I had not heard of Cinema Retro until I heard about the
interview with David Hedison about Richard Basehart. Then I read the
first part of the story about Richard Basehart and was glad to find this
website. So much about people I remembered from films and television of
my childhood. I just rediscovered Richard Basehart and David Hedison with
the release of the DVD's of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".
I have been viewing the films of both actors, and have gained a greater
appreciation of Richard Basehart's acting ability. He was so much
underrated as an actor. Even when the scripts on "Voyage" were
not as good as they could have been, Richard Basehart put the effort into his
role to make it good throughout the life the series. The chemistry
between Richard Basehart and David Hedison helped keep the series
exciting. Thank you for giving us a wonderful website.
- Sue Clark
Retro responds: Thanks very much, Sue. Herb Shadrak's article about Mr. Basehart has certainly generated a good response. I think there are plenty of people who appreciate it when under-rated actors are given their due on our site. We'll be posting an article shortly about a website devoted entirely to Mr. Basehart's work.