Bunga Bunga 37 is a show unlike any we’ve done before, sorta.
This time, Tim & Maynard journey to the heart of Australian Labor Party fundraising territory as Tim was hosting the evening and finally had an opportunity to meet Clementine Ford as she was the keynote speaker.
Tim is your host and Maynard is his date.
Young Maynard learns an important lesson about paying closer attention to Tim when in public.
Tim learns a lesson about, well, he doesn’t really learn anything at all, come to think of it.
A show full of feminism, fundraising and foolishness.
We answer your Crankmail, tell you where you can do some dancing and Maynard brings a picture book to class.
Having only met George Takei the once, last time he was in Sydney, I found him to be a total charmer and exactly the kind of guy you’d love to meet at a cocktail party. No matter what planet it was held on.
These clips should give you something to talk about with him on top of his constant media presence for the last 50 years, alleged difficulties with William Shatner, support of same sex marriage worldwide, reality TV show and his outspoken opinions on the new Sulu character in Star Trek.
We’ll be taking the Planet maynard podcast to George Takei’s shows in Sydney, so if you see us there don’t be shy. George won’t be.
All ahead full stop!
George Takei has had to postpone his Australian visit due to him getting actual movie work in July.
NOW HEAR THIS (write it in your Captain’s Log)
The New Dates now for An Evening with George Takei are:
MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16
SYDNEY STATE THEATRE
MONDAY NOVEMBER 20
OH MY COCKTAILS WITH GEORGE TAKEI
THE ESTABLISHMENT BALLROOM SYDNEY
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25
Adam West was fond of saying that the 1960s were about the three Bs; Beatles, Bond and Batman. While that may be an over simplification, I am overly simple. So I’ll go with that.
I’ve curated a short video list of Adam West performances below that are well worth your screentime.
The mere idea that William Shatner AND Adam West could have starred together in weekly series of Alexander The Great in 1963 should have been sign of big things to come. Big camp 1960s things.
The Last Precinct was a little seen police sitcom that had a short run in 1986 and was a good vehicle for Adam West’s surreal side. A side that would be explored in full as Lookwell and Mayor Adam West.
Ty Lookwell, as the capsule description from 1991 states, was a “washed-up TV action detective hero who falsely believes he can solve crimes in real life.”
I enjoyed the obvious serious psychological issues that Lookwell has and how the voice of the Shakespeare statue he regularly visits helps him (accidentally) solve the case. How this would have been treated with Robert Smigel (Triumph The Insult Comic Dog) and Conan O’Brien (everything good in this world) writing the ongoing series would have been a festival of wrongness to say the least.
Lookwell was green lighted and was due to go into production for NBC, but the pilot didn’t do well with audiences and the network never took the series up.
Enjoy these few snippets of Adam West. We can all take the advice of Ty Lookwell when being unceremoniously removed from the police commissioners office, as he admonishes a junior police officer for not recognising him from his 70s detective show;
“Maybe if you watched more television, you’d be better at your job.”
To the Batpole…
The Last Precinct
Alexander The Great
They May Be Drinkers Robin..
Mayor Adam West and his cat launcher
Some more of Mayor Adam West
Great interview with Adam West from 2016
That time I thought I was a crime fighter