I do watch television shows outside of Science Fiction and Fantasy; and one of those that I enjoyed very much (up until its last season) was FX's stellar crime drama Sons Of Anarchy. The program rather deftly explored the behind-the-scenes political-style machinations of the modern era motorcycle gang, giving almost Greek tragedy depth to what might otherwise be a relatively conventional yarn -- though bloody -- about love, loss, and respect. Though I suspect it could be easy to dismantle some of its plotlines as a bit too fanciful to be authentic, it was really much more about these friendships and the struggles to keep order amongst the obvious chaos than anything else. Lastly, it had one of the best ensembles of any drama in the past few decades ... of which the great William Lucking played a part.
I can leave Sons right there, at this juncture, as this great actor has some quality genre appearances in his wide resume. With over one hundred and fifty different credits to his name, he managed to dip time-and-again into our favored realms with roles in such properties as Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979), The Incredible Hulk, The Greatest American Hero, Voyagers!, Tales Of The Gold Monkey, Knight Rider, Duplicates (1992), The X-Files, The Pretender, Millennium, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, K-PAX (2001), and Star Trek: Enterprise. He was a big fellow -- clocking in at an impressive six foot four inches -- and as such was often cast as a mild heavy or person of authority in everything I can recall, but I thought there was a nice current of humanity that rang through in practically everything he played.
He will be missed.
Prayers and salutations go out to Lucking's family and friends in their time of need.