Pioneers of Television: Superheroes

PBS Direktheroes, via Unfug

Schöne einstündige Doku über Superhelden in alten Fernsehserien vom Superman-Serial aus den 50s (die ich neulich erst komplett angesehen habe) über den obligatorischen 60s-Batman Adam West und den 70s-Hulk bis in die 80er.

They put on a costume to save lives and entertain a nation. They fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models to viewers of every age. The superheroes of television lived so vividly in the public’s mind, that the actors would be defined by their larger-than-life portrayals. “I will never have a character that is that memorable. Very few actors have a character that is seared in to people’s minds.” said Lynda Carter of her starring role in “Wonder Woman.”

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