Originally posted February 19th, 2014. Color corrected and brightness/levels adjusted.
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021
Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cold out there today. It’s cold out there every day; what is this, Miami Beach? Not hardly! And you know you can expect hazardous travel later today with that, you know, that, uh, that blizzard thing. The National Weather Service is calling for a “big blizzard thing!” Yes, they are. But you know, there’s another reason why today is especially exciting. The big question on everybody’s lips, their chapped lips: do ya think Phil is gonna come out and see his shadow? Punxsutawney Phil! That’s right, woodchuck-chuckers, it’s Groundhog Day! And to celebrate, The Sci-Fi Guys give you our SALUTE TO TIME LOOPS!Continue reading ““It’s Groundhog Day!””
Hamilton Mitchell, August 13, 1957 – January 31, 2021
I met Hamilton and his wife Robbie a few years ago in LA. Mandy McMillian had promised to take me out to the best little Italian joint in Studio City, and she absolutely delivered. Little did I know that joining us that night would be two of the most charming people I would ever have the pleasure of meeting. Over the course of a single dinner they made me feel like we’d known each other for years. Ham’s warmth and humor will resonate long after his passing. I’m very lucky to have known him.
The more I watch this, the more I become convinced that, in many ways, this is the single greatest music video ever made. Rock it, man.
Jeremy Bulloch, February 16, 1945 – December 17, 2020
It would be difficult to overstate the warmth and affability this man showed me. Under incredibly uncomfortable circumstances he granted me an unscheduled interview and shared a few personal stories with me about working on the original Star Wars sets and bringing Boba Fett to life. All with a smile and a laugh. I’ve been lucky enough to meet a few celebrities doing The Sci-Fi Guys, and this guy was one of the kindest. We lost a true gentleman today.
Hugh Keays-Byrne, May 18, 1947 – December 1, 2020Continue reading “In Memoriam: Hugh Keays-Byrne”
David Charles Prowse, July 1, 1935 – November 28, 2020Continue reading “In Memoriam: David Prowse”