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Old Jan 6 2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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...to notice that Robin Wood's illustrations of Robinton seem to be based off of Tony Bennett?

http://www.pern.nl/pe/R_table.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=tony...w=1920&bih=995

I was sort of media-starved as a kid (only had books, no TV and few movies) so I only caught the reference recently...
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Old Jan 7 2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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One of the folks in People is clearly based off Bill Murray and it always throws me right out, but I'm not seeing Bennett!Robinton. Probably because Tony Bennett's been chubby most of my adult life.
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I'm vaguely seeing it, but more from the look he has on his face.

I remember thinking Ted Hamilton in "The Pirate Movie" looked sort of like Robinton when I last watched it; http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?q=ted...r:10,s:0,i:117

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Old Jan 14 2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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Never seen an image of Tony Bennett, but did notice a few others at the time. Yanus and Mavi being a pernese rendition of American Gothic, Harper Elgion was a dead ringer for Dirk Benedict - Starbuck in original Battlestar Galactica. I think T'gellan reminded me of Jason Patrick - I think is his name - Older brother in original Lost Boys.
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The pre-viz for the old Ron Moore Pern show turned up on YouTube ages ago, and Rene Auberjonois does the narration. Since then I can't shake that he would have been great as Lytol or Robinton about ten years ago. Alas.
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I always pictured Harvey Presnell as Robinton, but then I see Ernest Borgnine as Fandarel.
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In one of many "chats" with Anne, she always said that she would like James Cromwell to play Robinton..... works for me!

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Old Apr 20 2013, 01:26 AM   #8
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That'll do F'lar, that'll do.
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In one of many "chats" with Anne, she always said that she would like James Cromwell to play Robinton..... works for me!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000342/
Ah well, there's always good makeup and playback...
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Interesting, had never pictured James Cromwell as Robinton, but thinking about it now, yes that could work I think.

Interesting the comment about the pre-vis for the aborted show having surfaced on Youtube, don't suppose anyone knows if it's still floating around out there do they? Searching thus far hasn't yielded anything useful from my side - though that doesn't necessarily mean anything given my history with web searches.
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