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Old August 17 2012, 09:14 AM   #167
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

kirk55555 wrote: View Post
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.
Indeed it does and you see some of that frustration vented in 'Deathwalker'. There will be other instances. Keep in mind of course that it's called the League of Non-Aligned Worlds. It's a very loose affiliation, mostly they're just out for themselves and can almost never agree on anything. The Abbai are about the only ones interested in co-operation for anything other than self interest. Probably why they're the only ones Delenn is seen talking to upto this point.

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.
While it is very dumb, it's far from the worst episode Farscape has to offer. Honestly I liked some of the stuff with Rygel as it shows that under all that greed and decadent corruption he dose actually feel responsible for his subjects and recognises that they've been mistreated by his predecessor.
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Walter Koenig played a great role...
I never thought much of Koenig as an actor, based on what he was called upon to do as Chekov. But Bester was a genius character for him, and he delivered some amazing performances over the run of B5.
I agree, Chekov was always the character that did nothing but "Scream like a Ghurl", but Bester was an amazingly realized character, all the way down to his favoring of the lame hand (It's like Bob Dole with his Pen trick, understated but noticable if you know to look for it) and the arrogance and the oily charm and.....
Given that he's only a recurring character as opposed to a regular, it's impressive how much Koenig could do with him. Seriously, the bloke was wasted on Star Trek.
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