Mere days after loading my "From the Dust Bin: Spectre (TV)" feature, I have to say that it is very weird to have to add this item.
Actor Robert Culp died today at the age of 79 in Los Angeles as a result of a fall. Culp was the popular star of several television series, including the Spectre pilot for Gene Roddenberry. Along with Bill Cosby, Culp starred as Kelly Robinson on the espionage series, I Spy (1965-1968) and in 1981 he starred in The Greatest American Hero, as tough-as-nails FBI Agent Bill Maxwell.
His genre credits comprised only a portion of his hundreds of performances, but Culp appeared on The Outer Limits, Target: The Corruptors, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Name of the Game and he almost won the lead role on Space: 1999.
The Catacombs expresses its sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans. Strange indeed, in the wake of two other iconic television stars passing (Peter Graves & Fess Parker). They always go in threes!