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69 minutes | 3 days ago
#371: Stacy Haiduk on bringing Lana Lang to life on The Adventures of Superboy!
Incredibly talented actress Stacy Haiduk visits the Lair this week! Stacy talks about bringing the iconic DC Comics character Lana Lang to life on the TV series Superboy. She also chats about voicing the Mandalorian warrior Akaavi Spar in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and she tells the tale of how her visit to Jurassic Park just may have led to her role on the sci-fi series SeaQuest DSV!Photo courtesy Stacy HaidukImages TM & copyright © Warner Bros., DC ComicsStacy’s official websiteStuff you heard on the show:Superboy: The Legacy official websiteGalaxyCon Transformers event with Frank Welker and Peter CullenSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
47 minutes | 10 days ago
#370: Jim Wynorski, the director of The Return of Swamp Thing!
Swamp Thing Week concludes on Comic Book Central with the director of 1989’s The Return of Swamp Thing, Jim Wynorski! Jim recounts his memories of making a movie in the muck, his battles with star Louis Jourdan, working with the lovely and talented Heather Locklear, and his original sci-fi TV experience with Swampy himself, Dick Durock!Photo courtesy Jim WynorskiImages TM & copyright © Warner Bros.Buy The Return of Swamp Thing from MVD Entertainment GroupSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channelStuff you heard on the show:Derek M. Koch’s Link TreeBuy James Hampton’s autobiography from TCU PressThe Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
34 minutes | 13 days ago
#369: Swamp Thing’s Reggie Batts joins me for Swamp Thing Week!
Swamp Thing Week continues on Comic Book Central with actor Reggie Batts from the 1982 cult classic feature film, Swamp Thing! Reggie chats about the dangers of filming in a South Carolina swamp, helping his hero Adrienne Barbeau, and even inviting Swampy and company to dinner with his family!Photo courtesy Reggie BattsImages TM & copyright © Warner Bros., DC ComicsFollow Reggie on InstagramBuy The Return of Swamp Thing from MVD Entertainment GroupSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channelThe Batcave Podcast
104 minutes | 17 days ago
#368: Swamp Thing movie reviews with Monster Kid Radio’s Derek M. Koch!
Swamp Thing Week begins on Comic Book Central with the producer and host of Monster Kid Radio, Derek M. Koch! Derek joins me in the Lair as we take a look back at the mucky monsters, mad swampy scientists, and super slimy fun of 1982’s Swamp Thing and 1989’s Return of Swamp Thing!Photo and MKR logo courtesy Derek M. KochSwamp Thing images TM & copyright © Warner Bros.Derek’s Link TreeBuy The Return of Swamp Thing from MVD Entertainment GroupSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
60 minutes | 20 days ago
#367: Mary Deese Hampton with tales of her husband James Hampton’s Hollywood career including Condorman and Teen Wolf!
Actor James Hampton has appeared in so many of our favorite films and TV shows including F-Troop, Dukes of Hazzard, Teen Wolf, and the Disney flick celebrating a 40th anniversary – Condorman! He’s just written his autobiography and on this week’s show, his wife and co-author Mary Deese Hampton joins me to talk about James’ life and adventures in Hollywood!Photos courtesy Mary Deese HamptonImages TM & copyright © DisneyBuy James Hampton’s autobiography from TCU PressThe Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s ResearchSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channelMonster Kid Radio
105 minutes | 24 days ago
#366: Barbara Carrera on her roles as a Bond villain in Never Say Never Again and a spy in Disney’s Condorman!
Hollywood icon Barbara Carrera drops by the Lair for a RARE and EXCLUSIVE interview! Barbara talks about her time acting alongside Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again as Bond villain Fatima Blush. PLUS – we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of her funny (and feathered) Disney superhero spy spoof, Condorman! It’s the conversation you’ll hear only on Comic Book Central!Photo courtesy Barbara CarreraImages TM & copyright © Disney, Warner Bros.Visit Barbara’s art websiteSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channelStuff you heard on the show:The IndyCastBuy The Return of Swamp Thing from MVD Entertainment Group
69 minutes | a month ago
#365: Faye Grant on the superhero show The Greatest American Hero and the epic sci-fi saga, V!
