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Old October 2 2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Jay Robinson has died

Jay Robinson who played Petri in Elaan of Troyius died a few days ago died at age 83.
Many very memorable performances in many films and TV shows.
Married twice and had a son.

Sounds like a pretty full life---- Rest in peace ambassador.

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Old October 2 2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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I just saw him in an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the other day. Rest in peace.
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Old October 2 2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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Farewell, Dr. Shrinker.

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Old October 2 2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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Pretty decent career. RIP Lord Petri.
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Old October 3 2013, 02:25 AM   #5
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Along with Star Trek, I remember him primarily from Buck Rogers and Bewitched. He was one of those guys who were always distinctive and memorable, kind of like Jonathan Harris.
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Old October 3 2013, 03:01 AM   #6
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It was that voice. It was a great voice.
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Old October 3 2013, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: Jay Robinson has died

Festering Esper wrote: View Post
I just saw him in an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the other day. Rest in peace.
Would that be the Slavemaster fellow in the PLANET OF THE AMAZON WOMEN? I always thought so. Same voice and all.

Also, sad to hear...
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Old October 3 2013, 04:34 PM   #8
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Sad to hear. May the wind be at his back.
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Old October 4 2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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Before I knew him for being in "Elaan of Troyius," I remember him playing Emperor Caligula in "The Robe." A great performance there.
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Old October 5 2013, 12:54 AM   #10
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He was very funny in a 1970s "Barney Miller" episode playing a conman who split his time between living in Fargo and on Saturn.
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Old October 5 2013, 01:01 AM   #11
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Watching "The Robe" when I was a kid, I remember how scary Robinson's Caligula was. He played the role to the hilt. I think he would have made a great Zachary Smith had Jonathan Harris passed on the part.
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Old October 5 2013, 03:35 AM   #12
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I thought I had once seen him on a talk show, but there doesn't seem to be any corresponding entry on IMDB. I might be remembering the documentary he helped produce on The Robe's restoration. Such a wonderful voice, and his Caligula is still a marvel in those two films. I was watching "Elaan of Troyius" a lot last month while my computer was sick, and he's hilarious in it.
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Old October 5 2013, 08:20 PM   #13
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I think he was also in Beyond Bizarre. I sometimes confused him with Ken Nordine:
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Old October 7 2013, 05:11 AM   #14
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Interesting thing about his voice. The older he got, the deeper it got, but his distinctive diction and intonation remained the same. If he'd wanted, he could have been a narrator of a really creepy series a'la Tales From the Crypt or some such.
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Old October 8 2013, 05:40 AM   #15
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Melakon wrote: View Post
I was watching "Elaan of Troyius" a lot last month while my computer was sick, and he's hilarious in it.
I know, I love his Petri character. Right from the beginning, he's packed with personality, and great, well-delivered lines to boot!

"These are the most prized of jewels...for your lovely neck!"


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