Recent Topics
Mercon ULV - anyone know anything?
by jaj
06/24/17 11:29 AM
2012 Race Red Ford F150 FX4
by Coprolite
06/24/17 11:29 AM
Brakes & Rotors Recommendations. Durable.
by dave munson
06/24/17 11:24 AM
Castrol Edge question
by 60ampfuse
06/24/17 11:16 AM
Tundra 5.7 Cam Chain Tensioner
by JXW
06/24/17 10:45 AM
Oil filter question
by Michael1234560
06/24/17 09:35 AM
B-12 Chemtool Video for Marketing Product
by The_Nuke
06/24/17 09:29 AM
Flash Funtion - Normal beam not High beam
by Spetz
06/24/17 08:52 AM
Stanadyne Diesel Fuel Additive On Clearance At AAP
by 2015_PSD
06/24/17 08:18 AM
shell 10w30 noack 12%
by merconvvv
06/24/17 08:16 AM
Quaker State oil ?
by gmh101357
06/24/17 08:15 AM
Help with an older Mercury Outboard
by Trigger
06/24/17 08:04 AM
A new Toro that is self propelled going backwards
by skyactiv
06/24/17 06:50 AM
FS: 2000-2004 Subaru Outback goodies
by Hollow
06/24/17 01:48 AM
synthetic oil cleaning out a high milage engine?
by MontanaAndy
06/23/17 11:59 PM
Transmission flush? Good or bad?
by wolf_06
06/23/17 10:30 PM
What makes dexos 'better' than SN?
by SilverFusion2010
06/23/17 10:05 PM
Town in the news again.
by Silk
06/23/17 10:04 PM
"New" source for tires
by otis24
06/23/17 09:51 PM
PUP, no longer available?
by otis24
06/23/17 09:42 PM
Newest Members
AikiBrewer, jgb3, SpaceTitan, Sparky1955, buzzz
61949 Registered Users
Who's Online
57 registered (901Memphis, 60ampfuse, 2fast2, 3800Series, 97f150, 2004tdigls, 7 invisible), 2612 Guests and 24 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61949 Members
66 Forums
266964 Topics
4415291 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#1831082 - 03/25/10 03:44 PM Robert Culp has passed on
Benzadmiral Offline


Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 4854
Loc: Da Swamp
Robert Culp, who starred with Bill Cosby in "I Spy" (and helped to make him famous by giving him acting tips and writing scripts to showcase him), has passed on: http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/24/obit.robert.culp/index.html?hpt=T2 [Insert string of curses here.]

http://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/i-spys-robert-culp-dies/

Includes link to full first (and authorized) "I Spy" episode on YouTube and a memorable Culp cameo on "Get Smart."

And here, if any "I Spy" fans are around, is a transcript of two interviews in which Culp discusses the genesis of "I Spy," and how he worked as a writer to shape what we saw on the screen: http://ispy65.tripod.com/id198.htm

Harlan Ellison called him friend, and applauded his work. Culp wrote several episodes of "I Spy," and probably the best episode of "The Rifleman," a two-parter with his trademark noir-ish atmosphere and with the leads, Lucas and Mark, isolated from their friends as they try to escape a Mexican bandit gang. When I saw it in reruns a few years ago, without knowing who wrote it, it reminded me instantly of Culp's "I Spy" script "Home to Judgment," which aired five or six years later. That's surely a high compliment to pay to any writer: that his style is immediately recognizable.

Regarding his acting, he was remarkable. He starred in the Ellison-scripted "Demon with the Glass Hand" on "Outer Limits." Watch the way he moves in that, and how his silhouette (I presume he was the model for that) runs in the "I Spy" title credits. He moved like no other actor. He could do drama, he could do comedy.

He was also considered for the role of John D. MacDonald's boat-bum investigator and salvage expert, Travis McGee, when the film of "Darker than Amber" was being mounted in '69 or '70. For some reason MacDonald hated Culp as McGee; they ended up going with Rod Taylor. Much as I like Taylor, I think Culp might have been a better choice. MacDonald has McGee say in one novel that when he is worked up, he can look like something from an unused corner of [censored] (not an exact quote), and Culp could certainly do that.

I'm going to try to find a copy of 1972's "Hickey and Boggs," in which he re-teamed with Cosby; I've never seen it.

May we meet in heaven, Mr. Culp. I'm sure you have grand stories to tell.
_________________________
* *
-- Paul W. (The Benzadmiral)
('11 Buick Regal CXL, charcoal/cream, 2.4L NA)
http://benzadmiral-uncle.blogspot.com/

Top
#1831089 - 03/25/10 03:47 PM Re: Robert Culp has passed on [Re: Benzadmiral]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
I Spy- ed this information also.
My condolences to his family - Bob, Carol, Ted, and Alice.

Top
#1831614 - 03/25/10 09:57 PM Re: Robert Culp has passed on [Re: mechtech2]
Big_Ed Offline


Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 127
Loc: Illinois, U.S.A.
I really ejoyed him in The Greatest American Hero. R.I.P.

Top
#1831671 - 03/25/10 10:34 PM Re: Robert Culp has passed on [Re: Big_Ed]
GROUCHO MARX Offline


Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 11410
Loc: The Sandhills of NewYorkistan
Had a great episode on "Columbo"
_________________________
80% of people polled say that their neighbor should take mass transit to work.

Top