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Old June 1 2013, 06:59 AM   #166
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Re: is babylonian 5 any good

I just watched B5 for the first time a couple years ago because I kept hearing people talk about it on here. I bought each season as I went along, and I think this was when I was home most of the time due to medical problems, so by the time I got to the second or third seasons I was watching 5 or 6 episodes at a time.
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Old June 1 2013, 07:05 AM   #167
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short answer, yes, long answer...
Now I had to go watch that whole episode! One of my favorites... the mass drivers are nasty!!!

Love me some B5!
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Old June 1 2013, 09:11 AM   #168
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short answer, yes, long answer...
Now I had to go watch that whole episode! One of my favorites... the mass drivers are nasty!!!

Love me some B5!
there were so many good moments i wanted to post but they were too...spoiler-y
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Old June 1 2013, 09:54 AM   #169
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I probably read about it in a magazine, because when it was first on, the local station (38) aired it at some weird hour late Sunday or early Monday. I taped the first few (I think they were out of order) and thought they were pretty good-- then I got to Sinclair's "Unless we go to the stars" speech and I was hooked. It just got better and better from there on out.

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They were an Internet argument made manifest. The younger races were the hapless victims of titanic trolls.
Heh. Best description of B5 ever.
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Old June 1 2013, 10:19 AM   #170
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The Vorlons and Shadows were treating the species of the galaxy as their giant ant farm. That's the point of G'Kar's speech to Sinclair's girlfriend after all. As Lorien put it, they were no longer interested in helping the younger races, instead, the Vorlons and Shadows had become interested in proving who was right. They were an Internet argument made manifest. The younger races were the hapless victims of titanic trolls.
I am going to remember this one.

So was Lorien a moderator?
I guess, or an asleep at the switch admin.
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Old June 1 2013, 07:11 PM   #171
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Yeah... come to think of it, he banned all the trolls without even issuing any warnings! And managed to get himself banned at the same time.

Don't think I'd want to hang out on that board....
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Old June 9 2013, 08:06 AM   #172
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Old June 9 2013, 10:31 AM   #173
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Yup, that's the Internet, all right.
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Old June 9 2013, 10:41 AM   #174
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Pope G'Kar, that's what's needed.
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Old June 9 2013, 01:24 PM   #175
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Old June 9 2013, 04:07 PM   #176
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Babylon 5 is fucking awesome.

Almost as fucking awesome as Robert Heinlein.
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Old June 16 2013, 10:00 PM   #177
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I haven't yet bought any season sets (the operative word is "yet"), and only saw part of the first season (but almost everything from season 2 on), but I certainly found it worthwhile.

Kind of curious: with DS9 and B5 being produced about the same times, their respective producers were making well-publicized efforts to differentiate their shows from each other, and yet those efforts seemed to backfire most of the time, making the shows that much more convergent.
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Old June 16 2013, 10:48 PM   #178
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DS9 is my fave Trek show for sure, but B5 topped it. B5 wasn't part of an established major cash cow so was able to be much more ambitious with its storytelling. No way would DS9 have ever done anything like Deconstruction of Falling Stars.

DS9 is a procedural adventure of the week show featuring collection of varied story arcs.

Babylon 5 is a story.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:16 PM   #179
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DS9 is my fave Trek show for sure, but B5 topped it. B5 wasn't part of an established major cash cow so was able to be much more ambitious with its storytelling. No way would DS9 have ever done anything like Deconstruction of Falling Stars.

DS9 is a procedural adventure of the week show featuring collection of varied story arcs.

Babylon 5 is a story.
I agree

Bab5 was WILD at times, just off the radar. It was NOT procedural. I think many have been trained into expecting the procedural, the standard, the expected and they weigh the worth of a show as to how well it does that. Bab5 could be messy and under baked at times but that was because it just went for it, it did sci fi FIRST rather than as the backdrop to mainstream expectations of a tv show.
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