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AKA, the one where G’Kar has a sex change and then proceeds to sleep with Londo. (No, really.)
So I recently acquired Volume 15 of the Babylon 5 scriptbooks, the one that contains the gag script and several other deleted scenes. Due to popular demand (aka, flailing in despair over its lack of circulation) I’ve gone ahead and typed up the transcript for general circulation and use. However, I would like to include a Disclaimer:
DISCLAIMER: This script has been transcribed for non-profit use by fans ONLY. This transcript was necessitated due to the fact the script book is out of circulation and immensely expensive to acquire. No copyright infringement is intended and I will gladly take down this post if J. Michael Straczynski, or an authorized agent thereof requests it (with proper proof of authenticity, of course).
BACKGROUND: This script was written by JMS as revenge for a prank played on him by Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari) and Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar). Fans may know it as the gag script where G’Kar gets a sex change, and proceeds to sleep with Londo. Accounts vary on which members of the cast took the script seriously, but right up until shooting day JMS vowed that they would indeed shoot the script. The prop department went so far as to make prosthetics breasts for G’Kar. I will include some of my own flailing and commentary in a later post, but wanted to leave this one annotation-free for general consumption.
So without further ado, I give you:
The Exercise of Vital Powers (Bogus Script)
By J. Michael Straczynski
Avelera officially wins the internet.
EDIT: So Avelera was contacted to remove the script, and it seemed legit enough that she capitulated, so I’m sorry if you’re coming here late and finding this post, but unfortunately there is no longer a script excerpt on that Read More link.