Friday, March 31, 2017

SUPERHEROES ARE DAMN-NEAR EVERYWHERE #71

Primary JEANNE BAL played the Salt Vampire in THE MAN TRAP episode of STAR TREK.


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Primary INA BALIN acted in a half-dozen or so relevant TV shows, including BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

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Primary FAIRUZA BALK acted in THE CRAFT and voiced a minor character in an episode of JUSTICE LEAGUE.


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Primary LUCILLE BALL portrayed an evil, red-haired Arab villainess in the 1951 "Arabian Nerds" fantasy THE MAGIC CARPET.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

MONSTER MASH IMAGES #7



The 2005 MONSTERS ON THE PROWL #1 wasn't the first time Marvel brought back its pre-hero giant monsters for a "mashup," or even the first time it combined "American kaiju" thrills with superhero action. But this was an interesting"blast from the past" anyway, choosing to unleash a bunch of Marvel titans on New York during the 1960s, to take on the Thing, the Hulk, Beast of the X-Men, and Giant-Man. (The last two are given very loose "monstrous" status by the story, but it's at least fun to see Giant-Man practice wrestling-holds on Gargantus.)


Other named monsters include Tragg, Taboo, Droom, Fin Fang Foom, Vandoom, Rommbu, Groot, and Grottu-- but not, in an unforgivable omisison, "Gruto." Dang, I could have really got behind a teaming of "Groot, Grottu and Gruto."


Still, it's odd to realize that even though Marvel imitated the tradition of "monsters with names" seen in such 1950s films as GODZILLA and RODAN, they don't seem to have had any of their own big critters cross one another's paths back in the day. Perhaps it's because the Marvel monster-craze died out before Toho Studios started crossing over their own big beasties with 1964's GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER??

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SUPERHEROES ARE DAMN-NEAR EVERYWHERE #70

Primary DANIEL BALDWIN acted in VAMPIRES and in one episode of GRIMM.


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Primary JANIT BALDWIN (not shown) has one credit on an episode of POWERS OF MATTHEW STAR.



Primary STEPHEN BALDWIN acted in a few TV shows, including BATMAN BEYOND (character on the left).




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Primary WILLIAM BALDWIN, in addition to voicing a character in DANNY PHANTOM, also voices Batman in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS.


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Primary CHRISTIAN BALE has about four credits (includng REIGN OF FIRE) aside from his take on the Bat-dude in BATMAN BEGINS and its sequels.




Friday, March 24, 2017

MONSTER MASH IMAGES #6

An episode of SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, "Good Will Haunting," features a real Frankenstein Monster, mummy, werewolf and killer doll, but I can't find any good screenshots to swipe on Google. Here's some of the actors in the approximate costumes.


And here's the creepy doll.




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SUPERHEROES ARE DAMN-NEAR EVERYWHERE #69

Primary SCOTT BAKULA starred in ENTERPRISE and seven episodes of CHUCK.

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Primary BOB BALABAN (not shown) acted in two episodes of the sci-fi western LEGEND.

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Primary ADAM BALDWIN acted in INDEPENDENCE DAY, SERENITY, PREDATOR 2, and in TV shows like ANGEL and CHUCK, as well as voicing several comics-character, notably Superman in SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY.


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Primary ALEC BALDWIN was not to blame for the failings of THE SHADOW (though he did a very weak Shadow-laugh).



Monday, March 20, 2017

SUPERHEROES ARE DAMN-NEAR EVERYWHERE #68

Peripheral KRISTEN BAKER acted in FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 with--



Primary AMY STEEL (left), who amassed three relevant credits, making the most impact in THE POWERS OF MATTHEW STAR.



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Primary RICK BAKER, principally renowned for his makeup work, also racked up minor credits in films like MEN IN BLACK 3, the 2010 WOLFMAN, and the 2005 KING KONG.


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Primary STANLEY BAKER (right) has just one superhero-like credit, playing the adversary to the 1975 ZORRO.

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Primary TOM BAKER, best known as the non-superheroic "Doctor Who," also racked up credits in STAR WARS REBELS, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, and his second best-known role, the villain in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD,

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Primary WILLIAM BAKEWELL starred in the serial HOP HARRIGAN and appeared in an episode of the 1950 DICK TRACY teleseries.

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Primary BRENDA BAKKE acted in many relevant TV shows, with the most well-known part being that of "Rivan" in STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION.

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Primary BRIGITTE BAKO acted in assorted relevant TV shows, with her standout role being "Angela" on GARGOYLES.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

SUPERHEROES ARE DAMN-NEAR EVERYWHERE #67

Peripheral CARROLL BAKER acted in THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS with--



Primary LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON (left). whose only relevant credit is FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.



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Primary DIANE BAKER (not shown) enjoys just one credit in the teleseries MANN AND MACHINE.

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Primary JOE DON BAKER acted two separate roles in the Bond-films GOLDENEYE and THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS,   not to mention (as I'm sure no one likes to mention) LEONARD PART 6.

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Peripheral KATHY BAKER acted in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS with--


Primary JOHNNY DEPP, who gets his second tracing with the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN series.


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Primary KENNY BAKER for STAR WARS of course. though he also has small-- uh, tiny-- uh, not so primary-- roles in WILLOW and FLASH GORDON.


MONSTER MASH IMAGES #4



Foreign VHS box (I think) for the forgotten/forgettable 80s cartoon THE MINI-MONSTERS.

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War is monster-lovin' hell with THE CREATURE COMMANDOS.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SUPERHEROES ARE DAMN-NEAR EVERYWHERE #66

Peripheral ROBIN BAILEY (right) acted in JANE AND THE LOST CITY with--


Primary SAM J. JONES of FLASH GORDON fame.



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Primary BARBARA BAIN acted in an episode of GET SMART and did voice-work on BEN 10: OMNIVERSE.


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Peripheral CONRAD BAIN acted in CHOMPS with--


Primary RED BUTTONS (left), who has one credit: the pilot film for WONDER WOMAN.


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Peripheral JIMMY BAIO (left) acted in an episode of FANTASY ISLAND with--



Primary RICARDO MONTALBAN, aka "Khan" from the "Star Trek" episode SPACE SEED.

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Peripheral SCOTT BAIO (left) acted in the same episode, also with MONTALBAN--


Whom this time I link to his work as the adversary (the Roarke-looking figure at left) of the first TV WONDER WOMAN.

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Primary HARRY BAIRD (left), in addition to minor roles in a TARZAN and a SAMSON picture, got to be one of the headliners in both TAUR THE MIGHTY and its sequel-with-distorted-name THOR AND THE AMAZON WOMEN.

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Primary RICHARD (or DICK) BAKALYAN registers a few credits on shows like BIONIC WOMAN and MONSTER SQUAD, but manages four separate roles on the 1966 BATMAN teleseries.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

SUPERHEROES ARE DAMN-NEAR EVERYWHERE #65

Peripheral PEARL BAILEY voiced a role in THE FOX AND THE HOUND alongside--


Primary KURT RUSSELL in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and ESCAPE TO L.A.

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Primary RAYMOND BAILEY (center), a.k.a. "Banker Drysdale" in THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, deposits one credit in the serial DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE.