Rest in Peace, Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin, star of films like “Charlie Bartlett” and Checkov in the new Star Trek films, died in a car accident this morning, his publicist has confirmed. He was 27.

Yelchin was an incredibly talented actor who deserved far more recognition than he got. Charlie Bartlett should be this generation’s Ferris Bueller, but it never got noticed. He always stood out whenever he was cast, bringing a brightness and swagger to any role. And he was the perfect choice for a young Chekov. The last time we’ll get to see him play that role is in this year’s Star Trek Beyond.

When an older actor is taken from us, we weep for the memories we have. When it’s a younger actor, we weep for the possibilities we’ll never get to see. Rest in Peace, Anton. We’ll miss you terribly.

Mike Fatum
Referred to as a God Among Men, the Greatest Man that Ever Lived, and That Dude Over There…No, The Dude with the Long Hair and the Goatee…Yes, That Guy, Mike has grown up being known and loved around his apartment. In addition to being a successful film director and editor, he loves video games, movies, comic books, board games, and his wife and cat. He’s been friends with Jarys for over a decade now, and they started hosting a radio show together on college that became the genesis for the Ace of Geeks Podcast. When he realized he had so many talented friends who could write, the Podcast became an entertainment website, and here we are.

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