DC Entertainment has released the unaired Adam West Powerless episode
DC Entertainment has released the never-before-seen Adam West Powerless episode on their YouTube channel. The beloved Batman actor passed away at the age of 88 earlier this month and was honored last night at the Los Angeles City Hall with the lighting of the Bat-signal. The Adam West Powerless episode, entitled “Win, Luthor, Draw,” never made it to air as the show was canceled earlier this year in the middle of its first season on NBC. Check out the Adam West Powerless episode in the player below.
You might want to watch the Adam West Powerless episode soon, as it won’t be available forever. According to the YouTube description: “Adam West, Batman to a generation of TV fans, passed away last week. One of his final roles was a fittingly comic guest role on NBC’s Powerless in an episode which never made it to air. DC All Access is proud to present this episode in its entirety for a limited time as a tribute to West and his DC legacy.”
In 1965, West appeared as a James Bond-esque character, Captain Q, in a commercial for Nestlé Quik, which prompted his hiring as the caped crusader in the Batman TV series. West appeared in all 120 episodes of the series and even the feature film that was released in 1966, cementing himself in comic book history for the ages and defining the superhero for generations.
He would go on to reprise his role as the character in various animated shows, including The New Adventures of Batman, The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour, Tarzan and the Super 7, and others. In addition, he would lend his voice to the popular Batman: The Animated Series in the role of The Gray Ghost, a hero that inspired Batman in the animated series. West’s signature voice would also appear in two other Batman series, The Batman and Batman:The Brave and the Bold (where he would voice Batman’s father).
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