History YMMV / BabylonFive

13th Sep '17 3:02:36 AM NoxSky12599
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*** Richard Biggs, congenital heart defect in 2004 at age 44.
*** Tim Choate, motorcycle accident in 2004 at age 49.
*** Andreas Katsulas, lung cancer in 2006 at age 59.
*** Jeff Conaway, drug overdose in 2011 at age 60.
*** Michael O'Hare, heart attack after years of schizophrenia in 2012 at age 60.
*** Jerry Doyle, complications from alcoholism in 2016 at age 60.
*** Stephen Furst, complications from diabetes in 2017 at age 63.

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*** Richard Biggs, Biggs[[note]]Dr. Stephen Franklin[[/note]], congenital heart defect in 2004 at age 44.
*** Tim Choate, Choate[[note]]Zathras (and Zathras)[[/note]], motorcycle accident in 2004 at age 49.
*** Andreas Katsulas, Katsulas[[note]]G'Kar[[/note]], lung cancer in 2006 at age 59.
*** Jeff Conaway, Conaway[[note]]Zack Allan[[/note]], drug overdose in 2011 at age 60.
*** Michael O'Hare, O'Hare[[note]]Jeffrey Sinclair[[/note]], heart attack after years of schizophrenia in 2012 at age 60.
*** Jerry Doyle, Doyle[[note]]Michael Garibaldi[[/note]], complications from alcoholism in 2016 at age 60.
*** Stephen Furst, Furst[[note]]Vir Cotto[[/note]], complications from diabetes in 2017 at age 63.
9th Sep '17 6:54:01 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** An attempt was made to simulate Sheridan's office having a view of the station's interior without having to render the interior in every shot; the result was an obvious painting that the characters occasionally claim is a window.
12th Aug '17 10:19:03 AM nombretomado
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** The show has even been noted by [[MovieBob some]] as being ripe for a reboot, in these days when TV networks are far more open to serialized stories.

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** The show has even been noted by [[MovieBob [[Creator/BobChipman some]] as being ripe for a reboot, in these days when TV networks are far more open to serialized stories.
4th Jul '17 9:18:17 AM ACW
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** Lord Refa, from seasons 2 and 3, started off as an SmugSnake who wanted to “return the Centauri to Glory,” but he's the one who started Londo off on his StartOfDarkness, making him ask Morden, the Shadows' servant, for favors. He's the one who began the Narn/Centauri War and authorized the illegal weapons the Mass-Drivers used against the Narn Homeworld, killing hundreds of millions. Refa's only loyalties were to himself and his own ambitions and he thinks nothing of condemning countless innocents to death. It says much about him that when Londo had him killed, and faked evidence that he was secretly [[DoubleAgent working with the Narn]] against his own government to further his interests, the Centauri officials decided to take it at face value.
** Cartagia, [[TheCaligula the mad]] [[TheEmperor Emperor of the Centauri]], from season 3, was a psychotic despot who let his whims dictate Centauri society. He authorizes the ethnic cleansing of Narn and when the Narn leader G'Kar falls into his clutches, Cartagia has him [[ColdBloodedTorture viciously tortured]] simply [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], before opting to attempt to sacrifice his own race just because [[AGodAmI he feels he's a God and can do whatever he likes]].
** [[PresidentEvil Earth's despotic President William Morgan Clark]], while rarely seen, turns Earth Government into a dictatorship, has the Psi Corp MindRape as a form of interrogation, and forms [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Nightwatch]], a Nazi-esque group of secret police to kill and torture political enemies. He has dissidents [[ColdBloodedTorture brutally tortured]] as procedure and bombs civilian colonies, including Mars. When his war is lost, [[TakingYouWithMe he even tries to turn weapon systems to destroy Earth]], solely out of spite.

