RIP William Campbell

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  1. Hambone

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  2. Campe

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    Very sad. He was great as Trelane and as Koloth. I was thinking he was the last of the Klingon Three from the original series, but I was unaware that Michael Ansara was still around at a very young 89.
     
  3. Iamnotspock

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    :( Aw, that's sad news. RIP, my dear Captain Koloth.
     
  4. Lonemagpie

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    I thought he died about 5 or 6 years ago but it's a shame anyhow - I was just watching Squire remastered the other day and still just love that performance.
     
  5. Sector 7

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    Rest in Peace, Trelane.
     
  6. Izzy Moonbow

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    Just the other day, I was talking to some friends about William Campbell's various Star Trek roles. I had nothing but glowing admiration for him and those characters.

    Godspeed, Mr. Campbell, and may you rest in peace. :(
     
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    *sad* Excellent and joyful/playful actor. The first I saw on TOS dvds who could outshine Shatner onscreen (Colicos was great actor but more considered/classical). We should thank him for the Q. I will not mourn but celebrate...
     
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    I was always disappointed that Koloth didn't become a recurring character in TOS.
     
  9. Sir Rhosis

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    A fine fine character actor -- I urge people to seek out his many guest-starring roles on other 50s/60s programs -- he was just damn good!

    RIP

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  10. Potemkin_Prod

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    He was terrific. You can catch him in "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" and "Dementia 13" from time to time on TCM.
     
  11. J.T.B.

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    A fine character actor, always solid performances. I always remember him in The High and the Mighty and as a shifty Confederate in Escape from Fort Bravo. When I was a little kid, Campbell as Trelane really reminded me of Liberace for some reason, I think I thought it was Liberace at one time.

    RIP, sir.
     
  12. Captain Robert April

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    I'd be willing to bet that the part was written for Liberace in mind (he was still doing tv at times, including a guest spot on "Batman"), but Roddenberry, with his penchant for casting against type, pushed to get Campbell.
     
  13. Shon T'Hara

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    You're thinking of John Colicos. (I know because I made the same mistake.)
     
  14. KirkPicard

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    Just watched "Squire of Gothos" in his memory. He didn't do anything wrong, he was just playing...
     
  15. Botany Bay

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    Awww...no :(

    Thanks William for your memorable performances in two of my favourite episodes. My three year old finds Trelane utterly captivating, and requests Squire of Gothos all the time.

    "Tallyho!" :)
     
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    I liked him as Trelane, but as a Klingon it was a sad joke.
     
  18. Ricky Spanish

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    RIP Mr. Campbell :(
     
  19. ElBurro

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    RIP William Campbell :( Love the Squire of Gothos episode. I think I may watch it again in his memory.
     
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