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Old October 10 2008, 04:57 AM   #20
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Re: Babylon 5 quotebook is finally here!

the problem is, while B5 was an okay one talks like that

its full of shakespearean histrionics

that is, rather than "being profound" its full of lots of qoutes TRYING to sound "profound", trying really hard

again, I point to "Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning" in which Pirk ultimately beats up the Babylon5 guy in the middle of yet another long-winded speech.

I mean, I know people who have spent literally hundreds of dollars on framed copies of the "Declaration of Principles"; and you know what? I think its just empty recycled rhetoric, rather than anything "profound" (on top of that, I don't believe it was correct on a more than "four legs good two legs bad" principle

problem is when characters shift from being "characters" to "a mouthpiece for a quote I came up with but couldn't organically integrate into the series"

further....this is a show that ended almost a decade ago
"Its about the characters, stupid" - Ron D Moore
"What baloney. BSG was about the writers wanting to achieve a pre-determined end point, and they jerked the characters around so that they would achieve that goal." - Temis the Vorta
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