I'm a low-level documentary-a-holic (shut up, it's a thing), and when the documentaries are geeky it's even better. And yeah, this episode of PBS's Pioneers of Television, about the superhero shows of the '60s, '70s, and '80s, is narrated by Ryan Seacrest. But I can let that slide if I'm watching Lynda Carter, Julie Newmar, Adam West, Burt Ward, Lou Ferrigno and more talk about the history of superheroes on TV for an hour.
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With San Diego Comic Con well in the summer’s past, it’s the east coast’s turn to unleash its urban geeks. For most comic conventions, everyone anticipates which celebrities of nerd-dom will ultimately show up at one of these conventions to promote his or her new project. The New York City Comic Con is still a month away (Oct. 13-16), but some interesting and surprising guests have been announced (with more hopefuls to still be added to the guest list), including: Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill, Jay & Silent Bob (Kevin Smith/Jason Mewes), actor Jason Momoa from this summer’s Conan the Barbarian, director John Landis, actress Rose McGowan, actor Stephan Lang, actor Kevin Sorbo of Hercules, Lou “the one and only Hulk” Ferrigno and -- if you thought it couldn’t get any more random -- actor Chad Michael Murray(?)
According to TMZ, who lately has actually kind of had the occasional relevant thing to say about superhero media, Reb Brown, who portrayed Captain America in Captain America and Captain America II: Death Too Soon, two made-for-TV Captain America movies that ran in 1979, is peeved that he was left out of Captain America: The First Avenger.
Brown tells TMZ that at one pint ... the producers told his rep they were into the idea of having him make an appearance in the movie. But before he knew it ... he was reading about production getting underway in London without a single call coming his way.
Warning: Reb Brown also starred in Space Mutiny.