The Rhode Island Science Fiction Club
Pinball fans will be converging on the Sturbridge Host Hotel for the Pintastic Pinball Expo, June 27-30, 2019. Over 200 pinball machines will be available to play, for FREE. The Convention also features workshops, activities for children, and pinball vendors. The crew from Sci-Fi Journal, our RISFC RI PEG Access cable TV show, will be covering the event. For more information and tickets, check out their website:
In Memoriam: Paul Darrow
Actor Paul Darrow, best known for his portrayal of 'Kerr Avon' in the British TV series 'Blake's 7', died on June 3, 2019, at the age of 78, after a short illness.
Along with Blake's 7, which never quite outgrew its cult status, Darrow had two major arcs on Doctor Who. He played Captain Hawkins in Doctor Who and the Silurians back in 1970, then returned to the series as Tekker 15 years later.
More recently, Darrow became part of Star Wars' video game lore, voicing Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Empire at War as well as Overseer Tremel in Star Wars: The Old Republic. He was also the voice of Zarok in MediEvil and MediEvil: Resurrection.
Darrow was born in Surrey in 1941 and attended the Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he bunked with fellow actors Ian McShane and John Hurt. He's preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, actress Janet Lees-Price, who passed away in 2012.
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