Like many prescient minds before him, writer/director/awesome guy Harold Ramis foresaw a future where a website like Giant Freakin’ Robot could exist, as evidenced by Egon Spengler’s claim to Janine that “Print is dead.” His death yesterday, at age 69, was a huge blow to the psyches of anyone who lived through his heyday during the late 1970s and 1980s, when it seemed like he was the funniest person on the planet. It all culminated in 1993′s Groundhog Day, widely considered one of the smartest and most well-conceived comedies ever to exist. Obviously Ghostbusters is his greatest achievement within science fiction, but what of Ramis’ other forays into the genre?
Ramis got his big break on the hilarious Canadian sketch comedy series SCTV, where both his writing and on-screen talents were on display. Relive his stint as Dr. Bradley Omar, the science fact bringer who scoffs at the futuristic worlds of Jules Verne and questions why the telephones of the 1950s don’t even have push buttons yet. In the video below, he plays the host of sci-fi series Galaxy 66, which showcases the adventures of space travelers Micron and Antaur.