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RIP Jeremy Bulloch, 1945-2020

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Met him many years ago, had a good gab with him, absolutely lovely guy.
R.i.p. Jeremy. You’ll always be Boba to me.

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Sad news.

I just watched Elstree 1976 yesterday.

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Rest in Peace. A true class act who didn’t need a bucket over his head to be cool!

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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I’d forgotten that Jeremy had a cameo in Revenge of the Sith. Here he is piloting the Tantive IV (for anyone who doesn’t know, he’s on the left in the scene where Bail Organa, Obi-Wan and Yoda return to Coruscant).

Here he is looking fresh-faced during filming of The Empire Strikes Back.

And here he is as Boba himself, taking some direction from Kershner very seriously indeed. I’m surprised how much time must have passed between photos, as both are using Cloud City sets.

I hear he was in one or two episodes of Doctor Who as well, but I’ve watched very little of the series - I’m sure there are a few Whovians lurking around who remember his appearance well.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Is is customary to link to the obit so people don’t have to go looking for it.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Another sad loss. Rest in peace.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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SilverWook said:

Is is customary to link to the obit so people don’t have to go looking for it.

Thanks Wook, that’s done.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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I’m an incredibly silly kind of guy.

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SilverWook said:

imperialscum said:

screams in the void said:

ahhh fuck 2020 man .

crissrudd4554 said:

Sad to hear.

Mocata said:

Damn all three of these guys are gone now, this sucks.

Why people say silly stuff like this? They all lived extremely long lives.

IIRC, Prowse contracted Covid.

At that age even a cold can be a serious problem. The point I was making is that when a person lives a very long and interesting life, the death is not a tragedy but a natural event. The sentiment “this sucks” is therefore very inappropriate.

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Sure, “death is a natural part of life, rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force” and all that, but death is still sad. It still sucks for their family and friends who will never be in their company again, and it sucks for us Star Wars fans who won’t get to meet and thank them at conventions or whatever.

I agree though that death after a long and hopefully fulfilling life is ultimately a good thing, when compared to death after an unhappy and unsuccessful life or the horrible concept of immortality. But this isn’t the philosophy thread!

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”