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Old June 9 2014, 06:03 PM   #301
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Old June 9 2014, 08:38 PM   #302
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Come to think of it, Lennier could fly when he was pretty much fresh out of the monestary, so clearly this is considered a required skill. Odd though in a way. You'd think it'd be something mostly left up to the worker and warrior castes.
Certainly part of the warrior/religious rift. The warriors didn't believe in the shadow threat so the religious caste had to start the work on the White Stars.
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Old June 9 2014, 10:56 PM   #303
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I agree, she was the worst actress in the whole five years, plus movies and Crusade! Vanna White bad. Reading off of the script the first time seeing it bad.
I don't recall which girl you're referring to or the character in question. Little help?
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Old June 10 2014, 12:24 AM   #304
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I think they're referring to Alisa Beldon, the telepath girl Ivanova tried to save from the PsiCorp, while Talia tried to recruit her.
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Old June 10 2014, 06:19 AM   #305
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I think they're referring to Alisa Beldon, the telepath girl Ivanova tried to save from the PsiCorp, while Talia tried to recruit her.
Ah... Now I remember her. Thanks
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Old June 10 2014, 12:27 PM   #306
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I think they're referring to Alisa Beldon, the telepath girl Ivanova tried to save from the PsiCorp, while Talia tried to recruit her.
Ah... Now I remember her. Thanks
Oh, I dunno. I think that the actress who played Lianna Kemmer in 'Survivors' was much worse.

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Old June 10 2014, 08:03 PM   #307
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I think they're referring to Alisa Beldon, the telepath girl Ivanova tried to save from the PsiCorp, while Talia tried to recruit her.
Ah... Now I remember her. Thanks
Oh, I dunno. I think that the actress who played Lianna Kemmer in 'Survivors' was much worse.

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Credit where it's due; at least she *tried* to act the part!

The only way I can conceive that other girl made it past the casting director is if she was the niece of some studio exec or something. It wasn't as if she just didn't engage with the material either, she's bad in other stuff too.

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Old June 10 2014, 10:53 PM   #308
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B5 did have the philosophy of "No Cute Kids, No Cute Robots. Ever!". Alisa Beldon might have been the exception that proved that rule.
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Old June 11 2014, 01:36 AM   #309
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To be fair I'm pretty sure that rule was only meant to apply to the main cast, not guest characters. Also, she wasn't exactly a kid and there were two or three other appearances of teenagers and at least two actual children over the course of the show. Most of which were OK.

As for robots...does the rebooted Harlan Ellison AI count? If not then I think there was an intention at some point to do a sequel to 'Devil with a Glass Hand', with that character showing up on the station, still on his mission. Not sure how serious JMS ever was about that though. It could have just been him teasing Ellison.
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Old June 11 2014, 01:52 AM   #310
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I always love it when new fans discover Bab5. I saw the pilot originally when it had the Stewart Copeland soundtrack and they tried to make Delen's voice sound more androgynous. I knew from the jump a much bigger, more wondrous universe lay in wait there and hoped beyond hope we would get to see more.

It was awhile before the series kicked off, but lordy, it was a ride.

And yes, check out Crusade, the films, even The Lost Tales and Legend of the Rangers. If you are a REALLY big fan of that 'verse, you will find they all add something to it. Odds are, they will offer something that will also appeal to you.

Decide for yourself.
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Old June 12 2014, 03:33 AM   #311
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And remember...you will never be as cool as a Ranger riding in a convertible with a Minbari on a cellphone:
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Old June 13 2014, 03:15 AM   #312
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Yes, that *is* cool....
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Old June 13 2014, 09:39 AM   #313
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Old June 15 2014, 01:18 PM   #315
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