I interrupt my hiatus to bring you some sad news — Yvonne Craig, whom legions of fans remember as BatGirl on the original Batman series, passed away on Monday; she was 78, from complications of breast cancer.
She was a wonderful dancer and actress, and her memorable Marta, the Green Orion in Whom Gods Destroy was the perfect crazy sidekick to Garth.
I remember watching her on Batman as BatGirl, and thinking how cool she was! As a child though, I couldn’t understand how her hair was so short and black as Barbara Gordon but so long and luxuriously red as Bat Girl! (my 7 year old brain hadn’t figured out wigs yet!). After the series ended, she did a funny promo for the Federal Equal Pay Law; something we’re still waiting for…
Here’s the NPR report on her passing:
Here’s the compelling statement from her family:
“Wish Number One, is that her family, friends and fans would know how much she loved them and always treasured her time with them. Wish Number Two, was that no one waste a moment of their time in mourning for her loss in sadness but instead celebrate the awesome life she had been fortunate enough to live. She felt that she lived a wonderful life and was blessed in many ways.”
Rest in Peace lovely lady, actress, and dancer. 😦
(I’ll be back on September 30th)
Coming down the wire on the last 9 TOS movie-style posters! Hard to believe! I’ll miss this series when I’m done, but where TOS is concerned, I’m sure I’ll always come up with something else!
Here’s Whom Gods Destroy, yet another Captain-gone-mad episode and a semi-rehash of Dagger of the Mind. But Steve Inhat as Garth was deliciously loony, and Yvonne DeCarlo’s a lovely limber dancer!
Made this a while back… In reviewing Kirk’s many loves, I thought it would be fun to update his monthly calendar…
Posted in Fun and Silliness
Tagged Andrea, Areel Shaw, Captain Kirk, Deela, Dr Helen Noel, Dr. Janet Wallace, Dr. Janice Lester, Drusilla, Edith Keeler, Elaan, Eve, Janice Rand, Kelinda, ladies, Marta, Miramanee, Miranda Jones, Nona, Odona, Rayna, Ruth, Shahna, Sylvia, Uhura
Been a while since I’ve done one of these. And Kang, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! Enjoy!
Posted in StarTreKomics!, Toon Tuesday
Tagged A Private Little War, Chekov, Cyrano Jones, Day of the Dove, Dr. McCoy, Finnegan, Green Orion Slave, Kang, Kara, Klingons, Mara, Marta, Michael Scott, Mr. Spock, Nona, scotty, Shore Leave, Space Station, Star Trek, Steve Carrell, The Office, The Trouble With Tribbles, Tyree, Uhura, Vina, Waitress, Whom Gods Destroy, Wolf In the Fold, Yeoman Tankris
Yesterday , January 8th, would have been Elvis’ Birthday — in that spirit, here’s a couple of videos showing the Elvis/Star Trek connection! (Well, some of the Elvis movies and Star Trek were both made by Paramount, so that’s not too surprising!) I always thought Kirk was the Elvis of the Galaxy!
Posted in Movies, Wideo Wednesday
Tagged 68 Comeback Special, A Private Little War, Angelique Pettyjohn, Assignment: Earth, Catspaw, Celeste Yarnall The Cage, Clambake, Dagger Of The Mind, Dr Helen Noel, Dr Tristan Adams, Elvis, Emily Banks, Gary Lockwood, Gary Mitchell, Haren Scarum, James Gregory, Julie Parrish, Kissin' Cousins, Korob, Laurel Goodwin, Live a LIttle Love a Little, Lov eMe Tender, Marianna Hill, Marta, Michael Ansara, Miss Lincoln, Nancy Kovak, Nona, Paradise Hawaiian Style, Sayana, Shari Nims, Shore Leave, Star Trek, Tanya Lemani, Teri Garr, Terri Garr, The Apple, The Gamesters of Triskellion, The Menagerie, Theodore Marcuse, Trelane, Where No Man Has Gone Before, Whom Gods Destroy, William Campbell, Wolf in Fold, Yeoman Martha Landon, Yeoman Tania Barrows, Yvonne Craig