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#61 Anubis the Jackal

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:49 PM

Shatnerian waxing on life, death and fame...

“I’m not going to be remembered any more than anyone else,” he said. “Fame and remembrance are so fleeting. None of us is remembered. Some of the great names I grew up with, five years after they were dead, no one remembered them.

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“Death frightens me very much,” he admitted. “The unknown and the nothingness of it. I’d rather not know I was going to go.

“But I’m having such a good time with the world that I live in, I don’t want to go anywhere.” </SPAN>


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:14 AM

Alexander Courage, who composed the theme tune for Star Trek, has died at the age of 88.

Another one who has been beamed up is Joseph Pevney, 96, who directed the original Star Trek series.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:08 AM

Alexander Courage, who composed the theme tune for Star Trek, has died at the age of 88.

Another one who has been beamed up is Joseph Pevney, 96, who directed the original Star Trek series.


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Posted 01 June 2008 - 06:19 PM

Maybe Pooka, but I'd lay money that yer man appeared in one episode and I'm fairly sure it was the one I mentioned. He strolls around looking - well - big and bald but conceals a trick that he has the ability to mimic voices. So when two teams of four, good and evil, with both Kirk and Spock on the good side, are fighting to the death in some perverse version of Gladiators, his little skill lures others to their deaths.

Honest.

There must be a proper trekkie posting here who can verify all this.


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Ted Cassidy appeared a couple of time in the original Star Trek series. The episone where he could mimic his voice was "What are Little Girls Made of" (apparently still a question blokes are trying to fathom!). He was an android, who although subsevient, was really in control. He did "appear" in a couple of other shows, but not in any prominiet part. Not mentioned, but he used to play Lurch in the 60s Addams Family.
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 06:50 PM

Maybe Pooka, but I'd lay money that yer man appeared in one episode and I'm fairly sure it was the one I mentioned. He strolls around looking - well - big and bald but conceals a trick that he has the ability to mimic voices. So when two teams of four, good and evil, with both Kirk and Spock on the good side, are fighting to the death in some perverse version of Gladiators, his little skill lures others to their deaths.

Honest.

There must be a proper trekkie posting here who can verify all this.


Happy to oblige.....

Ted Cassidy appeared a couple of time in the original Star Trek series. The episone where he could mimic his voice was "What are Little Girls Made of" (apparently still a question blokes are trying to fathom!). He was an android, who although subsevient, was really in control. He did "appear" in a couple of other shows, but not in any prominiet part. Not mentioned, but he used to play Lurch in the 60s Addams Family.


I've (sadly) just discovered that Ted Cassidy provided the growls fot the reptilian creature Gort in the episode Arena and also the voice of Balok in the "Corbomite Maneuver"(sic)

He'll always be Lurch to me....
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:01 PM

Cracking story in today's Sun. Walter Koenig was 'best man' at George Takai's gay wedding.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:11 AM

George Takai has one of the voices which are essential to hear. Out of all competition that can be categorized there are a class of people in each category who have the edge. Takei has one of those voices where nobody can sound like him. He has one of those voices where an impressive voice-double could be compared to the uncle who sings at the wedding. It is George Takai who has the most original voice I have ever heard.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:17 PM

Ask Shatner, well, anything.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:11 PM

George Takai has one of the voices which are essential to hear. Out of all competition that can be categorized there are a class of people in each category who have the edge. Takei has one of those voices where nobody can sound like him. He has one of those voices where an impressive voice-double could be compared to the uncle who sings at the wedding. It is George Takai who has the most original voice I have ever heard.

I think that your fellow New Yorkers Opie and Anthony can be heard disscussing some of the finer qualities of Takai's voice and throat technoiques in general here.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:50 PM

Even after death. old "Scotty" has run into problems with the dilithium crystals...
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:07 PM

They (I don't exactly know who) closed down the Star Trek experience in Las Vegas on the 1st of September. All the props and stuff were just going to be dumped, curses for not being there another couple of days, I could have gotten myself a few 'souvenirs'.

The actress that played the character that was 'aged' in one of the programmes in the original series was there signing autographed photos for $20. I can't remember her name, but she seemed to be in quite a lot of other TV programmes as a child actress. I would guess in her 70s now, but still looked good.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:36 PM

Majel Barrett, who played Nurse Chapel on Star Trek and who was married to Gene Roddenberry has died of leukemia.

I swear there was a Star Trek thread, but I couldn't find it... if the mods can, please move this post.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:46 PM

Two Trek deaths within two months: Ricardo Montalban is GOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:02 PM

Two Trek deaths within two months: Ricardo Montalban is GOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!


OoO's Theme Team is refusing to let MPFC's take the lead apparentely... :lol:

What a shame though, great actor and a great guy from what I've heard. :skull:
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:51 PM

Majel Barrett, who played Nurse Chapel on Star Trek and who was married to Gene Roddenberry has died of leukemia.

I swear there was a Star Trek thread, but I couldn't find it... if the mods can, please move this post.


Wasn't she the only one to be involved in all Star Trek series' franchises? She was the computer voice in subsequent series.

It's vaguely worth mentioning that, as Nurse Chapel, she worked alongside Dr McCoy.

"Bones" and leukaemia....what an unfortunate coincidence.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:06 AM

Two Trek deaths within two months: Ricardo Montalban is GOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!


OoO's Theme Team is refusing to let MPFC's take the lead apparentely... :o

What a shame though, great actor and a great guy from what I've heard. :(


One could argue that Ricardo Montalban's performance as Khan in the second Star Trek film saved and gave new life to the whole franchise. I liked the part when they put a silk worm in Chekov's ear, and that it featured a young Kirstie Alley, when she was still hot.

Plus how awesome was it when Mr. Rourke battled the devil on Fantasy Island? Legend.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:18 PM

Two Trek deaths within two months: Ricardo Montalban is GOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!


OoO's Theme Team is refusing to let MPFC's take the lead apparentely... :o

What a shame though, great actor and a great guy from what I've heard. :(


One could argue that Ricardo Montalban's performance as Khan in the second Star Trek film saved and gave new life to the whole franchise. I liked the part when they put a silk worm in Chekov's ear, and that it featured a young Kirstie Alley, when she was still hot.

Plus how awesome was it when Mr. Rourke battled the devil on Fantasy Island? Legend.


I'm no Star Trek fan, but The Wrath of Khan seems to be the best of the films to me...
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:45 PM

I wonder if Montalban will be burried in a coffin lined with genuine 'soft Corinthian leather' and shaped like a Chrysler....or is that reserved for Lee Iacocca?

At any rate, sad to see him go.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:14 AM

Ed Reimers

The "veteran television and commercial announcer" has died aged 96. He also appeared in the classic Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" as Admiral Fitzpatrick.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:55 PM

Some bloke named William Campbell has died. Originally an obscure B-Movie actor, he achieved cult status because of his roles in Star Trek:

http://en.wikipedia....ll_(film_actor)


"Campbell has also obtained cult status for his guest starring roles on Star Trek, appearing first as the mischievous super-being Trelane (in part a parody of Liberace, whom Campbell resembled), in an episode of the original series called "The Squire of Gothos." Campbell also appeared three times as the Klingon Captain Koloth. Campbell first played Koloth on the original Star Trek series in the classic episode "The Trouble With Tribbles." He reprised the Koloth role on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, some thirty years later. Campbell appeared at several Trek conventions in the 1980s and 1990s and many Star Trek fans consider Campbell's portrayal of the Trelane character as the first introduction of the "Q culture" to the series."


Looks like a race to the grave has started between Blake's 7, Who and Trek actors with the fierce competition in the last few weeks...



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