Robot at the National Space Centre
(courtesy of Paul F., owner and builder of the UK’s first Lost in Space B9 Robot full size Replica)
A beautiful tribute to Dick Tufeld by Dan Siciliano
Bob May and Dick Tufeld in 1997
The Voice of the iconic Lost in Space Robot, Dick Tufeld, passed away on Sunday 22nd January 2012. A truly remarkable gentleman has been lost from the worlds of Irwin Allen.
Not only did he provide the voice, and indeed the soul, for the Robot, but also voiceovers for several other Irwin Allen productions including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Time Tunnel. He also lent his voice to the Land of the Giants presentation reel which you can see on both the US and UK DVD releases.
The Robot spoke again in the guise of the cinematic release of Lost in Space in 1998, with a new look, but the voice was exactly the same. Dick also recorded robot voice clips for the benefit of the full scale B-9 Robot replica owners so his voice will continue to live on through the Robot in homes around the globe.
"Danger Will Robinson!"
Ken Netzel's amazing robot collection was recently showcased on the WGRZ channel with particular attention paid to his full scale Lost in Space Robot.
Interview with UK B9 Robot at 2007 Cult TV
B9 Robot built by Bob Aucutt with voice by Dick Tufeld
Snow Robot built by Kelvin Hendry in February 2009
Robot cooking up something with Dr. Smith
Work being done on Robot
Penny gives Robot a big hug
Playing baseball with Dr. Smith
Robot in the Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen