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Sky1Driver 17-07-2017 02:50 AM

RIP Martin Landau
Just announced on CNN:

This is so sad. We lost Roger Moore and Adam West too this year

Met Landau at a 1999 con and we talked and he was nice enough to personally autograph a book on the series. He even commented that he never saw a book like this before (it was the Super Visual Town Mook on Space:1999).

I think someone put it best on this forum: I am watching my childhood pass away.

Dantor 17-07-2017 03:23 AM

I just read it too, I'm so sad...

R.I.P. Mr Landau (bow)

boatshewsd2 17-07-2017 03:50 AM

Dark of the Moon...
:2c: :( :cry:

O My God, O My God, O My God...I've only just now heard...!

The Giant Forest has lost its General Sherman Tree...

Forever irreplaceable...forever remembered...


ADD: Just now breaking on BBC News site (w/time difference, they're just waking up over there)...

brianjp 17-07-2017 06:49 AM

Absolutely gutted. Another childhood memory gone. R.I.P Mr Landau :(

fredlight 17-07-2017 06:50 AM

See you on season 3 of Space 1999 first ep. : The Other Side.
RIP Martin, forever in our Space.

Eureka 17-07-2017 08:41 AM

We are loosing so many that brought so much to our childhood days.

skiffy 17-07-2017 09:26 AM

Sad news indeed. It seems like more of our childhood heroes are slipping away recently.

There's a nice photo album in remembrance here:

Koenig09 17-07-2017 10:16 AM

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To everything that was... 17-07-2017 10:17 AM

Very sad news indeed.....
Who could forget Martin's performance in "Ed Wood"?

"Pull the strings! Pull the strings!"

As Commander Koenig, he steered not only the few souls who clung to the wandering Moon, but also helped to carry a truly memorable and, I would argue, unique programme, often by sheer hard work and his ability to make the best of (sometimes) inferior material.

Not the archetypal Hollywood leading man, never handed the easiest of roles, but a talented man who was always worth watching.

Martin, thanks for the memories - you really were an integral part of my teenage years, never to be forgotten.


tryptych 17-07-2017 01:25 PM

That's a shame. I remember him way back in "Mission: Impossible" with Barbara Bain, long before Moonbase Alpha. R.I.P.

Steve Gerard 17-07-2017 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Eureka (Post 407726)
We are loosing so many that brought so much to our childhood days.

Absolutely. R.I.P. our Commander Koenig M.L. :cry:

Dave 17-07-2017 04:54 PM

Heard this on Radio 2 (even though Steve Wright said how bad Space 1999 was...). RIP

Dorzac 17-07-2017 09:55 PM

RIP Commander Koenig

Cmdr. John Koenig: Is it death that gives meaning to life in the end?
Capt. Jack Tanner: [voice over] If there is an end. 17-07-2017 11:11 PM

Alpha Male.....
We just watched "Breakaway" tonight in honour of the great man and, you know what, despite some of the patches of stilted dialogue, and a significant number of close-ups, he really was just great to watch. You'd rather have him on your side, temper and all.

Thanks Martin.


boatshewsd2 18-07-2017 12:26 AM

Statement from Nick Tate
Just came across this, via Facebook. A great read, and remembrance, from our favorite Aussie...


(PS: If any difficulties with this link, pls advise...) 18-07-2017 08:09 AM

Nick's tribute
What a wonderful message from Nick: heartfelt and personal. Thanks boatshewsd2, that's a fitting tribute if ever I read one.

Kindest regards


Crimson Binome 18-07-2017 03:47 PM

RIP He will be wandering the halls of Alpha with Victor now

boatshewsd2 18-07-2017 04:47 PM

Joy, and Sadness...
:2c: :E: :(

A happy Martin Landau with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (scroll down the article, to see it; great photo!)...

...and, as is their tradition as such a time, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce commemorates his passing...

Fenton 19-07-2017 07:42 AM

The lead actor of my favourite show from childhood - Farewell Commander

minivega 24-07-2017 03:47 AM

Very sad, Martin Landau has been in my thoughts on and off since I heard he has passed away. Just wish he was still here with us.

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