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** [[SmugSnake Lord Refa, Antono Refa]], from seasons 2 and 3, started off as an SmugSnake who wanted is a Centauri [[AristocratsAreEvil nobleman]] and politician defined by his [[AmbitionIsEvil limitless ambition]] and utter willingness to “return murder millions of innocents for his own advancement. While he claims he wants to "return the Centauri to Glory,” but he's Glory," in reality [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist he only cares about himself]] and plans on claiming the one who started Londo off on Imperial Throne. Refa sabotages his StartOfDarkness, making him ask Morden, own people's military and economy to undermine his Emperor, Turhan, and stages the Shadows' servant, assassination of Turhan's loyal prime minister to remove resistance for favors. He's the one who began the Narn/Centauri War and authorized the illegal weapons the Mass-Drivers used against the Narn Homeworld, killing hundreds of millions. Refa's only loyalties were to himself and his own ambitions and he thinks nothing of condemning countless innocents to death. It says much about him that when Londo had him killed, and faked evidence that he was secretly [[DoubleAgent working with candidate for emperor, the Narn]] against his own government to further his interests, the Centauri officials decided to take it at face value.
** Cartagia,
[[TheCaligula psychopathic Cartagia]]. Refa consolidates his own power by framing and executing political opponents for treason, disgracing their families, and exploiting the mad]] [[TheEmperor law to steal their property, such as what he attempted to do to a war hero who asked too many questions. Personally overseeing the Centauri's war against the Narns, Refa uses illegal [[ColonyDrop mass drivers to bombard the Narn home world]], targeted civilian centers, created death camps and initiated [[ANaziByAnyOtherName genetic cleansing programs]]. Throwing his lot in with [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Shadows]], Refa exploits the alliance by waging war against other alien worlds. Refa served as a [[EvilCounterpart dark shadow]] of [[MagnificentBastard Londo Mollari]], showing what he would be if he [[TheUnfettered cast aside all scruples]] in the pursuit of power.
** [[TheCaligula
Emperor of the Centauri]], Cartagia]], from season 3, was a psychotic despot who let his whims dictate 4, is the psychopathic ruler of the Centauri society. He authorizes the ethnic cleansing of Narn Republic, a [[AxCrazy madman]] whose murderous and when the Narn leader mercurial moods leave his courtiers living in perpetual terror. Those who disagree with, criticize or even annoy him with things as mundane as a constant cough, are decapitated, [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable their heads kept in a secret room for Cartagia to converse with at his leisure]]. When a jester makes a joke at Cartagia's expense, he at first [[HopeSpot pretends to be unoffended]], only to then kill him. After G'Kar falls into his clutches, is captured, Cartagia becomes obsessed with breaking him by [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming making him scream]], so he has him [[ColdBloodedTorture viciously tortured]] simply [[ForTheEvulz tortured for fun]], before opting to attempt to sacrifice hours straight]] by his own race just best torturer, then, when that fails to elicit a response, Cartagia [[TortureTechnician tortures him personally]]. He only refrains from cutting off G'Kar's hands because he passed out and it wouldn't be fun without a reaction. Later, he has one of G'Kar's [[EyeScream eyes plucked out]] because he didn't like the way G'Kar was looking at him. He then takes G'Kar to the Narn home world for a public trial and vivisection to crush the enslaved Narns' spirits. Cartagia's ultimate plan is to use his alliance with the Shadows to provoke their nemeses, the Vorlons, into [[OmnicidalManiac destroying Centauri Prime]]. While the Centauri believe their emperors become gods upon death, Cartagia wants to [[AGodAmI become a god while alive]], planning to be off world while his home world dies. Cartagia sees no problem with the eradication of his species since he feels he's a God thinks their lives would be meaningless without him, and can do whatever he likes]].
wants Centauri Prime to burn as an inauguration pyre to mark his ascension into godhood.
** [[PresidentEvil Earth's despotic President William (William) Morgan Clark]], while rarely seen, turns Clark]] is the former Vice President and eventual dictator of Earth. Taking office after [[TheStarscream arranging his predecessor's assassination]], Clark quickly establishes himself as a [[FantasticRacism xenophobic]] fascist who justifies his naked power grabs by claiming they're done to protect Earth Government into a dictatorship, has from alien sabotage. He creates the Psi Corp MindRape as a form of interrogation, and forms [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the [[SecretPolice Nightwatch]], a Nazi-esque group of secret police to kill turns news outlets into his {{propaganda machine}}s, and torture conducts ColdBloodedTorture on political enemies. He has dissidents [[ColdBloodedTorture brutally tortured]] as procedure and bombs enemies so they confess to crimes they're innocent of. Upon enacting martial law, Mars refused to obey President Clark's decree. In retaliation, he bombed their civilian colonies, including Mars. centers. When Babylon 5 secedes from Earth until President Clark is removed for his crimes, Clark wages war against Sheridan and the station. One of his most notable atrocities is lost, slaughtering 10,000 refugees fleeing the war just to [[MakeAnExampleOfThem send a message]]. Clark also has no loyalty to his troops, trying to kill some in a FalseFlagOperation to turn public opinion against Babylon 5. When the war turns against him and his capture is imminent, President Clark opts to commit suicide, but not before enacting [[OmnicidalManiac SCORCHED EARTH]]. With a final act of spite, Clark turned Earth's own defense grid against it to [[TakingYouWithMe he even tries to turn weapon systems to destroy Earth]], solely out of spite.the entire planet]] rather than allow anyone else to rule it.
3rd Jul '17 10:37:17 AM ACW
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** Jha'Dur, known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathwalker]], from season 1's [[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E09Deathwalker episode of the same name]], is a Dilgar war criminal and the worst example her species had to offer. Known for performing gruesome experiments upon innocents, Jha'Dur finds herself upon Babylon 5 and when cornered, she unveils a grand scheme: to offer immortality to the other planets' governments. Earth accepts her offer and Deathwalker reveals the secret of immortality to Commander Jeffrey Sinclair: it would require cannibalism, forcing civilizations to fall upon and destroy each other. The [[ForTheEvulz sheer delight]] she took in watching others suffer was nearly unmatched in the series.

