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Old May 28 2013, 12:15 PM   #108
Guy Gardener
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Re: is babylonian 5 any good

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All true.

But here's the amazing thing about the shitty effects... You acclimatize after significant immersion.
Want shitty effects, watch some old Doctor Who. The Space Prawn from the Invisible Enemy still gives me the giggles when I see it. I'm in for the stories, and Trek was boredom incarnate from TNG forward all too often. Special effects are irrelevant when the story is shite.
Classic Doctor Who spent more money on Lunch than Special Effects. You make allowances. Babylon 5 however, spent millions generating computerized special effects, which Blake's Seven used to achieve by gluing two hair driers together (It's documented in the DVD extras.) and swinging them about on fishing wire.

But yes, story should be king.
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