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View Poll Results: Which show did you like more?
Babylon 5 47 69.12%
Stargate SG-1 21 30.88%
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Old July 18 2013, 10:00 PM   #46
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Old July 19 2013, 07:17 AM   #47
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this my be one of the hardest decisions I have ever made since they are both my favorite tv shows of all time and I only recently started watching them. As a big fan of sci fi I recently watched all of season one of stargate sg1 and arguably I have heard sg1 doesnt get good till season 2 I found my self enjoying it greatly (I am currently awaiting season 2). Babylon 5 on the other hand I just watched the first 3 episodes of the first season and since I have heard that most people feel season one of the show was slow and like sg1 didnt get good till season 2 I actualy enjoyed them even if they were a little on the slow side.
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Old July 19 2013, 08:28 AM   #48
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SG1 for me. Couldn't even make it through the first season of B5.
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Old July 19 2013, 08:53 AM   #49
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SG1 for me. Couldn't even make it through the first season of B5.
If you havent heard this already i would suggest starting from season 2 of babylon 5 if you cant make it through the first season. The first season is slow but in season 2 after they got rid of all the bad characters it really got good and stayed that way unitil season 5. The best seasons are seasons 3 and 4.
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Old July 19 2013, 10:33 AM   #50
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Gah, don't skip season 1! You miss so much! You miss Sinclair!
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Old July 19 2013, 12:33 PM   #51
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Babylon 5 by a mile. Yeah S1 sucks, but it gets much better. SG1 has a decent first season, and 2-5ish are pretty good, but not exactly transcendent and then it spends the rest of its existence spiraling down the drain with a chaser of crappy spinoffs. Not that B5's spinoff is particularly good but hey it's at least mercifully short.
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Old July 19 2013, 12:34 PM   #52
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Crusade should have gone on for another 9 seasons, it would have ruled the galaxy.
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Old July 19 2013, 01:39 PM   #53
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If you havent heard this already i would suggest starting from season 2 of babylon 5
What? And miss Michael O'Hare!?
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Old July 19 2013, 09:54 PM   #54
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Whilst it is true S1 of B5 is on the weak side, it lays the ground work for what is to come.
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Old July 19 2013, 10:30 PM   #55
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I definitely don't advocate skipping S1. Shitty as it is. Though you could totally skip The Gathering. Nobody is going to miss that... right?
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Old July 20 2013, 12:07 AM   #56
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Whilst I would say watch it all a must watch list of B5 S1 must be something like

The Gathering
Midnight on the Firing Line
The Parliament of Dreams
Mind War
And The Sky Full of Stars
Signs And Portents
A Voice In The Wilderness (2 parter)
Babylon Squared
Chrysalis

Sure some of the other episodes have stuff in them pays off later. And others might add to a core S1 listing of episodes that are must see.
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Old July 20 2013, 12:12 AM   #57
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Re: POLL: Babylon 5 or Stargate SG-1?

He shouldn't skip any, as that is a lazy and dishonest way of viewing the story.

Also, Believers is a brilliant episode and shouldn't be skipped. It's the episode that really got me hooked.
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Old July 20 2013, 12:16 AM   #58
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I agree and said as much.
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Old July 20 2013, 12:41 AM   #59
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Re: POLL: Babylon 5 or Stargate SG-1?

While there are episodes a majority of people dislike, there's no telling what a person will think of the episodes. Judging from posts I've read around here recently, there are people who love Superman Returns, "Endgame" (Voyager's finale), X-Men: Last Stand, etc. We tend to think that just because a vocal majority dislikes something, everyone should.

Personally, while I wouldn't rate episodes such as "Infection" and "TKO" as B5's best, I do think they are decent. They should be watched at least once and then the new viewer can decide if they want to rewatch it when they rewatch the series.

In trying to decide between the shows, I think it's important to make clear that Babylon 5 should be watched in order and in full. Stargate SG-1 can be watched by skipping around a bit.
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I agree. I like the first season of B5 just fine.
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