Leslie Nielsen has┬ádied from┬ápneumonia at the age of 84, now despite every news report mentioning the popularist comedy stuff that will not be repeated here – I will remember him for a vastly different role in one of the – if not the science fiction classics of all time – Forbidden Planet.

Nielsen starred as Commander J.J. Adams of the starship United Planets Cruiser C-57D, the story is loosely based on Shakespear’s The Tempest.

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Godspeed and good luck Mr. Nielsen – and thank you.