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Old 05-20-2016, 10:42 PM   #651
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Alan Young, RIP

Actor Alan Young, known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television show "Mr. Ed," died on Thursday, May 19. He was 96

He also appeared in the 1960 George Pal film "The Time Machine".

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Old 05-21-2016, 08:46 AM   #652
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I feel the need to watch Time Machine this evening I think,as a mark of respect.
One of my favourite moments in cinema comes towards the end of Time Machine when the time traveller says farewell to his friend Philby, the Alan Young character, for the final time before disappearing into the future to rescue Weena. Its a simple little scene, a handshake between two old friends who both know they`ll never see each other again...

"Goodbye David."

A poigniant little moment. Gets me every time.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:00 PM   #653
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Sad to hear he's gone. Quite an innings 96. I always think of him as the voice of 7-zarc-7 from battle of the planets.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:41 AM   #654
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Ah yes, of course. I'd forgotten about that.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:47 AM   #655
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Alan Young was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:56 AM   #656
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Actor Alan Young, known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television show "Mr. Ed," died on Thursday, May 19.
Reruns of the show were fun as kid because I used to also enjoy the "Francis, the Talking Mule" movies.

Eerily enough, on the very day Alan Young died, I was out on our patio and made a snarky quip to my girlfriend while leaning in from an open window. She replied, "OK, Mr. Ed." The next day we read the news.
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I feel the need to watch Time Machine this evening I think,as a mark of respect.
One of my favourite moments in cinema comes towards the end of Time Machine when the time traveller says farewell to his friend Philby, the Alan Young character, for the final time before disappearing into the future to rescue Weena. Its a simple little scene, a handshake between two old friends who both know they`ll never see each other again...

"Goodbye David."

A poigniant little moment. Gets me every time.
Drones, have you ever seen the early '90s documentary "Time Machine - The Journey Back"? It aired on PBS way back but was, thankfully, included on the DVD release. It features a new scene (penned by the same screenwriter as the original) with both Rod Taylor & Alan Young reprising their roles where they meet one more time...and it's just as poignant.

As you know, Rod died last year so that reunion is even more touching now than ever before. A very special piece.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:54 PM   #657
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Ali -- listened to this live on NPR on the way back from a meeting on Friday and knew Crystal killed it. See it catching on -- which is great because it captures Ali's essence and significance.
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:01 AM   #658
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Sad to hear he's gone. Quite an innings 96. I always think of him as the voice of 7-zarc-7 from battle of the planets.
A classic. Loved that show when I was a kid.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #659
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Anton Yelchin - Chekov 2.0 in the new Star Trek movies, age 27
TMZ: 'Star Trek' Star Anton Yelchin Dead After Freak Accident
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:18 PM   #660
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Unbelievable circumstances.
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Old 07-18-2016, 01:04 AM   #661
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Kit West, did we miss this guy? R.I.P.
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1981 Academy Awards - Raiders of the Lost Ark, award for Best Visual Effects shared with Richard Edlund, Joe Johnston and Bruce Nicholson.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:57 PM   #662
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RIP Kenny Baker, the man inside R2-D2.

CBC: Kenny Baker, who played R2D2 in Star Wars, dead at 81

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Old 08-29-2016, 02:56 PM   #663
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Gene Wilder, RIP

The real Willy Wonka.

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Old 08-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #664
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Gene Wilder, RIP

The real Willy Wonka.

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Old 08-30-2016, 11:51 AM   #665
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Gimme My Blue Blanket!!!!

Yes. RIP Gene, the first and best Leo Bloom.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:29 PM   #666
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Yes. RIP Gene, the first and best Leo Bloom.
Plus...the one & only Waco Kid! (Not to be confused with Wilder & Harrison in, "The Frisco Kid".)

Too bad he became so inactive after Gilda Radner died. Loved Gene in everything he did. Wonka is his best (of course) but my personal fave is "Silver Streak" from '76.

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Old 08-30-2016, 03:24 PM   #667
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Too bad he became so inactive after Gilda Radner died.


He did books and stage and painting after. Like he said, I love the show, I hate the business.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:15 PM   #668
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:45 PM   #669
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Hugh O'Brian, 1950's television Wyatt Earp actor, RIP, 91

Hugh O'Brian, who helped tame the Wild West as the star of TV's “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” and was the founder of a long-running youth leadership development organization, has died. He was 91.

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituar...nap-story.html

The obituary doesn't mention it but Hugh O'Brian had a role in the 1950 film "Rocketship X-M", which was the first of the 1950's science fiction films.

This role lead to a connection with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and he became a spokesman for the organization.

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Canadian legend Leonard Cohen. RIP
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Canadian legend Leonard Cohen. RIP
Yeah, last night walking by the square where Leonard's house is, we saw a gathering of people. Wondered what was going on and thought, uh-oh, did he just die? Lots of singing made a sad but brilliant evening. The songs will live on.

Our Raven thread on the man:
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My personal favourite, "The Partisan":

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Fine, fitting tribute Stoo.
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Another passing to report. Robert Vaughn has passed at the age of 83. RIP to the original Napolean Solo.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/r...-uncle-9242957
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Florence Henderson, who starred in TV’s ‘The Brady Bunch,’ dies at 82

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Fidel Castro, age 90

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