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Old August 24 2012, 09:11 PM   #241
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

Cool, I think you'll continue to be pleasantly surprised.
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Old August 24 2012, 09:28 PM   #242
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

Now that you've reached the episode, I wanted to ask, does what you know now change your opinion on A Human Reaction and are you going to give it another try?

As for scorpious, one of the things I love about about the show is character development. I think farscape developed characters so well, better than other shows, that yeah they may start out as generic, but don't end that way.
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Old August 24 2012, 11:22 PM   #243
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I haven't changed my mind about A Human Reaction. Its only been a few episodes, and The Hidden Memory, while a good episode, did nothing to make me want to go back to A Human Reaction.
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Old August 25 2012, 06:18 PM   #244
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Bone to Be Wild (Farscape) - This was another good episode.Scorpius is definately bearable by now, which makes me hope he might be a compelling villain some day. Crais gets put in his place by scorpius in this episode. I get that he has a lot of pride, but if Crais had listened to Scorpius's sugesstion near the beginning, they probably would have found the fugitives. However, scorpius having super strength, and probably not being the same species as most peacekeepers, was kind of generic, its like the writers just want to burn into my brain that he's not very original

The planet was interesting, as was the fact that Zhaan is a plant (which does make sense when you think about it). I figured the woman was the real monster immediately, it was pretty obvious. I didn't like when Zhaan got all angry that John wasn't concered about the saftey of the plants, taking it personally, like he's some anti-plant guy. He was talking about how sentient beings had been killed. Zhaan may be a plant, but she was the only sentient one on the planet. Did she expect John to care about average plants? That he should be worried if a vine or flower lives or dies? If the monster had just been eating non sentient monkies, I don't think John would have been too concerned, either.

I liked the parts with Aeryn and the baby, and that she had to help convince it to trust them. The baby is pretty cool. Just one more episode of season 1 left to go.
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Old August 25 2012, 09:34 PM   #245
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

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I don't know how long the kid is going to be around (the show really has no use for two flying space ships, especially one that may be evil) but it should be an interesting story, probably mostly in Season 2.
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Old August 26 2012, 07:13 PM   #246
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Sometimes I think I'm the only person who likes "Taking the Stone."
Possibly you are. I love Farscape and I think Chiana is great. (Seriously, from where I'm sitting right now, I can see my Chiana action figure and an autographed photo of Gigi Edgely framed on my wall.) But even I find "Taking the Stone" pretty much unbearable, mainly because the guest aliens are soooo annoying.

As for Scorpius . . . without giving too much away, he definitely gets more and more fascinating as time goes. Which doesn't mean that he is ever nice or likeable, but he's definitely charismatic and interesting.
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Old August 27 2012, 01:09 PM   #247
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17 pages in a month?! This is what happens when you live on an island.

Glad you picked Farscape. Seasons 2-3 are awesome. I blindly bought the whole series last winter and loved every minute.
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Old August 27 2012, 01:59 PM   #248
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I'd like to chime in that no matter how bad Taking the Stone is, it's a Shakespeare/Spielberg joint compared to A Prefect Murder.

Also, I enjoy Scratch n Sniff.
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Old August 27 2012, 06:37 PM   #249
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TKO (Babylon 5) - This was an entertaining episode. I liked seeing Smith trying to get a match, and his match at the end was pretty good. There was some interesting character development for Ivanova, although I thought that she had forgiven her father when talking to him before he died (and her flashing back to it is what basically made her forgive him, anyway). Also, I never would have guessed she was jewish, not that it matters but it was somewhat surprising (I could have missed it being mentioned in an earlier episode). Overall, this was a solid episode.
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Old August 28 2012, 01:02 AM   #250
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TKO (Babylon 5) - This was an entertaining episode. I liked seeing Smith trying to get a match, and his match at the end was pretty good. There was some interesting character development for Ivanova, although I thought that she had forgiven her father when talking to him before he died (and her flashing back to it is what basically made her forgive him, anyway). Also, I never would have guessed she was jewish, not that it matters but it was somewhat surprising (I could have missed it being mentioned in an earlier episode). Overall, this was a solid episode.
One of the things that I like about B5 is the fact that the human characters ARE religious. That human religions EXIST. Now, I'm atheist, but it always gave me a headache that the characters in Star Trek just had seemingly NO belief system. It was ALWAYS the aliens.

Anyway, I'm glad JMS did that for the characters in B5.
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Old August 28 2012, 06:12 PM   #251
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While religous stuff in sci-Fi can be interesting when done well, I'm glad Star Trek pretty much ignores it when it comes to the main crews. Not counting DS9, there was never much religious stuff when it came to the humans. I'm not an atheist, but I'm not super religious, and I prefer my sci fi crews to do interesting things, not debate or have talks about religion. It was fine in DS9 because of the way it was done, andthe sheapard in Firefly was a good character, and religion seems to be done well in B5, but I wouldn't want it to come up too often. I guess what I'm saying is that it depends on the show. I wouldn't want the Next Generation crew to take time off from exploring to have an episode involving earth religion, but I'm fine watching episodes about the prophets in DS9.
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Old August 31 2012, 04:13 AM   #252
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

B5 actually invents some "new" and fairly interesting human religions as well.
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Old August 31 2012, 06:02 AM   #253
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While religous stuff in sci-Fi can be interesting when done well, I'm glad Star Trek pretty much ignores it when it comes to the main crews. Not counting DS9, there was never much religious stuff when it came to the humans. I'm not an atheist, but I'm not super religious, and I prefer my sci fi crews to do interesting things, not debate or have talks about religion. It was fine in DS9 because of the way it was done, andthe sheapard in Firefly was a good character, and religion seems to be done well in B5, but I wouldn't want it to come up too often. I guess what I'm saying is that it depends on the show. I wouldn't want the Next Generation crew to take time off from exploring to have an episode involving earth religion, but I'm fine watching episodes about the prophets in DS9.
I don't think I was suggesting that the characters would debate religion. It would just be a part of who they are, it would inform their behavior. Their actions.

But then I think the blandest characters in Sci Fi can be found in TNG.
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Old September 5 2012, 01:52 PM   #254
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So when's the next one?
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Old September 6 2012, 06:05 AM   #255
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For the record, I also sort of liked "Taking the Stone." It wasn't exactly Farscape's finest hour but I generally found it to be far more acceptable than some.
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