Thursday, March 25, 2010

Demon With A Glass Hand starring Robert Culp

Written by Harlan Ellison (one of sci-fi's most imaginative authors), "Demon With A Glass Hand" is a beloved Outer Limits episode, starring Robert Culp. I don't know exactly why I'm so saddened by Robert Culp's fall and death on a sidewalk in Los Angeles. I think it's because he was such a lively, funny, sparkly presence on television for so many years.

There was something very likable about Robert Culp and he seemed to enjoy acting more than most. You can tell when someone's getting a kick out of their life. Bonus Robert Culp fact: he and Bill Cosby made a conscious decision on "I-Spy" to make their friendship forefront in the show during a time of terrible and open racism in the U.S. That's what gets to me the most.

Young Robert Culp and his glass hand. You'll recognize the set (and concept) in Part 6 from "Bladerunner."
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Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Here's "Harlan Ellison on God," because he's so intelligent, entertaining and crotchety.

CNN obit

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