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My_name_is_Lyta February 22nd 16 04:36

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
Honestly, there is more than one star of B5 really, Londo and G'Kar of course stole the show with their storylines, amazing acting skills, and character depth. I honestly feel that those two characters were utterly amazing and their overall development was truly amazing. But , Sheridan, Delenn and Garibaldi were pretty inspiring throughout the series too. :bolian::borg: But I just wish we were able to see more of Lyta, Vir and Lennier together.

Markas February 28th 16 21:36

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
I'm a little late to this conversation, but thought I'd toss my bit in as well.

I would say there are dual drivers in play in the series.

First, there is Londo. The decions he made for essentially two reasons (the Centauri returning to emminence, and raising his own profile, and House Mollari) caused an emormous amount of the plot to move forward.

Second, there is Delenn. She is the "light" for Londo's "dark." I'm not implying that Londo was evil, but he started down the path with Morden and had little concern for the effects of Morden and the Shadows deeds in his name for a long time. Delenn drove the majority of the light action, developing Sheridan and G'Kar as allies to defeat the Shadows (and in an way, the Volrlons) while being Sheridan's booster/protector/lover and letting him be the big "hero."

Yes, such an ensemble that all were necessary in big and little ways. It is the great strength of this story, that we can't imagine it without the majority of the cast/characters.

P.S. Welcome, My Name Is Lyta. :D

deaded May 31st 16 09:25

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
If I am limited to one choice it must be G'Kar. He grew and bloomed as the series did. He illustrated the potential that is in all of us and he turned himself from a warmonger into an enlightened being. Isn't that what the whole series was roughly about?

(I was surprised by my choice too. I was thinking I was going to type Londo or Sheridan, but the fingers said G'Kar)

hypatia June 1st 16 04:25

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
G'kar was kind of the heart and soul of the series.

RW7427 June 1st 16 15:05

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
Purple wombats. :p

Psi Cop June 2nd 16 07:59

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
Has to be Al Bester. Should have been in more episodes and the Telepath War should have been covered. His character was the ultimate contradiction - I cheered for him because he stood up for his people in the face of blatant discrimination but on the other hand he was one evil SOB. And Walter Koenig's portrayal was amazing.

hypatia June 4th 16 05:54

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
That's a pretty good description of Bester. But you actually cheered him? When? Almost everything he did on camera from "our" perspective was pretty intimidating.

RW: *BACK INTO THE CRAZY HOUSE... er, I mean... BACK INTO BABBLEON with you*

Who let him out? :vulcan:

Psi Cop June 6th 16 02:15

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
Because normals hated telepaths and he stood up for his own kind though sometimes in slightly morally dubious ways

Mororless June 6th 16 12:24

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
He certainly became more relatable when the fate of his lover was revealed.

Springer June 6th 16 15:00

Re: Who was the real star of the whole series?
 
Well, in the Psi Corps version of B5 that we glimpsed in The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father, Bester was certainly the star of that!

A spin-off just about the Psi Corps and telepaths, both good and bad, would have been pretty neat actually, exploring all the societal impacts of telepathy.

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Originally Posted by Psi Cop (Post 456367)
Because normals hated telepaths and he stood up for his own kind though sometimes in slightly morally dubious ways

Did normals really hate telepaths, or were they just afraid of them and Psi Corps as an organisation? The onset of telepathy was a major change in human society and society was still trying to figure out the best way to deal with it. The Psi Corps didn't work, so as we saw in Crusade society was trying something else instead.

Bester had a very narrow-minded view of what it meant to stick up for telepaths!


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