June 27, 2002
Welcome to this special issue dedicated to Londo Mollari of Babylon Station. As many of you know Londo plays one of the more colorful characters on the station and creates both conflicts and laughter with his interaction with the other characters making him one of the favorites on the show.
StarWars fan's don't despair, I've received some answers to the questions in the previous issue and am working on that issue next. It should be a good one and has a lot of input from you, the reader. I can hardly wait till the next movie to see if we are right with some of our answers.
Other things happening in the ASG right now. The Freedom has moved to a new night as most of you know. The boards are waiting for your opinions, and I've been collecting bad jokes. Ya, bad ones I know, but someday I plan on devoting an issues to these groaners. So if you have a bad joke that makes you giggle ... send it to me. I'll be sure to add it to the list.
Two peanuts were walking through a tough neighborhood. One of them was a-salted.
Captain Ann Johnson
I would like to thank everyone for their patience with me over the past month. Unfortunately, I will be continuing to be not as available as I have been in the past for another couple of months. Sometimes work really does get in the way of play. I have been traveling a great deal in the past months and have mixed feelings about the time away.
I have to admit that coming back is easy even though the trips have been to places I haven't been to before and I usually enjoy some small site-seeing. However, the sites I saw last was that of Denver and the surrounding area. There were times that breathing was a chore while there. The smoke and ash made the trip stressful. However, during the evenings when I had the energy to come online there was always someone there to say hello to and find out how things were going. When you have to spend two weeks in a hotel room watching reruns of "Friends" it is very nice to boot up the computer and find friends online to talk to. I want to thank you all for being around and being my extended family when I've been away from home.
Admiral Vicky Howe
Commander in Chief, ASG for AOL members
An old Centauri story says that sometimes an angelic soul can be trapped inside a body that's done great evil, and can kill its host in an effort to break free and inhabit another body.
Overrated. Here, look, these are my three wives: Pestilence, Famine and Death.
Do you think I married them for their personalities? Their personalities could
shatter entire planets! Arranged marriages, every one, but they worked out. They
inspired me. Knowing that they were waiting at home for me is what keeps me here
-- 75 lights years away."
-- Londo to Vir in "The War Prayer"
"Ambassador, I was authorized to speak to you--"
"Yes, yes! Look, what do you want?"
"That's just what I was going to ask you. What do you want?"
"You are a lunatic, go away! Pester someone else!"
-- Morden and Londo in "Signs and Portents"
"Now, I go to spread happiness to
the rest of the station. It's a terrible responsibility but I have learned to
live with it."
-- Londo to Garibaldi in "A Voice in the Wilderness #1"
"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you
realize that what you see is all that you'll ever be. Then you accept it .. or
you kill yourself. Or you stop looking into mirrors."
-- Londo to Morden in "Chrysalis"
"Six months ago they were hardly aware of me. Now,
suddenly everyone is my friend, everyone wants something. I wanted respect.
Instead I've turned into a wishing-well with legs."
-- Londo to Vir in "Acts of Sacrifice"
"Disgrace is preferable to
"There was a time when I would've agreed with you. That time has passed."
-- Vir and Londo in "Knives"
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Tell us what you think... ~Ann
Ah Come on, everyone knows Londo
Mollari was the best on B5. Name one person who could throw a better
party. Granted he had a few personal problems, but he always came through in a
Lt. Commander Kern Renkay, ASG
I have to agree with Kern, here. Londo
was definitely my favourite character. He's humorous, but not a clown. He was
always funny, in a sardonic way, but there was a definite tragedy to him that
made him such a deep and complex character. He was so well-rounded. He was so
flawed. And, as such, he was so comprehensible.
Londo was definitely my favourite character. Next in line is Delenn. She's just so perfect, who could fail to love her? And what a cute accent.
I don't see what you guys liked in
Londo, he killed and tortured the Narn, he allied himself with the Shadows and
was naturally traitorous. He was decadent and indulgent and was usually found in
the bars drinking himself into oblivion. Of course his aid was probably happy he
was there, since then he wouldn't have to deal with him.
I vote for G'Kar, he was actually funnier then Londo, although I don't think his character was ment to be. Just some of the stuff he did I considered a riot. Especially when he was trying to get his way.
Londo reformed! Or at least he tried
to, before the Keeper prevented him from changing his course. And, if he killed
and tortured Narn, I think it is quite clear that he never took any pleasure
from it. Who could forget the look of horror on his face as he stood watching
the mass drivers fall to the Narn Homeworld. He and G'Kar slowly became genuine
friends by the end of the series. G'Kar? Eh... he moralized a bit too much for
my tastes. I like the underdog as much as the next guy, but... Londo was just
the most complete, most reachable character for me. Sure, he was decadent and
indulgent... So am I! I'm a college student. And sure, he made mistakes and did
things he came to regret... So do I! I'm a college student. But he faced them.
He endured them. And finally they destroyed him. Is not a tragic character one
who is destroyed by his own flaws, rather than by providence? Then Londo is
genuinely a tragic figure. That is my defense. And that is why I love Londo
Mollari. May the Great Maker rest his soul.
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