Tuesday, April 16, 2013


RICHARD LEPARMENTIER passed away yesterday at the age of 66. My fellow geeks will always lovingly remember him as ADMIRAL MOTTI!!
Motti: "Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes... *gak! ack!"
Vader: [Force choking Motti] "I find your lack of faith disturbing."

So good! Rest in Peace, Mr LeParmentier.


Tim said...

Heh. "Data tapes" Oh future.

Jim said...

You mean the past ;)

"A long time ago..."

melchy said...

wait so he was only 31 is Star Wars? I always thought he was much older.

TimPro said...

I've met him several times. Not to long ago with my oldest son. He was really awesome and such a nice guy.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, got to meet him as well somewhat recently. GREAT PERSON, as pretty much every other cast member of the original trilogy is. Very British, very nice, very grateful to meet YOU, such awesome people.

Same as those I've gotten to meet from the prequels, despite peoples' immense disdain for everyone & everything involved w/ them.

Temuera Morrison alone is just AWESOMENESS & he was great to get to talk w/ for a moment. Same as Ray Park, who is not only THE DARTH MAUL, but also SNAKE EYES.

But, hey, just screw anything cool, at all, to do w/ those films, just think "Jar Jar trumps IT AAAAAALL" as manically as you possibly can. :-/ *smh*

Jim said...

That's cool. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr LeParmemtier, myself.

Temuera Morrison was awesome in 'Once Were Warriors'. If anyone is perplexed why he was cast as Jango, watch that movie!

Anonymous said...

Temuera Morrison is AWESOME.


...and, for us, learning more about the Mandalorians, in the films and especially in the novels, has just added awesome going back since the very first... Well... Mandalore the First.


...then there's Cassus Fett... ;-)

Anyway, learning more & more "new stories" about the Mando'a is like one of those shows that "uncovers old relics/facts/discoveries/etc" of this or that culture. But, hey, that's just me. Don't care who hates it or thought "seeing the guy behind the mask/hearing the stories/etc" made it lamer. It didn't to people who like it!

Jim said...

Yeah I'm one of he people who didn't like what they "revealed" about the Mandalorians - just my own personal taste in the direction they took. But like you said, for many they liked it (like you)! Which is fine - we all have our own tastes. We as fans often fight amongst ourselves, but need to remember that we are really all fans of the same stuff! :)