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Old September 13 2012, 06:41 PM   #286
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

A Voice in the Wilderness Part 1 and 2 (Babylon 5) - These were good episodes. I think at this point in the season I can say that Londo is my favorite character in the series. I always enjoy the scene's hes in. He had some good scenes in this two parter, like revealing that he was studying the hokey pokey for a week to discover its meaning and helping the people get onto the planet. I had guessed Mars would revolt eventually, they've been hinting at it for awhile. Garibaldi's story in these episodes pretty much went as I expected. The woman turns out to be alright, but she's not avaliable anymore. Ivanova's constant comments about how russians deal with things isn't funny like Chekov claiming everything was invented in Russia), and got a bit repetitive recently. I get it, russians are stoic and handle hardship, you don't have to keep reminding everyone Of course, this episode had to have another jerk military officer, just to show that Sinclair, Ivanova and garibaldi are the only three decent officers in the military. I wonder why they both had to go down to explore the planet, atleast when Kirk went into dangerous situations, he brought a science officer, a doctor, and usually security. Still, it was cool to see some off station action. I also guessed that the old friend of the ambassador would take over as guardian, but it didn;t ruin the moment. Overall, this was a good two parter.
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Old September 13 2012, 06:50 PM   #287
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It is one of the better season 1 episodes. it is a early "Wham" episode where a lot of things happen. though it weak to what some of the future wham epsiodes are.

also, glad your keeping track of mars. Not going to spoil anything, but it important.
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Old September 13 2012, 09:09 PM   #288
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You should enjoy at least 2 of, if not all 3 of the remaining S1 episodes just as much
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Old September 14 2012, 06:41 PM   #289
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Vitas Mortis (Farscape) - This was a pretty mediocre episode. Some good moments (clothes washer is the only job Chiana is qualified for, it should be her fulltime job, so that she never appears on screen ) but overall not very interesting. Not a bad episode really, but it wasn't very interesting.

This was the second episode, the next one I watch will be #4. I'm definately skipping Taking the Stone.
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Old September 14 2012, 07:03 PM   #290
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Vitas Mortis (Farscape) - This was a pretty mediocre episode. Some good moments (clothes washer is the only job Chiana is qualified for, it should be her fulltime job, so that she never appears on screen ) but overall not very interesting. Not a bad episode really, but it wasn't very interesting.

This was the second episode, the next one I watch will be #4. I'm definately skipping Taking the Stone.
I would suggest after finishing the series, watch Taking the Stone just to be a completest. Now though, I agree, it's not really useful to the overall story, even though I hate Jeremiah Chrichton more than I hate TTS.
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Old September 15 2012, 01:19 AM   #291
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"Taking the Stone" is actually semi-important to Chiana as a character because of one plot element that comes up later in the show.



It is otherwise however totally skippable. One of the reasons Farscape first turned me off when I watched it is I got a couple of episodes at random on Sci-Fi, and they included "Taking the Stone" and "Coup by Clam".
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Old September 15 2012, 09:54 PM   #292
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I looked at that spoiler. Now I know about that, and I didn't have to sit through a whole episode devoted to a character I dislike a lot
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Old September 17 2012, 06:39 PM   #293
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Babylon Squared (B5) - This was a very good episode. Seeing Babylon 4 reappear was cool. I liked the look of the station, and the fact that its not just a copy of B5. Garibalid and Sinclair's conversation about pants on the way to B4 was pretty funny. D'Lenn's parts were interesting, although I was pretty sure she'd be staying on B5. I'm not sure why having a single space station is so important to the future, but it still made for a good story. The identity of The One was pretty obvious. I bet this will be brought up again.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:17 PM   #294
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The identity of The One was pretty obvious.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:37 PM   #295
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Old September 17 2012, 08:40 PM   #296
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Babylon Squared (B5) - This was a very good episode. Seeing Babylon 4 reappear was cool. I liked the look of the station, and the fact that its not just a copy of B5. Garibalid and Sinclair's conversation about pants on the way to B4 was pretty funny. D'Lenn's parts were interesting, although I was pretty sure she'd be staying on B5. I'm not sure why having a single space station is so important to the future, but it still made for a good story. The identity of The One was pretty obvious. I bet this will be brought up again.
It is very hard to offer a reply considering hindsight is 20/20, but I will say once you finish at least Season 3, your opinion might be worth looking at again.

God I hope that isn't a spoiler because that is not what I intend to do.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:42 PM   #297
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Babylon Squared (B5) - This was a very good episode. Seeing Babylon 4 reappear was cool. I liked the look of the station, and the fact that its not just a copy of B5. Garibalid and Sinclair's conversation about pants on the way to B4 was pretty funny. D'Lenn's parts were interesting, although I was pretty sure she'd be staying on B5. I'm not sure why having a single space station is so important to the future, but it still made for a good story. The identity of The One was pretty obvious. I bet this will be brought up again.
It is very hard to offer a reply considering hindsight is 20/20, but I will say once you finish at least Season 3, your opinion might be worth looking at again.

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Old September 17 2012, 08:43 PM   #298
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Babylon Squared (B5) - This was a very good episode. Seeing Babylon 4 reappear was cool. I liked the look of the station, and the fact that its not just a copy of B5. Garibalid and Sinclair's conversation about pants on the way to B4 was pretty funny. D'Lenn's parts were interesting, although I was pretty sure she'd be staying on B5. I'm not sure why having a single space station is so important to the future, but it still made for a good story. The identity of The One was pretty obvious. I bet this will be brought up again.
It is very hard to offer a reply considering hindsight is 20/20, but I will say once you finish at least Season 3, your opinion might be worth looking at again.

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Old September 17 2012, 08:45 PM   #299
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Babylon Squared (B5) - This was a very good episode. Seeing Babylon 4 reappear was cool. I liked the look of the station, and the fact that its not just a copy of B5. Garibalid and Sinclair's conversation about pants on the way to B4 was pretty funny. D'Lenn's parts were interesting, although I was pretty sure she'd be staying on B5. I'm not sure why having a single space station is so important to the future, but it still made for a good story. The identity of The One was pretty obvious. I bet this will be brought up again.
It is very hard to offer a reply considering hindsight is 20/20, but I will say once you finish at least Season 3, your opinion might be worth looking at again.

God I hope that isn't a spoiler because that is not what I intend to do.
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Old September 18 2012, 01:27 AM   #300
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Seeing Babylon 4 reappear was cool. I liked the look of the station, and the fact that its not just a copy of B5.
According to JMS, B4 is what the Babylon Station was supposed to look like, but what with the first four attempts collapsing, blowing up or disappearing into a wibbly light they basically ran out of money. So, even though the EA got the Centauri & Minbari to kick in, B5 is very much the budget model.

D'Lenn's parts were interesting, although I was pretty sure she'd be staying on B5. I'm not sure why having a single space station is so important to the future, but it still made for a good story.
The station isn't important in and of itself so much as it's function. Nowhere else in the galaxy is there a place where so many races can meet on neutral ground. It's a crossroads. Most of the Minbari leadership certainly don't see it as vital to their continued existence, but that's because they're very much isolationists. Delenn isn't so close minded, but as you've seen, her influence isn't what it once was.
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