But it got me to thinking. DeForrest Kelley and James Doohan are gone already; Shatner and Nimoy will die sometime. Nimoy's appearance in the new Star Trek movie was disturbing — man, he's looking old suddenly. Judging by his appearance, he may actually have died and become a lich, albeit a rather cheerful one.
And, considering all the hoopla over Michael Jackson, who hadn't done much for twenty years except be a creepy joke, what's going to happen when George Lucas dies? It will happen, sometime in my lifetime. Lucas pissed away some of his godhood with the three prequels, but the Star Wars fandom is still going strong, and even those of us who aren't really fans still remember when those movies came out and how much the seemed to mean at the time. Will we have a national day of mourning?
You know who I still miss, though? Jim Henson.