May 6th, 2018

Happy Birthday, O First Commander of Babylon 5

Today is Michael O'Hare's birthday.

Well, it would have been...but the actor sadly passed away on September 28th, 2012 (at the age of 60) after having a heart attack and then going into a coma before he died.

Michael O'Hare was born in Chicago, Illinois, attended Harvard University (where he majored in English literature), and studied at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama. While he appeared on a range of television shows (from Trapper John, MD to The Cosby Mysteries), he is best known for his casting in Babylon 5 as Commander Jeffrey Sinclair.

A lot of folks didn't like the character of Commander Sinclair or the actor's portrayal of the role, finding it wooden and one-dimensional, but I was of the opinion (shared by some) that this portrayal of Commander Sinclair was deliberate and pre-planned. I loved Commander Sinclair, and Michael O'Hare's portrayal of him!, and was sad that he exited the series (though the reasons for his doing so were only revealed after the actor's death).

In his memory, I'll just wrap this up with my two quotes from Commander Jeffrey Sinclair:

"Sooner or later everyone comes to Babylon 5."

"All my life I've had doubts about who I am, where I belonged. Now I'm like the arrow that springs from the bow. No hesitation, no doubts. The path is clear."

Rest In Peace, Michael O'Hare. You are missed.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming

This afternoon's gaming session is on.

Tammy is not working today, and so we're going to do some Sunday gaming. And I'm getting to play today! Yay! :)

spross is going to be running the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game today, specifically the scenario that he plans to run at CanGames 2018 in two weeks. I'm looking forward to the game this afternoon, 'cause I get to play in it! It'll be interesting to see the differences in this game's engine and the one for the John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game, which I'm running at the convention.

In the meantime, I need to get myself together for the day, and get ready for some lunch.

Have a good afternoon, folks. :)