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Stephen J. Cannell has died.

POSTED BY: HAKEN
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 06:23
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Friday, October 1, 2010 1:10 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Stephen J. Cannell gave me countless hours of enjoyable television to watch when I was growing up. Sad to hear that he has passed. I'm sure there was a lot more stories he could tell.

And, of course, a lot more poker with Castle.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/10/01/stephen.ca
nnell.obit/index.html?hpt=T2





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Friday, October 1, 2010 1:13 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


So sorry to hear that. Thoughts are with his friends and family.

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Friday, October 1, 2010 2:21 PM

PEULSAR5

We sniff the air, we don't kiss the dirt.


So many of those shows I watched religiously. He will be missed.

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Friday, October 1, 2010 3:06 PM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Is he the one who robbed Jim Rockford?

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Friday, October 1, 2010 3:11 PM

NCBROWNCOAT

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Friday, October 1, 2010 5:52 PM

OPTIMUS1998


now of course there has been speculation that he was the ghost writer for "Heat Wave", and "Naked Heat"

if he were, think we'll get an acknowledgment now that he's passed?

if there is no statement do we assume that it wasn't Mr. Cannell?




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Saturday, October 2, 2010 12:36 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by optimus1998:
now of course there has been speculation that he was the ghost writer for "Heat Wave", and "Naked Heat"

if he were, think we'll get an acknowledgment now that he's passed?

if there is no statement do we assume that it wasn't Mr. Cannell?




He was involved in so many great shows that I watched in the late 70's and through the 80's.
A true legend in TV.

Interesting point about the ghost writer for the Castle novels. They may announce it if it was him but that would take away from the mystery of it all so I don't think they will. If it was him they'll probably just get another writer. Of course that would mean people might pick up on the different writing style.
I always thought it was the other the other writer at the poker table, I can't remember his name (Patterson??).


"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Saturday, October 2, 2010 2:57 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


That's a shame. Sympathies to his friends and family.

"The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."


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Saturday, October 2, 2010 3:16 PM

WISHIMAY

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry


Aww, damn. End of an era.

I watched Renegade, The Commish, and was hooked on Silk Stalkings at one point...

He always did seem like a cool guy.


Let the paper rip from the typewriter (that was his end of show signature thing).

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Saturday, October 2, 2010 6:20 PM

TRAVELER


I remmember how the A-Team would get in a firefight with thousands of rounds of ammunition spraying everywhere and no one gets hit. Then George Peppard would smile with his cigar in hand and say "I love it when a plan goes together."

Thanks to IMDb to help me get the quote correct.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Saturday, October 2, 2010 10:15 PM

CALHOUN


Quote:

traveler wrote:
Saturday, October 02, 2010 18:20
I remmember how the A-Team would get in a firefight with thousands of rounds of ammunition spraying everywhere and no one gets hit. Then George Peppard would smile with his cigar in hand and say "I love it when a plan goes together."




"I love it when a plan COMES together"

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Monday, October 4, 2010 5:49 AM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


Quote:

He always did seem like a cool guy.

Damn straight. Whenever he played poker on Castle, he was the biggest badass at the table. (Not too difficult )

Quote:

Let the paper rip from the typewriter (that was his end of show signature thing).

[Reaction from 2 days ago]
That was him? Cool! - DAMN CANCER!

[back to present]
Just got Castle S1 DVD yesterday(?)(I'm night shift), and already I plowed through the whole thing, even the commentaries. (albeit's only ten episodes) ME WANT MORE!

Anyways, that bonus 'Writing Along' thing with Nathan and Cannell was greatly funny. Cannell ripping the page and tossing it, then Nathan throwing his laptop across the room was hi-larious!


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 6:23 AM

MSA


Well Hell... I really like dhim and loved every mindlessly fun show he ever made...

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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