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Old May 27 2013, 01:31 PM   #91
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Amazon doesn't stock them?
2 of the Trilogies have at least one book that is very hard to get unless you want to pay $100 on Amazon Marketplace or Ebay.(or you get lucky to find in Used Book store or find an unnoticed one on Ebay that starts with low bidding)

As the Trilogy progresses, fewer books are printed for the later novels, as sales always go down by the end of a Series. The printed New copies are all sold, so there is only secondary market, with no intention/influence to reprint
I paid about 20 for one of them and got lucky with the other rare one. I've had my name down at a couple second hand bookshops in my area (very small places.. the size of half a garage) in case they get Bab 5 books in but no one has ever called.

On another note I see that The Quiet Earth which sells for around 200.00 on ebay is coming to Kindle in July
I was fortunate enough to be onboard in the Fandom, including the books as they were being released, so, I was able to get them for retail before they dried up
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Old May 27 2013, 03:03 PM   #92
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I haven't read any of them i've been hunting the books but have only found a few, and I don't want to start reading a set until I have them all, for fear that I would go mad if I couldn't finish a story.
Amazon doesn't stock them?
2 of the Trilogies have at least one book that is very hard to get unless you want to pay $100 on Amazon Marketplace or Ebay.(or you get lucky to find in Used Book store or find an unnoticed one on Ebay that starts with low bidding)

As the Trilogy progresses, fewer books are printed for the later novels, as sales always go down by the end of a Series. The printed New copies are all sold, so there is only secondary market, with no intention/influence to reprint
Hmm. Good thing for me that I bought them when they were new, clearly.
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Old May 27 2013, 03:10 PM   #93
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On another note I see that The Quiet Earth which sells for around 200.00 on ebay is coming to Kindle in July
Is it? I own a copy of The Quiet Earth - have to re-read it.
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Old May 28 2013, 12:24 AM   #94
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After watching 15 episodes of Arrested Development yesterday, I'm kinda interested in what Senator Vondreau, played by the outstanding Jessica Walter, was doing in/during the Clarke Administration?

Was she murdered in the night of the long knives or was she holding a knife?
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Old May 28 2013, 12:29 AM   #95
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I'm probably the only person on Earth who still thinks of Jessica Walter as Morgan Le Fay in the original Doctor Strange TV-movie:

"I am Ishtar, bloody Ishtar!"
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Old May 28 2013, 01:18 AM   #96
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I've had that movie for years, but I'm afraid to watch it.
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Old May 28 2013, 01:25 AM   #97
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What I always tell people about Babylon 5:

If you watch season one, you might want to watch season two.

If you watch season two, you will want to watch season three.

If you watch season three, you will threaten bodily harm against anyone who tries to prevent you from watching season four.

If you watch season four, you might as well watch season five.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:09 AM   #98
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I've had that movie for years, but I'm afraid to watch it.
I loved it as a teen, although I suspect it hasn't aged well.
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Old May 28 2013, 06:00 AM   #99
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If you watch season four, you might as well watch season five.
What the !#%* does that mean? Season five is still part of the story, and a damn good part at that.
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Old May 28 2013, 06:18 AM   #100
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Babylon 5 was cancelled.

Everything was used up, tied off and delicious.

Then WB surprise reversed the cancellation and JMS was caught flatfooted with no story left to tell.

Season 5 is a come back from the dead frakking zombie.

I'm Glad this happened, because otherwise season 4 would have sucked as all the Earth stuff would have been held over for season 5...

Unless they could have used up an entire episode per planet in the solar system they had to kick the shit out of through so that they could get their foot squarely up Clarke's drooping bunghole?
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Old May 28 2013, 09:21 AM   #101
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I enjoy the oddities of season 5, I think it's a lot of fun. Like a whole season of extras as well as some satisfying stories. And the finale should make anyone cry.

This thread is really making me yearn for a rewatch but I have to be strong! There are other things I'm supposed to be watching and a planned rewatch thread coming up.
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Old May 28 2013, 09:40 AM   #102
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Babylon 5 was okay but not nearly as good as some fans believe it is (i.e. the holy grail of televised sci-fi), the only great performances were delivered by the three ambassadors, everyone else was somewhere between meh and decent.
Season 1 was dull as dirt, I don't care about bits and pieces becoming interesting after I've seen the entire story, it's still horrible, the only episodes I recommend are the Babylon 4 one and the season finale.
Seasons 2 - 4 are great but after wrapping up the shadow war and the earth alliance stuff it was back to being boring in season 5.
The movies (except for "In the Beginning") are crap, Crusade is awful, The Lost Tales should have never been told ... it really seems the Babylon 5 universe sucks except for three years, when it became interesting.

Oh, I forgot the effects, they're bad. I don't care if they were good for their time, good for their time still equals bad because cgi wasn't even close to good enough for weekly television (there's a reason Star Trek still used models), the Babylon 5 effects look cartoony and don't blend well with the live action footage.
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Old May 28 2013, 11:16 AM   #103
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All true.

But here's the amazing thing about the shitty effects... You acclimatize after significant immersion.
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Old May 28 2013, 11:49 AM   #104
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I never quite acclimatized to the Centauri throne room. I'm pretty sure I could whip something up that looked better than that in my kitchen.
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Old May 28 2013, 11:55 AM   #105
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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.
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