Re: A Niner Watches Babylon 5 Absolutely not. The issue isn't why DS9 has better SFX. The issue is whether or not DS9 has better SFX. I had just conceded even if DS9's actual story was directly indebted to B5 that didn't matter because I consider DS9 is an improvement, so I have no idea why this argument would be deployed for the SFX. That sounds fair, but frankly, the commander convincing a robotic being to off itself that had gone wrong due to a totalitarian government system sounds like something right out of the original Star Trek with all of Kirk's arguments to destroy computers. Hell, that he has the mind of a former alien makes him one step away from Landru plus racism. Frankly, that's a very anachronistic sort of story. I don't think anyone today believes if we deploy logic arguments it'll make computers explode. I do like the general idea of racial theories accidentally destroying a species, even if it doesn't make a whole deal of sense.