Monday, January 30, 2012

You do not compute

Lost in Space ran from 1965 to 1968.  It was set way in the future: 1997.  And a bit of trivia, although several of the TV show stars had cameos in the 1998 big screen remake, who was the only one to reprise his original role?  That would be Dick Tufeld.  He was the voice of the robot in both the TV show and the movie made three decades later.  Mr. Tufeld had a storied career.  He had roles in many shows including "The Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "The Time Tunnel."  More importantly, he was an iconic voice for fifty years of media broadcasts starting with "Space Patrol" on the radio in the 1950s and going all the way through "The Simpsons."  His was the voice that opened "The Wonderful World of Disney."  His voice could be heard on, introducing or during commercials for a myriad of TV shows during the golden age.  He also was the voice of game shows like "The Jokers Wild" and was the announcer on the "It's Garry Shandling's Show."  Sadly, Mr. Tufeld just died at the age of 85.  

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