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    Maybe, given the tragic death of Andreus Katsulas we should use this time to reflect on some of G'Kar's most memorable moments...

    I think G'Kar was one of the most passionately portrayed characters I've seen on TV and feel a powerful sense of loss.

  • #2
    Agree 100%, i remember showing B5 when it first aired to some friends of mine who really didn't like sci-fi, i can't forget their reaction when they saw him on screen.

    As for G'Kar's most memorable moments.... hard one to pick, i guess when he was stripped of his rank and humiliated by Londo at the council, i think at that point i actually fell in love with that character, he started as an annoying lizard who wanted nothing but revenge.. ended up as a saint, gotta love that hehe.
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    • #3
      Personaly I loved the part in "Paragon of Animals" where Sheridan's voice reading the declaration of princples fades into G'Kar. i watched it last night as a tribute.

      Although equally powerful is the moment when he's beng whipped on Centari prime and finally screams, the agony and passion in his voice sent chills down my spine.

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      "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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      • #4
        I really liked his transformation to a spiritual person... and there especially where he explains "god" to his fellow narns... I just felt so near to him in his frustration 8-)

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        • #5
          Don't forget the elevator sequence with Vir - his hand dripping with blood - unable to forgive. Very powerful stuff. It brought tears to my eyes.

          What I don't understand about G'Kar is Mollari's remark, just before the strangling - about being "tired of life" too. From Mollari's POV, absolutely understandable but why did he include G'Kar?

          As G'Kar is a deeply spiritual person, being tired of life doesn't seem to add up. So I keep wondering why.
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          • #6
            So many moments....
            The thing that makes it hardest to pick, is that Andreas' voice was so wonderful, that G'Kar ordering a pizza would have been moving

            For me... aside from those scenes already mentioned...his struggle with the other Narn in "Acts..."
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            • #7
              Agreed, so many moments...

              His voiceover at the very end of Z'ha'dum is riveting.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DeMonk
                What I don't understand about G'Kar is Mollari's remark, just before the strangling - about being "tired of life" too. From Mollari's POV, absolutely understandable but why did he include G'Kar?
                On another other occasion, Londo states he is tired of his life; G'Kar's reply is "So am I". I believe it is from the 'other' elevator (terrorist-bombed tube) scene.
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                • #9
                  Among my too-numerous favorite G'Kar scenes was the one from season 1, where he's explaining to Catherine Sakai...

                  There are things in the Universe billions of years older than either of our races. They are vast, timeless, and if they are aware of us at all, it is as little more than ants and we have as much chance of communicating with them as an ant has with us. We know. We've tried and we've learned that we can either stay out from underfoot or be stepped on. They are a mystery and I am both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the Universe, that we have not explained everything. Whatever they are, Miss Sakai, they walk near Sigma 957 and they must walk there alone.
                  My emphasis is on the part that I really like...that there are wonders out there for us to find.

                  May Andreas rest in peace.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DeMonk
                    Don't forget the elevator sequence with Vir - his hand dripping with blood - unable to forgive. Very powerful stuff. It brought tears to my eyes.

                    What I don't understand about G'Kar is Mollari's remark, just before the strangling - about being "tired of life" too. From Mollari's POV, absolutely understandable but why did he include G'Kar?

                    As G'Kar is a deeply spiritual person, being tired of life doesn't seem to add up. So I keep wondering why.
                    That line was "I am as tired of my life as you are." I always assumed it meant "I am as tired of my life as you are tired of my life" not "I am as tired of my life as you are of yours." At that point I don't think Londo necessarily wanted G'Kar to die in the process. He knew that he would die at G'Kar's hands while he choked G'Kar, but that didn't absolutely mean that G'Kar would wind up dead. I always thought it was dry wit referring to their conflict throughout the years.
                    "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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                    • #11
                      "'Some must be sacrificed for all to be saved.' First I took that as a revelation for the future. Now I see that it is as much about how we got here as about where we are going. I think that one sentence is the greatest burden I have ever known."

                      To Delenn in "Ship of Tears"! Unforgettable!

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                      • #12
                        A few Quotes that stood out when first viewing Babylon 5

                        "Would you prefer to be conscious or unconscious during the mating? I would prefer conscious, but I don't know what your .. pleasure threshold is."

                        -- G'Kar to Lyta Alexander in Babylon 5:"The Gathering"

                        "I will confess that I look forward to the day when we have cleansed the Universe of the Centauri and carved their bones into little flutes for Narn children. It is a dream I have."
                        "Be careful, Ambassador. Not every dream I've heard lately ends well for you."

                        -- G'Kar and Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"

                        "I will vouch for his character! I saw the entire thing .. because I was there. I was in it. I was .. And they made a very agreeable thump. Or did I mention that?"

                        -- G'Kar to Marcus in Babylon 5:"A Late Delivery from Avalon"

                        "I think I got it."
                        "Just as long as it isn't in backwards. I've peered into my own soul more than enough lately."

                        -- Franklin and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Atonement"

                        "I would remind the Drazi ambassador that the Centauri Republic has already signed the declaration. And if the Centauri can sign it, anybody can sign it."
                        "That's right. .. Wait a minute."

                        -- G'Kar and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
                        "It is said that the future is always born in pain. The history of war is the history of pain. If we are wise, what is born of that pain matures into the promise of a better world, because we learn that we can no longer afford the mistakes of the past." -- G'Kar in Babylon 5:"In the Beginning"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Eccles
                          Agreed, so many moments...

                          His voiceover at the very end of Z'ha'dum is riveting.

                          YES! I wondered how many replies there'd be to this thread before this came up. I've read all the replies and have to agree on all of them. Can't think of my own favourite though.


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                          • #14
                            Some quotes, (all favorites);

                            This is the first thing that came to my mind when I heard of his death:

                            ôI find it a great comfort that the Universe is NOT fair. Imagine if it were and all the bad things that happened to you really WERE your fault.ö ~Marcus


                            "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us, and our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between." ~Emperor Turhan


                            "The Universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places, but they are right. Wherever we are, it's the right place at the right time. Pain sometimes comes; it's part of the process of constantly being born." ~Delenn


                            "Don't look away, Captain. All life is transitory, a dream. We all come together in the same place, at the end of time. If I don't see you again here, I will see you, in a little while... in the place where no shadows fall."
                            Delenn to Sheridan before entering the isolation zone


                            "The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. The language is not Narn or Human or Centauri or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us and the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. The small, still voice that says: 'We are one. No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star. .. We are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear. .. We are one.' Here, gathered together in common cause, we begin to realize this singular truth and this singular rule that we must be kind to one another. Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light our way to a better future. We are one." ~G'Kar


                            I think this nicely describes G'Kars transformation:

                            "The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



                            ôThe hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.ö ~Socrates (469 - 399 BC)


                            A parting thought:

                            ôI will miss this place when it is gone.ö ~Kosh
                            Last edited by Rug; 02-16-2006, 07:14 PM.
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                            • #15
                              ..what i consider funniest moment in b5 is with g'kar. The episode when he is trapped in a tube with londo. Londo says: "can anybody hear me?" and g'kar responds "I can hear you" (with a dim and enjoying voice) and so on.. that has to be one of the funniest b5 and best g'kar ..
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