Robert Kinoshita R.I.P.

bobRobert Kinoshita, Designer von Robby the Robot aus Forbidden Planet und dem B9 Environmental Control-Bot aus Lost in Space ist bereits am 9. Dezember im stolzen Alter von 100 Jahren gestorben. In einer kurzen Rede an seinem 95. Geburtstag (hier auf Youtube) meinte er noch, er würde gerne 100 Jahre alt werden. Sometimes, everything falls into place.

Film and television production designer and art director Robert Kinoshita, best known for designing the robot from the 1960s cult hit sci-fi series “Lost in Space” and its ancestor, Robby the Robot from the film “Forbidden Planet,” died Dec. 9 at age 100. The robot from “Lost in Space” was famous for declaring, in a mechanical but definitely somewhat panicked tone, “Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!”

He eventually returned to Hollywood to work on the 1956 sci-fi classic “Forbidden Planet” as a robot builder, including work on the film’s Robby the Robot.

Variety: Robert Kinoshita, Designer of ‘Lost in Space’ Robot, Dies at 100 (via Boing Boing)