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Old April 17 2013, 02:23 PM   #988
Lindley
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

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But the biggest disappointment for me was the primitive CGI.
Funny how a few years pass and suddenly "amazing, cutting-edge" becomes "disappointment, primitive."
Yeah, but I'll take early SFX with actual models over early CGI any day. As the mid 1990's unfolded, CGI was improving dramatically. But unfortunately B5 budgetary constraints kept it on the older CGI platform, rather than revising to adopt significant improvements. Yes, it still keeps getting better, but there is a certain degree of unrefined appearance to the earliest efforts that just looks so collegiate in comparison to what followed.
Some would argue that B5's innovations were part of what allowed small-screen CGI to become practical so fast. Someone had to do the legwork so everyone could benefit.
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