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So Say We All. RIP Richard Hatch. Responder crew and Marines stand ready to render Honors.
Actor Richard Hatch, who appeared in both TV incarnations of Battlestar Galatica, died on February 7th after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was 71.

A native of Santa Monica, California, Hatch first gained attention in 1970, in the daytime soap opera All My Children.  His first major TV role was in 1976, as Inspector Dan Robbins in the final season of The Streets of San Francisco, replacing Michael Douglas.

Hatch's role of Captain Apollo in Glen A. Larson's Battlestar Galactica only lasted one season (1978), but garnered a Golden Globe award nomination in 1979.  In the 1990s, he tried to convince Universal Studios to revive the series as a followup to the original (ignoring Galactica 1980), but failed.  He would later play terrorist-turned-politician Tom Zarek, a recurring character, in the rebooted series helmed by Ronald D. Moore.

Along with BSG, Hatch appeared in a number of other s-f projects including the Steampunk short film "Cowboys & Engines" with Malcolm McDowell & Walter Koenig, and the controversial Star Trek fan film short "Prelude to Axanar."

Ron Moore & Edward James Olmos took to Twitter to offer condolences on Richard Hatch's passing.  Moore called Hatch's death "a heavy blow to the entire BSG family."  Olmos paid tribute, tweeting, "you made our universe a better place.  We love you for it.  Rest In Peace my friend @SoSayWeAll the Admiral!"

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Amen, Eddie.

Announcement Just read, He will be missed.
So Say We All!
Memorial Hallway / Re: R.I.P. Ron Glass (Firefly, Barney Miller)
« Last post by Dale Paul Darr on December 15, 2016, 08:56:03 PM »
Just read this announcement, May you sleep well in death, You wil not be forgotten.
Memorial Hallway / Re: R.I.P. Ron Glass (Firefly, Barney Miller)
« Last post by CDR. Hohensee on December 06, 2016, 07:47:44 PM »
May the stars carry you into the light.
Memorial Hallway / R.I.P. Ron Glass (Firefly, Barney Miller)
« Last post by FAdm Jenner on November 27, 2016, 08:35:01 AM »
"A light has gone out of the universe, may he continue the journey in peace, with God's speed,..."

Keep flying, stay shiny!

Ron Glass,...
"A light has gone out of the universe, may he continue the journey in peace. With Gods speed." SO SAY WE ALL!
It recently came to my attention that former CDF 8th Marine Regiment Commander Oliver J. "Ollie" Savander, Sr. died on October 13, 2016, in his hometown of St. Petersburg, FL.  He was 71 years old.  A cause of death was not immediately given.

Mr. Savander was a long time fixture in sci-fi fandom in the Tampa Bay area, serving as chapter president of the USS Tiberius in two organizations and holding major leadership positions in STARFLEET International's STARFLEET Marine Corps and the former Starfleet Marines International.  In the CDF, he served as both Commander & Deputy Commander of the 8th Marine Regiment in the mid/late 2000s (rank of Lieutenant Colonel/Colonel).

More importantly, Mr. Savander was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He served in Force Recon during the Vietnam War and later survived Agent Orange.  Along with his military service, Mr. Savander was also involved as a senior member of his local Civil Air Patrol squadron and active in local church activities.

Mr. Savander is survived by his wife Dixie, their children, and extended family.  Funeral/memorial services are private (family only) at this time.

Having known Ollie for many years, news of his death came as a shock to me.  He was a wonderful mentor and even better friend.  I will miss him very much.

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