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Tachyon

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« Reply #520 on: 10-31-2020 15:59 »

R.I.P. Sir Sean Connery.

That is sad to hear; I think he will always be the 'Best Bond' but was much more than just that one role.

I can't recall whether I have Time Bandits...

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« Reply #521 on: 11-02-2020 03:33 »

If you don't now, maybe you did in the past, or you will in the future.
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« Reply #522 on: 12-08-2020 18:54 »

General Chuck Yeager has flown beyond the sky.  R.I.P.
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« Reply #523 on: 12-08-2020 22:39 »

Reading a slew of comments about Yeager last night was the first I recall learning about racism attributed to him, though I didn't noodle around the net looking for anecdotes. It's difficult for me to compartmentalize my mind in a way that lets me fully appreciate some of the larger-than-life people from other eras. e.g. General Curtis LeMay was horribly racist...and also believed in and supported women pilots in the military at a time when that notion was blasphemous, as did senator Barry Goldwater.

I've read Yeager's autobiography and strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the early years of aerospace. As a kid whose father was an experimental test pilot for Lockheed I must have met a number of well-known aviators, but since everyone I did meet were mostly family friends having drinks or hanging at a BBQ it never really crossed my mind at the time—but I think I'd probably recall meeting Yeager :)


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« Reply #524 on: 12-09-2020 15:43 »

I never met him, but I can't imagine that Chuck was someone you could forget meeting if you had.

I haven't read his autobiography, but I've watched documentaries about him and his contemporaries.  They did some amazing things.  I also enjoyed watching the 1983 film The Right Stuff.
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« Reply #525 on: 12-09-2020 16:16 »

Ah, maybe it's time to finally read the copy of The Right Stuff that's been sitting on my bookshelf for about five years at this point...

Also, Tachy, I have no doubt that Yeager was racist (in part because we're all some baseline level of racist due to social conditioning and all that bullshit, and in part because he was a white dude born in 1923). I think it's important to acknowledge the flaws and even potential heinousness of our cultural heroes (which I think Yeager qualifies as) while recognizing that it doesn't necessarily diminish the significance of their life's work or other societal contributions. That's better than just ignoring unpleasant truths, right?
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« Reply #526 on: 12-09-2020 21:18 »

Absolutely.


Ah, maybe it's time to finally read the copy of The Right Stuff that's been sitting on my bookshelf for about five years at this point...


For some reason I have a strong memory of reading a passage near the beginning, though I don't own the book. Perhaps I thumbed through a copy at a bookstore or friend's house? One bit I seem to recall described a common practice among test pilots of that era: non-stop cross-country road trips with everyone drawing driving duty and swapping time behind the wheel every few hours, stopping only for food, fuel, and bathroom breaks, grabbing catnaps in the back seat. Back seats were considerably more spacious back then :)

I was an infant in the late '50s when my parents last participated in these epic trips so clearly have no first-hand memory, but fortunately I had a chance to take a cross-country trip with my with my dad in the early '60s, in his black Chevy Impala, and though the details have faded, the recollection of spending some exclusive quality time with him brings a smile to my face.

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« Reply #527 on: 12-17-2020 23:01 »

R.I.P. Jeremy Bulloch, the original Boba Fett.
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« Reply #528 on: 12-29-2020 17:20 »

R.I.P. Jeremy Bulloch, the original Boba Fett.

So sad news..

One of the few Star Wars (or James Bond as he prefered) actors i got to met in real life.. he was such a gentlement and delightful person to listen to ... everyone in the fandom that met him was delighted with him.. and he had such good memory that he often renembered particular fans from conventions to conventions...

he will be missed
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« Reply #529 on: 12-30-2020 08:28 »

Damn, we've lost a lot of Star Wars actors recently.
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« Reply #530 on: 12-30-2020 20:42 »

Don't worry. One day we'll lose the last one, and we can all stop worrying about how it will feel.
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« Reply #531 on: 12-31-2020 14:51 »

I don't worry about it now.  It's sad when it happens, but it's not something that I spend a lot of time thinking about.

Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island has passed away.  R.I.P.
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« Reply #532 on: 01-03-2021 06:52 »

I suspect we'll be dying off before then :)
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« Reply #533 on: 01-03-2021 08:54 »

You Brits are so sunny and optimistic!

