For me Leslie Nielsen will forever embody the daring, dashing, young, and fearless starship commander—John J. Adams in Forbidden Planet. This 1956 film was ahead of its time in a gripping storyline of human nature and special effects.
This in no way detracts from Mr. Nielsen’s later roles in comedies. He was a versatile actor who will be sadly missed.
From what have been written, he lived life well on this planet. He leaves many tales—his television and film roles will always be a testimony to this fine actor. His immortality is assured since his body of work will live on in this century.
RIP, Commander Adams.
G. D. Williams © 2010