Andreas Katsulas

Andreas Katsulas

G'kar, played by Andreas KatsulasAndreas Katsulas, the actor who played both G'kar in the wonderful Babylon 5, as well as the One Armed Man in 'The Fugitive' film has died. He died on Monday of Lung Cancer.

For those unfamiliar with the above references, Katsulas was one of the defining characters in Babylon 5. B5 started off looking pretty ordinary, even cheesy - however it began to layer it's plot and a story arc became visible - by the middle of season3 and 4 it was really firing on all cylinders.

Katsulas' character underwent one of the biggest transformations, from simply an aggressive and domineering type, to a leader of an oppressed people, through to a man of peace and a religious icon.

B5's story arc undergoes a similar big transformation (the president Clarke storyline is one of the best in my view). Season 5 of B5 is perhaps a bit weak - but the show was almost cancelled with season 4 and so they have to bring some things forward to make it work.

Andreas Katsulas 18th May 1946 - 13th February 2006