Jay Robinson has died

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Grant, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
  2. Festering Esper

    Festering Esper Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    ¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Under your bed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    I just saw him in an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the other day. Rest in peace.
  3. Cap-o'-Lantern

    Cap-o'-Lantern Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    :( Farewell, Dr. Shrinker.

  4. Boo! Did I Scare Ya?

    Boo! Did I Scare Ya? Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    bbailey861 -- Kingston, ON
    Pretty decent career. RIP Lord Petri.
  5. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    New York State
    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.
  6. Boo! Did I Scare Ya?

    Boo! Did I Scare Ya? Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    bbailey861 -- Kingston, ON
    It was that voice. It was a great voice.
  7. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    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...
  8. 22 Stars

    22 Stars Commodore Commodore

    Nov 25, 2001
    Sad to hear. May the wind be at his back.
  9. NicholasM79

    NicholasM79 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 10, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Before I knew him for being in "Elaan of Troyius," I remember him playing Emperor Caligula in "The Robe." A great performance there.
  10. JT Perfecthair

    JT Perfecthair Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2013
    He was very funny in a 1970s "Barney Miller" episode playing a conman who split his time between living in Fargo and on Saturn.
  11. NTRPRZ

    NTRPRZ Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 26, 2006
    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.
  12. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    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.
  13. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
  14. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

    May 17, 2009
    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.
  15. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 1, 2013
    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!"