Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Special Salute To Robert Culp's Sci-Fi Roles!

Robert Culp's Superb Sci-Fi Roles!


Dr.Franklin Ruehl,Ph.D.

While the late actor Robert Culp is being remembered for his TV series(such as "I Spy") as well as his films (such as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"), I would offer special commendation for his trio of outstanding sci-fi parts on the original "Outer Limits" TV series.

Specifically, in "Demon With A Glass Hand"(1964), he ably portrayed an anguished time traveller from earth's future who learned to his dismay that he was merely an android who was embedded with the DNA of all earthlings from 100 years in the future, protectng them from a plague designed to destroy alien invaders.

In "Corpus Earthling"(1963), he was ideal as a physician bedeviled by the fact that was the only human attuned to the presence of invisible parasitic alien invaders!

And,in "Architects of Fear"(1963), he was outstanding as a conflicted scientist who agreed to be transmogrified into an alien in a failed attempt to unite the peoples of the world!

For me, as a staunch sci-fi buff, these roles mark the high points of Culp's career!

May the Power of the Cosmos be with You!

Dr.Franklin Ruehl,Ph.D.

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