Support Us

Satellite News is not financially supported by Best Brains or any other entity. It is a labor of love, paid for out of our own pockets. If you value this site, we would be delighted if you showed it by making an occasional donation of any amount. Thanks.

Sampo & Erhardt

Sci-Fi Archives


Visit our archives of the MST3K pages previously hosted by the Sci-Fi Channel's SCIFI.COM.

Goodbye Sci-Fi

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reflect on MST3K's final broadcast.

Social Media


RIP Robert Dowdell

Actor Robert Dowdell, perhaps best remembered as Lieutenant Commander Chip Morton in TV’s “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” died Jan. 23 after struggling with several health issues.

MSTies will remember him as Sen. Clayton in the movie in episode 324- MASTER NINJA II.

This site has a look back at his career. You can also visit Robertdowdell.com and his Facebook page.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

5 Replies to “RIP Robert Dowdell”

  1. Loved him in “Voyage”. When the show originally aired in the 60s, I never missed an episode. Was thrilled when he appeared in Master Ninja along with some other personal favorites – George Lazenby, David McCallum, and Monte Markham. Rest in Peace, Robert.

       11 likes

  2. radioman970 says:

    He wsan’t in Voyage the movie from 1961. I have that with the plastic still on. Need to watch it.

       1 likes

  3. goalieboy82 says:

    radioman970:
    He wsan’t in Voyage the movie from 1961.I have that with the plastic still on.Need to watch it.

    no he was not. it is also on Netflix streaming.

       0 likes

  4. radioman970:
    He wsan’t in Voyage the movie from 1961.I have that with the plastic still on.Need to watch it.

    The late Del Monroe (who was in the pre-credit sequence from The Girl in Lovers Lane) was the only actor who appeared in both the film and the series.

       2 likes

  5. jjk50 says:

    Only David Hedison(born 1927) is still alive from the regular cast members of “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”, one of my favorite 60’s shows.

       1 likes

Comments are closed.