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Old January 17 2014, 02:38 AM   #1
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Russell Johnson has died..

http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/16/professor-gi...ussell-johnson/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Johnson


He was great in "This Island Earth" and "It Came From Outer Space"..

And of course he was "The Professor Emeritus of Gilligan's Island"


I raise a glass of my finest Pilsner in your memory...
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Old January 17 2014, 04:01 AM   #2
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Re: Russell Johnson has died..

"Professor Roy Hinkley. He could create complex machinery out of 3 coconuts, a splint of bamboo and a length of vine, but he never could just fix the damn boat."

RIP, good sir. You shall live on forever in the reruns of my childhood.
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Old January 17 2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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RIP Russell Johnson
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Old January 17 2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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RIP

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"Professor Roy Hinkley. He could create complex machinery out of 3 coconuts, a splint of bamboo and a length of vine, but he never could just fix the damn boat."

RIP, good sir. You shall live on forever in the reruns of my childhood.
I've always had a theory: The Professor could have fixed the boat, but he was using the castaways as lab rats and watching and logging their reactions to the situation.
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Old January 18 2014, 01:28 AM   #5
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Re: Russell Johnson has died..

One half of the immortal duo known in television history as "and the rest."
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Old January 18 2014, 07:35 AM   #6
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Re: Russell Johnson has died..

Shame, at least he had a good run. Also, It Came From Outer Space scared the crap out of me as a kid.
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Old January 18 2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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Re: Russell Johnson has died..

Another childhood icon is gone.

The Professor was one of my earliest heroes back in the 60s. Like Reed Richards, he was a character I could really relate to and admire. Intelligent, diversified, and always focused on using his abilities to help others-- exactly what I wanted to grow up to be. He was not ambitious or vain, but he was the reason the castaways survived-- the Skipper was in charge, but he never did anything without checking with the Professor first. And in real life, Russell Johnson was a really nice guy, grateful to his fans, and always ready to use his fame for a good cause.

RIP, Professor. You were loved and you made a difference.
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Old January 18 2014, 03:09 PM   #8
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And the rest in peace.
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