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Civilization V And Star Trek’s William Morgan Sheppard Passes Away Aged 86

Stage, film, and voice actor William Morgan Sheppard, 86, has passed away on January 6.

He was renowned for his voice work on Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 as the narrator, voicing not just the story but hundreds of excerpts of phrases or quotes by some of the famous historical characters that featured across the game.

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He was also well known for voicing Colonel Stanley Hargrove in the first four iterations of the Medal of Honor first-person shooter games.

Besides gaming, Sheppard also starred in various TV shows and movies.

Arguably his most famous roles were of that in the Star Trek franchise, appearing in four different instalments of the sci-fi heavyweight.

From Left: Dr. Ira Graves in The Next Generation (1989); Klingon Commandant in VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991); Qatai in Voyager (1999); Vulcan Science Minister in Star Trek (2009)

He also appeared in an episode of the 6th series of Doctor Who, where he played as an older version of the character Canton Everett Delaware III, the younger version of whom was played by none other than his own son, Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Firefly).

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Right: As Old Canton Everett Delaware III on Doctor Who (2011)

Sheppard’s impressive career spanned well over five decades, and with it, gave us geeks many, many memories that we will treasure dearly in our hearts.

Take a bow, Mr. Sheppard.


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