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  • #31
    Originally posted by Ben-Thayer Dunnthaedt
    I can't help it, this thread is fantastic! So many references to so many great characters.
    One of my favorite moments was Wayne Alexander as Jack the Ripper as he left. The look in his eyes when he was doing his '...known only as....Jack' was so desolate you somehow *knew* just how much the Vorlons had made him regret what he'd done.

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

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Ben-Thayer Dunnthaedt

      One of the things Bester did that I enjoyed was his use of relevant quotes from great literature. For example, "For the love of God, Montresor" from A Cask of Amontillado. Darn it! I'm trying to figure out which episode this was and what the situation was. I want to say it was either to Zack or Garibaldi, with Bester saying something like "you wound me". Anyone know the exact scene?
      Originally posted by Jan
      I'm not certain, but wasn't it when Garibaldi was trying to shoot him if he wouldn't record a confession?

      Jan
      The episode was Ship of Tears, and he was talking to Ivanova.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Kevin
        The episode was Ship of Tears, and he was talking to Ivanova.
        Oops, thanks. That'll teach me not to look things up before posting!

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

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        • #34
          For the love of God, Montresor
          -------------------------------------------------

          Could someone please explain what this means?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by CRONAN
            For the love of God, Montresor
            -------------------------------------------------

            Could someone please explain what this means?
            In 'Ship of Tears' Sheridan asks Ivanova to meet with Bester first to see if he might try to scan her. When she goes into his quarters he asks her to sit:

            IVANOVA: I'd rather stand.
            BESTER: I suspect you'd *rather* walk out that door and wall me up inside, do a little recreation of "The Cask of Amontillado"...for the love of god, Montressor...
            IVANOVA: If you get near a point, make it.

            What Bester quotes is from a short story by Edgar Allen Poe that can be found here:

            http://www.literature.org/authors/po...ontillado.html

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

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            • #36
              Huh, boy. I'll read that one when I got the time.

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              • #37
                Tis a great story, you should really give it some time to give it a read.

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                • #38
                  Recurring Role - Bester. (I've used Walters stunning performances to hook two hard core Trek fans onto B5)

                  Actual Guest Appearance - The great David Warner. A tremendous screen presence for such a slight man.

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                  • #39
                    Thank you Jan! Darn, that was bugging me.

                    Although G'Kar was my favorite for incredible quotes, Bester was the king of the one-line quips. Like this exchange with Garibaldi (and I think this is the quote, but definitely not exact)

                    Bester: "Mundanes breed like rabbits. It takes generations to create a telepath"
                    Garibaldi "And mundanes are expendable"
                    Bester (smugly): "Got it in ONE, Mr. Garibaldi"

                    And I thought of another really good bit of casting that often goes unnoticed: Clayton Landey in the role of Number 2.

                    Marcus: "I'm a Ranger"
                    #2: "You a LOOONG way from Texas, son. Besides, you got the wrong accent"

                    Man I LOVE that line!
                    "The cat is not evil for killing the rat, nor is the rat evil for stealing the grain. Each acts according to its nature." Master Po - Kung Fu:TOS

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                    • #40
                      Damian London did a great job as the Centauri regent.
                      I think I forgot to mention him before... and now that we're mentioning favorite moments: when he is telling Londo that he won't see another day (The Fall of Centauri Prime).
                      The Regent had been mostly a comic character before, in that last appearance London showed quite well a dramatic aspect, still with the same personality, but no longer a comic character, a real tragic character.
                      That was a great scene.
                      Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
                      James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

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                      • #41
                        <<Is it just as simple as: he didn't really know what he was doing?>>

                        Well, this IS the guy who invites Daniel Ortega over to his crib to party.
                        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.

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                        • #42
                          <<The great David Warner. A tremendous screen presence for such a slight man.>>

                          David Warner has been one of my favorite bad guys since Tron (which is when I first started liking Boxleitner, too). His voice is just awesome. The Omen. TNG's Chain of Command. Gorkon in TUC.

                          Too bad JMS didn't have anything better for him (or the casting director).
                          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.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller

                            David Warner has been one of my favorite bad guys since Tron (which is when I first started liking Boxleitner, too). His voice is just awesome. The Omen. TNG's Chain of Command. Gorkon in TUC.
                            And dont forget 'the Evil one' in Time Bandits

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                            • #44
                              Check out Time After Time, with Malcolm McDowall as HG Wells and Warner as Jack the Ripper. heh heh heh........a REALLY GOOD one! Warner is at his best here. Some good twists and turns.
                              "The cat is not evil for killing the rat, nor is the rat evil for stealing the grain. Each acts according to its nature." Master Po - Kung Fu:TOS

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                              • #45
                                Well I read the Amontillado story, but I didnt quite see what the heck was so original about it. Some guy lures another guy into a tomb and walls hiim up, the end.

                                So Bester was refering to the tomb of the Montresors, huh? Well, it seems straightforward enough....

                                Hmm, well its kind of neat to know.

                                So, uh, thanks Jan.
                                Last edited by CRONAN; 06-16-2004, 09:12 AM.

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