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Old December 30 2012, 01:12 PM   #16
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Re: Babylon 5 or Lexx?

Babylon 5 hands down..

Lexx is just too weird and out there to keep my interest but B5 has an amazing storyline and some of SF's best character arcs ever.

Just don't get bogged down by the lesser first season which still lays the foundations of some story elements that pay off later and try not to get too critical about its special effects.. it's a show from the 90s after all and it shows sometimes.
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Old December 30 2012, 05:28 PM   #17
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Always keep in mind that B5 blazed the trail for TV CGI effects, and helped develop the LightWave program, then on the Amiga/Video Toaster platform. They showed that a TV sci fi show could do affordable special effects on a grand scale. Don't look down on them if the still-developing effects don't look perfect yet, rather thank them for showing us the way.
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Old December 30 2012, 06:50 PM   #18
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Re: Babylon 5 or Lexx?

There were some B5 episodes that I did enjoy. It often got long-windedly speechifying, but there were arcs (such as the Babylon 4 saga) that I honestly liked.

I don't think I've ever seen a full episode of Lexx, although I did see some previews and it did look like porn to me. (I just looked it up on Wiki and now it *really* looks like porn.) So I can't say I miss it.
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Old December 30 2012, 10:00 PM   #19
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There were some B5 episodes that I did enjoy. It often got long-windedly speechifying, but there were arcs (such as the Babylon 4 saga) that I honestly liked.
Oh, yes, the Sheridan speech to Vorlon/Shadows was so AWESOMERZ! that it ended a million year old war. Totally believable.

It needed more Londo too.
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Old December 30 2012, 11:40 PM   #20
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Re: Babylon 5 or Lexx?

Sheridan: "Now get the hell out of our galaxy!"

Borg: "Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."
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Sheridan: "I am Locutus of Borg"
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Old December 30 2012, 11:43 PM   #21
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(Recently I picked up all five seasons of B5 on dvd as an impulse buy, when I saw them for less than $10 each per season).
What?! The show was $10 a season?! How did I miss this?!
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Old December 31 2012, 06:06 AM   #22
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(Recently I picked up all five seasons of B5 on dvd as an impulse buy, when I saw them for less than $10 each per season).
What?! The show was $10 a season?! How did I miss this?!
I picked them up for that price from amazon.ca (the Canadian amazon). At this moment, they're still $9.99 per season.
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Old December 31 2012, 07:10 AM   #23
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Babylon 5. Thought I'm not a bit B5 fan (I've only seen a few season 1 and 5 episodes but all of the episodes in the seasons between) but I'd take it over Lexx any day. Lexx was an incomprehensible mess. I lasted about 6 episode before giving up.
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Old December 31 2012, 12:01 PM   #24
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Re: Babylon 5 or Lexx?

geez this thread is really getting rid of my Lexx guilt. Someone once told me it was edgy and amazing and every time I see it somewhere I feel like I should watch it.
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Old December 31 2012, 03:39 PM   #25
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geez this thread is really getting rid of my Lexx guilt. Someone once told me it was edgy and amazing and every time I see it somewhere I feel like I should watch it.
Like I said, I always wanted to like LEXX, since it sounded wild and crazy and fun, but in execution . . . eh, not so much.
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Old December 31 2012, 07:00 PM   #26
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Re: Babylon 5 or Lexx?

Depends on how much you want to spend. I like Babylon 5 a whole lot more than Lexx, but I still enjoy both.

Assuming you're in the US, you can get the entire series of Lexx for $20 at Target. I don't mean season, I mean the whole thing.

They were originally released one disc at a time, then repackaged as season sets (at considerably higher prices). They've been picked up by another distributor and priced extremely cheap. You can get a box of seasons one and two, or a box of three and four, for $10. So, $20 for the whole series.

There are no additional movies with Lexx, that's the whole thing.

B5, you can get the full five seasons for $50 from amazon.ca ($9.99 per season). There are also several movies and a spin-off that tell other stories in the same universe. They're like bonus stories. Not needed for the series itself, but fun extras you can use to spend more time with your favorite characters.


Edited to add where you can get Lexx.
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Old December 31 2012, 08:45 PM   #27
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LEXX always frustrated me. It always sounded interesting and appealing and boldly offbeat on paper, but the show itself was never as funny or sexy or interesting as I wanted it to be . . . .

I'd go with B-5.
I'd agree about Lexx but I'd say the same thing about B5 as well give or take a few adjectives.
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Old December 31 2012, 10:22 PM   #28
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(Recently I picked up all five seasons of B5 on dvd as an impulse buy, when I saw them for less than $10 each per season).
What?! The show was $10 a season?! How did I miss this?!
I picked them up for that price from amazon.ca (the Canadian amazon). At this moment, they're still $9.99 per season.

I wish the USA Amazon would match that price. With shipping it wouldn't make a difference. WBstore.com has them for $12.50 in the USA, I'm just an extra cheap bastard.

TheWB.com has the first season for free streaming in the USA.
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Old January 1 2013, 04:42 AM   #29
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Buy Firefly instead, spend the extra money on beer and pizza.
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Old January 1 2013, 04:57 AM   #30
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Assuming you're in the US, you can get the entire series of Lexx for $20 at Target. I don't mean season, I mean the whole thing.
If you're in the US, you can watch the entire series of Lexx on Hulu for free.

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Buy Firefly instead, spend the extra money on beer and pizza.
Included with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Amazon even has it in HD.
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