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Imagine a world without Star Trek
. Is it a world you'd be very happy to live in, or a dark and terrible place?
Star Trek was, and still is, an influential part of American Culture. It changed the future of science fiction and television. Without Star Trek there may have never been a Star Wars, Stargate, and a whole host of other shows.
You will be hard pressed to find someone over the age of 21 in America who does not know who Spock and Capt. Kirk are.
Like all science fiction, Star Trek has addressed the issues of its time, and I am under the firm belief that a world without Star Trek would be a "dark and terrible place." Gene Roddenberry's vision was for us to see the best in ourselves as the human race, and to continue to strive for equality.
Without Star Trek and other shows like it to inspire people, some of our technology may very not exist. Science inspires scifi and scifi inspires science.
So remember that the next time you walk though self opening doors, get an MRI, or simply surf the internet, or watch Heroes. Star Trek has inspired the best in us. May it continue to do so.
:Don S. Davis: 1942-2008
Monday - June 30, 2008 | by Darren Sumner
With great sadness we must report that veteran actor Don S. Davis passed away on June 29, 2008. He was 65 years old.
Don co-starred on Stargate SG-1 for the show's first seven years, helping to launch the enduring science fiction franchise. Davis played Major General George Hammond, base commander and a father figure to many of the show's characters.
He is also well-known for his portrayal of Major Garland Briggs in Twin Peaks.
Off-screen, Don was beloved by the show's cast and crew. He departed the show in 2003 due to a medical condition that restricted his workload, but returned for several guest appearances on SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis in the following years. Don worked hard to improve his health, and continued to work both on screen and off until his death.
The following message was provided by Don's representative and his wife, Ruby Fleming-Davis:
Dear Fans and Friends of Don S. Davis,
So many of you have been touched by not only the work and art of Don S. Davis, but by the man himself, who always took the time to be with you at the appearances he loved, that it is with a tremendous sense of loss I must share with you that Don passed away from a massive heart attack on Sunday morning, June 29th.
On behalf of his family and wife, Ruby, we thank you for your prayers and condolences. A family memorial where Don's ashes will be scattered in the ocean will take place in a few weeks, and should you wish to, please make a donation to the American Heart Association in Don's memory.
Born August 4, 1942 in Aurora, Missouri and raised there, Don received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in theater and art from Southwest Missouri State College in 1965. He then served three years on active duty in the United States Army, entering as a Second Lieutenant. He rose to the rank of Captain and was stationed in Korea before completing his required tour of active duty.
Upon leaving the army, Don began working toward a Master's degree in theater at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Illinois, and received his Master's degree in 1970. He taught at the University of British Columbia for a decade before returning to SIU to complete his coursework for a PhD in theater, receiving the degree in 1982.
Don's list of film and television credits is lengthy, dating back to 1982. He met Stargate co-star Richard Dean Anderson on the set of MacGyver, where Don worked as a stunt double for actor Dana Elcar.
When production on Stargate SG-1 began in 1997, the producers tapped Davis to play the base commander -- originally written to be a by-the-book antagonist, but quickly softened by Don's own personality and experience.
In 2003 Don married his soul mate and the great love of his life, Ruby Fleming-Davis. The two have resided in British Columbia with their three dogs, Teto, Ming and Charley.
Don's off-screen career as an artist blossomed especially in the years since he left Stargate. A look at his Web site, DonSDavisArt.com, reveals his tremendous gifts in painting, drawing, and woodcarving.
Don's final Stargate appearance is in Stargate: Continuum, the SG-1 DVD movie that will be released July 29 in North America and August 18 in the United Kingdom. He will also appear in the forthcoming films "Vipers," "Woodshop," and "Far Cry," according to the Internet Movie Database.
Many fans of Don's work have had the opportunity to meet him in person, as he was also a regular face at fan conventions around the world. Fans learned that behind General Hammond was a Southern gentleman with a big heart, a no-nonsense attitude, and all the love and respect one could imagine.
GateWorld's editors visited with Don in 2006, where he talked at length about his career, his time on Stargate, and his feelings about his fellow cast members. That two-part video interview, "Intimate Portrait," may be found in the Interviews archive.
Services for Don S. Davis will be small and private, in both Vancouver and Los Angeles. His Web sites will be updated this week, and his obituary will be sent to the Vancouver Sun newspaper. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Don's memory.
Memories of Don can be shared at GateWorld Forum. Also watch the site this week for our full tribute to this stellar actor and man, beginning with a video tribute later today.
(Some material from DonSDavis.com and DonSDavisArt.com)
You will be sorely missed Don. You brought many years of laughs, drama, and happiness to so many people and fans. We all hope your journey through the final Stargate is a great one. We love you, and we miss you.
Don S. Davis
August 4, 1942 - June 29, 2008
Things Happen for a ReasonAuthor:
Ginger Malone aka maiamorganCharacter/Pairing:
SG1, The Doctor, Donna NobleGenre:
PG (For now. I make no promises about future smut.)Disclaimer:
Doctor Who belongs to BBC and Team Cardiff. SG1 belongs to MGM. I don't own the characters, and I am making no money off of this. Beta:
No Beta. Volunteers for future chapters would be very much appreciated.Warning:
None, for the moment.Summary:
When The Doctor shows up on P6X-893, SG1 has no idea just what is about to happen.Author's Notes:
Ok, so I've been wanted to write a fic for a long time, and I figured why not combine my 2 favorite fandoms. Any comments would be wonderful, and since I have NO IDEA where this is going, story ideas would be great as well. Also, I am in need of a beta(s). So I apologize if this is a bit rough around the edges. Please let me know what you think, and any improvements that can be made. I'm very good at using constructive criticism. And most of all, Enjoy!!( Chapter OneCollapse )
Title: A Letter To Martha
Characters: The Doctor (Tenth), Martha Jones
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Disclaimer: I do not own The Doctor or Martha, they belong to the BBC.
Spoilers: Series 3. Up to "Last of the Time Lords"
Summary: Things the Doctor will never say. Nothing special about it. Just something I wrote.
I’m so sorry. I’m so very sorry.
I’m sorry I misled you. I’m sorry I ignored what you felt. I’m sorry that I was too wrapped up in my own guilt and pain to see you for who you really are. I’m sorry I couldn’t be the man you wanted me to be. I’m sorry you had to walk the Earth all alone. I’m sorry you suffered for your love. I’m sorry for what happened to your family. I’m sorry I lied. I’m sorry I was a show off. I’m sorry that I was arrogant and a bit pompous. I’m sorry you fancied me. I’m sorry that I can’t be a better man.
I’m sorry I hurt you. I’m sorry that there are not enough apologies in the whole of time and space. I’m sorry that this will never be enough to express how sorry I am.
I’m sorry you’re gone
I’ll never forget you and what you’ve done for me, and I’m so very sorry.
Ok, so I bought myself a Wacom Bamboo tablet a couple weeks ago and my muse inspired me to do this!