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Posted on 01/24/2021 5:04:24 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps
Babylon 5 and Lost actress Mira Furlan has died at the age of 65, her family and management have confirmed. Furlan played Minbari Ambassador Delenn in the 1990s sci-fi TV drama, Babylon 5, and Danielle Rousseau in the noughties mystery drama, Lost. Her family told the BBC the Croatian actress died on Wednesday due to complications with West Nile Virus. "It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of Mira Furlan" the statement read. "She was a woman full of kindness, strength and compassion." It continued: "She died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles, surrounded by her family. "We will all continue to celebrate her life and legacy, and know she'll always be here with us." West Nile virus is spread by mosquitoes in many countries, but not in the UK, according to the NHS website.
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"Then I will tell you a great secret, Captain. Perhaps the greatest of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are starstuff, we are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. As we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective."
Ambassador Delenn, A Distant Star
"I told you, Delenn, they will not speak to you."
"Then they will listen to me. I served the Council for 16 cycles. I was the chosen of Dukhat to replace him. I held him when he died. His blood is on my hands, his spirit in my eyes, his word on my lips. You will step aside in his name and mine, or .. in Valen's name, I will tear this ship apart with my bare hands until I find them. Move aside."
-- Minbari and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Three years. For three years I warned you this day was coming. But you would not listen. Pride, you said, presumption. And now the Shadows are on the move. The Centauri and the younger worlds are at war, the Narns have fallen. Even the Humans are fighting one another. The pride was yours, the presumption was yours. For a thousand years we have been awaiting for fulfilment of prophecy, and when it finally happens, you scorn it, you reject it. Because you no longer believe it yourselves. 'We stand between the candle and the star, between the darkness and the light.' You say the words, but your hearts are empty, your ears closed to the truth. You stand for nothing but your own petty interests. 'The problems of others are not our concern.' I do not blame you for standing silent in your shame. You, who knew what was coming, but refused to take up the burden of this war. If the warrior caste will not fight, then the rest of us will. If the Council has lost its way, if it will not lead, if we have abandoned our covenant with Valen, the Council should be broken, as was prophesied. We must stand with the others now, before it's too late. Between the worker caste and the religious caste we control two thirds of our forces. To you I say: listen to the voice of your conscience. Break the Council, and come with we. Our time of isolation is over. We move now, together, or not at all."
-- Delenn to Grey Council in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw, .. or be destroyed." [in the White Star!]
"Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship."
"Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else."
-- Delenn and Captain Drake in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
RIP! Babylon 5 was a great show.
West Nile Virus. Also known as COVID-19.
Yeah, have you noticed they have found a CURE FOR THE COMMON FLU??? Yeah, they have. It is now called Covid 19. No more flu’s. So, we really don’t need the flu shot.
She still lives in my heart, and on my DVDs. Goodbye Delenn.
I loved her character, she is really someone I would in a wife, strong but feminine, loyal, courageous and so on, I would argue she was one of the best female characters in a TV show ever.
RIP - a life ends far too soon
How's that for a run-on sentence.
You mean the Bonehead manuever, I think that was LtCmdr Ivanova who said that.
You’re probably more right than I am. Just a vague memory brought up by this news.
I am bit of a B5 nut, read the B5 security manual, the RPG manual that was even authored by people from my hometown in Virginia, watched every episode and all the movies including the lost tales, plus Crusade.
Right after Tanya Roberts, same age. The entertainment Borg sure is upping the numbers here in Sacrifice Season, isn’t it.
RIP. My favorite show of all time. Hung out with Jerry Doyle in NYC years back at Sir Harry’s in the Waldorf. Drank all night with him and his wife. Great guy, great time. Another cast member who died too young.
The B5 curse is real, 45-60 is the average age the main characters have been dying.
GLC, that last set from ‘Severed Dreams’ is my absolute favorite Delenn line. That show was great, and Mira was a tremendous actress.
And Sax.....the exchange you mentioned was actually from Claudia Christian as Commander Ivanova, talking about the ‘Bonehead Maneuver’. She then looked at Lennier, and said “No offense”. Lennier replied, “None taken.”
Of the B5 cast, we’ve lost Furlan, Stephen Furst (Vir), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar), Michael O’Hare (Commander Sinclair), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Richard Biggs (Dr. Frankin), and Jeff Conaway (Zack Allen). And, although we only saw him in a few episodes, Tim Choate (Zathras). So, most of the main cast has left us.
Over half of the main cast has now gone "beyond the rim."
Like I said, vague memory. I did get Lennier right, at least.
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