This week-end John Saxon died. Sure, it wasn't as important as 145,000 Covid deaths. And John wasn't as big a deal as Olivia De Haviland.
But John Saxon with his big expressive eyes and one of the few beef cakes to show up on TV without a shirt. He was responsible for an uncomfortable / funny feeling - in all the right and wrong places -when I was hitting puberty. I watched many a crappy sci-fi movie to see John Saxon running around in a jumpsuit or toga.
He made, according to IMDB, he made over 200 appearances in TV and Movies. He looked, in the late 1950s like he was going to be a star. But he never quite broke out so he transitioned into B movies and TV.
He was a friend of Bruce Lee and co-star in Enter the Dragon. Bruce put him in because Bruce's original co-star was too tall, and John already knew Karate. Later he was Gene Roddenberry's go to star for Star Trek like shows based on a ravaged Earth. And no, I am not a fan of hairy men, but at 11 or 12 you take what you can get on TV.
|He and Bruce Lee made Enter the Dragon and stated a long friendship.
|An Italian from Brooklyn, Saxon often played swarthy or Puerto Rican
|This, I believe, was from Genesis II
|From the sequel to Genesis II where men were kept as sex-slaves by the women. He spent much of this in a toga running around with other men in togas - saying they didn't need women.
This is the plot Synopsis from Genesis II - don't tell me it's not perfect.