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Babylon 5: In Memory of Andreas Katsulas

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Published on Dec 7, 2008

I was hired by Joe Straczynski to create official Babylon 5 music videos for him to use at science fiction conventions, and later to promote the show to networks. We produced eight over the run of the series. Now, 10 years after the end of the series and numerous requests from fans, Straczynski has allowed me to post these online.

In February 2006, we lost Andreas Katsulas to lung cancer. Unfortunately, it something many of us knew was coming, but it was still hard to accept and deal with it actually happening. I never hung out with Andreas like I did with Richard Biggs, but he told me once how much he liked and appreciated the work I did on the official B5 music videos - that meant a lot to me. So even though I hate the circumstances under which I came up with this, I did a tribute video for Andreas as well, to honor him and his performances in my own way. I've been told the video for Rick touched a lot of people, including his family - I hope this one can do the same for Andreas' family and fans.

This is the extended version that I did for Andreas' widow after the original cut was released on the net. She contacted me and asked for a copy to run at his memorial service. However, she was disappointed I had not used her favorite G'Kar quote - so I quickly edited that in as a new introduction. It's never been seen online until now.

And a repeat of my earlier note to the rest of the B5 cast: I don't want to do another one of these anytime soon, so take care of yourselves, please!

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Rudolf Trost
If you watched this and tears did not well up, check your pulse, you might be dead...
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alice mi
B5 was a sci-fi series only in name. In fact it was all about humans: their unanswered questions, their insecurities, their fears, their ambitions, their power struggles, their plots, their shattered dreams, and at the same time it was about their dreams, their intelligence, their courage, their perseverance, their friendships, their loyalty, their need to love and to be loved, their need to belong and to believe, in a nutshell it was all about their glorious and wretched nature. A unique philosophical treaty placed in outer space. There never has been such a sci-fi series before and there never will be another like it.
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ken mazoch
Andreas was one of the best ever. Although G'Kar is his greatest role I know of, he played many, and all of them well. He even played an iconic recurring character on Star Trek TNG, Romulan Commander Tomalok. More evidence of his abilities.
DaveVelo1
G'Kar was my favorite B5 character and Mr. Katsulas did a magnificent job playing the part. Thanks for the memories.
Michael Jardeen
I am watching the entire series from start to finish with my girlfriend for the 1st time since it originally aired. Some things are better and some are worse, but Andreas and Peter are a marvel to watch. The part of me that is still here misses the part of you that is gone, but is thrilled by the part you left behind.
Rudolf Trost
I very much like the very emotional music you used from the greatly underestimated movie 'Dragonheart'. G'Kar indeed possessed a Dragonheart and will live on forever in our own hearts...
Ned Pike
Most think Delenn to be the moral center of the B5 universe.  I submit that G'Kar is the true center.
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SeedlingNL
Forever sleep in light, Andreas Katsulas.
Joey
Andreas Katsulus was an amazing actor and his character G'kar always gave the best speeches.
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vjl323
10 years ago...February 13, 2006. The part of me that me that has stayed, very much misses the part of you that is gone. <*>
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