Bester quickly became one of the favorite characters to pass through Babylon 5. He would eventually appear in 11 episodes, always making quite an impression. Each time we saw him, there were added layers for us to try and pick through, but we never did quite see all of Bester. Walter Koenig played Bester for 5 years with performance that took many people by surprise. For those who had only seen him as Chekov in the original Star Trek series, he was finally able to show them just how talented an actor he was. For a condensed look at all 11 episodes, click here.
If you are like me and just can't get enough of the Psi Corps and Bester, order the first two copies of the Psi Corps trilogy today!
Reader reviews, and online ordering, can be found at Amazon.com or, Barnes & Noble: Dark Genesis
Long before the Babylon 5 space station brought Humans face-to-face with alien races, they discovered an extraordinary breed among their very own...
The year is 2115. Shock waves follow in the wake of astonishing news: science has proven the existence of telepaths. Amid media frenzy, panic, and bloodshed, Earth's government steps in to restore order -- and establish tight control over the newfound special population...by any means necessary.
Ambitious senator Lee Crawford spearheads the effort, overseeing the creation of the Psi Corps -- an elite unit charged with tagging and monitoring all telepaths "for their own protection." But the real agenda behind the crackdown is one of government control. Many question the telepaths' origins, while others view them as a coveted weapon. As the Corps tightens its iron grip, the stage is set for a cataclysmic confrontation -- one in which the future of Earth will be decided.
Bester was born in early 2189 or late 2188, which would make him about 70 years old during the TV series. By today's standards he looks younger than that, but the average human lifespan in the B5 era is almost 100 years ("Soul Hunter") as opposed to 70-80 today, so his appearance is probably normal for a man of 70 in 2260.
Anyway, it's a hell of a read, and I commend it to you without reservation.
Reader reviews, and online ordering, can be found at Amazon.com or,Barnes & Noble: Deadly Relations
The child of their greatest heroes--he was destined to become their
darkest enemy . . . In the twenty-second century, the discovery of human
telepaths led to terror and bloodshed, and to the creation of the Psi Corps--a
government agency of elite telepaths who were used to control their own
kind. Under the command of a power-mad politician, the Corps became a ruthless
tool of oppression, and the telepath underground was formed.
Raised from infancy within the Psi Corps, Alfred Bester was a telepath of exceptional ability, determined to make his mark by transforming himself into a master of deceit. Schooled in hate but tormented by shards of conscience, he wrestled with the seductiveness of the sinister cause he served. But slowly stripped of humanity by the war between decency and betrayal, he surrendered his soul--and rose to become the most dreaded figure of his time . . .
Book Two in the gripping new epic trilogy that uncovers the secret history of the Psi Corps.