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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Robinson Crusoe on Mars’ Monkeys With Sci-Fi Genre

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CHICAGO – A fascinating B-movie gem from 1964, “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” gives modern viewers an idea of what America’s collective imagination (concerning space travel) looked like during that brief moment in time. As an entertainment, it’s hokey and creaky beyond belief, but as a cinematic time capsule, it’s quite a trip.

Interviews: Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar at 2010 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Adam West, photo by Joe Arce.

CHICAGO – The Wizard World Chicago Comic Con was another huge success this past summer, gathering together comic and pop culture fans. One of the highlights of the event was the reunion of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) from the 1960s Batman TV show.

Slideshow: 28 Celebrity Portraits From Wizard World’s 2010 Chicago Comic Con

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Claudia Wells, the original Jennifer in ‘Back to the Future,’ poses with an old friend at the Chicago Comi Con.

CHICAGO – It was Chicago’s turn for Comic Con action the weekend of August 20th-22th, and even ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich showed up to greet fans and sign autographs. Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lindsay Wagner, Micky Dolenz, John Savage and Linda Blair were also among the celebrities gracing the show.

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