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Remembering Those We Lost In 2013

All 31 people who sought out new frontiers remembered here

With so many hours of Star Trek available in both television and movie form, it's almost impossible to keep up with all the people who worked both in front of and behind the cameras for the franchise, and who deserves at least one last remembrance when they pass on.

Sure, we get some of the big names, like Michael Ansara, and more recently, Joseph Ruskin. But what about Katherine Woodville? Buddy Garion? Or even Nicole DeFrancesco?

Our researchers here at 1701News looked for those who may have been overlooked this past year, and are hoping you will take a moment to read a little about each one, and what they did to continue Star Trek over the last half-century.

Thanks to Internet Movie Database for resume details of each person remembered.

Michael Ansara - (April 15, 1922-July 31, 2013)
Played Kang in the 1968 original "Star Trek" episode "Day of the Dove," and reprised the role for both the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episode "Blood Oath" in 1994, and the 1996 "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Flashback." Also played Jeyal in the 1996 DS9 episode "The Muse."

James Avery - (Nov. 27, 1948-Dec. 31, 2013)
Played Gen. K'Vagh in the 2005 "Star Trek: Enterprise" episodes "Divergence" and "Affliction."

Jacqueline Brookes - (July 24, 1930-April 26, 2013)
Played Adm. Brand in the 1992 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "The First Duty."

Mary Carver - (May 3, 1924-Oct. 18, 2013)
Played Nadet in the 2001 "Star Trek: Enterprise" episode "Terra Nova."

Martin Cassidy - (1938-Aug. 26, 2013)
Played male villager in the 1994 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episode "Shadowplay."

Nicole DeFrancesco - (Feb. 1, 1969-Jan. 17, 2013)
Hair stylist, as Nicole Frank, for the 2009 film "Star Trek."

Peter Duryea - (July 14, 1939-March 24, 2013)
Played Lt. Jose Tyler in the 1965 "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage," speaking the second-ever lines in the franchise, answering Leonard Nimoy's Spock.

David R. Ellis - (Sept. 8, 1952-Jan. 7, 2013)
Provided stunts as David Richard Ellis for 1989's "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier."

Buddy Garion - (Unknown-June 27, 2013)
Played Hood in the 1968 "Star Trek" episode "A Piece of the Action."

David Gene Gibbs - (Aug. 16, 1953-Feb. 10, 2013)
Worked as an aerial coordinator for "Star Trek: Insurrection" in 1998 as David Gibbs.

Mike Gray - (Oct. 26, 1935-April 30, 2013)
A producer for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for 13 episodes between 1988 and 1989, writing the 1989 episode "Unnatural Selection."

Kim Hamilton - (Sept. 12, 1932-Sept. 16, 2013)
Played Songi in the 1990 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Final Mission."

Don Hulett - (Aug. 28, 1928-Feb. 5, 2013)
Worked as a property master for "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" in 1989 and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" in 1991.

William Douglas Lansford - (July 13, 1922-May 22, 2013)
Wrote the story for the 1991 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Devil's Due."

Ed Lauter - (Oct. 30, 1938-Oct. 16, 2013)
Played Lt. Cmdr. Albert in the 1992 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "The First Duty."

Everett Lee - (July 24, 1928-April 28, 2013)
Played a cafe owner in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."

Jay Leggett - (Aug. 9, 1963-Nov. 23, 2013)
Played Phlox in the 1999 "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy."

Victor Lundin - (June 15, 1930-June 29, 2013)
Played a lieutenant in the 1967 "Star Trek" episode "Errand of Mercy."

Earl Maddox - (Sept. 27, 1957-March 17, 2013)
Played an uncredited role of a Ulaxi alien in the 2001 "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Renaissance Man."

Richard Matheson - (Feb. 20, 1926-June 23, 2013)
Wrote the 1966 "Star Trek" episode "The Enemy Within."

Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer - (Oct. 2, 1948-Jan. 22, 2013)
Set decorator for 41 episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" between 1995 and 1997.

Jim Mees - (Aug. 10, 1955-March 29, 2013)
Set decorator for all 144 episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as well as 89 episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" and four episodes of "Star Trek: Enterprise."

Hal Needham - (March 6, 1931-Oct. 25, 2013)
Stunt double for Gary Lockwood in the 1966 original "Star Trek" episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

Marvin Paige - (1927-Nov. 13, 2013)
Casting director for 1979's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."

Jay Robinson - (April 14, 1930-Sept. 27, 2013)
Played Lord Petri in the 1968 "Star Trek" episode "Elaan of Troyius."

Joseph Ruskin - (April 14, 1924-Dec. 28, 2013)
Played Galt in the 1968 "Star Trek" episode "Gamesters of Triskelion." Also appeared in three episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" as the Informant in the 1996 episode "Improbable Cause," and as Tumek in the 1994 episode "House of Quark" and the 1996 episode "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places." If that weren't enough, he also played a Son'a officer in 1998's "Star Trek: Insurrection," and a Vulcan master in the 1999 "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Gravity." Finally, he played a Suliban doctor in the 2001 pilot of "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Broken Bow."

Robin Sachs - (Feb. 5, 1951-Feb. 1, 2013)
Played Gen. Valen in the 2001 "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "The Void."

Malachi Throne - (Dec. 1, 1928-March 13, 2013)
Appeared both as Commodore Jose Mendez in the original 1966 "Star Trek" two-parter "The Menagerie," and had an uncredited role as The Keeper in the original 1965 pilot "The Cage." Would later play Sen. Pardek in the two-part "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episodes "Unification" in 1991.

Jim Veilleux - (Unknown-Nov. 24, 2013)
Special visual effects supervisor for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," working on behalf of Industrial Light & Magic.

Katherine Woodville - (Dec. 4, 1938-June 5, 2013)
Played Natira in the 1968 "Star Trek" episode "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky."

Scott Workman - (Sept. 16, 1966-Sept. 29, 2013)
Performed stunts for three episodes of "Star Trek: Enterprise," including "Fortunate Son" in 2001, "The Xindi" in 2003 and "Borderland" in 2004.

Source: 1701News

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