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Markas January 22nd 21 17:37

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Welcome here and I am glad you found this place.

I will suggest one thing though, don't do too much advance research on the series. It is better letting all of the moments reveal themselves. Some surprises should be...surprises. ;)

Springer January 22nd 21 19:25

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Originally Posted by vacantlook (Post 463913)
Personally, I think Sinclair and Sheridan are very different energies. I think I might have preferred Sheridan back in the days that the show was new and ongoing, but in the years since, I've come to prefer Sinclair. That doesn't mean that I don't still enjoy Sheridan as a character, but I think if I were to aspire toward either of them, I would more want to be like Sinclair.

Just wanted to say how much I relate to this. Sinclair was tough (he beat Neroon up!) but spiritual; he sought wisdom and was a thinker, but was never afraid to act and do the right thing; he was an excellent diplomat even when he probably felt like punching someone. And he liked Tennyson! I think Sinclair had a lot of gravitas and Sheridan had a lot of charisma. Being British, I do tend to sway more toward the stiff upper lip thing that Sinclair had going on!

Ultimately I like both Sheridan and Sinclair for different reasons, but I identify more with Sinclair.

Markas January 22nd 21 19:47

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Originally Posted by Springer (Post 463917)

Ultimately I like both Sheridan and Sinclair for different reasons, but I identify more with Sinclair.

I completely agree here. Two different characters needed at the times they were in command.

Axionz January 23rd 21 00:27

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Originally Posted by vacantlook (Post 463913)
Please feel free to post your thoughts as you proceed through your watching of the series. B5 fans tend to enjoy being able to vicariously relive the first time viewing experience.

Personally, I think Sinclair and Sheridan are very different energies. I think I might have preferred Sheridan back in the days that the show was new and ongoing, but in the years since, I've come to prefer Sinclair. That doesn't mean that I don't still enjoy Sheridan as a character, but I think if I were to aspire toward either of them, I would more want to be like Sinclair.

Will do! I'm actually about to watch Season 2 Episode 19 and it's getting really interesting regarding the Shadow enemies that use to rule hundreds of years ago, loving that story so far.

Yeh I loved Michael O'Hare as Sinclair I just felt like he was such a powerful presence on screen as the commander, like holding true to that sort of strong military mindset that a long time veteran war commander would have had with being through such a big war in the past against another race that basically took you right to the brink of extinction.

He was an absolute marvel in my opinion by making the viewers feel that sort of presence through screen, his voice is also epic and should 100% still be the main intro. I sort of get the vibe that back then when he was actually doing it some people didn't take to him very well with regards to his performance but like O'hare said himself many years later (like late 2000s) it was as if over time everyone understood what I was doing with the character and he quickly became a favorite. I'm glad he was alive when that happened and he seen that his character actually became one of the most important characters in the history of the show and he knew from the fans they missed his presence greatly.

I like Sheridan more as each episode passes, he fits in quite well and it's going good but I would have absolutely loved to have seen O'Hare as the commander all the way through, a damn shame what he went through back then and no one had any idea the pain he was suffering.

He was a legend and what was his medal as commander? something like, "For those that held the line". He certainty done that by fighting through to make sure Season 1 was finished and no one lost their jobs from the show potentially getting cancelled if he dropped out early, RIP Michael O'hare and for winning that fight.

Axionz January 23rd 21 00:30

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Originally Posted by Markas (Post 463915)
Welcome here and I am glad you found this place.

I will suggest one thing though, don't do too much advance research on the series. It is better letting all of the moments reveal themselves. Some surprises should be...surprises. ;)

Hi and thanks!

Yeh I'm not looking up anything really, I've just seen some interviews with the cast long after the show was complete and hearing about their experience etc, but making sure I'm not seeing anything to do with the story so I have no idea when watching :)

Axionz January 31st 21 14:28

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Hey all,

I just watched Season 3 Episode 10 (Severed Dreams) and it was an absolutely epic episode!!!! It was actually so exciting to watch haha and the story/character depth keeps evolving and getting better and better!