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** Jha'Dur, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Jha'Dur]], known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathwalker]], from season 1's [[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E09Deathwalker episode of the same name]], is a Dilgar war criminal and the worst example her species had to offer. Known for performing gruesome experiments upon innocents, Jha'Dur finds herself upon Babylon 5 and when cornered, she unveils a grand scheme: to offer immortality to the other planets' governments. Earth accepts her offer and Deathwalker reveals the secret of immortality to Commander Jeffrey Sinclair: it would require cannibalism, forcing civilizations to fall upon and destroy each other. The [[ForTheEvulz sheer delight]] she took in watching others suffer was nearly unmatched in the series.
3rd Jul '17 10:24:35 AM ACW
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** Jha'Dur, known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathwalker]], from season 1’s [[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E09Deathwalker episode of the same name]], is a Dilgar war criminal and the worst example her species had to offer. Known for performing gruesome experiments upon innocents, Jha'Dur finds herself upon Babylon 5 and when cornered, she unveils a grand scheme: to offer immortality to the other planets' governments. Earth accepts her offer and Deathwalker reveals the secret of immortality to Commander Jeffrey Sinclair: it would require cannibalism, forcing civilizations to fall upon and destroy each other. The [[ForTheEvulz sheer delight]] she took in watching others suffer was nearly unmatched in the series, and her sudden demise was, despite its anticlimax, quite a relief.

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** Jha'Dur, known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathwalker]], from season 1’s 1's [[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E09Deathwalker episode of the same name]], is a Dilgar war criminal and the worst example her species had to offer. Known for performing gruesome experiments upon innocents, Jha'Dur finds herself upon Babylon 5 and when cornered, she unveils a grand scheme: to offer immortality to the other planets' governments. Earth accepts her offer and Deathwalker reveals the secret of immortality to Commander Jeffrey Sinclair: it would require cannibalism, forcing civilizations to fall upon and destroy each other. The [[ForTheEvulz sheer delight]] she took in watching others suffer was nearly unmatched in the series, and her sudden demise was, despite its anticlimax, quite a relief.series.
22nd Jun '17 9:47:58 AM ErikModi
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** The genius of it is that it's played so magnificently subtly, it can be read almost any way the viewer wants. Even Ivanova's declaration of love could be taken as friendly love instead of romantic. One of the sharpest pieces of both writing and acting in show filled with sharp writing and acting.

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** The genius of it is that it's played so magnificently subtly, it can be read almost any way the viewer wants. Even Ivanova's declaration of love could be taken as friendly love instead of romantic. One of the sharpest pieces of both writing and acting in show filled with sharp writing and acting. Even the fact that they were sharing a bed ''could'' be seen platonically (after all, it's not like Ivanova has a spare bedroom in her quarters).
17th Jun '17 6:05:21 PM lrrose
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*** Stephen Furst, complications from diabetes in 2017 at age 63.
16th Jun '17 11:04:13 AM nombretomado
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** In the episode "Spider in the Web," JMS gave Jeff Conaway a bit part as a security officer, simply wanting to help him get back on his feet after he kicked his heroin addiction that cost him his job on ''{{Taxi}}''. This worked out so well that his character got a name, Zack Allen, and eventually joined the main cast.

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** In the episode "Spider in the Web," JMS gave Jeff Conaway a bit part as a security officer, simply wanting to help him get back on his feet after he kicked his heroin addiction that cost him his job on ''{{Taxi}}''.''Series/{{Taxi}}''. This worked out so well that his character got a name, Zack Allen, and eventually joined the main cast.
10th Jun '17 12:31:19 AM NoxSky12599
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*** Richard Biggs, congenital heart defect at age 44
*** Tim Choate, motorcycle accident at age 49
*** Andreas Katsulas, lung cancer at age 59
*** Jeff Conaway, drug overdose at age 60
*** Michael O'Hare, heart attack after years of schizophrenia at age 60
*** Jerry Doyle, complications from alcoholism at age 60

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*** Richard Biggs, congenital heart defect in 2004 at age 44
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*** Tim Choate, motorcycle accident in 2004 at age 49
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*** Andreas Katsulas, lung cancer in 2006 at age 59
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*** Jeff Conaway, drug overdose in 2011 at age 60
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*** Michael O'Hare, heart attack after years of schizophrenia in 2012 at age 60
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*** Jerry Doyle, complications from alcoholism in 2016 at age 6060.
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