It took long enough. “William Shatner, Adam West make history at Comic Con” says the Salt Lake Tribune headline —
It was “The Shat” and “The Bat” for the first time ever on a stage together Friday night at the Salt Lake Comic Con, and their presence was enough to make every geek’s brain in the room explode.
William Shatner, aka Capt. James T. Kirk from the original “Star Trek,” and Adam West, who played the Caped Crusader in the 1960s cult television show “Batman,” sat down for the history-making event at the Salt Palace Convention Center, swapping stories about their start in Hollywood and their individual journeys to become pop culture icons. The one-hour event, which cost conventiongoers an additional $50 to $500 per ticket, was held on the convention’s main stage and drew hundreds of fans.
Five hundred bucks a ticket? No wonder it didn’t happen any sooner.
[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]
For $500 you can hire Adam West as your personal valet for a week. (“Batman” – get it?) He’s probably that desperate for gigs.
And you wonder what the last thing Burt Ward ever did? I did hear tell he was a choice to play the role that Dustin Hoffman did for THE GRADUATE, but he’s MIA far more than Adam West.
$500. That’s a chunk of change that could pay for a third of a Worldcon extended weekend.