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    Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Andreas Katsulas.

    Rest in Peace, Andreas.
    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

  • #2
    RIP, Andreas.


    • #3
      It's still hard to believe that such an amazing talent is gone for good. I never met Andreas but I've never forgotten JMS saying in one of the DVD commentaries " god" so reverently. This was before his illness was known. The tribute that JMS wrote in the script books really brought to life the real man for those of us who'd only known him through his work.

      My thoughts are with his family.

      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization we're seeing now.


      • #4
        The day I hear dof Andreas's passing I rewatched "Paragon of Animals" where his rewriting of the declaration of principles (even though some of it is read by Sheridan) strikes me so powerfuly, will rewatch again when I get up.
        on the "in memory still bright - Andreas Katsulas" ID
        "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. "


        • #5
          It's kind of weird, but I have a hard time seeing celebrities as "real" people. I know it's wrong, but I instinctively think of them all as these people who act, go home and snort cocaine between benefit dinners, awards shows and Scientology getaways. I really like watching behind the scenes featurettes as they usually make the actors seem more human, if they ARE genuinely human. A lot of times, it just reaffirms the stereotype.
          Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.


          • #6
            Cheers to Andreas. One year already

            I understand how you can get the feeling that celebrities don't seem real. They are just people after all and I know enough of them to not be star struck when I meet one.

            For some reason though, Biggs and Katsulas deaths' affected me in a way that no others have (save very close friends or family). I suppose it's the identification I have with the characters more than anything ... every role contains a bit of the actor who played it. I guess it's like looking at a multi-faceted diamond and only seeing the one side ... but sometimes you see one so brilliant even in the one facet that you just have to say "That's one hell of a diamond!"
            Most of us will only ever know the actor/character facet of these people ... but you can't help admiring them for being truly amazing and feel a sense of loss at their departure. Truly film is an amazing medium. It locks a performance and in essence, a moment in time can live on forever ... or as long as the record of that moment exists.
            Didn't mean to get so profound but these two deaths in particular brought me to a great deal of soul searching. So, I gave my moment of silence ... now I will toast up a pint and pop in ironically, "The Departed". I just rented it tonight ... hoping for a good film.
            "If I could be a bird, I'd be a Flying Purple People Eater because then people would sing about me and I could fly down and eat them because I hate that song. " - Jack Handey


            • #7
              still sad

              would have loved to had another Londo v G'Kar fight


              • #8
                Good grief, is it really a year already?

                It is so sad that he has passed, but we still have 5 years of his brilliance to cheer memory, still bright.
                Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
                47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa


                • #9
                  Never forget

                  Its still so sad about Andreas... Every time I hear him (as G'Kar), talking about "the part of me that is going will greatly miss the part of you that is staying"... whoo... it still gives me chills.