Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some classic TV sights and sounds from WonderCon

Ahhhh ... BRBTV had a great time at this year's WonderCon in San Francisco last weekend. In BRB's off-time from her on-camera work for and its accompanying Detroit TV show, she had a blast wandering and chatting with some classic TV stars, armed with BRBTV's own (still) camera. Here's a little of what she saw ...

You can hardly attend a con in recent years without seeing the Hulk, Mr. Lou Ferrigno, star of "The Incredible Hulk" show of the '70s. Here, he is, still so solid, getting an interview in, between greeting fans on the con floor early on Friday.

Being fervent fans of the original "Star Trek" series, we surely remember Malachi Throne, so captivating as the commanding commodore in the two-part episode "The Menagerie." Throne also did the voice of Fingers the Gorilla in the "Batman Beyond" episode "Speak No Evil," and was the judge in the "Judgment Day" episode of "The New Batman Adventures."

Who could forget Miss Beadle of "Little House on the Prairie"? We loved her! She was always the sweet, gentle voice of reason, and sometimes the protector -- at least when class was in session -- of poor Laura Ingalls from that viper Nellie Olsen! Imagine our delight when we happened upon Charlotte Stewart, who portrayed Miss Beadle, at WonderCon! Stewart also played Betty Briggs in one of our other fave shows, "Twin Peaks." BRB asked if we'll see her return to acting, and she said no, not really. She's happy where she is right now. Here, she's all smiling and sunny against a tapestry of her "Little House" character. Beyond cool!

It's always great to chat with our "Dukes of Hazzard" compatriot Don Pedro Colley, with whom BRB has done a show or three over the past few years. He's doing great.

BRB made a new friend in Camden Toy, star of not only the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but also this year's "The Bay" online soap. In the latter, he's the evil Igor Chambers. What a charming actor, who has such a misfortune to play such ghoulish beasts! He looks and behaves so much nicer in person, trust us!

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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