Jay Scott Kingston, 60, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Born in Warwick, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Alfred ‘John’ Kingston and the late Shirley Kingston.
Jay was a master of trivia, a man of unrelenting reverence, loved his family fiercely, and gave everything to and for those he loved. He was a connoisseur of science-fiction and fantasy, to the point where he cofounded the RISFC (Rhode Island Science Fiction Club) as well as the public access show Sci-Fi Journal where he was a host. He was also a writer and an artist, having drawn and painted and even studied art history until he lost his eyesight many years ago. Jay was a baseball coach, cub scout master, and an assistant scout master for his sons.
Jay is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Stock) Kingston, his sons Justin Kingston (Diamond) and Ian Kingston (Madison), brothers John Kingston (Kathleen) and Jeffrey Kingston (Bridget), as well as many other beloved family members.
Jay truly left an inspiring and lasting touch on everyone who knew him and was loved by so many.
Source: The Beat
At ViacomCBS’ Investor Day event on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, Viacom CBS announced that the Star Trek universe will be made available for streaming on Paramount+, including the U.S. premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy in 2021.
Star Trek: Prodigy is developed by CBS Studios and Nickelodeon, and is the first Trek series that’s geared towards the kids and family audience. It’s also the third animated Trek series, after Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and the ongoing Star trek: Lower Decks(2020).
The announcement included a first look at the six members of the Star Trek: Prodigy bridge crew. The story will follow the six outcasts, who are introduced to Starfleet and its ideals after they commandeer a ship.
Previously it was announced that Kate Mulgrew will be reprising the role of Kathryn Janeway for the series, a character she originated in Star Trek: Voyager (1995), which ran for seven seasons.
Mira Furlan, the Actress best known for her roles in Babylon 5 and Lost, died Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from complications due to the West Nile Virus. She was 65.
From 1993 to 1998, Ms. Furlan was one of the stars of “Babylon 5,” a space opera that followed the relationships, politics, interspecies tensions and galactic conflicts aboard a United Nations-type space station in the mid-23rd century. Her character, Ambassador Delenn, represented an alien race, the Minbari, on the space station.
Ms. Furlan twice won a Sci-Fi Universe Award for best supporting actress for her work on the show, which also starred Bruce Boxleitner and Stephen Furst. She appeared in all 111 episodes and in two “Babylon 5” TV movies.
From 2004 to 2010, she was seen in the recurring role of Danielle Rousseau, a scientist often referred to as just “the Frenchwoman,” on the popular ABC drama “Lost,” about a group of survivors stranded on a remote mysterious island after the crash of their jetliner, from 2004 through the show’s final season, in 2010.
Mira Furlan was born on Sept. 7, 1955, in Zagreb, Croatia, where she was a leading actress in theater, film and TV and was part of the Croatian National Theater.
Amid civil war in her homeland, she emigrated in 1991 to New York City with her husband, Goran Gajic, a writer and director. She lived in the city and worked as an actress until moving to Los Angeles for “Babylon 5.” In addition to her husband, she is survived by their son, Marko Lav Gajic.
Her other acting credits include appearances on “NCIS,” “Law & Order: LA” and more than 25 films. She most recently appeared in another science fiction series, “Space Command,” playing a former archaeologist.
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