Space:1999's Martin Landau Passes Away
Still, Landau's was a familiar face to me, as I did have a chance to watch his work via Mission:Impossible as well as his other guest appearances on any number of programs. For what it's worth, I thought he always turned in characters worth watching: they were interesting, though occasionally flawed, but gave the viewer something to think about if not root for. I was thrilled that he found work later in his career in The X-Files' first theatrical film as I thought he would be a great addition to that franchise, though that one visit was all writers afforded him.
He's gone now, but -- as I said above -- I still get to see what he had to offer as I'll continue on with the Space:1999 set. Hopefully that second season (though I've heard it's vastly inferior) will eventually see the light of day, and I'll be able to get to know Commander Koenig to the fullest ... as all SciFi fans of a certain generation should.