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Old 03-02-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default Barry Morse 1918-2008 - Memorial Thread

Sad news today in that we have lost a major Space:1999 star. Barry apparently passed away yesterday after a short period of ill health.
I always thought he was one of the better characters in the show and a good talker at the conventions - I remember at an early Con he was only supposed to be on stage for half an hour but was still going strong after an hour plus with the organisers desperately trying to remove him.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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God speed Barry, thanks for everything.

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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Sad news indeed. Thank you Barry for al the wonderful characters you have played. You'll always be remembered as Alpha's father figure. Rest peacefully.

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:28 PM   #4
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I have only been to one 1999 con, here in Los Angeles in 1999. I had the great fortune to hear Barry Morse speak at the convention. He was a very charming and witty man, and I came away with very fond memories of that afternoon.

In my mind he was an essential part of the first series, always bringing a sense of humanity into the story (even at the times when it might otherwise be lacking).

Godspeed Barry.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:32 PM   #5
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Sad news. Such a great man.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:33 PM   #6
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Sad news indeed.
A great person and an important character of season one.

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Old 03-02-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
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He always struck me as a very intelligent and thoughtful person. He will be missed. Thanks for the wonderful memories Barry Morse.
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Easily the best actor on the show. His character was the one most missed in the second series (at least by me). Godspeed, Mr. Morse!
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In retrospect, I'm glad Barry never appeared in the second series. Season two was not worthy for an actor of such high quality. RIP Barry Morse.

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Old 03-02-2008, 05:04 PM   #10
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A great actor. A natural. He gave the impression that it was his real personality rather than acting.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:13 PM   #11
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Sad news indeed. Thank you Barry for al the wonderful characters you have played. You'll always be remembered as Alpha's father figure. Rest peacefully.

Doug.
I totally agree, a very sad loss.

Godspeed Barry.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:40 PM   #12
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God bless all your good work Barry!
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #13
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Very sad news, indeed, but what an incredible legacy he has left behind for us to enjoy. And to go for 89 years and then fail at the very end, well, I believe that is how I want it to end for me, too. Godspeed, Barry.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:49 PM   #14
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He really managed not to show he was acting IMHO. By that I mean the character he created in Victor was totally natural and believeable - a trait which is severely lacking in today's SF.

Thanks for all those fantastic memories, you were a superb actor.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:20 PM   #15
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Great actor. Great voice. Great personality, both on screen and off. A true figure of inspiration!!!!
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Victor was definately my favourite character in Season 1 - and thank goodness he wasn't in Season 2. I also enjoyed Barry in The Zoo Gang as well. A wonderful and talented actor who will be missed.

A sad loss, and thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:34 PM   #17
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I have already written here before that Victor is my favourite character of Space: 1999. The series would never have been as great to me without Barry Morse. His achievements will go on being remembered by me and lots and lots of other fans.

I'm sad to hear this. The world seems a little emptier.

I will watch "The Black Sun" again now and marvel at what he brought to the series.

/Christopher
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I had a chance to meet him at a local con and get his book autographed. He will be missed
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Aw jeez, this is awful news to wake up to. I'll always remember the warmth, dignity and dry wit he brought to the part of Victor - probably the most endearing character in the whole series. I'll also remember his hilarious performance as President Cyclops in 'Whoops Apocalypse'. And none of us should forget his extensive charity work.

Thank you, Mr Morse; I hope you rest in peace.
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I fill like orphan to hear that.

Victor was also for me the most inspiring character of the whole series.

Have a good journey, we'll never forget you.
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