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Old March 26 2013, 08:51 PM   #845
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

kirk55555 wrote: View Post
I never read 1984 (there isn't enough money in the world to make me read something like that)
What!? It's a masterpiece of literature and world-building. Sure, I prefer Farhenheit 451, but 1984 should be required reading.

I also find the concept of humans becoming energy creatures ridiculous, but at that point its just something I laugh at.
It's an allusion to a very very old, optimistic sci-fi ideal that the highest level of being is above the physical and that eventually humans will be beings of consciousness. I think it's pretty inspirational.

Deconstruction of Falling Stars isn't dystopian at all. It just takes a reasonable historical standpoint that Babylon 5's five year story arc won't end all human suffering and solve all problems. I think it's not only JMS's best Babylon 5 episode, but also the highpoint of his career.
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