ROBERT KINOSHITA 1914-2014
Robert Kinoshita designed beloved film and television robot characters, including the bubble-headed Lost in Space robot who made "Danger, Will Robinson!" a catchphrase of the 1960s.
The robot had a deep male voice but no name - though aficionados refer to him by the model designation B9 that was visible in an episode. The machine's popularity continued long after the 1965 to 1968 series, and to this day there are B9 fan clubs, including those that build meticulous recreations of the robot.
In looks and personality, B9's ancestor was Robby, a robot that Kinoshita helped create for the 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet.
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