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Bob May : Kevin Burns had phoned me to ask if I would be interested in working, as The Robot, on a special. The special was called "TV Guide Looks At Science Fiction". I agreed. 
Prior me to getting to the set, Kevin said that William Shatner would be working with me as host. We got ready to do my sequences on the set, and there is where I met William Shatner. 

We exchanged much dialogue between the various sequences. William was extremely well prepared for his scenes, and we had a lot of laughs together doing them. 

I was nervous at first working with William Shatner, because of all the stories that I had heard. Those stories turned out to be extremely false. I had so much fun and enjoyment working with William, that it was almost like working with Jonathan Harris, with of all his professionalism. 

Let it be known that this was the first time that Captain Kirk was not with Mr. Spock, and the Robot was not with Dr.Smith. Gene Roddenberry and Irwin Allen would have been very proud. 

In closing, may I say, beam me up Scotty, Will Robinson needs me! 

Your Robot always,
Bob May

Ray Dutczak Comment

On October 16, 2001 TV Guide Looks At Science Fiction will be available on DVD. The special covers science fiction from television's beginnings to present. William Shatner teams up with our favorite Robot from Lost In Space (played by Bob May) to host an adventure through the greatest science fiction television shows ever made. This includes Star Trek, Lost In Space, Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants, Planet of the Apes, and many more. This blockbuster special also includes interviews from Jonathan Harris, David Hedison, Bill Mumy, James Darren, Robert Colbert, and many more. 

I have a copy of the VHS version of this special, and I enjoyed it very much. The DVD version should be spectacular, and I can't wait to get mine.

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