Greetings, Friends and Fiends.
Ye Olde Dragon here, with an unfortunate abundance of sad tidings from beyond the veil.
Some might say that Prince Sirki is working over time this week. It would seem that while I am getting ready to do one post, he goes out and summons some more people. Within the last week alone, we lost:
January 7, 2016 – Richard Lambertini, 82. A character actor that had one of those faces that make you say, “Oh yeah! HIM!” He had numerous appearances throughout genre television shows and films from playing Geezil in Robert Altman‘s POPEYE (1980) to playing The Devil on a surreal 1989 episode of HEAD OF THE CLASS.
January 10, 2016 – David Bowie, 69. There’s not much more that I can add to its already been said/written about Mr. Bowie. A brilliant musician and fine actor, whose performances as the titular THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976) and the perfectly cast Jareth the Goblin King in Jim Henson‘s LABYRINTH (1986) will certainly never be forgotten.
January 11, 2016 – David Margulies, 78. A character actor best known for playing lawyers, doctors and politicians, he was perhaps best known as The Mayor of NYC in both GHOSTBUSTERS films that saved the lives of millions of registered voters.
January 13, 2016 – Brian Bedford, 80. Though a classically trained Shakespearean actor, Mr. Bedford will always be remembered as the voice of Robin in Disney‘s ROBIN HOOD (1976).
January 14, 2016 – Alan Rickman, 69. Earlier today, the world learned of the passing of the brilliant actor, Alan Rickman. As with Mr. Bowie, there’s not much more than I can add to what is already been said and written about. He is mourned by millions of Harry Potter fans who loved him for his performance as Prof. Severus Snape in the film adaptations of the books. His other ventures into Imagi-Movies include the divine messenger Metatron in Kevin Smith‘s DOGMA (1999), the voice of Marvin (the paranoid android) in Garth Jennings‘ THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (2005) and his portrayal of actor Alexander Dane (and his half-human/half-alien character Dr. Lazarus) in GALAXY QUEST (1999). It is from this part that the now beloved catchphrase intonement, “By Grabthar’s Hammer…“, was first uttered.
All in all, a sad week for us. Prince Sirki, on behalf of millions of fans, take some time off now please, okay? Really!
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