Star Trek Online fans mourn Deep Space Nine actor René ‘Odo’ Auberjonois

    
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Star Trek Online fans mourn Deep Space Nine actor René ‘Odo’ Auberjonois

Another one of Star Trek’s greats has fallen, as news broke out yesterday that Deep Space Nine actor René Auberjonois passed away from lung cancer at the age of 79. Auberjonois was best known to Trek fans for his role as Constable Odo, a shapeshifting alien who handled security on the station, although he also was well-known for his parts in the movies M*A*S*H and King Kong and the TV series Boston Legal and Benson.

Here’s another interesting fact: René Auberjonois also voiced the cook in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. When I went to a Star Trek convention in the mid 1990s, he sang the “Les Poissons” song for us to a standing ovation.

Star Trek Online players gathered in Odo’s old office on Deep Space Nine last night to hold a vigil in honor of his life. Auberjonois’ legacy lives on in the game thanks to his contributions to last year’s Victory is Life expansion.

We are indescribably sad to hear of the passing of Star Trek legend René Auberjonois,” Cryptic tweeted. “Rene was a light in this world, and we’re so grateful for the time he gave to our game. Rest in peace.”

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Castagere Shaikura

God speed Odo. DS9 was my favorite show and still watch it on Netflix when I need the good Trek fix.

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Utakata

There is a rule that should be added to compliment the Prime Directive. That is, all actors who played in Star Trek anything should be made immortal. It sucks every time my fond deep memories of my favorite characters are run a ground by an abrupt obituary. Odo was not immune to this. He and the actor who played him will dearly be missed. As I’ll miss him…

R.I.P. /bows

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Danny Smith

Also Mr.House in Fallout New Vegas. The dude did a lot of work he didn’t nearly get enough credit for. Being a far more interesting version of Datas whole ‘what am i and what does it mean to be X?’ schtik in particular.

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Greaterdivinity

Man, and I just watched a few Odo episodes on DS9. Seems like two DS9 actors left us this year, now I’m more sad : (

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Paragon Lost

Great actor and overall nice guy. His delivery of the line he adlibbed in the movie “Mash” was classic.

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rayraycharlie

One of my many favs of the series. He was also one of the Federation officers in Star Trek VI that wanted to start a war with the Klingons.

R.I.P.

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Tanek

Not a very large part or well known role, but the first I saw of his work he was a talkative skeleton yelling about a unicorn. His voice stuck with me until that was how I recognized him on DS9 and I immediately went back to watch The Last Unicorn again to be sure.

R.I.P.

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Eliot Lefebvre

Auberjonois seemed to believe in the adage that there are no small parts, just small actors. The mans’ performances were all energetic, natural, and distinct from one another; I still remember the delight when he showed up for a tiny part in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

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EmberStar

I can’t recommend “The Last Unicorn” highly enough. Is it a perfect movie? No. It’s an animated movie (which for some people is already a strike against it) made on a budget. But it is a great movie, with an interesting story and excellent portrayals by talented actors. Aside from Auberjonois as the talking skeleton, it features an outstanding performance by Christopher Lee as King Haggard. Mr Lee seemed to be another actor who didn’t believe in small parts.

I’ve personally gotten “The Last Unicorn” every time it has been re-released in a new format (and I own two editions of it in print.) My only regret is that the author of the original story allegedly doesn’t get any royalties from the movie sales. :(

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IronSalamander8 .

I watched a lot of Benson as a kid and later DS9 too. He was a versatile actor and reading people’s thoughts on him, quite a decent guy too. Sad he’s gone, glad to see the tribute.

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Bryan Correll

Benson

Now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.