Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Don Marshall Star Trek Actor dies at 80

On a sad note, well known Land of the Giants, Star Trek actor, Don Marshall passed away peacefully on Oct 30th. His daughter, son and twin brother Doug were at his bedside. He was 80. Don starred in Star Trek's classic "galileo-seven"  playing the spirited Lieutenant Boma.



STAR TREKS GALILEO SEVEN




Fans will remember him for challenging Mr Spock's insufferable logic when the shuttlecraft crash lands on planet Taurus II. We know the ion storm threw them off course but heres the thing. The G7 crew were low on fuel and had to achieve orbit.




So who gets to choose? demands Boma of Mr Spock. Meanwhile the creatures were attacking! Don Marshall will not be forgotten by fans, RIP Don and thanks for making us laugh.

6 comments:

The Armchair Squid said...

RIP, Don.

Before Trek, he co-starred with Nichelle Nichols in a made for TV movie, Great Gettin' Up Mornin'.

Elephant's Child said...

We have lost so much talent to death this year...

Tony Laplume said...

As a part of that episode, he's assured a comfortable standing in Trek lore.

Spacer Guy said...

I entirely agree Tony. Losing extra weight meant the rest of them could escape the planets gravitational pull when achieving orbit. The catch was someone had to be left behind. This just didn't sit well with Don Marshall's character "Boma" and he made sure Spock knew it.

Birgit said...

This is a nice tribute to a man I always liked and I wish I could see Land of the Giants again.

Jeffrey Scott said...

It's always sad when we learn of an actor who has been on one of our beloved shows, dies.
I remember this episodes, it was one of my favourites.

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