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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6780 on: 26 April, 2018, 09:29:34 am »
Rick Dickinson.

Ex-industrial designer for Sinclair Research Ltd who, among other things, designed the look of the classic ZX Spectrum.

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« Reply #6781 on: 26 April, 2018, 05:47:01 pm »
GUTTED to hear about Rick. He was an absolutely awesome designer. I spent every waking hour I could on my Spectrum as a kid.
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« Reply #6782 on: 14 May, 2018, 07:24:55 pm »

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« Reply #6783 on: 15 May, 2018, 07:53:12 pm »
Ouch. Yes, I grew up with her in the role, and it’s her face I see when I think of Lois Lane.

69. She’s younger than my Dad. Not meaning to be morbid but it makes one think.

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« Reply #6784 on: 15 May, 2018, 07:56:31 pm »
Ouch. Yes, I grew up with her in the role, and it’s her face I see when I think of Lois Lane.

69. She’s younger than my Dad. Not meaning to be morbid but it makes one think.

The same thought occurred to me (about my dad, not yours!)

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« Reply #6785 on: 15 May, 2018, 09:09:06 pm »
If I'm being honest I've always thought Kidder's Lois was a pretty dreadful creature, but she was also a wonderful, memorable screen creation, who I can instantly bring to life in my mind's eye all these years later.  As iconic as Reeve's definitive Superman, and now as much missed.  Sad to read of Margot's long struggle.  RIP.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6786 on: 15 May, 2018, 10:24:05 pm »
the author Tom Wolfe aged 88

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6787 on: 17 May, 2018, 12:27:37 pm »
Composer and general noise enthusiast Glenn Branca has ascended.
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« Reply #6788 on: 17 May, 2018, 05:28:24 pm »
Loved his THE RIGHT STUFF. (and film too)
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« Reply #6789 on: 27 May, 2018, 01:38:23 am »
Astronaut Alan Bean. Fourth man to walk on the moon. Aged 86. RIP.

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« Reply #6790 on: 28 May, 2018, 05:59:29 am »
Gardner Dozois (70), modern SF's greatest (human) editor. One name dominates my bookshelves, taking up one entire bookcase and spreading into the ones either side, and it is his. His countless anthologies have introduced me to many of my favourite writers, and allowed to follow the current work of many others. He seldom steered me wrong. RIP.

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« Reply #6791 on: 28 May, 2018, 03:25:46 pm »
Gardner Dozois (70), modern SF's greatest (human) editor. One name dominates my bookshelves, taking up one entire bookcase and spreading into the ones either side, and it is his. His countless anthologies have introduced me to many of my favourite writers, and allowed to follow the current work of many others. He seldom steered me wrong. RIP.

A name I've seen over and over again in science fiction magazines and anthologies. I don't think science fiction would have been the same without his guiding hand. RIP.

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« Reply #6792 on: 28 May, 2018, 04:12:13 pm »
Aye. A new Year's Best Science Fiction collection always yields a few gems, even if it takes almost the whole year to get through it.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6793 on: 07 June, 2018, 11:53:00 am »
Peter Stringfellow has died after a battle with cancer aged 77.

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« Reply #6794 on: 08 June, 2018, 10:33:42 am »
"Sons of Anarchy"' actor Alan O'Neill has died aged 47.