David Warner Passes

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by TedShatner10, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. TedShatner10

    TedShatner10 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 27, 2007
    I'm sorry to inform you that David Warner, memorable Star Trek guest actor and star of 70s/80s sci-fi films, The Omen and Tron, has died from cancer complications.

    He was 80 (not the best, but not the worst by today's standards like with James Caan and Tony Sirico).
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  2. Captain Dove

    Captain Dove Ensign Red Shirt

    Jul 14, 2022
    Very sad news. A massive talent, always watchable.
  3. Saul

    Saul Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    Between his acting on screen and his voice work he was a giant of which the likes will not be seen again. Even as minor characters he was the largest presence.

    I read recently that he recorded something for Doctor Who's 60th anniversary with Christopher Eccleston. I really must listen to his Doctor Unbound audios sometime.
  4. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    Florida ¯\_(°·O)_/¯
    Rest in peace Mr. Warner.
  5. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    He's been working with his partner Lisa on Doctor Who for Big Finish up until quite recently.

    Very sad.
  6. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Lost in a temporal and spatial anomaly
    This is a great and terrible loss. I've been a big fan of his for many years. Not just the films already mentioned (including one of the few redeeming qualities of The Final Frontier), but also Time After Time, The Time Bandits, Mary Poppins Returns, and, of course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Not just films, but he was also prolific TV actor, too, with great appearances on Batman: The Animated Series, Babylon 5, Gargoyles, and Doctor Who, among many, many others.

    He was truly one of the absolute finest actors to grace our screens and stages with an unforgettable voice that was perfect for audio, too. Speaking of...

    Yes, you really must! Sympathy for the Devil is one of my absolute favorite Big Finish audio plays and I love that he eventually got his own ongoing series as The Unbound Third Doctor alongside Benny Summerfield. He did a number of other Big Finish audios, both Doctor Who and other properties.

    Rest in peace, David Warner. Thank you for the decades of memorable characters, both good and evil.
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  7. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
  8. Colonel Midnight

    Colonel Midnight Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 31, 2001
    Colonel Midnight
    Well, damn.

    RIP, sir. You will definitely be missed.

  9. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    Added class and gravitas to every role. Godspeed, sir...
  10. shapeshifter

    shapeshifter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 16, 2007
    Land of Illusion
    A toast, to the undiscovered country. :beer: Farewell.
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  11. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lost in Time and Space
    He was also the first Jor-El on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
  12. EnderAKH

    EnderAKH Commodore Premium Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    I think I'll watch Time After Time tonight in tribute
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  13. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    An incredible actor, and played three of my favorite Star Trek roles, two of them from my favorite Trek movies.
    Also, he played Professor Perry, head scientist of TGRI in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

    He also played as Bob Cratchit in my (second) favorite A Christmas Carol film starring George C. Scott.

    May he rest in peace.
    Godspeed, sir, and thank you for all of the wonderful characters.
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  14. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2003
    Tacoma, Washington
    From this day forward, there shall forever more be... Five lights.
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  15. Commander Troi

    Commander Troi Quoter of Quotes Premium Member

    Jul 22, 2021
    Phoenix AZ
  16. Ithekro

    Ithekro Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 5, 2012
    Republic of California
    The Chancellor to the High Council is dead. Long live the Chancellor.
  17. Unicron

    Unicron Boss Monster Mod Moderator

    May 8, 2003
    The Crown of the Moon
  18. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Lost in a temporal and spatial anomaly
    Damn, I knew I forgot something big! He was terrific in that film.
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  19. DarrenTR1970

    DarrenTR1970 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 1, 2015
    Bothell, WA
    Thinking about it, the first two movies I saw him in were related to time travel - "Time After Time" where he played Jack the Ripper against Malcolm McDowell's H.G. Wells and "Time Bandits" where he played "Evil".

    His conversation with H.G. Wells in the hotel room about how well he fits in the 20th Century for some reason has always staid with me.
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  20. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    Damn. The guy has been in so many films it's impossible to remember a fraction of them.

    My personal favorite David Warner appearance would have to be Time Bandits, which is also one of my favorite fantasy genre films.
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