Andreas Katsulas Dead

Actor Andreas Katsulas, who’s probably most familiar to B42 readers from his recurring role as Tomalak in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” or his role as G’Kar in “Babylon 5,” has died of lung cancer at the age of 59, according to his Web site.

11 replies on “Andreas Katsulas Dead”

  1. babasyzygy says:

    Let’s not forget…
    The network executive in <b>Max Headroom</b>, and the one-armed man in the Harrison Ford version of <b>The Fugitive</b>.

  2. Eldhrin says:

    Noooooooo
    He was one of the finest actors in recent sci-fi.

  3. Damien says:

    ;,-(
    :,-(
    The world is less well off without him.

    Damien

    • J_W_W says:

      Re: ;,-(

      :,-(
      The world is less well off without him.

      Damien

      As is the Babylon 5 universe. I can not envision any kind of return for Babylon 5 without G’Kar. Andreas created one of the best science fiction characters I have ever seen on screen (TV or Movie).

      • joe__gee says:

        Re: ;,-(

        As is the Babylon 5 universe. I can not envision any kind of return for Babylon 5 without G’Kar. Andreas created one of the best science fiction characters I have ever seen on screen (TV or Movie).

        My favorite line: "Please do not thump the Book of G’Kwan. The Book of G’Kwan must not be thumped."

        Rest in peace, Mr. Katsulas.

        • Trekkie says:

          Re: ;,-(

          My favorite line: "Please do not thump the Book of G’Kwan. The Book of G’Kwan must not be thumped."

          Along with the coffee ring from Mr. Garabaldi.

          He will be missed. As I was driving home last night I thought it was time for another viewing of the entire series. The hard part for me on doing that is how much I miss the characters, the story, and the show. It was a great piece of work.

          So many unanswered questions too. I really wish the books would have continued beyond the closing of a few loops (Centauri Prime, Bester) and added more to the universe like the Star Trek books do.

  4. rfs says:

    Farewell, G’Kar

    There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that is always paved in pain.

    Even though the words were JMS’, Katsulas took ownership of them and truly made G’Kar’s story come to life. His transition from freedom fighter to statesman to spiritual figure was eloquently displayed on his face and in his voice and demeanor. I’m sad to see him go.

    • Jethro says:

      Re: Farewell, G’Kar

      Even though the words were JMS’, Katsulas took ownership of them and truly made G’Kar’s story come to life.

      And I think those are fine words to be remembered by.

  5. wilhepworth says:

    Farewell
    He was also the murderer in "Someone to Watch Over Me". The only time I’ve ever seen him on film sans prosthetics.

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