General "RIP" announcements that might be of interest

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    • If anyone ever watched the Batman TV series like I did, you will remember him as The Riddler. Well, he passed away from a mixture of Cancer, Pneumonia and something else.

      Rest in Peace sir. I for one always liked watching you and I will miss your presance on screen.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Frank Gorshin was an amazing talent. He could play ruthless gangsters, he could be really silly and hilariously funny, and he could do some of the best impressions that I've ever seen!

      And he put all of that together as the Riddler on Batman. He was silly and funny, but underneath all that he came across as ruthless and very willing to kill anyone who posed a threat to him. That's hard to do - be both funny and menacing at the same time, but he did it with ease!

      He will definitely be missed.
    • Hi -
      If my information is correct, Frank Gorshin appears in tonight's season finale of CSI. Speaking of Richard Widmark, Gorshin reminded me of similar characterizations. But that is just a generalization. Gorshin will be missed.
      Cheers - Jay :(
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
      "Not hardly!!!"
    • Thanks nathan, gents.

      Nathan, I had not known he was in Warlock, all the more reason now to but the DVD. Frank was also in a VERY well done episode of COMBAT along with Joseph Campanella. It is a season 1 episode called: The Medal. In it his buddy D'Amato-Joe Campanella) is killed after he attacks a German "Tiger" Tank and wipes out half a Platoon of German infantrymen. A German officer shoots "D'Amato" and then the Gorshin character arrives to see his badly wounded buddy, the Germans left the area because the Amis counter-attacked and Gorshin climbs onto the "Tiger" and fires it's turret MG and of course he is seen having chased the already retreating Germans away.

      Hince the episodes title: later in the show he gets a "Dear Jo9hn" and thinks that if he won a medal that that would impress his love. It just so happens that orders from higher-up are that men should start recieving combat decorations so--he is recommended for a Silver Star and he accepts the recommendation taking the credit that his now dead buddy whould be getting.

      To make a long story short, he gets badly wounded near the end of the episode whilst trying to help out Sgt Saunders who also had been wounded.

      Anyway, Frank Gorshin gave an excellent performance in this episode.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • James Montgomery Doohan who played Lt Commander Montgomery Scott, passed away today at his home in Washington. He was 85. Mr. Doohan was born on: March 3rd 1920 (My Dad's Birthday) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He died from Pneumonia & Alzheimers Disease. :(

      Rest in Peace Scotty. :(
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • AS A BIG TREK FAN I CAN SAY HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE SCENE IN WRATH OF KHAN WERE HE HE IS IN FULL KILT AT SPOCK'S FUNRAL PLAYING AMAZING GRACE ON THE BAG PIPES.

      AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND...
      John Bernard Books (The Shootist):
      "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."
    • A very sad day indeed. I grew up watching Star Trek reruns in the 70's my mother was a huge sci-fi addict if she was still around she would be very upset as I am. That is the thing about movies and TV no one ever ages and we refuse to belive that they do and when someone dies of old age we are astonished. getting old sucks!

      My sincerest regards to the Doohan family.
      NOT THE BRANDY YOU DOPE!
    • Scotty,

      You will be missed, and the second in the cast to leave us, first being Dr. McCoy. You added life to a very good series, and you are a fixture in the Star Trek family. I am not an official "trekkie", but loved the show when I saw it in the 60's and in reruns since. You making an appearance on TNG (Star Trek: The Next Generation) in "Relics" was a great tribute to you, and I enjoyed seeing the old Star Trek bridge again. That brought chills to me, as I know it did for you.

      You may never be able to go back, but you have touched many who have gone back to see you in the shows of the past.

      Thanks Scotty, and beam on to the great unknown.

      By the way, we are sending your remains in space, the Final Frontier!

      Cheers B)


      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote


    • its sad to see another one go but he goes to a far far better place.

      as kids we used to go round saying "beam me up snotty" what brats we were but those words will forever be with us and the memory of scotty twidling with those nobs to beam them up.

      he nows joins all those who have gone before him

      RIP scotty

      cheers smokey
      " its not all black and white, but different shades of grey"