Dan O’Bannon 1946-2009

No direct Red Dwarf connection here, but as the co-writer of Alien and, perhaps more pertinently, Dark Star, it’s safe to say that Dan O’Bannon – who has passed away at the age of 63 – should be counted as one of the most influential figures in late ’70s/early ’80s sci-fi, and consequently can be said to be one of those people without whom the show might not actually even exist. RIP.

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  1. Thanks Dan

  2. What Cappsy said.

    Good bye Dan O’Bannon!

  3. Gone but never forgotten.

  4. Great little article here…

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43415

    My favourite story about Dan was that at the premiere of ‘Alien’, whilst everyone else was excited and scared in the movie theatre, he was the only one crying because he was so proud that his story had finally made it up onto the big screen..! :)

    RIP Dan, and thanks for all the classics.

  5. So Long, and thanks for all the nightmares :)

    R.I.P.

  6. > he was the only one crying because he was so proud that his story had finally made it up onto the big screen

    Aw!
    Goodbye Dan.

  7. Sorry to see you go, Dan. You knew how to mess with our minds.

  8. Legend. He’ll be missed. :(

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