Paul Mantee has been added to the list of interviewees for Monsters, Martians and Mad Scientists: Horror in the Atomic Age! Mr. Mantee starred as Commander Kit Draper in Byron Haskin’s 1964 cult classic Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
The film was scripted by Ib Melchior and is notable for its attempt to be as scientifically accurate as possible. It is also one of the few science fiction films of the period that does not act as an allegory for the Cold War. In addition, it features fine performances from Mr. Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West — and Barney the Woolly Monkey!
Paul Mantee appeared in numerous genre television series, including Batman, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Six Million Dollar Man and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
After semi-retiring from acting, he authored two novels; In Search of the Perfect Ravioli (Ballantine Books, 1991) and Bruno of Hollywood (Ballantine Books, 1994).
We look forward to speaking with Mr. Mantee. Watch this space for a “From the Set” report.