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Old April 29 2009, 11:59 PM   #87
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Re: What if a BSG-styled remake of Babylon 5 was made?

The fact that the series was revealed to be a documentary of sorts neither added or subtracted to the whole for me. The revelation just felt gratuitous, almost as if it was uttered only in order to have a diagetic reason for the crew photographs that flash in the final seconds.

I don't know why you're emphasizing the fact that the series is often narrated in the past-tense, Omaha. This fact informs us that the characters are recounting their story after the fact, but it doesn't predicate that the entire series had to have been a fictional recreation. It strikes me as an unneeded layer of fiction that serves no real purpose except to provide one last "gee-whiz" to the audience.
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