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RIP Sir John Hurt 1940-2017

Very sorry to read that one of the Doctors has died. Sir John Hurt, unforgettable as Caligula in I, Claudius and Hazel in Watership Down, passed away today. He was one of the world’s great actors, and it was a very surprising coup that he took the role of the Doctor in 2013 for the 50th Anniversary episode. Our condolences to his family.

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RIP Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016

Like everybody else today, we’re very sorry to read that the actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died. She was a hugely inspirational figure and genuinely iconic in the role of Princess Leia. We’re looking forward to introducing our son to the Star Wars series next year. Our condolences and best wishes to her family and friends.

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RIP Gene Wilder, 1933-2016

We’re very sorry to read that Gene Wilder, the star of the first movie Daniel saw in a theater (earlier this summer), has passed away at the age of 83. I really enjoyed Wilder’s performances in The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and The Woman in Red as well.

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RIP Gareth Thomas, 1945-2016

The very entertaining Welsh actor Gareth Thomas passed away earlier this week at the age of 71. We have not yet watched any of the many shows in which Thomas appeared at this blog, but we will most likely watch Children of the Stones in a couple of years. Thomas has the possibly unique distinction of playing a feature part in four different SF / fantasy series: Stones, Star Maidens, Blake’s 7, and Knights of God.

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RIP Sylvia Anderson, 1927-2016

We’re very sorry to hear that Sylvia Anderson, co-producer of all the Supermarionation shows that we enjoyed and the voice of Lady Penelope, has passed away. We really appreciate all the great television that she made with AP Films and Century 21.

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RIP Yvonne Craig, 1937-2015

I’m very sad to read that Yvonne Craig passed away on Monday. She made crimefighting fun and inspired millions of children to want to be superheroes. I’m looking forward to seeing her episodes of Batman again in a few months.

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