Victor Lundin has passed on

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  1. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Memory Alpha is reporting the death of Victor Lundin-age 83---who played the Klingon 2nd in command to Kor in "Errand of Mercy"

    He also played 'Friday' in Robinson Crusoe on Mars.

    R.I.P.
     
  2. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Wow, I hadn't heard that! Thanks for that and may he rest in peace.
     
  3. M

    M Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Eh, were you just replying to your own post? :confused:
     
  4. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    LOL, yeah, I felt a little sad for the poor guy---I've never seen any 'death notice' thread that didn't have a single reply after 60+ views. The poor guy. I know he wasn't Olivier, but damn.

    But hey now he'll have two because of you.
     
  5. Melakon

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    I first remember seeing Lundin when I forced my parents to take me to the drive-in to see Robinson Crusoe on Mars. And when TOS: Errand of Mercy first aired, I recognized his name because of it.
     
  6. Harvey

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    He was a minor player, especially on STAR TREK. His most recognizable role is probably as Friday in ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS, which was a good (though not great) movie which had some influence on Roddenberry while he was developing STAR TREK in 1964. I suspect it's also why Lundin landed a small role in 'Errand of Mercy,' although that's just speculation.

    RIP all the same.
     
  7. Melakon

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    Crusoe's director, Byron Haskin, was an old school special effects man, and also worked on The Cage pilot. But he kept telling Roddenberry what he wanted to do was impossible.
     
  8. MikeH92467

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    Agreed about RCOS as a "good not great" movie, however, considering that it was made on about as a low of a budget as a "feature" film could get made for in those days and that the science of course has come a long way, it holds up remarkably well. Good script and good acting, have a way of a overcoming a lot of problems.
     

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