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Old December 26 2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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When Does Babylon 5 not get boring?? lol...

Just wondering I got thru season 1 it reminds me of a soap opera!! I have the movies should they be watched in any particular order?
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Old December 26 2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Re: When Does Babylon 5 not get boring?? lol...

If you don't like it, you don't like it. It's certainly not for everyone and there's a good chance that it's not for you. Season 1 can kind of be difficult to get through, but even during weak episodes, I enjoyed the vibes the show was giving off and it paid off in the long run.
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Old December 26 2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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Re: When Does Babylon 5 not get boring?? lol...

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Just wondering I got thru season 1 it reminds me of a soap opera!! I have the movies should they be watched in any particular order?
Think of Babylon 5 as a house. Season 1 is building the foundation. Some don't like it very much because it seems to move quite slow.

I usually recommend people go back to season 1 after they have watched season 3. Then you will see all the back story laid out. And after you absorb all that, move on to season 4.
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Old December 26 2011, 08:53 PM   #4
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Re: When Does Babylon 5 not get boring?? lol...

For someone who put in the "lol" at the end, I'm not sure whether to take this thread seriously or not.
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Old December 26 2011, 08:57 PM   #5
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Ha, yeah. I remember liking the original TV movie when it aired (just because a show set on a space station seemed like a really cool idea), but I was never able to get into the actual series, no matter how often I tried. Just a lot of stiff characters giving flowery, pretentious speeches, basically.

The characters on DS9 seemed about a thousand times more charming and dynamic to me.
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Old December 26 2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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Re: When Does Babylon 5 not get boring?? lol...

I skipped most of S1 (on the advice of people here, in fact) and liked it that way. Maybe I should go back and check out what I missed someday.

The movies do need to be watched in a particular order, because some have spoilers for later in the series, but I can't remember what the sequence is. Cue Neroon...
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Old December 26 2011, 10:21 PM   #7
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I managed to get towards the end of the 3rd season (or beginning of the 4th?) but just sort of lost interest and never watched the next episode. Apparently most fans consider that the peak of the series.

B5 seemed like a show that had two really good actors (Funny Hair & Lizard Guy), and a whole bunch of very lousy actors.
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Old December 26 2011, 10:31 PM   #8
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Re: When Does Babylon 5 not get boring?? lol...

2x09 - "The Coming of Shadows"
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Old December 26 2011, 10:33 PM   #9
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Re: When Does Babylon 5 not get boring?? lol...

It starts not getting boring with the pilot.

Pretend you're reading a novel, if you have the attention span for that.
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Old December 26 2011, 10:48 PM   #10
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2x09 - "The Coming of Shadows"
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Old December 26 2011, 10:55 PM   #11
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Funny Hair & Lizard Guy would be a good name for a TV series.
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Old December 26 2011, 11:09 PM   #12
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Joerib wrote: View Post
Just wondering I got thru season 1 it reminds me of a soap opera!! I have the movies should they be watched in any particular order?
You should watch the entire 5 seasons and then you'll find out when it becomes exciting..
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Old December 26 2011, 11:26 PM   #13
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It gets much better as soon as Bruce Boxleitner takes over from "The Incredible Wooden Man" aka Michael O'Hare.
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Old December 27 2011, 12:40 AM   #14
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A buddy of mine purchased the original DVD boxsets when they first came out. ( A sizeable investment I might add) and he handed me the first season and said "You missed the original run, watch this!"

I did miss the original run, didn't have any channels around showing the series, so I eagerly took his advise.

After getting about 2/3's of the way through the first season I boxed those puppies up and took them back.

I told him that I didn't have any trouble sleeping and watching this show was relaxing me into a deep sleep waaay before my bedtime. I was sooo disapointed!

He was not happy with me. I didn't mean it as an insult to him...I just could not, for the life of me, get into this dull, dry, boring, mind numbing presentation.

Although I do have to agree Lizard Guy and Big Hair Dude were the only things entertaining about the show.

I'd rather watch TAS than B5!
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Old December 27 2011, 12:46 AM   #15
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It's a shame the first season wasn't better. I suspect a lot of people missed out on the awesomeness that came later as a result of its problems.

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