I was saddened this morning to learn of the passing of the actress Mira Furlan at the age of 65.
Babylon 5 was a show that I was pretty much at the ground floor when it started and watched it avidly during it’s first run and many many times since.
It is my favourite sci-fi TV series and will always hold a special place in my heart. One of it’s draws was the characters and this was revealed through the performances and Mira was one of the best at that. She was spiritual, without being cold, good natured, but not sanctimonious and spoke with a voice full of horrors past and hopes ahead. Much of that was on the page, but it was the actress who breathed life into it. She was the heart of that show and a big reason for how well it has held up against the passage of time.
It’s a show who’ve lost much of it’s cast in recent years and this is another sad moment in a year or two of sad moments.
So in memory of her impact on sci-fi, I put below Delenn being a complete badass in Babylon 5’s 3rd season.
Take care of each other.