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Warren Stevens, Veteran Character Actor, Dies at 92
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 28, 2012 | Mike Barnes

Posted on 03/29/2012 12:21:16 AM PDT by EveningStar

Warren Stevens, whose busy seven-decade career as a character actor in Hollywood included a key role in the 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 92.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: forbiddenplanet; obituary; rojan; startrek; thebarefootcontessa; warrenstevens
Actor Warren Stevens dies at 92

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1 posted on 03/29/2012 12:21:22 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg; KevinDavis

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2 posted on 03/29/2012 12:22:18 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Pictures help.
This is a guy I remember seeing a hundred times on my TV during the '60s. Very familiar face.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 12:27:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EveningStar

I remember him well. A long and fruitful life. Condolences to his surviving family members.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 12:40:05 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Lancey Howard
Great Star Trek episode. Scared me as a kid when he turned people into those cubes and crushed one in his hands.

"This person is dead."

5 posted on 03/29/2012 12:40:13 AM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Lancey Howard

He was in a lot of shows, as per IMDB. Only one Perry Mason, though ( which I do remember ... from Me TV, that is! ) and I guess that picture is from his role as Rojan in Star Trek, memorable for the reduction of the crew members, at his hands, to “crystals” about the size of volleyballs.

Of course his role in Forbidden Planet was the prototype for McCoy, in Star Trek.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 12:49:27 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: boop

Yes! That’s where I remember him from. Could the cube he crushed have been from a person in a red uniform perhaps?

RIP Warren Stevens


7 posted on 03/29/2012 12:50:21 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico
Actually, and I remember this from the SciFi channel's Star Trek Special Edition, they were cuboctahedrons:


8 posted on 03/29/2012 12:55:49 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew
I am now remembering the sound that was made when the person was turned into the cube. Wasn't the cube what was suppose to be left after all water was removed from the persons body? Why do I remember this ? I was born after Star Trek was canceled! (Still loved it!) I blame this on my brother, we had to watch every episode 20x!
9 posted on 03/29/2012 12:57:01 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: All
Forbidden Planet Cast Reunion
10 posted on 03/29/2012 12:58:17 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: dr_lew
Cuboctahedrons. Oh. Explains the one question I got wrong on my SAT’s!
11 posted on 03/29/2012 1:01:26 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico
Wasn't the cube what was suppose to be left after all water was removed from the persons body?

I don't think so. It was more abstract. Something about encoding all their thoughts and personality, etc.

OK. here it is:

"This is the essence of what they were. The flesh and brain and what you call the personality, distilled down into these compact shapes."

( I can never get over being able to find all this kind of stuff on the internet. )

12 posted on 03/29/2012 1:06:10 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

That was my second guess. ;)

I should have just looked it up, then again if you take away the brain and personality part, it could run as a democrat.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 1:11:44 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

ping


14 posted on 03/29/2012 1:16:38 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: EveningStar
He figured out the mystery of the Krell's downfall.

RIP, Doc.

15 posted on 03/29/2012 1:17:42 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: MacMattico
I've got one!


16 posted on 03/29/2012 1:21:49 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Ken H

One of my favorite movies in any genre.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 1:24:43 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: boop

Nothing scared me more than that Twilight Zone with Billy Mumy as the kid who could read minds. He turned that one man who got drunk into a little jack-in-the-box clown and the guy’s wife freaked out.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 1:28:17 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dr_lew

Prominently displayed, I hope!


19 posted on 03/29/2012 1:32:02 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: dr_lew

Well, now we know what became of Jimmy Hoffa.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 4:20:28 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Lancey Howard

We watched that episode last night. Quite a surprise to see this news this morning!


21 posted on 03/29/2012 4:58:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Same here. I watch enough vintage TV and remember his face well now.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 5:01:29 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: EveningStar; Impy; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

Enjoyed his work. RIP.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 8:46:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: EveningStar

Stevens had a role in “The Gun”, what I consider to be one of the top five COMBAT! episodes of the five year series.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: dr_lew
Of course his role in Forbidden Planet was the prototype for McCoy, in Star Trek.

Do you know this for a fact?

"Doc, oh, Doc."

25 posted on 03/29/2012 12:13:52 PM PDT by nonsporting
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26 posted on 03/29/2012 12:21:54 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: nonsporting
Do you know this for a fact?

I take it as obvious. The clincher is the ST episode, SPOCK'S BRAIN, in which McCoy uses the "teacher" to greatly expand his mental capacity, much in the manner of 'Doc" in Forbidden Planet, but without the fatal result.

27 posted on 03/29/2012 3:51:31 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew
I take it as obvious. The clincher is the ST episode, SPOCK'S BRAIN, in which McCoy uses the "teacher" to greatly expand his mental capacity, much in the manner of 'Doc" in Forbidden Planet, but without the fatal result.

Two entirely different devices. The Krell device obviated the need for instrumentation. A brain boost was an unexpected side effect, not the intent of the device.

BTW, I hate the ST:TOS "Spock's Brain" episode. It was lame. There were however a few jewels, "Enterprise Incident", "Spectre of the Gun", and possibly "Plato's Stepchildren". But, there were too many stinkers, among the worst: "And the Children Shall Lead", "The Way to Eden" and "Spock's Brain."

28 posted on 03/29/2012 4:32:10 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: EveningStar
Among other things, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a pilot during World War II.

RIP, and thanks for your service.

29 posted on 03/29/2012 5:17:32 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: nonsporting
Why the hate on "Spock's Brain"? I know it's considered ne of the worst TOS episodes, but I enjoyed it.

For the trivia experts: the McCoy remote control device was made from "The Cage" episode's communicator.

30 posted on 03/29/2012 8:40:44 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: dr_lew

crushed cube trivia: the actress playing the ensign was at one point married to James Cromwell who played Cochran in First Contact.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 8:49:04 PM PDT by isom35
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To: boop

teh actress in Spock’s Brain had smokin’ hot legs.


32 posted on 03/29/2012 8:51:04 PM PDT by isom35
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To: boop
Why the hate on "Spock's Brain"? I know it's considered one of the worst TOS episodes, but I enjoyed it.

"Spock's Brain" has an overly simplicist plot--steal the brain, find the brain, restore the brain. The writers tried to inject some "tension" into the story by having Bones lose his brain-boost in the midst of surgery, and having Spock assist in his own brain reconnection. I had trouble suspending my disbelief.

For the trivia experts: the McCoy remote control device was made from "The Cage" episode's communicator.

I must admit I didn't know that. If ever this becomes a Jeopardy answer...

Some of Bone's medical diagnostic instruments were from the Desilu Studio's cafeteria (salt and pepper shakers).

33 posted on 03/30/2012 11:02:24 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: dr_lew
Of course his role in Forbidden Planet was the prototype for McCoy, in Star Trek.

I think the prototype for McCoy was Dr. Adams on Gunsmoke.

34 posted on 04/13/2012 11:24:08 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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