Glen WeldonGlen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He reviews books, movies, comics, and more for the NPR Arts Desk.
Old-school villains like Dynasty's Alexis Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan (Joan Collins) could always be counted upon to bring some melo- with the drama.
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Who are these people? It's impossible to tell, they're wearing masks. (Ok yeah it's Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriweather, and Cesar Romero in 1966's Batman.)
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Idris Elba arrives at the world premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in San Diego. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)