Farewell ‘Forbidden Planet’ actor Nielsen, ‘Empire Strikes Back’ director Kershner

Fans of science fiction said goodbye to two icons this weekend. First, actor Leslie Nielsen, who started out with “serious” roles like the spaceship commander in 1956’s Forbidden Planet but shifted late in his career toward comedy with Airplane! and The Naked Gun, died Sunday in Florida at age 84. His role in Forbidden Planet […]