Friday, February 17, 2006

Andreas Katsulas: 18 May, 1946 to 13 Feb, 2006

Andreas Katsulas as G'KarAndreas Katsulas was a great actor. It is too bad in some ways that he will be best remembered for his role as G'Kar on the series Babylon 5. [Click the photo for a better view]

Many people love to hate B5, but in many ways it was unique for an American show. It was the first to make heavy use of digital technology, It was the first to tell a unified story with a beginning, middle and end - over the first 4 or 5 seasons. They tried to take in beyond the end, but it didn't work. During those seasons that told the story - people changed, people died.

Katsulas also had a recurring role on the Star Trek: The Next Generation as a Romulan Commander. He was fated to act under lots of makeup.

I think I liked him best in the 1993 adaptation of The Fugitive staring Harrison Ford.

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