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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2745 on: 02 March, 2012, 01:56:23 PM »
Robin Of Sherwood/ Catweazel creator Richard Carpenter, at 78.

Guess that Robin revival will never happen now, which makes me very sad. Although i can do without jack whitehall as catweazel.

RIP kip.

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I dunno... in a small way it will.

I'm playtesting a table top RPG 'Darkwood' set in a forest... Robin Hood ain't in it but the idea is that the escapades of the players in someway formed at least part of the legend, without actually being the story of Robin Hood...

OK hardly a TV series or film, etc...  But it's a good romp ;)

I was playtester for the first edition years ago too (and some of my creations made the cut into the game itself) ... that one sold on three continents!! (OK only one copy in Australia, but it counts!)

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« Reply #2746 on: 02 March, 2012, 04:05:19 PM »
Davy Jones of The Monkees aged 66, from heart attack...

When Malchi told me that Davy Jones had died, I thought she was joking. Then I saw her face, now I'm a bereaver.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2747 on: 02 March, 2012, 07:51:42 PM »
Louisiana Red great blues guitarist.

http://www.louisiana-red.com/index.php?id=2

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2748 on: 04 March, 2012, 02:31:42 AM »
Ralph McQuarrie aged 82  :'(

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2749 on: 04 March, 2012, 03:05:44 AM »

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2750 on: 04 March, 2012, 04:45:17 AM »
Ralph McQuarrie aged 82  :'(

A brilliant artist, with a brilliant vision.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=33315

One of my all time favourites, heavily inspired Star Wars as im sure you all know.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2751 on: 04 March, 2012, 07:34:57 AM »
Ralph was the greatest concept artist of them all, I lived in his 'unused' SW paintings for much of my childhood.  Very, very sad to hear he's gone. 

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2752 on: 04 March, 2012, 07:55:25 AM »
Aw man, I love his work. His concept work on the Star Wars movies and Battlestar Galactica was just beautiful.
Has anyone found what he died of? It's just a remember seeing an interview in recent years where his hands trembled violently and wondered if it was Parkinsons or something like it
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2753 on: 04 March, 2012, 09:48:21 AM »
Very sad news indeed. The world has one less Genius.




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« Reply #2754 on: 04 March, 2012, 10:33:47 AM »
Damn that's sad news about Ralph McQuarrie. Years ago I picked up the concept art portfolios for both A New Hope and Jedi - each one containing about 20 prints of Ralph's paintings, and they're absolutely stunning. A true visionary, who's contribution to the Lucas legend can never be underestimated.

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« Reply #2755 on: 04 March, 2012, 11:57:52 AM »
Aye, very sad news this. On the Empire of Dreams Doc he didnt look to be in the best of health, but this is still a shock.
So much of what we love about Star Wars was down to Ralph. A superb artist and visionary.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2756 on: 04 March, 2012, 01:47:13 PM »
Ralph McQuarrie. He shaped a universe. :( :(
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2757 on: 04 March, 2012, 08:10:17 PM »
He shaped some of the most iconic images of cinema history. Very sad to hear the news.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2758 on: 04 March, 2012, 09:15:49 PM »
Without Ralph, there would be no 2000ad.

RIP.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #2759 on: 04 March, 2012, 09:28:47 PM »

Never forgot these;