Random musings on all things cinematical, and otherwise, by Joe Leydon.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
R.I.P.: Mr. Wizard, a.k.a. Don Herbert (1917-2007)
For geeks of a certain age -- and, yes, I proudly include myself in that number -- the passing of baby-boomer icon Don Herbert is bad, sad news. I can't help but suspect that at least two generations of sci-fi writers and moviemakers were at least partly influenced by his kid-friendly televised science lessons. Gosh, Mr. Wizard -- thanks.