Wednesday, January 14, 2015

B9 and Robby creator dies - 100 years old

I didn't know it was the same guy. Makes sense.
RIP production designer Robert Kinoshita (February 24, 1914 - December 9, 2014) who designed two of the most iconic robots for film and television - Robby and B-9.

JMG added: Here's a Robby Flashback. I forgot all about this.


Tom Moon said...

As I recall, there was one Lost in Space episode where Robby was a guest star.

Rickart said...

Robby got around... he was the go-to robot suit for rent for TV shows. I'm surprised he never turned up on Star Trek.

Rickart said...

JMG said...

"Correction: not robot - robotoid."

Robby appeared in 2 episodes of LIS.

Lost in Space: Season 1, Episode 20
War of the Robots (9 Feb. 1966). as The Alien Robotoid

Lost in Space: Season 3, Episode 1
Condemned of Space (6 Sep. 1967) as the Space Prison Guard

Kinoshita also designed Tobor the Great (1954)

MrGoodson2 said...

I thought that album cover was almost on the level of a Deathlok concert. I interpreted the blades of glass as people. I was thinking "What did they do with that balloon?"

The world needs giant robots. For peaceful goals of course.

MrGoodson2 said...

They changed Robby's head from the Forbidden Planet days. At least his TZ appearance had a different head. Or workings inside the head.