RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,228
Posts: 5,438,246
Members: 24,957
Currently online: 587
Newest member: zanejc

TrekToday headlines

Cumberbatch In Wax
By: T'Bonz on Oct 24

Trek Screenwriter Washington D.C. Appearance
By: T'Bonz on Oct 23

Two Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Oct 22

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Star Trek - Original Series

Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old August 1 2013, 07:15 PM   #1
Gojira
Commodore
 
Gojira's Avatar
 
Location: Stompin' on Tokyo
RIP Michael Ansara

Michael Ansara who played Kang on TOS and DSP passed away today at the age of 91.


Uploaded with ImageShack.us
__________________
My Science Fiction-Fantasy movie review Blog: http://foleyfunfilmfacts.wordpress.com/
Gojira is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 07:24 PM   #2
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: RIP Michael Ansara



I loved how he played Kang in Day of the Dove.
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is online now  
Old August 1 2013, 07:33 PM   #3
Dr. Sevrin
Vice Admiral
 
Dr. Sevrin's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's grave
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

I remember watching Michael on the old Broken Arrow series during the late '50s. And he was married to Barbara Eden while she was on I Dream of Jeannie. Lucky guy.
__________________
Dr. Sevrin is insane.
Dr. Sevrin is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 07:51 PM   #4
KQuita
Lieutenant
 
KQuita's Avatar
 
Location: Qo'noS settlement Earth
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

A Death Howl goes out for a valiant warrior as he joins the Black Fleet. Prayers and sympathies go out to Barbara.
KQuita is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 07:53 PM   #5
TREK_GOD_1
Fleet Captain
 
TREK_GOD_1's Avatar
 
Location: Escaped from Delta Vega
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

Long, considerable career tied to so much work, particularly in great and/or popular TV.

For ST, his strong delivery as Kang was one of the best, charismatic ST villains, and matched Kirk as well as Khan or Kor.
__________________
"...to be like God, you have the power to make the world anything you want it to be."
TREK_GOD_1 is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 08:18 PM   #6
AtoZ
Commander
 
AtoZ's Avatar
 
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

Agree with last poster, Ansara was great as Kang with much screen presence.

I am sorry to hear of his passing.
AtoZ is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 08:33 PM   #7
Opus
Commodore
 
Opus's Avatar
 
Location: Bloom County
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

RIP

Cheers to a great actor!
__________________
Now that I've seen it, and have also had time to mellow, to really think about it, I now find it absolutely, unbearably repulsive in every way except for some of the acting. - about The Wrath of Khan. Interstat, Issue 62: 1982
Opus is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 08:36 PM   #8
LOKAI of CHERON
Commodore
 
LOKAI of CHERON's Avatar
 
Location: Post-apocalyptic ruins of my once mighty Homeworld.
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

RIP. Fantastic actor, loved his performance in "Day Of The Dove".
__________________
YOU MONOTONE HUMANS ARE ALL ALIKE... FIRST YOU CONDEMN, THEN ATTACK.
LOKAI of CHERON is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 08:44 PM   #9
Gojira
Commodore
 
Gojira's Avatar
 
Location: Stompin' on Tokyo
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

Even though I am the OP I cannot find another sorce for his death. It was posted on a Facebook page but I cannot find this on a news source yet.
__________________
My Science Fiction-Fantasy movie review Blog: http://foleyfunfilmfacts.wordpress.com/
Gojira is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 08:56 PM   #10
Brown-Eyed Ghoul
Vice Admiral
 
Brown-Eyed Ghoul's Avatar
 
Location: scotpens
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

Gojira wrote: View Post
Even though I am the OP I cannot find another sorce for his death. It was posted on a Facebook page but I cannot find this on a news source yet.
As of this posting, there's nothing about Ansara's death on any internet source. His Wikipedia bio is still in living-person mode, in the present tense. Is the news of his death premature?
__________________
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
Brown-Eyed Ghoul is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 09:33 PM   #11
Gojira
Commodore
 
Gojira's Avatar
 
Location: Stompin' on Tokyo
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

scotpens wrote: View Post
Gojira wrote: View Post
Even though I am the OP I cannot find another sorce for his death. It was posted on a Facebook page but I cannot find this on a news source yet.
As of this posting, there's nothing about Ansara's death on any internet source. His Wikipedia bio is still in living-person mode, in the present tense. Is the news of his death premature?
There was a Facebook page that was reporting his death. But so far I cannot find a news source to confirm it. So I might be the victim of a hoax.
__________________
My Science Fiction-Fantasy movie review Blog: http://foleyfunfilmfacts.wordpress.com/
Gojira is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 09:40 PM   #12
Dr. Sevrin
Vice Admiral
 
Dr. Sevrin's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's grave
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

On his IMDB page, in the Discussion forum, someone posted 13 hours ago mentioning it. But IMDB itself shows nothing about it.
__________________
Dr. Sevrin is insane.
Dr. Sevrin is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 09:46 PM   #13
drychlick
Captain
 
Location: phoenix. az
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

you may want to make sure the man died before you post this! just a thought!
drychlick is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 09:51 PM   #14
Gojira
Commodore
 
Gojira's Avatar
 
Location: Stompin' on Tokyo
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

drychlick wrote: View Post
you may want to make sure the man died before you post this! just a thought!
I had no reason to doubt it at first.
__________________
My Science Fiction-Fantasy movie review Blog: http://foleyfunfilmfacts.wordpress.com/
Gojira is offline  
Old August 1 2013, 09:52 PM   #15
Dr. Sevrin
Vice Admiral
 
Dr. Sevrin's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's grave
Re: RIP Michael Ansara

Gojira, could the Facebook posting you read had been referring to his son with Eden, whose name looks like it might have been Matthew Michael Ansara? He died in 2001.
__________________
Dr. Sevrin is insane.
Dr. Sevrin is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.