Leslie Nielsen–1926 to 2010

Leslie Nielsen passed away today at the age of 84 due to complications from pneumonia. Since everyone else is on the Internet talking about his “Naked Gun” movies, I thought I would take a moment to remember his work in Forbidden Planet. Arguably the best sci-fi film of the 1950s and certainly my personal favorite of the era.  I always had this feeling that “Forbidden Planet” and Nielsen’s work in particular, inspired more than a few  portrayals of later  starship captains…

He will be missed.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

One thought on “Leslie Nielsen–1926 to 2010

  • November 29, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I said the exact same thing on facebook yesterday. Godspeed Captain JJ Adams.

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