In case you missed last night’s PBS documentary on superheroes, you can watch it above—or at this link if the embed isn’t working. The program includes a Wizard World all-star festival of folks like Lou Ferrigno, Burt Ward, Adam West, and Lynda Carter talking about playing superheroes. They are all veteran charmers, and when we have a spare 53 minutes, we plan on watching the whole thing. A supporting webpage has background and stills—such as the above one of Julie Newmar as Catwoman—and some extra videos.
The show is part of PBS’s Pioneers of Television series. It is narrated by Ryan Seacrest, but that’s okay.
You know, Wonder Woman is pretty freaking cool. Hurry up, Amazon!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.