Adam West in the 1962 film “Geronimo”
Adam West, best known for his role as TV’s “Batman” died on Friday. West received his start in film in the movie “Geronimo” with Chuck Connors in 1962.
TV’s “Batman” came out in 1966, and only lasted 3 seasons, but it became an immediate hit, and was cancelled mainly due to it’s production cost.
West was 88.
In a bit of news that will probably annoy more friends Outside Alaska than in: the cable show “Alaska State Troopers” will end production as of June 30. The director of the state agency, Col. James Cockrell, has decided not to participate in another season of the so-called reality show.
According to Col. Cockrell, the troopers are going to “focus on our principle mission of providing professional statewide law enforcement without any added outside distractions”.
The show first aired in 2009, and I have yet to see one single episode, although it does seem to be popular Outside, considering how often I get asked about it when I travel.
There has been no confirmation on the rumor of the new show: “NCIS: Anchorage” taking it’s place in the fall lineup.