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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yvonne Craig Passing

Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl in the iconic 1960s television series Batman, died Monday. She was 78.

Craig died at her home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., as a result of complications from breast cancer that had spread to her liver. In a statement posted to her website, family members said:

"She had been in chemo almost continuously for the past two plus years since being diagnosed and that had weakened her immune system as well as her body. This didn't dampen her sense of humor or her spirit, she intended to fight and win this battle. In the end, her mind still wanted to fight but her body had given up."

Craig was a trained dancer who had studied at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and toured for three years. Those dancing skills came in handy when the character of Batgirl debuted on ABC's popular superhero crime-fighting series in 1967. Craig was able to perform her own stunts alongside Adam West, who played Batman.

As with many characters on the show, she had to play two roles. By day, she was librarian Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City police Commissioner James Gordon. But in times of need, she transformed into the caped crusader fighting crime alongside Batman and Robin. She even had a purple motorcycle with white lace trim.

Star Trek fans will remember Craig's work, too. She played Marta, the green-skinned Orion slave girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk in Season 3.

Fan Made Lost in Space Chariot Replica!

For the 50th anniversary of Lost in Space a new replica chariot is being built, exactly like the original. It is also being built for fans to actually see it in person as it tours the country later this year.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Escape from the Lost Planet" by Ron Gross

Ron Gross has added a second beautiful poster called "Escape from the Lost Planet". The second poster offering is the Jupiter 2 taking off and is in a 12x18" format. Simply visit Ron's website (www.outerportals.com) and click the "Purchase" tab.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Lost (and Found) in Space Book

A labor of love from Angela Cartwright and me... To you. Coming soon.

We are happy to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on our new book "Lost (and Found) in Space." We will let you know when the book will be available for purchase.

Bill Mumy