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Old August 17 2012, 02:03 AM   #164
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

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Some friendly advice: under no circumstances should you look up Kosh, or indeed anything do do with the show. There are *massive* spoilers out there and I'd hate for anyone to have the surprise(s) spoilt for them.
I'll make sure and avoid that, then. I ruined a big BS Galactica revel because I looked upo a character on wikipedia to find out how to spell his name I'm not a big BSG fan 9I've never gotten past the first half of season 2) but it was still a spoiler I wish I hadn't seen.

As for the council, I get what they are going for, with the big civilizations and the smaller ones. It makes sense, it just must suck to be a small civilization.

Now, on to a Farscape episode I just watched.

Jeremiah Crichton - I HATED this episode. I can honestly say its the first Farscape episode I've watched where I hated pretty much every second of it. I'm not a fan of sci-fi shows going to primitive worlds and declaring them "paradise" (to me, any place without indoor plumbing isn't a paradise ). It wasn't done like some other sci-fi shows have done it, where characters declare it perfect, so theres that. Plus, atleast it wasn't trying to make some kind of moral stance thats really stupid when you put any thought into it (like star Trek Insurrection ) but the whole concept still annoyed me. John becoming an ass also ticked me off. I get that he was frustrated, but I think he went a bit too far. I also liked how D'Argo and aeryn really wanted to find John, but Zhaan just wanting to give up, before even D'argo does, just annoyed me. Overall, this is the worst episode I've seen, and the only one I don't think I'll ever watch again. It doesn't affect my enjoyment of the series. Every show has horrible episodes, this was just the first one I've seen from Farscape.
Yeah, Jeremiah Crichton was a pretty 'meh' episode. But I will say that in general the worst Farscape has to offer is better than the worst Babylon 5 serves up. Glad to hear you're enjoying both shows though. I always respected B5 and loved its story but preferred Farscape overall due to its fun factor and memorable characters.
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