Archive for Ricou Browning

RIP Ricou Browning

Posted in 007, RIP with tags , , , on February 28, 2023 by MONSTERMINIONS

Sorry to hear about the passing of Ricou Browning. He was the last living actor who played one of the original Universal Studios monsters. I met him several times and I usually chatted with him about dive watches, which we shared an interest. He directed most of the under-water sequences of the Bond flick Thunderball. He was old school and those hands-on stunt-actor-director-technician types are just about extinct. RIP.

Color Diplovertebron!

Posted in Horror, TV with tags , , , on February 27, 2011 by MONSTERMINIONS

The diplovertebron is the amphibious creature from The Monster of Piedras Blancas.  The monster suit also appeared in Episode 30 – Flipper’s Monster, from Season 1 of the color TV series Flipper.  This offers a nice glimpse of the suit in color.  I can’t say if this is the original color of the suit (the original Metaluna Mutant feet, used for TMOPB costume were silvery gray).  It looks to me that some of the suit was doctored up a bit and possibly air brushed.  The episode is available for viewing on HULU.—original-flippers-monster