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Dr Benn

Dr Benn Name Dr Benn Robinson
Sex Male
Age 42 (based on his gravestone, 2957 to 2999)
First Appearance Episode 1
Survives? No - dies of poison in Episode 19
Origin Earth

Dr Benn is largely responsible for the development of X-Bomber (along with Professor Hagen), so he is a major character right from the start of the series. He commands very wisely, although he leaves most of the actual fighting to the younger crew members. He even smokes a pipe in the series, adding to his generally contemplative attitude!

When it comes down to it, however, he's prepared to put action before words and his death is the direct result of going hand-to-hand with a bionic assassin sent to kill Lamia. Shiro takes his place in X-Bomber's command structure, but knows he can never really fill his shoes...

Played by:
Peter Marinker

Webmaster's note - like Sean Barrett, Peter Marinker has done other anime dubs - Venus Wars is listed below, and he's also done some dubbing work on Dominion Tank Police amongst others. Marinker's voice is also present on the "Making of..." presentation for the movie Labyrinth. Some autographed images here.

Actor - filmography

"Shaka Zulu: The Citadel" (2000) (mini) TV Series .... Cowley
Fishmonger's Daughter, The (1998) .... The Fishmonger
Event Horizon (1997) .... Kilpack
Margaret's Museum (1995) .... Hiring man
Judge Dredd (1995) .... Judge Esposito
Max Ernst: Mein Vagabundieren - Meine Unruhe (1991) .... Jimmy Ernst (English version) ... aka Max Ernst (1991) (USA: video title) ... aka Max Ernst: Journey Into the Subconscious (1991)
Nightbreed (1990) .... Pathologist
Uinasu senki (1989) .... Donner ... aka Venus Wars (1989)
Deadline: Madrid (1988) (TV) .... Jim Haynes
Three Wishes for Jamie (1987) (TV) .... Mr. Bunn
"Storyteller, The" (1987) (mini) TV Series (voice) (episode "Soldier and Death, The") .... Devil ... aka "Jim Henson's The Storyteller" (1987) (mini)
Labyrinth (1986) (uncredited) .... Goblin Voice
Emerald Forest, The (1985) .... Perreira
"Oppenheimer" (1980) (mini) TV Series .... Haakon Chevalier
"Martian Chronicles, The" (1980) (mini) TV Series .... McClure
Fear Is the Key (1972) .... Larry
Bread (1971) .... Jeff

Notable TV guest appearances

"Professionals, The" (1977) playing "Frank Williams" in episode: "Rack, The" (episode # 2.2) 10/14/1978
"XYY Man, The" (1976) playing "Norden" in episode: "Law & Order" 1977

Last updated 14 December 2013

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