With last week’s passing of beloved Batman actor Adam West, there has been an outpouring of admiration and memorialization from around the globe.
Now NBC and DC Entertainment have decided to release West’s appearance on an unaired episode of the recently-cancelled Powerless TV series for free online.
The full episode, which you can watch below, showcases West in the same sort of irreverent, quirky version of the DC Universe which simultaneously made him famous and which he enshrined in the hearts and minds of fans around the world.
From the official episode 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.”
DC’s tribute to West’s legacy is a well-deserved one. Beyond having kept Batman a household name through some of the comic book industry’s leanest years, West went on to voice The Gray Ghost on Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series, as well as providing his services as a voice actor for animated movies featuring his version of the Caped Crusader.
Though the Crusaders on this site may well be Capeless, we will always and forever remember the man who brought joy to our youths with a biff, bam, and pow.