RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 145,408
Posts: 5,725,764
Members: 25,778
Currently online: 495
Newest member: Annadog40

TrekToday headlines

Admiral – There Be Whales Here!
By: T'Bonz on May 27

Shatner To Guest On Canadian Mystery Show
By: T'Bonz on May 27

Pegg: Shatner In Star Trek 3?
By: T'Bonz on May 27

Star Trek Uniform Laptop Bag And Fanny Pack
By: T'Bonz on May 26

Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission
By: T'Bonz on May 26

Where No Garden Gnome Has Gone Before
By: T'Bonz on May 22

Scotland Yard Trekkie Fear
By: T'Bonz on May 22

Koenig Joins Captain Pike Project
By: T'Bonz on May 22

Retro Review: Ex Post Facto
By: Michelle on May 22

Smallwood: Creating The Xindi
By: T'Bonz on May 21


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 > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy All your nerd stuff goes here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 29 2010, 03:25 PM   #1
Whofan
Fleet Captain
 
ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...er-dies-at-87/

Irvin Kershner, director of what many think is the best Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back, passed away this morning. In addition to Star Wars, Irvin was one of George's mentors and directed never Say never again (The 'unofficial' Sean Connery Bond film) and Robocop II.
Whofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 03:54 PM   #2
DarthPipes
Vice Admiral
 
DarthPipes's Avatar
 
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

RIP, Irvin Kershner.

ESB is still my favorite of the Star Wars films. From the interviews I've read and seen, he seemed like a great guy.
DarthPipes is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 04:35 PM   #3
RedShirt
Captain
 
RedShirt's Avatar
 
Location: StL, MO
Send a message via Yahoo to RedShirt
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

RIP Mr. Kershner... thanks for all the wonderful films.
RedShirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 04:59 PM   #4
TheBrew
Vice Admiral
 
TheBrew's Avatar
 
Location: Fox Lady
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

I loved listening to him in interviews. Very entertaining.
__________________
Sing glorious, victorious,
One keg of beer for the four of us.
Sing glory be to God that there are no more of us,
For one of us could drink it all alone. Damn near.
TheBrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 05:43 PM   #5
J.T.B.
Commodore
 
J.T.B.'s Avatar
 
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

Wow. I am currently reading The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, and have been very impressed by the approach "Kersh" took to the material and characters and the pains he took with every facet of the movie. He was totally dedicated when he was making ESB, working longer hours than anyone else and coming to the stages most weekends when everyone was gone just to walk through the sets and think about the picture. And it can't have been easy, with Lucas understandably wanting to retain some control.

A true professional and a craftsman who had paid his dues, and by all accounts a good guy. My respects, Mr. Kershner.

--Justin
J.T.B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 05:48 PM   #6
Hyperspace05
Commodore
 
Hyperspace05's Avatar
 
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

RIP - ESB is heads and shoulders above other SW films. Much of it thanks to Kerschner.
Hyperspace05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 05:55 PM   #7
Klaus
Vice Admiral
 
Klaus's Avatar
 
Location: Beach condo, Bay of Eldamar
View Klaus's Twitter Profile
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

Not a good day for dead celebrities already...
__________________
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain
t-shirts!
deviantArt
Klaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 06:03 PM   #8
Saul
Rear Admiral
 
Saul's Avatar
 
Location: 東京
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

He made one of the best films ever.
__________________
"It's not that you can see the strings, it's that 40 years later you're still looking at them." - Steven Moffat
"This movie was big. Imagine how big it could have been with me in it?" William Shatner
Saul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 07:15 PM   #9
T'Baio
Admiral
 
T'Baio's Avatar
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

My favourite film of all time, and in my opinion, one of the greatest.

RIP Mr. Kershner. Think I'll go watch The Empire Strikes Back, now.
__________________
Making my first feature film, Synchronicity
www.synchronicityfilm.ca
IndieGoGo
On Facebook
T'Baio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 07:38 PM   #10
Xavier_Storma
Lieutenant Commander
 
Xavier_Storma's Avatar
 
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

He directed one of the best films in movie history. He directed the first sequel which was better than the original film!

RIP Mr. Kershner. Hollywood lost one of it's greatest directors today!
__________________
Star Trek - A Final Unity
http://www.st-afu.com

Last edited by Xavier_Storma; November 29 2010 at 07:50 PM.
Xavier_Storma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 07:56 PM   #11
Daneel
Rear Admiral
 
Daneel's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

Dammit! Not what I wanted to hear after learning of Leslie Nielsen's passing. Death seems to be having a field day with the legends of cinema.

Farewell, Mr. Kershner. You achieved nothing short of a filmmaking miracle -- a sequel to a classic movie that was not only a masterpiece in its own right, but actually superior to its predecessor. Thanks for the memories.
Daneel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 08:02 PM   #12
Goliath
Vice Admiral
 
Goliath's Avatar
 
Location: The Fifth Dimension
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away



I thought Kershner passed away years ago.

I must have confused him with Richard Marquand.
__________________
An illusion--with intelligence! A malignant vision, with a will of pure evil!
Goliath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 08:53 PM   #13
Candlelight
Admiral
 
Candlelight's Avatar
 
Location: New Zealand
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

I considered TESB the weakest of the original trilogy films but he did a great job. RIP.
__________________
"I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."
Candlelight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 09:29 PM   #14
Pemmer Harge
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Between the candle and the star
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

Sad news. ESB was an exceptional film.
__________________
"I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones." - Winston Smith
Pemmer Harge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29 2010, 09:47 PM   #15
Kegg
Rear Admiral
 
Kegg's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland.
Re: ESB director Irvin Kershner has passed away

I've never seen any of Irvin Kershner's other films, but I've seen Empire Strikes Back so many times now I wouldn't be surprised if it numbers a round million.

I believe Kershner is usually credited with trying to add a more human element to the performances of the leads, and certainly Empire Strikes Back stands tall as one of the best blockbusters Hollywood has ever made and one of the best space opera films, as well.

Goliath wrote: View Post


I thought Kershner passed away years ago.

I must have confused him with Richard Marquand.
Indeed you were. Kersh is on the ESB commentary tracks.
__________________
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick
Kegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 03:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.