News Rapelye Passes

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  1. AutoAdmin

    AutoAdmin Machine of Death Administrator

    Dec 24, 2002
    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    Mary Linda Rapelye, best-know to original series fans as Irina in The Way to Eden episode, is dead at the age of...

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  2. ssosmcin

    ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
    Ugh, f'n cancer. She was a so great in the New Voyages "To Serve All My Days." She seemed like a really nice lady.
  3. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    On the USS Sovereign
    RIP. Cancer is not a good way to die.
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  4. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

    Oct 9, 2014
    Standing Next To Kirk
    Damn. Cancer is evil. RIP, Mary Linda.
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  5. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Commodore Premium Member

    Jun 21, 2016
    Los Angeles
    That's sad. :confused: I quite liked her performance of a nuanced character in Way to Eden, an episode I've come to appreciate more and more over the years. She was very good. RIP. May her memory be a blessing.
  6. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
    Just got done re-watching the episode in her honor. I do that whenever an original series actor passes. I do enjoy the episode in spite of the hippie theme. Really would have worked so much better as a simple cult rather than being so blatantly a copy of the hippie culture in 1968. I really enjoyed her performance and it couldn't have been easy trying to emulate koenig's accent with all this same strange pronunciations. Rest in peace.
  7. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 7, 2014
    Very sad. Cancer is an abomination for the good people it takes! RIP