Film stars often get all the press for stories of legendary method acting, Christian Bale and Daniel Day Lewis are standout examples whose seemingly strange behaviour was widely publicised throughout their careers. If you have any experience with acting, you know that as much as an actor studies their character, and brings their own interpretation, they will often defer to the director's vision. Especially young actors simply deeply relieved to have been cast in a paying gig. In television, perhaps even more so as a pilot episode may not be picked up. Not suprisingly, TV actors rarely get full credit for the work they put into realizing their role.
|From one of the most iconic scenes in science fiction|
Those who have the kind of talent and sensitivity to create personas that have left an immortal mark on our culture generate an equally shocking impact when they are inevitably forced to leave us, no matter how old they may have been. As friends, family, fans and the general internet mourn this loss, an image surfaced that was especially poignant. My condolences to the remaining crew: William Shatner, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig.