'Creature Features' Host Bob Wilkins Has Passed Away
January 8, 2009
I grew up watching Bob Wilkins' horror show "Creature Features" on KTVU Channel 2 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it's how I became addicted to horror movies.
On January 7, 2009, Bob Wilkins passed away peacefully, his official Webmaster reports. A slideshow has been erected at his official site, www.bobwilkins.net.
Although I was only a child, I still got much of Wilkins wit. He also became the legendary character "Captain Cosmic" on an afternoon show for kids that aired during the hype around "Star Wars." The series had Wilkins, in a space costume, hosting episodes of "Flash Gordon" and "Ultraman."
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Wilkins during an appearance at Atlantis Fantasyworld in Santa Cruz and was lucky enough to get an autograph. He had a huge impact on the fans of horror, sci-fi and comic books in the Bay Area in the 1970s and will be sorely missed.