Gig Young, Robert Coote and their nemesis Vincent Price
2) 1973 with Michael York, Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and duel enemy of Charlton Heston and Sir Christopher Lee
3) 1993 with Chris O’Donnell, Charlie sheen, Oliver Platt, Kiefer Sutherland and the thorn in their side Tim Curry
4) 2011 with Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson and the scheming Christoph Waltz
I actually find enjoyment in all 4 and still watch them today, but the 1973 version is my go to.