Star Trek passings

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

  1. Green

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    I'm afraid I don't know anything about how it works as far as announcing deaths. It would be nice if they were a reliable source for announcing the passings of little known actors. I feel like there are quite a few people from that era who will just simply be forgotten with only the IMDB listing of what they appeared in and nothing else to mark their career.
     
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    Michael O'Hagan passed away in Nov. 2017, age of 77. He played Cpt. Fraddock in Star Trek Enterprise's episode 'Cold Front', bringing Enterprise passings to 12.
     
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    I'm starting to get how my folks felt when some obscure actor from the 30s died.
     
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  4. Tim Walker

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    Yes, seigezunt, such obituaries are a reminder that the world of your youth is fading away.
     
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  5. keel

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    What's sad to think about is that everyone wants to be remembered but even the most well known of people are usually forgotten within thirty years. People who've been written about, led a country, a great leader in war, etc... MAY be remembered for longer but that's no guarantee and what is fame anyway? So fleeting, so meaningless
     
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    Life is but a dream my friend!
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  7. Farscape One

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    "He's not really dead. As long as we remember him."
    Dr. Leonard McCoy, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
     
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  8. johnnybear

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    But he is dead and people do forget you when somebody else comes along! :nyah:
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  9. Green

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    I love that line. Meyer added it at the last minute on set. It was his little sentiment to the fans that would miss Spock. Then they went and filmed the tube on the surface and told us exactly what would happen!
     
  10. Tim Thomason

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    I find that line hilarious, because McCoy is the one carrying Spock's consciousness at the time. It even ties in with Spock's line ("remember...") during the katra transfer. It might be the first sign of Spock overriding McCoy as we saw in Star Trek III.
     
  11. keel

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    Bob Morrisey died in December last year of Alzheimers, age 71. He played 'Strom' in Star Trek Enterprise, episode 'Stigma'. Also played a Xindi character. Brings Enterprise passings to 13.
     
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    Both Imdb and Memory Alpha report that Yvonne Suhor passed away, age of 52 in September. She played the character of Eudana in the Voyager episode 'Prime Factors', bring Voyager passings to 34.
     
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    No wonder or surprise about this death; she'd been battling cancer for a while. A very sad end for her.:(
     
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  16. keel

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    Celeste lived a great life and contributed a lot to the better well-being of so many others. No sad end.
     
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    Thanks for this! You must really follow the hollywood world to have caught this.
     
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    keel Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I just found that Charles Palmer passed away in 1987, date unknown, cause unknown. He played an unnamed litter bearer in the TOS episode 'Amok Time'. This brings passings within TOS to 274.
     
  20. t_smitts

    t_smitts Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I just caught this. I remember him from an episode of "Cold Case" (the episode actually had quite half a dozen Trek guest stars in it) and as the old-timey city councilman in several episodes of "Parks & Rec". There was a funny scene in one episode where he was sleeping, someone nudges him awake, and he muttered "Iwo Jima".

    In other news, last month, we also lost John D.F. Black, who wrote "The Naked Time". (He also had story credits on "The Naked Now" and "Justice", but we'll give him a pass for those).