Posts Tagged ‘ackermonster’

To Boldly Go… To the Great Beyond

December 18, 2008

Sometimes, I hate it when I’m right.

The Trifecta strikes once again.  First it was the Ackermonster, then Bettie Page, and now Majel Barrett-Roddenberry has passed.

The widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was there from the beginning.  Starting with the original series as Number One in the pilot and Nurse Chapel for the rest, Majel was the Star Trek mainstay.  As the voice of the computers she appeared in every incarnation of the Trek world.

You will be missed.

 

William, the Movie Nerdfighter

who is glad Majel had a chance to once again voice the Enterprise computers for the new Star Trek movie before she passed.

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R.I.P. Uncle Forry

December 5, 2008

I never got a chance to meet him, but he was one of those men who I always looked up to.

He’s essentially the godfather of sci-fi geekdom.  Without Forrest J Ackerman, sci-fi and fantasy might still be kitschy little bits of pop culture, lost drive-in films that only the people who originally watched would ever remember.  Forry was one of the legends that put sci-fi, horror, and fantasy into the mainstream.

He helped make it cool to be a geek, and for that he has my thanks.

Uncle Forry, you will be missed.

 

William, the Movie Nerdfighter

who hopes that they will at least keep the Ackermansion open.  He would have wanted it that way.