Star Trek passings

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by keel, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Henry Darrow was also Gomez' brother in the Addams Family Halloween special in 1978(?). Don't remember the character's name, though.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    I'll always remember Darrow as Manolito Montaya on The High Chaparral
     
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  3. Grant

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    Actor / stuntman Felix Silla has passed at age 84. He played a Talosian in the Cage episode. Presumably the one at the end of the forced perspective hallway in the Underground zoo -- since he was a little person. He didn't have any speaking lines in the episode but he was a fairly well-known performer.
    Rest in peace.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Silla
     
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    I knew that name sounded familiar - he played Twiki in Buck Rogers! :(
     
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  5. keel

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    Sad to hear and I never knew he played a Talosian. I did find a pic of him in the episode as the Talosian tho.
     
  6. FormerLurker

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    Felix Silla was the only male actor to play a Talosian. And yes, he was the one at the end of the forced perspective hallway.
     
  7. Tim Thomason

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    Silla was the first male actor to physically portray a Talosian (Rob Brownstein has since portrayed a Talosian on Discovery), although two of the Talosians in The Cage (Meg Wyllie and Georgia Schmidt) were voiced by male actors (Malachi Throne and Robert C. Johnson, respectively). Making, in a way, about 4 men playing Talosians vs. 7 women.
     
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  8. Grant

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  9. keel

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    The character of Irina affected me back then. She was so sensitive and compassionate. I was immediately enamored of her. I was just entering my teen years then and the hippy movement was off to a good start and there was a connection for me.
     
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    Sigh, too many....
     
  11. keel

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  12. Grant

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    He was a kid in that episode. 22 yo. Granted a big kid. R.I.P.
     
  13. MAGolding

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    Are you 88 years old Grant, to think that 22 years old is a kid?

    22 years old is not a kid. 22 years old is several times as old as the median age of death of all the humans who have ever been born.
     
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  14. keel

    keel Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Geeezuz... no need to rag on someone. I often call people older than me 'kid'. If you don't like it, you politely let them know, privately.
     
  15. FormerLurker

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    I was going to call him a kid, but decided that Grant had beat me to it. He has to have been one of the youngest full adults to guest on TOS, regardless.
     
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  16. publiusr

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    I heard it was 38...
     
  17. Grant

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    I was thinking the exact same thing -- besides the actual child actors he would be one of the youngest adults to appear -along with Terri Garr, Kim Darby and Barbara Anderson.
    EDIT: actually I just checked and only four adult actors were younger than Nathan.
    Shari Nims, Julie Cobb, Kim Darby and Deborah Downey.
    Also I'm pretty sure that none of the child actors who appeared on Star Trek with speaking lines has passed away which is nice to know considering Hollywood's track record with child actors.
    Just realized that John Megna who played one of the onlies in Miri did pass away.
     
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  18. keel

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    Mr. Megna died in '95 of Aids.
     
  19. MAGolding

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    I wwa sable to find an additonal actor younger than Nathan Jung to add ot the list.

    Nathan Jung was born 29 November 1946 and portrayed Genghis Khan probably between 16 & 19 December 1968 aged about 22 years & 1 month.

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Nathan_Jung

    So Shari NIms was aged about 20 years and 6 months when her scenes were filmed.

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Shari_Nims

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Julie_Cobb

    So Julie Cobb was aged about 20 years and 5 months when her scenes were filmed.

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Patricia_McNulty

    So Patricia McNulty was aged about 19 years and 11 months when her scenes were filmed.

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Kim_Darby

    So Kim Darby was aged about 19 years and 1 or 2 months when her scenes were filmed.

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Deborah_Downey

    So Deborah Downey was aged about 18 years and 11 months when her scenes were filmed.

    I suspect that Alice Rawlings could have been younger than Nathan Jung when she portrayed Jame Finney in "Court Martial".
     
  20. FormerLurker

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    I would say it's probable. The character of Jame Finney is supposed to be sixteen, and while there is a long standing tradition to cast older actors to play teens, sometimes they'll go for the younger one in a pinch. You'll just have to check.