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Robert Kinoshita, Robot Creator for ‘Lost in Space’, ‘Forbidden Planet’ Dies at 100

15 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The science fiction world has lost a great artist. Robert Kinoshita, who worked as production designer and art director in film and television for decades, has passed away.

There are many people who would be hard pressed to name any of the actors from the 1960’s sci-fi TV cult darling Lost in Space or the 1956 film Forbidden Planet. Many of these same people would look at a photo of the robot from Forbidden Planet and say, “Oh yes. That Robby the Robot.” These same people would also probably be able to answer the trivia question: What did the robot in Lost in Space say when times got tough? (“Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!” They have Kinoshita to thank for these robot memories as he designed robots for both of these sci-fi classics.

While Kinoshita will mostly be remembered as a ‘robot builder’, Lost in Space and Forbidden Planet were just two »

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