Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by Neroon, Aug 20, 2007.
I guess Hollywood is tough on the young and vulnerable
But she's okay now, that's what's important.
Every time I watch through Babylon 5, I'm glued to it for the first four seasons then don't make it through the fifth.
The fifth season of Babylon 5 was kind of like the eighth season of DS9, where they continued the random unresolved threads after the resolution of the Dominion war, without Sisko or Odo, and with Worf taking on a diminished role and a new captain who was never strongly defined as a character.
Oh wait, they didn't do that, because they're smart.
The Ori seasons of Stargate sucked too.
While the first part of the season is uneven, to not watch the end of the Londo/G'Kar arc is to really shortchange yourself. Me, I love the stand-alones that we wouldn't have gotten without a fifth season, too.
Season 5 was full of huge stories.
G'Kar and Londo.
OH the sadness of the finale
The random threads that have been building for five seasons?
If you skip her episodes I suppose...
They did, sort of, although both Odo and Sisko do return eventually. Unfortunately editorial changes at Pocket Books have caused some hiccups in what used to be a fantastic developing story.
The first part of the fifth season is a bit duff, but there's always Day of the Dead, and of course the final arc of episodes is as good as anything that's come before it IMO. Sleeping in Light even now remains one of my favourite hours of television of all time.
I never did get around to watching Babylon 5, but I have some time now so I think I'll start. How much interest would there be if I did a watch thread over on the sci-fi board?
There's always interest in B5 First Watch threads, the more the merrier
I'm always being tempted to rewatch it, go for it.
I really liked B5 and feel that it was an excellent show. That said, if I had to pick between B5 and DS9, I'd choose the latter.
B5, while mostly great, was a little cheesy at times.
The whole "ZAAH HAH DOOM!" thing was a bit silly, and the Vorlons were about as impressive as a prop from an Ed Wood movie. In terms of production values, the show looked like 1980s-era Dr. Who. BG came out only a few years later, and think about how much better it looked by comparison.
All complaining aside, it was a great show with a great cast and it had some some real compelling stories.
Love, love, love Babylon 5. It's one of my absolute favourite shows along with DS9.
I prefer B5's ambition and tendency for experimentation but I'd also say that generally DS9 is better at execution. The Dominion War felt like an actual long-term war whereas the Shadow War seemed to amount to two brief skirmishes.
Basically everything Kosh EVER said is my favorite quote. LOL
Picture a Vorlon and a Breen in the same room. They make similar noises, but Kosh's are more musical. The Breen sound like Transformers transforming every time they talk, but it's still an interesting yet alien noise.
If Sisko was going off on Kosh, telling him the Vorlons need to get off their Encounter suited butts and do something, would Sisko have punched Kosh, like he did Q?
Kosh: Sheridan never hit me
I'd be interested to see where he'd choose to punch
"I only signed onto "Babylon 5" because I had heard they already cast all the roles for "Deep Space Nine." God, anybody who was looking to be somebody was more than willing to sell their mother to be a part of "DS9!" I settled for "Babylon 5" because they promised me free pretzels. By-the-way, still waiting on the pretzels thank-you-very-much!" - Bruce Boxleitner (Mirror Universe)
I'm glad we got Sheridan out of him and not some Federation besotted Captain. Much more interesting.
During our re-re-re-watch of B5, I really noticed for the first time how rushed season 4 is at times. I mean, I noticed it a bit before, but there were times I felt as if I missed an episode or two, with thing moving ahead so fast some things felt to rushed. Like Garibaldi's situation.
Still loving it though.
Well S4 of B5 is a bit rushed due to it not being picked up for a fifth season at that time., so the arcs had to be condesed a tad.
I don't follow how Garibaldi's situation feels like that. There are quite a few episodes about it and that thread goes through most of the fourth season (with some followup in season five).
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