Post by bodiesstuntdouble on Sept 14, 2018 13:57:50 GMT
Sad to learn that Zienia died yesterday at the age of 72. Her acting career began in the sixties and she made numerous film and tv appearances including Dr Who, Jason King, The Return of The Saint but will be most remembered for her role of Sandra Benes in both series of Space:1999. She was a regular contributor to fan coventions and will be much missed
I was happily surprised to see her pop up in an early episode of Lovejoy. I've seen her in the ITC shows and of course know her From SPACE: 1999. I wish the Doctor Who story she appeared in, Marco Polo, still existed as it's one of the missing stories I'd love to see. From what I've read she seemed to be a classy lady and happy to still be associated with SPACE: 1999 even decades later. Rest In Peace.
Post by maninasuitcase on Sept 14, 2018 14:32:57 GMT
Oh dear. This has come as a total shock. She was absolutely wonderful in both series of 'Space 1999'. Also made a memorable appearances in 'Strange Report' plus the other ITC series that the initial post states.
Honestas non est optimum consilium est: consilium non solum est.
A good Sandra episode is 'Full Circle' from Year 1. Some of the cast were less than enthusiastic about going out and filming in Black Park in the winter and some managed to actually wriggle out of it. But not Zienia! Even when she realised that she would have to be running around through the woods dressed in animal skins she went for it and, by all accounts, didn't complain. For this alone, it's a defining episode for her.
Later tonight I intend to watch the Jason King episode in which she appears - appropriately titled (by no coincidence I'm sure) 'ZENIA'. Might watch 'Full Circle' too...
"What are you two, some kind of music hall act?" "Whatever we are..." "...you made us!" "TA-DAA!!"
Post by Wynn Chester on Sept 19, 2018 12:47:35 GMT
Another sad loss from my youth, her scream on Space 1999 was like nothing I'd ever experienced and it was good to see hew reprise the role for the fan inspired "Final Message from Moonbase Alpha" originally shown back in the real 1999...
... RIP Zienia/Sandra
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