Really enjoying it so far, it still feels so strange to think this was from the 90s and seeing all the actors being fairly young in the show and then seeing them today is also super strange and throws you off a bit almost like jumping back and forward in time if that makes any sense lol. Just such a strange feeling seeing the cast today because I know them as their younger versions and then boom 30 years later today seeing them much older, anyone else get the feeling I'm talking about lol?

I literally just seen online that Mira Furlan passed away on the 20th of this month :( god rest her soul such a shame another one of the cast has passed away far too early.

This is actually so gutting man :(

Karajorma February 1st 21 00:28

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Ah, Severed Dreams, one of my favourite episodes of the show without a doubt.



As for seeing actors differently now, have you seen Walter Koenig in anything since starting? Cause for me I've stopped seeing Checkov, and started seeing Bester.

Looney February 1st 21 04:56

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Originally Posted by Karajorma (Post 463964)
Ah, Severed Dreams, one of my favourite episodes of the show without a doubt.



As for seeing actors differently now, have you seen Walter Koenig in anything since starting? Cause for me I've stopped seeing Checkov, and started seeing Bester.

I want to watch SEVERED DREAMS right now.

I often go on and on about how BESTER is one of, at least, the Top 5 Villains of all time. I would love to make the claim of Top Villain of all time, but I don't have an all seeing eye that can show me every fictional villain of all time. I REALLY wish I had that all seeing eye to prove a theory with regard to Bester being the type of villain Bester is and him being the first such villain in TV history, but again I don't possess that ability. :rolleyes:

Axionz February 7th 21 17:35

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Hey all, how you all doing?

That's me just finished Season 4 today so now moving onto Season 5! I'm absolutely loving it and ended up binge watching all of season 3 & 4 lol, couldn't peel myself away from it haha... and yes you do completely start to love Sheridan as a character and how he progresses throughout those seasons.

I was looking up some "watching order" suggestions as some say watch "In The Beginning" after season 4 but as this is set 5 years before Season 1 so Delenn is her old self etc then I don't think it would really matter at this point would it? Based on that I think I will just watch Season 5 first then after that watch some of the movies, I have seen The Gathering already as I watched that right off the bat before Season 1.

So here I am....at the 5th season and that gutting feeling is starting to appear because I know this will be the last season and being 30 years on pretty much there's no chance at all for anymore episodes and of course with a good portion of the cast passing away too early and the ones still alive are much too old to play how they were 30 years ago lol, just sucks man, something as good and as rich in character/story as Babylon 5 you just don't want it to end, ever!

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but it feels sooooo strange sometimes when you watch these episodes and you see all these great actors when they were all in their early/mid 30s still looking fresh and young then you look online and it's as if you've went through a time jump by 30 years and looking at them all when they're in their 60s.... Just feels so odd like they shouldn't be that age, they should still be how I know them sort of thing lol, anyone get what I'm talking about?

Hope you're all doing well!

Looney February 8th 21 00:50

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Originally Posted by Axionz (Post 463983)

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but it feels sooooo strange sometimes when you watch these episodes and you see all these great actors when they were all in their early/mid 30s still looking fresh and young then you look online and it's as if you've went through a time jump by 30 years and looking at them all when they're in their 60s.... Just feels so odd like they shouldn't be that age, they should still be how I know them sort of thing lol, anyone get what I'm talking about?

Yes I totally understand what you mean. And I completely understand your desire to binge. Once you get rolling through Season Two it makes it difficult to take a break because you just want to see what is coming next.

As far as the movies go you are perfectly fine watching them toward the end of Season 5. I recommend stopping Season 5 after OBJECTS AT REST, 5.21. Save 5.22 SLEEPING IN LIGHT until you have watched everything else, all movies CRUSADE, LEGEND OF THE RANGERS, and THE LOST TALES. TRUST ME. You will thank me. It will be VERY difficult. You will want to watch it so bad after you see OBJECTS AT REST, 5.21, but don't give in.
SLEEPING IN LIGHT is the absolute last thing Babylon 5 related you should watch. It is the end.


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