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Subject:RIP Richard Adams, Carrie Fisher
Time:06:54 pm
I just heard almost simultaneously that Carrie Fisher died today and Richard Adams (Watership Down etc.) on the 20th.

Oddly, despite the slave Leia bikini I was never incredibly attracted to Carrie Fisher - I could see she was a reasonably good actress once she got going, but for some reason she just wasn't my type. Give me Jacqueline Pierce's Servalan any day...

Adams could have been a much more influential figure than he was; Watership Down was outstanding, but none of his later books quite lived up to its promise.


Both of them mean rather more to me than most of this year's crop of celebrity deaths, but that's simply a personal preference. They'll be missed - so will all the rest.
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whswhs
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Time:2016-12-27 07:41 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to think of female characters in sf film or television who appealed to me, and I wouldn't pick either of those, or indeed much of any from that era (though if you stretch to include other genres with fannish cred, I'll go for Diana Rigg as Emma Peel). In fact I think I'd say that in SF proper the earliest characters who appeal to me a lot are various of Summer Glau's roles.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-12-27 11:45 pm (UTC)
I think you had to be the right age - I was 25 when the first episode of Blake's 7 aired, and Servalan just hit all the right buttons for me.
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whswhs
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Time:2016-12-27 11:58 pm (UTC)
I was 28, but I don't think I heard of it till some years later. The British TV series that totally impressed me was The Prisoner, which was very nearly a one-man show.

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