Star Trek passings

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

  1. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Actor Joe Knowland who appeared as the antique store proprietor in Star Trek IV the Voyage Home has passed away at age 88.
    R.I.P.
     
  2. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    As already noted in the TrekLit forum, Vonda McIntyre passed away yesterday. Vonda wrote the novelizations of Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home, as well as such original TREK novels as The Entropy Effect.
     
    Tim Thomason likes this.
  3. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    If memory serves me, THE ENTROPY EFFECT was the first time Hikaru was used as Sulu's first name. It was later used and made canon in STAR TREK VI.

    R.I.P.
     
  4. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    Vonda definitely invented "Hikaru." As I recall, she was writing a love scene for Sulu and couldn't imagine that his lover would address him by his surname, so . . . Hikaru.
     
  5. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Sad to report that character actor Seymour Cassel has passed away at age 84. He did a guest appearance on Star Trek the Next Generation. He is also one of 90 some actors who appeared in the original Twilight Zone and who also appeared in some incarnation of the Star Trek franchise. Rest in peace.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cassel
     
  6. keel

    keel Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Location:
    seattle
    Tho I was never a fan of his, I've seen him in so many movies....
     
  7. Elder Knight

    Elder Knight Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    SE USA
    Felix Locher (1882-1969) played the young officer who turned quite old at the start of The Deadly Years. I wonder if he's the oldest of anybody listed here.

    Locher was the father of 1940s action star Jon Hall. I remember him for a couple of horror films, Curse of the Faceless Man and Frankenstein's Daughter (both 1958).
     
  8. keel

    keel Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Location:
    seattle
    Elder, are you asking about 'live' actors or actors 'live OR dead'? Olaf Pooley was 101 when he passed in 2015.
     
  9. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Location:
    Daniels' Illinois
    Locher is the earliest born Star Trek actor. But he died at 86, plenty of Star Trek luminaries have outlived that age (for example, Shatner is 88). Ellen Dow was 101 years and 6 months when she passed, a couple months older than Pooley, and is the oldest on this list. The oldest Star Trek actor ever is still alive: Norman Lloyd at 104 years old.
     
    Haggis and tatties likes this.
  10. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Glasgow
  11. Elder Knight

    Elder Knight Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    SE USA
    Just wondering if he had the earliest birth date of anyone on the show, and Mr. Thomason above says that's true.

    It's fun to play with a data base like this ... I hope it isn't considered disrespectful.
     
    Tim Thomason likes this.