Monday, May 30, 2016

Place your bids on TV history: Spock's ears, Yeoman Rand's red dress and so much more

Remember how on the original "Star Trek" the 1960s-inspired alien outfits for the females used to seem to just be pasted on???? All filmy and glittery and whatever, with lots of flesh exposed??? Well, maybe you can drum up some cash and see for yourself just how those gowns stayed on and held together -- Profiles in History is at it again, offering up some truly delicious screen-used outfits and props for auction this next month. Included in the offerings is that pink gown crossing Leslie Parrish's torso in the most intriguing way in the episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" as well as uniforms worn by Nichelle Nichols as Uhura, Majel Barrett Roddenberry as Nurse Chapel and several other crew members.

Flip through the auction book here.

Just the "Trek" assortment is quite astonishing, but Profiles in History is also including stuff like a chair from the set of '70s "The Incredible Hulk" and scripts from ABC's "General Hospital" in this, its Hollywood Auction 83. The movie stuff is a lot heavier than the TV stuff this time around, but lots of goodies can be had. The auction runs June 29 - July 1, 2016, 11 a.m. PST.

Happy Memorial Day, by the way! May your day be a peaceful one.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: '66 Shame figure by Figures Toy Co.

The Bat-Blitz of '16 blasts onward -- we have a 50th anniversary to celebrate after all, for this beloved 1966 "Batman" TV show. We pick up our Bat-Blitz series again with Part 9, focusing on that wily fiend of the Wild West, Shame! This conniving cowboy of crime was a villain created specifically for the TV series, though he has crossed over to another TV series over the years. Can you guess which one? Watch the latest episode of Terrific TV Toys and you'll find out ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Another toy show, another bag of TV fun

Oh, ya just know how much we here at BRBTV love a good toy show, and the big toy show in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in particular! We go twice a year now, instead of just Thanksgiving time! This past weekend's show at the fairgrounds did not disappoint, in the classic television department. So let's share a round of photos, shall we? We've got 1966 "Batman" and "Green Hornet" in this batch, as well as "Star Trek," "Wonder Woman," "The Secrets of Isis," even some Donny and Marie Osmond variety show -- we see some different TV-related goodies every time we go!

Two of the above photos will be featured in an upcoming episode of the "Terrific TV Toys" series to accompany a different vintage toy not pictured -- can you guess which two? Probably not. And one of the toys depicted above has already been in an episode, that Dolly Parton doll (so beautiful!).

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Motor City Comic Con '16: A chat with Malcolm Goodwin

Malcolm Goodwin plays Clive Babineaux on the CW's "iZombie" and has done quite a few other roles over the years, along with some producing and directing more recently. Here, he talks with Don Covell Jr. about this role and his career, at the Motor City Comic Con in Novi, Michigan, in May 2016.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Motor City Comic Con '16: A chat with Felix Silla

Actor Felix Silla's career spans five decades and includes great classic TV such as "The Addams Family," "Buck Rogers in 25th Century," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Star Trek." He played the alien on a "Dukes of Hazzard" episode that fans remember well -- if not highly: "Strange Visitor to Hazzard." He even was a penguin in the 1990s "Batman Returns" movie. You'd be surprised where this guy has popped up over the years.

At this past weekend's Motor City Comic Con at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Silla talked with Andrea Melchiori, Don Covell Jr. and Billie Rae Bates about his career.

Special thanks to Gary for the camera work!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: "Dukes of Hazzard" coloring book

We know that little tykes have loved "The Dukes of Hazzard" since it first aired in 1979. And we know there was a ton of merchandise associated with the show back then, especially around 1981 and 1982. One nice little treasure discovered at a toy show recently was a "Dukes" coloring book, one of several styles released in 1981. Billie Rae Bates of BRBTV shows you each and every page this week on Terrific TV Toys ...

Friday, May 06, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: Some goodies from "ALF"

You remember that brown furry alien from Melmac? Really partial to cats? Well, BRBTV is happy to welcome back guest host Andrea Melchiori for this week's installment of Terrific TV Toys. Andrea is a big fan of the 1980s TV series "ALF," which ran four seasons on network TV. Andrea shows you the collection of "ALF" stuff she's gathered over the years, including the TV Guide she snagged at an antique mall the day we shot this episode!

Stay tuned, because next week T3 is headin' back to Hazzard County ...

Monday, May 02, 2016

A few photos from Cooter's Place ...

Special thanks to our friend Jason, who had a chance to stop by Cooter's Place in Nashville, Tennessee, the other day and sent us these cool photos ...

We love seeing the dioramas and all the other "Dukes of Hazzard"-related goodies!

Jason told us he spent way too much money there, and we can believe it -- BRBTV went crazy on just the stretch penny machines alone, the last time we were there! His visit included the newly opened Daisy Country onsite, which had a Cooter's garage diorama ...

And here's a quick at-a-glance schedule, in case ya need to do a little trip-plannin' yourself ...

Photos by Jason; please do not copy without permission