Precast: Death Proof Digression, Video Games, Mercury Falling, Ring Ring

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

My first ever dream car was the Batmobile, and yes, I'm talking about George Barris' Lincoln Futura riff. Looking back, it's funny how I totally missed the TV show's camp humor. Like the cut from the flames jetting out the back of the Batmobile to a Dynamic Duo crotch shot (celebrated by safety campaigners for showing Batman and Robin buckling-up their bulges). Well, not totally. I remember an episode where Catwoman (Julie Newmar? Eartha Kitt? Dianna Rigg? Tera Patrick?) trapped The Caped Crusader in the proverbial room with the concertina-ing walls. Via a video link, Catwoman asks Batman if he'd like to rule Gotham City or, um, die. His response? "What about Robin?" WTF? Even a pre-pubescent boy knew that Robin was OK, but Catwoman was rrrrrrr. Anyway, I like movie cars. They sound better and go faster than their real world counterparts. I look forward to seeing what Quentin Tarantino can do with the killer car thing, but a new Viper would've been a more logical choice than an old Camaro for his new flick. If ever there was a death car– from either the driver or pedestrian's POV– the Viper is it. It's hotter 'n Hell too. Yeah, the Viper deserves a super violent movie. How about Snakes on a High Plains Drifter?

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  • Rudiger Rudiger on Oct 07, 2006

    Considering how much off-camera sex Adam West supposedly had on the Batman set (according to Burt Ward's tell-all book a few years back), it's exceptionally appropriate to have a famous pornstar posing in the Batmobile.

  • DaveClark DaveClark on Oct 07, 2006

    Tera does it for me. I'm going as Batman this Halloween now.

  • Kevin Kevin on Oct 09, 2006

    Damn, that picture makes me feel all funny.

  • Blautens Blautens on Oct 10, 2006

    Tera sort of lost her appeal when I saw the sloth she was married to on VH1's Supergroup series...Evan Seinfeld, bass player from Biohazard. Yeah, I know...Bio-who?