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vacantlook September 12th 18 00:48

Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5
For anyone who might be interested, Mark Oshiro -- author of the Young Adult novel Anger Is A Gift -- is beginning to watch Babylon 5 for the first time. As with other series he's watched, he'll be posting on his website his contemplation and analysis of each episode. (He also does videos, which can be purchased, of him reacting as he's watching.) The first post is scheduled for next Thursday, the 20th.

Mark Watches

vacantlook September 21st 18 01:42

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And so it begins.

Mark Oshiro watches "The Gathering"

Jan September 21st 18 11:38

Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Lyta might be a permanent character, but I wasn’t sure, and there’s virtually nothing in the way of a history for Dr. Kyle or Takashima. Which is okay! It’s just the start, and I’m eager to see what the series itself does with these characters. What else is in store for them? How significant are the events of this film to other story arcs?
Ooops!! Thanks for the link.

vacantlook September 21st 18 21:37

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Mark Oshiro watches "Midnight on the Firing Line"

I'm enjoying this comment from Mark:


WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHOW. Oh my god, can we have a Psi Ops episode? They sound FUCKED UP.
As the culture of the comments section of his website would say: All the nuns! (Explanation for those who don't understand the use of "nuns" in the comments there: Mark maintains a strict spoiler policy; however, he does allow people to discuss spoilers if they post them using rot13 text. "Aha" (aka laughter) converts into rot13: "Nun." So references to nuns is an expression of recognition that something Mark has said reveals he's so not prepared for what's coming in a show.)

Another nun moment:


I don’t know how important the recently-elected president is....

KoshFan September 22nd 18 04:14

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This could be a lot of fun.

AntonyF September 23rd 18 11:18

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I don't know this person, so have no opinion on his character.

But if you're SELLING your reviews, you're going to need to be entertaining. And don't comments like about Kyle and Takashima strike you as just a *bit* too contrived? To say you felt they didn't have background fine, but "Iím eager to see what the series itself does with these characters. What else is in store for them?"

Or is he being deliberately funny and I didn't get it?

Karajorma September 23rd 18 12:13

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Well it seems like we have a new fan of the show. If he's this excited after only the first two episodes then something like Crysalis is going to blow him away.

I must say that I'm enjoying reading his reviews. It's nice to see the reactions of someone watching the show for the first time and remembering back to when it blew me away.

EDIT: I followed the links from his site to the Black Market and tried actually watching his video for Midnight on the Firing Line. It was pretty entertaining (especially when he ships Talia and Ivanova!). I don't know if I'll watch them all but I'll definitely watch him for at least one of the bigger episodes. This all reminds me of finally sitting my sister down and getting her to watch B5 with me after years of telling her she'd love it. Last time I saw her we still had a chuckle about G'Kar and Londo trapped in the lift.

Karajorma September 29th 18 00:25

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Looks like he's finally got to the first of the really good episodes.

Mark Watches Mind War

And he seems to love Bester just like we all do.

KoshFan September 30th 18 05:34

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"But this idea of ancient beings who roam space and are basically impossible to understand is SO F****** COOL. Can we please have more of this???"

Yes, sir. Yes you can.

Karajorma October 1st 18 08:29

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Part of the joy of this series is watching him say stuff like "Can we have an episode about the Psi Corps" and then seeing his reaction when he gets it!

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