Celebrating 40 years of The Greatest American Hero with the lovely and talented Faye Grant! Faye joins me to talk about her time on the 80s superhero series. PLUS, she reminisces about doing hard time with Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby on the Hulk for the final episode of that show, and battling villainous lizards alongside Marc Singer in the epic sci-fi saga V!Photo courtesy Randall SlavinImages TM & copyright © Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc., DC Comics, Warner Bros.Buy The Greatest American Hero on DVDWatch The Greatest American Hero on PeacockThe Greatest American Hero ArchivesThe IndyCastSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
55 minutes | a month ago
#364: Mary Ellen Stuart joins me to talk about flying – and crashing – as The Greatest American Heroine!
The 40th anniversary celebration of The Greatest American Hero continues on Comic Book Central with The Greatest American Heroine – Mary Ellen Stuart! Mary Ellen joins me to talk about her time in the red jammies and cape working alongside William Katt and Connie Sellecca…and crashing into Robert Culp!Photo courtesy Mary Ellen StuartImages TM & copyright © Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.Buy The Greatest American Hero on DVDThe Greatest American Heroine at the GAH websiteSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
29 minutes | a month ago
#363: Jac Schaeffer, creator of WandaVision, on the hit Marvel Disney show!
I’m talkin’ superheroes in sitcoms with Jac Schaeffer – the creator of the Disney Plus smash hit series, WandaVision! We’ll also talk about her two other amazing superhero projects for Marvel – Captain Marvel and Black Widow!Photo courtesy Peter YangImages TM & copyright © Disney, MarvelSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
58 minutes | a month ago
#362: Lou Ferrigno Jr. talks superheroes! From his dad Hulking out, to his turn as Hourman on the hit series Stargirl!
Superheroes run in the Ferrigno family! Lou Ferrigno, Jr. is my guest this week and he’s talking about growing up with the Hulk as a dad, embracing his artistic side by bringing superheroes to life on canvas, and suiting up as JSA legend Hourman on the CW hit series, Stargirl!Photo courtesy Lou Ferrigno, Jr.Images TM & copyright © Warner Bros., DC ComicsFollow Lou on TwitterFollow Lou on Instagram“Like” Lou on FacebookSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
64 minutes | 2 months ago
#361: Frances Fisher talks Titanic, Unforgiven, and HBO’s Watchmen!
The wonderfully talented Frances Fisher drops by this week! We’re chatting about her roles in blockbuster films like James Cameron’s Titanic and Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, close calls with Rick Springfield on Human Target and Tom Hanks on Big, acting motherly with Nathan Fillion on The Rookie, and her time in the world of HBO’s Watchmen!Photo courtesy Frances FisherImages TM & copyright © HBO, Warner Bros., DC ComicsFollow Frances on TwitterStuff you heard on the show:SOS Health PlanThe Batcave PodcastThe IndyCastSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
74 minutes | 2 months ago
#360: Billy Campbell flies into the Lair to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Rocketeer!
I’m celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic adventure film The Rocketeer with the Rocketeer himself, Billy Campbell! Billy flies into the Lair to chat about bringing Dave Stevens’ comic character to life. PLUS, find out how Lord of the Rings changed his life, why he gave Johnny Depp a lift, and get the scoop on his time in the Star Trek universe! From auditioning for Riker alongside Jonathan Frakes, to becoming the Outrageous Okona, to getting acting tips from Patrick Stewart, to his upcoming RETURN to Trek in Star Trek: Prodigy!Photo courtesy Billy CampbellImages TM & copyright © The Walt Disney CompanyFollow Billy on TwitterStuff you heard on the show:Subscribe to Mitch & Ed’s Excellent AdventureSubscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channelThe Rocketeer Minute Podcast
42 minutes | 2 months ago
#359: Michael Paré is here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero!
