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Old September 30th 06, 02:03   #21
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Boxie, you Didn't like the actor? So you dislike Morann in "In the Beginning" who was also played by Robin Atkin Downes?
I'm sure he's a very nice man and a good actor, but in the Byron role, he just didn't do much for me....
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Old September 30th 06, 02:41   #22
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I notice you didn't answer the question.
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Old September 30th 06, 07:24   #23
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I notice you didn't answer the question.
.....sorry. I'll try to do better. I actually thought he did okay in that role. It was a relatively small one, he really didn't have a lot of lines, but I thought it an important one because of the way he was used to illustrate the mindset of the warrior caste regarding the obliteration of the human race.

I thought he was somewhat ...overshadowed, if you will... by the other Minbari characters he played opposite. Mira was just excellent, as always. I also thought the actor with the booming voice who played Coplann (sp?) and the soft-spoken Lenonn (sp?) were both quite good. Beyond those examples of course, is Peter and Andreas, Bruce and Rick...all of whom gave outstanding performances.

As I said, I'm sure Robin Atkin Downes is a fine actor, but perhaps the others "raised the bar" so often and so high in my eyes...... that's what I came to expect from everyone...??
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I think the word left out was "blame" hyp.
Bingo. Thanks .. I suck
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I also thought the actor with the booming voice who played Coplann (sp?)
That would be Robin Sachs, who also appeared as Hedronn in Points of Departure, the Narn Captain in Movement of Fire and Shadow and various other parts I believe ... as well as the brilliant bad guy (Saris) in Galaxy Quest.

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Theodore Bikel ... who previously appeared as the Rabbi (Koslov?) in TKO.
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Old September 30th 06, 14:31   #26
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Bingo. Thanks .. I suck
Don't make any promises you can't keep, especially with Markas around.

Your post was clear enough to answer the question, I was just curious what specific word you were planning to use.

I hope people don't start poisoning ilikemike with anti-Byron tales before she's had a chance to see a few episodes.
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Old September 30th 06, 16:10   #27
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That would be Robin Sachs, who also appeared as Hedronn in Points of Departure, the Narn Captain in Movement of Fire and Shadow and various other parts I believe ... as well as the brilliant bad guy (Saris) in Galaxy Quest.
He was also Ethan Rayne on Buffy.
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And he was fantastic as all of them.
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Old September 30th 06, 17:35   #29
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See? So that narrows it down for some of you at least.

It's either the way the part was written, or the way he interpreted it that so bugs you about Byron.

But it's just so appropriate that it does bug people.

He was basically a Psi-cop-in-training with a Psi-cop mentality that broke away and still kept the whole Psi-cop attitude.

I disagree with some people's interpretations of why he did some of what he did (like in "View Behind the Gallery" or whatever that Bo and Mac episode was called).

But by then some people just saw nothing but bad in him.

Anyhow, I think the response is pretty much what it should have been. A good cause, but maybe a bit of a foolish approach.

An interesting suggestion was made about just quietly asking the Minbari. Do the Minbari have loads of planets that they haven't colonized?
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See? So that narrows it down for some of you at least.

It's either the way the part was written, or the way he interpreted it that so bugs you about Byron.
Can it be both? .. I quite honestly think both apply equally for my dislike of Byron.



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He was basically a Psi-cop-in-training with a Psi-cop mentality that broke away and still kept the whole Psi-cop attitude.
I didn't really get the Psi Cop vibe from me. To me, he seemed more like an abused child. His parents had beaten him. So, of course, the whole world must pay in return. He just had NO perspective about matters, he was so blinded by his own hatred.

I could have dealt with all that, if it hadn't been accompanied by this air of .. "oh I'm so fucking holy. I'm soooooooo pacifistic and lovely. I'm soooooo much better than all you." It was his hypocracy that really bugged me Bester at least knew he was an utter bastard.

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Anyhow, I think the response is pretty much what it should have been. A good cause, but maybe a bit of a foolish approach.
Foolish just about sums it up .. especially as he COULD have well gotten somewhere with a reasonable approach.
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