By Jacob Shelton
Whether you’re a Trekkie or you’ve just got a thing for a gal with a batarang, Yvonne Craig has you covered. In the ‘60s she was the go to girl for playing Orion Slave Girls or plucky sidekicks who looked great in purple. While she was a mainstay on genre television Craig didn’t actually know anything about the shows on which she was appearing until she was cast. According to Craig, whenever she was offered a part she would do her homework so she didn’t disrespect the show’s creators. She said as much when she explained how she was cast as Bat Girl. She told Closer Weekly:
The producer, William Dozier, said, ‘I’m sure you’ve seen our show,’ and I said, ‘Actually, I haven’t, but if I get the part I’ll spend the summer watching re-runs so I know how I’ll fit into the scheme of things.’
Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.