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G'Kar, King of Snark

I added two stories by Robt to Enemies and Allies. I will also be adding a quotes page (per selenak's suggestion) as soon as my web client stops being bitchy. I will be plumbing the big quotes archive for this, but if you have any favorites, by all means, plus them here or in email. *g*

In other good news, I'm not the only one working on a DotD story. A correspondent of mine is tackling Vir & Cartagia. I've read an early draft, and so far it is good.

Yay! People are writing Londo, G'Kar and Vir stories! That just warms the hearts of my inner Centauri. *g*

Meanwhile...



"Movements of Fire and Shadow"

Grade: B+

Newbie brother reaction: He thought Scary!Lyta forcing the Drazi to shoot himself in the head was, in his words, "f***ing creepy," as was the Alien!Abduction!Drakh scene. We definitely agree on those points at least. *shudder*

I really noticed Richard Biggs' performance in this episode (this is somewhat unusual for me, as Dr. Franklin is not a character who makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end generally)- his "Holy Mother of God!" look after he witnessed what Lyta could do was on target.

Bruce Boxleitner disappointed me somewhat in these episodes, however- he shouted a little too much and didn't seem to utilize the equally powerful quiet fury. Though perhaps that's due to the writing. In any case, it made Sheridan seem a touch unbalanced.

Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas, of course, rule.

Speaking of Andreas Katsulas, G'Kar really brought the snark in this episode- with the opposable thumb line, of course, but also with the equally funny:

"I thought I heard the sound of the expected angry mob coming to storm the palace on your behalf, but it was just you. Do you know you snore?"

Muahaha. *snort*

They are so married. *eg*

Oh, and: I love Vir. Good for him for sensing the suspiciousness of the situation. He is the picture of competence in this episode, but that didn't get in the way of his essential Vir-ishness.

"...and their table manners can make you go blind in one eye..."

Hee.

Of course, when all is said and done, this episode belonged to Peter Jurasik. His sickened expression when he realized what was about to happen, his horrified cry, the slow motion... that scene still makes my heart pound.

*cries*
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Hooray, more stories!

My inner Centauri is cheered, too, which is very much needed since I got out my video tapes and rewatched the episodes you're reviewing. Which gets me crying every time.

Newbie brother reaction: He thought Scary!Lyta forcing the Drazi to shoot himself in the head was, in his words, "f***ing creepy,"

No kidding. It's also deeply ironical because it's exactly what Bester would have done in this situation. And look at Lyta - dressed in black, at a point where she's fighting for telepaths but no one else, treating the lives of mundanes that dared to threaten her as expendable - in her hatred, she has become the mirror image of her enemy. (Which is the danger G'kar realised for the Narn when the Centauri occupation was over.)

Oh, and: I love Vir. Good for him for sensing the suspiciousness of the situation.

Yes. Smart (even smarter not to go with his suspicions to Garibaldi or Zack), and it leads to what would have been the exonoration of the Centauri if the Drakh wouldn't have been able to blackmail Londo with the bombs and the Keeper.

His sickened expression when he realized what was about to happen, his horrified cry, the slow motion... that scene still makes my heart pound.

Nooooo... I was yelling right with him.


It's been such a long while since I've watched MoFaS that I can't really add any comments to your excellent review, except to say ... are you going to be archiving these on your site?

I enjoyed the fanfic you've added to your page!