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Old May 26 2014, 11:42 AM   #151
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

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There was a victorious point in most of our youths when we finally realized that we could afford both Blank VHS tapes and Beer.
What about making your own beer thus having money for more tapes and chilli? That beer making equipment was the best Christmas present ever.
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Old May 26 2014, 12:43 PM   #152
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

I bought a large tin of lager sediment from the supermarket for $10 bucks in the mid nineties.

Thought I could mix it up in used coke bottles.

Instructions on the back however said that I needed to next buy a 40 dollar drum to brew in before I got to the bottling stage a month further down my timeline.

Fuck that.

How do you explain to a girl, that you have to stop kissing her and go home because a new episode of Babylon 5 is starting in an hour?

In retrospect I should have kept kissing the girl.

But that's only because I didn't know dvd box sets were going to be invented 5 years later.
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Old May 26 2014, 02:11 PM   #153
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

Let's see, I started taping B5 on Betamax, then when it was rerun (on SciFi?) I taped the whole series on VHS. Then Columbia started selling the series on VHS in season sets so I stared buying it (they released it in a ridiculous order - S1, S5, S2, S4, then never released S3 because DVD came out). And then I bought the DVD box sets.

I put those nice expensive VHS season sets in the basement and they got flooded during a hurricane. :/
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Old May 26 2014, 03:19 PM   #154
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DVD is the way to go.
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Old May 26 2014, 11:14 PM   #155
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

Just finished the Ep. "into the fire." so that's it huh? the shadow war is over. (and it turns out both sides were just afraid to quit doing their jobs because they were terrified of being alone.) Narn is free again, though the planet is now a dung hole. But I saw a small spark of redemption in Londo, He is an extremely interesting character. This show takes alot of risks, that frankly, shows like Trek never even dreamed of. I'm guessing now the arc will shift to Prez. Clark. ONWARD!
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Old May 26 2014, 11:58 PM   #156
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

And of course Vir got what he wanted. But that's it the end of the Shadow War which basically came down to

"You've been bad parents, we are throwing you out of the house."
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Old May 27 2014, 12:53 AM   #157
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

Remember season 2's in the Shadow of Za'Ha'dum?

Morden "What do you want?"

Vir: "I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would gaze up into your lifeless eyes and wave, like this. (Vir holds up his right hand and waggles his fingers at Morden) Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?
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Old May 27 2014, 03:12 AM   #158
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

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Just finished the Ep. "into the fire." so that's it huh? the shadow war is over. (and it turns out both sides were just afraid to quit doing their jobs because they were terrified of being alone.) Narn is free again, though the planet is now a dung hole. But I saw a small spark of redemption in Londo, He is an extremely interesting character. This show takes alot of risks, that frankly, shows like Trek never even dreamed of. I'm guessing now the arc will shift to Prez. Clark. ONWARD!
You have to love the way they kicked them out though: "Now get the Hell out of our galaxy! Both of you!"
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Old May 27 2014, 03:32 AM   #159
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

But it was nice that they still needed/loved their Grampa despite everything else that had gone on.

Besides, remember what old Delenn in the future said about the war back in season 3...

John. "From what Londo said I get the impression that we won the war but not completely."

Delenn. "The war is never completely won. There are always new battles to be fought against the darkness. Only the names change."

John. "But we-- We achieved everything we set out to achieve."

Delenn. "We created something that will endure for a thousand years. But the price, John the terrible, terrible price."
Fuck Star Trek.
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Old May 27 2014, 12:58 PM   #160
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But it was nice that they still needed/loved their Grampa despite everything else that had gone on.

Besides, remember what old Delenn in the future said about the war back in season 3...

John. "From what Londo said I get the impression that we won the war but not completely."

Delenn. "The war is never completely won. There are always new battles to be fought against the darkness. Only the names change."

John. "But we-- We achieved everything we set out to achieve."

Delenn. "We created something that will endure for a thousand years. But the price, John the terrible, terrible price."
Fuck Star Trek.
I dunno, I'd put that scene up against Janeway and B'Nanna hopping up and down like schoolgirls yelling "Warp particles! WARP particles!" any day.
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Old May 27 2014, 08:52 PM   #161
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

They name an episode of Voyager after Comic Book Hitler, so of course that sort of shite is going to get stuck in our collective moral craw.

Yes, your craw is my craw, so lay the fuck back and enjoy the experience.
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Old May 27 2014, 09:10 PM   #162
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Not The Craw, The Craw!!
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Old May 27 2014, 10:22 PM   #163
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

What the hell is up with Mr. Garibaldi? I'm believing he has one of the brain parasites, that we first saw when Sheridan went to the future and saw Londo, probably has something to do with his time as the Shadows "Guest"
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Old May 27 2014, 10:28 PM   #164
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Re: So I started watching "Babylon 5" for the first time.

Before Babylon 5, Jerry Doyle used to be a stockbroker.

As far a the method acting goes that he's got stored up for paranoid and trigger happy, this guy is still only levelling out to maybe a 6 at the moment.
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Old May 28 2014, 12:04 AM   #165
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That would explain his jump to right wing talkradio hst.
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