Monday, January 19, 2009

Bob May 1939-2009

You probably don't know his name, but this is the actor who manned the robot from "Lost In Space".

'Lost In Space' Actor Bob May Dies At 69 In California

RIP, Mr. May.


At January 19, 2009 9:25 PM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Sad news. I too am a big fan of the show. I even have a toy collection going. Although the show seemed sappy for some, I remember being a kid, hoping to one day see the Robinsons make it back to earth.

So with that, imagine my sheer and utter disappointment with the movie!

At January 19, 2009 9:33 PM, Blogger cube said...

I was a fan of the old show myself. And yeah, the movie was what I would call a flawed reboot.

I'm hoping for better with the Star Trek reboot.

At January 19, 2009 10:13 PM, Blogger Papa Frank said...

It's been a hard last year on sci-fi fans.

At January 19, 2009 10:22 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

What is with all of the sci-fi folks dropping here of late?

My hubby is a HUGE Lost in Space fan. He even has a model robot that yells the catchphrases.

I'll show him your post in the morning when he gets off of work.

At January 19, 2009 10:39 PM, Blogger dmarks said...

Rats. I'm probably a bigger "Lost in Space" fan than Steve.

Now he can exchange barbs with Jonathan Harris in the great "sandy rocky planet TV soundstage" in the sky.

At January 19, 2009 10:51 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

I got to watch this show very little when I was a kid, I feel robbed

At January 20, 2009 12:53 AM, Blogger nanc said...

danger - danger, will robinson!

i always thought he and rosie (from the jetsons) should have gotten hitched and then later when i saw r-2d-2 though for sure they had illegitimate children...

no, i'm not a trekkie.

At January 20, 2009 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So are you trying to tell me it was just a vehicle?

Sorry Cube, bat as a boy I longed for the day I would have my own robot. Much like you long(ed?) for a jet pack!

My robot, however, would not have an easily accessed (and removed) power pack and would have to have one arm as a chainsaw!

It's a New Hampshire thing.

Rest in peace

At January 20, 2009 8:17 AM, Blogger dmarks said...

I thought the killer chainsaw deal was a Texas thing.

I've blogged about this too. Anything "Lost in Space", I will probably blog about.

At January 20, 2009 2:36 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Oh man! We're losing a lot of good people all of a sudden. :-(

I used to love that show, I always hoped they'd find their way home.

At January 21, 2009 7:45 AM, Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

RIP Bob May.

At January 21, 2009 8:52 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said... in peace...the end of that whole era it seems...........

At January 21, 2009 9:28 AM, Blogger nanc said...

o.t. - cube - fox news is about to announce new pet food recalls - alert your friends - the food is from a party cooler pet store.

At January 21, 2009 5:44 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Danger! Danger!!
I loved that show, and I had no idea who it was that manned that goodhearted robot.
I loved the Dr. Zachary Smith character.
I used to watch that show a lot.
Thanks for reminding me of that show.
RIP, robot man.

At January 22, 2009 8:14 PM, Blogger Gifted Typist said...

OMG, he's gone. Really? I always thought he was the robot mold from which R2D2 or C3PO were created. I loved that show as a kid.


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