Actor Michael Paré joins me this week for my celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero! Michael talks about working with GAH stars William Katt, Robert Culp, and Connie Sellecca, how a detour in filming led to his standout performance in Eddie and the Cruisers, clashing with Rick Moranis on Streets of Fire, and so much more!Photo courtesy Michael ParéGreatest American Hero TM & copyright © Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.Follow Michael on InstagramBuy The Greatest American Hero on DVDSubscribe to the Comic Book Central YouTube channel
76 minutes | 3 months ago
#358: William Katt – Greatest American Hero episode commentary!
William Katt – star of The Greatest American Hero – returns to the Comic Book Central Lair! I’m catching up with William about his roles on Supergirl and The Thundermans, AND we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of GAH with my EXCLUSIVE Comic Book Central commentary on the classic season one episode, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” featuring the Lone Ranger!Greatest American Hero TM & copyright © Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.“Like” William on FacebookFull Empire PromotionsBuy The Greatest American Hero complete series on AmazonComic Book Central YouTube channel
87 minutes | 3 months ago
#357: Dennis “Danger” Madalone joins me to celebrate 40 years of The Greatest American Hero!
Believe it or not, I’m celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero with GAH stunt coordinator, Dennis “Danger” Madalone! Dennis crashes into the Comic Book Central Lair to talk about the crazy crashes in the classic superhero series, working with Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, a dangerous drop by the Hulk, and bringing action and adventure into the Star Trek universe!Photos courtesy Dennis MadaloneGreatest American Hero TM & copyright © Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.Dennis’ websiteBuy The Greatest America Hero on DVDStuff you heard on the show:Buy The Hulk Companion from Bear Manor Media
62 minutes | 3 months ago
#356: Sherman Howard on menacing Superboy as Lex Luthor!
Talented actor Sherman Howard joins me in the Lair this week to talk about capturing Alf, taking a surgical Junior Mint from Seinfeld, squaring off against Batman Beyond, and menacing Superboy as Lex Luthor!Photo courtesy Sherman HowardImages TM & copyright © Warner Bros., DC ComicsBuy Superboy from Warner ArchiveStuff you heard on the show:Superboy Legacy
72 minutes | 4 months ago
#355: Author Pat Jankiewicz on his companion books for Jaws, The Hulk, and Buck Rogers!
My celebration of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century continues with the author of the definitive companion books for Buck, The Incredible Hulk, and Jaws – Pat Jankiewicz!Photo courtesy Pat & Steve JankiewiczBook images courtesy Bear Manor MediaOrder Pat’s companion books from Bear Manor MediaFacebook pages for Pat’s books:JawsHulkBuck Rogers
70 minutes | 4 months ago
#354: BarBara Luna on her iconic pop culture roles in Star Trek, Spider-Man, Buck Rogers and beyond!
My guest today is a true pop culture icon. The lovely and talented BarBara Luna drops by the Lair to talk about her classic episodes of Star Trek, Zorro, Spider-Man, Tarzan, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century!Photo courtesy Stephen Jacobs/BarBara LunaImages TM & copyright © NBC Universal, ParamountSAG/AFTRA Health Plan InfoOrder Patrick Jankiewicz’ TV companion books from Bear Manor Media
71 minutes | 4 months ago
#353: Thom Christopher – Hawk from Buck Rogers – looks back at the 70s sci-fi series!
I’m blasting off to the 25th century for a look back at the swingin’ 70s sci-fi series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century! First up, it’s my chat with the Emmy-winning actor who brought the half-man, half-bird warrior Hawk to life on the series, Thom Christopher!Photo courtesy Thom ChristopherImages TM & copyright © NBC UniversalOrder Patrick Jankiewicz’ TV companion books from Bear Manor Media
69 minutes | 5 months ago
#352: Wolf Kroeger – production designer on the feature film Popeye and TV’s Black Sails!
My 40th anniversary of the Popeye feature film continues with the brilliant production designer who brought the town of Sweethaven to life – Wolf Kroeger! We’re talking about his time working with director Robert Altman to bring the world of Popeye from the comic strip to live action, and his recent work on the epic series Black Sails!Photo courtesy Wolf KroegerImages TM & copyright © ParamountOrder Popeye on Blu-ray from ParamountStuff you heard on the show:Comic Book Central YouTube channelThe Batcave Podcast
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