Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by Neroon, Aug 20, 2007.
Are you just watching for the first time?
"I am a Ranger! We walk in the dark places no others will enter! We stand on the bridge, and no one may pass! We live for the One, we die for the One".
No. I've watched it for the first time in 2009 and then I knew why it has such a high reputation among Sci-fi fans. Great show.
A Babylon 5/ DS9 crossover would have been nice.
there was a hilarious fan made tng /b5 cross over on midwinter way back
it affectionately made fun the short comings of both shows and the ensuing culture clash of having these people meet
I've wlways liked this one
"What does the candle represent?"
"All life, every life. We're all born as molecules in the hearts of a billion stars, molecules that do not understand politics, policies and differences. In a billion years we, foolish molecules forget who we are and where we came from. Desperate acts of ego. We give ourselves names, fight over lines on maps. And pretend our light is better than everyone else's. The flame reminds us of the piece of those stars that live inside us. A spark that tells us: you should know better. The flame also reminds us that life is precious, as each flame is unique. When it goes out, it's gone forever. And there will never be another quite like it. So many candles will go out tonight. I wonder some days if we can see anything at all."
-- Sheridan and Delenn in Babylon 5:"And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder"
i remember one review said of that nice speech
that deelen got so deep into her own metaphor
that she got lost
i loved it
I've never watched B5, but I'm definitely interested.
I'm on season 1 of DS9 now in my first Star Trek watchthrough, intermixing it with season 6 of TNG, and now I'm wondering if I should throw B5 in there too. Funnily enough, the episode I just watched, Birthright, Part I, aired the same day as the first pilot film, The Gathering. Just lucky timing, I guess, what do you think?
Also, I've heard the DVDs are poor stretched 16:9 transfers. Anywhere you can watch the standard 4:3 episodes in decent quality?
One of my favorites from DS9:
GARAK: Oh, I'm sure you would. You'd like nothing more than to pry into my personal affairs. Well, I'm not interested in dissecting my childhood. I only want to save my people from the Dominion. I don't need someone to walk in here and hold my hand. I want someone to help me get back to work. And you, my dear, aren't up to this task. I mean, look at you. You're pathetic. A confused child trying to live up to a legacy left by her predecessors. You're not worthy of the name Dax. I knew Jadzia. She was vital, alive. She owned herself. And you? You don't even know who you are. How dare you presume to help me? You can't even help yourself. Now get out of here before I say something unkind.
Garak was a great character. Written well, and they could write lines like that because Robinson could deliver them perfectly. If Baby5 had some like that, I might have watched more than the first couple of seasons.
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