Roy Scheider, who played Dr. Heywood Floyd in the movie “2010” and Capt. Nathan Bridger in “SeaQuest DSV,” passed away yesterday at age 75.

Oh, yeah, he did some other roles too, most notably Chief Martin Brody in Jaws. But for me, he’ll always be Doktor Floyd (said in Helen Mirren’s authentic Russian accent).

(If only Dr. Floyd had told Capt. Kirbuk, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat…”)

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