I don't believe in fate. Or BS superstitions. But for whatever reason I've had the nagging, unfounded fear that a particular artist whose music has always enraptured me was going to pass last year, so I am relieved. But I'm still going to check wikipedia before hitting the post button for this message... :p

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« Reply #534 on: 01-04-2021 05:53 »

R.I.P. Tanya Roberts.
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« Reply #535 on: 01-04-2021 22:49 »

Except maybe she’s not really dead? Seems like a funny thing to get wrong, but good news if true!
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« Reply #536 on: 01-05-2021 01:03 »

Good for her!  Don't let a little thing like being declared dead get you down.
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« Reply #537 on: 01-06-2021 17:38 »

Alas, it seems that Tanya Roberts is really most sincerely dead. I know her only from her work on That ‘70s Show, but she was funny in that role and it’s sad to see her go so relatively young.
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« Reply #538 on: 01-08-2021 23:07 »

R.I.P. Tommy Lasorda.
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« Reply #539 on: 01-22-2021 16:21 »

R.I.P. home run king Hank Aaron.
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« Reply #540 on: 01-22-2021 16:39 »

R.I.P. Mira Furlan.
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« Reply #541 on: 01-22-2021 20:03 »

Man, that sucks. I always enjoyed B5 even though it's a bit on the cerebral side for me, and I'm sure that I missed many, many details. Maybe I ought to pick up the series (if it's even available) and at least give it a proper watch-through.

Plus it's disconcerting that she was basically the same age as me. Life is short...

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« Reply #542 on: 01-22-2021 22:28 »

Sadly, there have been a few other Babylon 5 alumni who were even younger when they passed.

It is a good show though, if you have time to watch the whole series from beginning to end.
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« Reply #543 on: 01-23-2021 08:17 »

That is sad news; I really enjoyed Babylon 5 and she played one of my favourite characters :(
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« Reply #544 on: 01-23-2021 12:09 »

B5 is one of the big ones on sci fi/space opera for me so i allways will renember well Satai Delenn of Mir

She was such a good actress.. also renember her from lost.. tought her role in that show was utterly broken by writers who wasted her totally

JMS said theese days she was dealing with fading health and tought they hold to a hope that she might improve he got a call from Peter Jurasik saying her husband was bringing her home so he knew in advance she had very little time left..



and yes B5 seems to have a kind of curse ... of the main top cast only 3 remain (Bruce Boxleitner, Peter Jurasik and Claudia Christian) and in the other groups of rules attrition has been high as well..  its becaming a point that any "hipotetical" reboot (wich i dont want really) will do have to use a new cast .. something JMS allwats oposed ..due to simply the actors bot being there anymore.. ironically JMS even turned down a chance to do B5 movies once because the condition was to recast more famous cast and he refused
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« Reply #545 on: 01-23-2021 15:48 »

RIP Rémy Julienne... perhaps not a familiar name but he was a stuntman/stund designer on plenty of well known films including The Italian Job and six James Bond films.
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« Reply #546 on: 03-13-2021 14:29 »

R.I.P. Amy Howard Wilson, voice of Nova in Star Blazers.
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« Reply #547 on: 03-14-2021 03:52 »

R.I.P. Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
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« Reply #548 on: 03-14-2021 08:13 »

RIP Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One in the UK for many decades :(
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« Reply #549 on: 03-15-2021 19:32 »

R.I.P. Yasuo Otsuka.

I feel like maybe I should be posting some of these in the anime thread instead of here.
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« Reply #550 on: 03-16-2021 14:32 »

RIP Yaphet Kotto; a quality actor best known for roles in films Live and Let Die and Alien and TV's Homicide: Life on the Street :(
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« Reply #551 on: 03-16-2021 15:58 »

That is sad news.  Homicide was my all-time favorite police procedural, and one of my favorite TV shows in general.  He was great in Live and Let Die as well.
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« Reply #552 on: 03-16-2021 22:48 »

Sad to hear. He was such a big part of what made Homicide the show it was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZlYhLhvjm0
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« Reply #553 on: 03-17-2021 15:07 »

RIP Sabine Schmitz; her appearances on Top Gear were always fun. She was a great driver. It was a real shock to learn that she had died :(
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« Reply #554 on: 03-17-2021 16:53 »

RIP Sabine Schmitz; her appearances on Top Gear were always fun. She was a great driver. It was a real shock to learn that she had died :(

So tragic.. didnt even knew she had cancer for nearly 4 years.. she weas such a brillant presence, hell of a driver and fun person..
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« Reply #555 on: 03-25-2021 14:11 »

R.I.P. George Segal.
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« Reply #556 on: 03-25-2021 19:58 »

Oof, and another tough one: Jessica Walter. I’m more familiar with her work on Archer than Arrested Development, but she was absolutely hilarious and by all accounts a really lovely person. Sad to see this news.
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« Reply #557 on: 04-09-2021 12:57 »

R.I.P. Prince Philip.
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« Reply #558 on: 04-18-2021 05:01 »

Felix Silla's spark has finally gone out.

Ya' made it to age 84, which ain't too shabby. Cheers, mate...you had a good run.







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« Reply #559 on: 04-25-2021 03:44 »

Well, you know what they say: there are no small parts...

Too soon?
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