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Stars of Space Sci-Fi
« on: 07/17/2017 06:00 AM »
Actor Martin Landau has passed away - in addition to his Oscar-nominated role in "Ed Wood", his villain role in Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest", and his spy role in "Mission Impossible", he also starred  in the sci-fi series "Space 1999".

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/oscar-winning-actor-martin-landau-dead-89-article-1.3331569




I liked his Commander John Koenig character in Space 1999 because he had a softer style than William Shatner's tough Captain Kirk. Ironically, Landau was also Gene Roddenberry's original choice to play Mr Spock in Star Trek.
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Re: Martin Landau, Dead at 89
« Reply #1 on: 07/17/2017 06:31 AM »
Yeah... It's sad how the really good actors from that generation are getting thin on the ground, now. :(

Incidentally, Mr Landau disputed the Spock casting story relatively recently - Roddenberry may have offered it to him, but Landau claimed to have turned Roddenberry down flat.
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Re: Stars of Space Sci-Fi
« Reply #2 on: 09/02/2017 03:15 AM »
Richard Anderson has passed away at 91.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/richard-anderson-dead-dies-six-million-dollar-man-1202544573/

Appearing in various TV and movie roles, one of his earlier roles was in the movie "Forbidden Planet" as Chief Quinn, the engineer who becomes the first victim of the invisible Id monster.

His more famous role was as Oscar Goldman, the head of the fictitious "Office of Scientific Intelligence"(OSI) in the TV series "Six Million Dollar Man" and its spinoff "Bionic Woman".

His voice can be heard in the TV intro for SMDM, uttering his famous words "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him... we have the technology..."





Still one of the better intros in TV history.
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Re: Stars of Space Sci-Fi
« Reply #3 on: 09/09/2017 03:01 AM »
Science fiction author Jerry Pournelle has died. His novels include The Mote in God's Eye, and Lucifer's Hammer, among others:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Pournelle

http://www.sfwa.org/2017/09/memoriam-jerry-pournelle/


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Re: Stars of Space Sci-Fi
« Reply #4 on: 09/09/2017 04:07 AM »
Damn. R.I.P. Jerry Pournelle. Footfall is a favorite on my bookshelf.

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Re: Stars of Space Sci-Fi
« Reply #5 on: 09/09/2017 04:34 AM »
Science fiction author Jerry Pournelle has died. His novels include The Mote in God's Eye, and Lucifer's Hammer, among others:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Pournelle

http://www.sfwa.org/2017/09/memoriam-jerry-pournelle/

I've been a Larry Niven reader since college, and I really liked the collaborations he did with Pournelle. He will be missed.
If we don't continuously lower the cost to access space, how are we ever going to afford to expand humanity out into space?

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Re: Stars of Space Sci-Fi
« Reply #6 on: 09/09/2017 09:44 AM »
Sad. Another Sci-fi giant gone. Hope he get memorialized with some space hardware someday.

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