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RMcD August 22nd 07 23:11

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Originally Posted by Chilli (Post 306836)
Does anyone have ANY clue what he is talking about?

No, but a big visual anomaly that springs to my mind is the stuntman who doubles for Garibaldi when he gets thrown through the air by an explosion during the fight with the assassin near the end. For a few seconds he has a very full head of blond hair.

Jan August 22nd 07 23:37

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I'm not certain of this but I think that in one of the shots looking down on the witness stand, one of the characters is wrong. Either Sinclair is shown instead of Kyle or vice-versa. I think.

Jan

Elipsis August 23rd 07 00:10

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I gave this an A because in spite of its flaws it fulfilled its primary function masterfully: namely introducing characters and a story arc that holds your attention strongly enough to make you want to come back to the series.

Some call it too slow in other places whilst still throwing in too much at a new viewer for a pilot, but it was this pacing that made me trust JMS as a writer... I felt like he had all the details he needed in place and would only spend time on something if it turned out to be relevant later (future episodes would prove that many things which initially appear irrelevant or throw away come back around much later).

There is so much mystery in the pilot... how can you walk away from the series if you think the writer actually has a good story to tell.

Chilli August 23rd 07 01:44

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan (Post 306886)
I'm not certain of this but I think that in one of the shots looking down on the witness stand, one of the characters is wrong. Either Sinclair is shown instead of Kyle or vice-versa. I think.

Jan

YES, that is it. Sinclair is being questioned by G'Kar. The wide shot shows Kyle in the stand. I have seen the Gathering a million times, and I did not notice this. Not once.

Amazing.

54 minutes in on the original version. As I don't yet own the TNT version on DVD, I cannot say where it is on it, or if it even is in it.

Some of the shots around 51 minutes in seem odd too. The backdrop behind Sinclair seems to alter, but that could just be angles fooling me.

KoshFan August 23rd 07 04:06

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Originally Posted by Skander (Post 306865)
(also one of the reason's I'm one of the 6 people who think Starship Troopers is brilliant)

Hah! I loved Starship Troopers. Of course, I was drunk when I saw it, so a lot of it escapes my memory, but what I recall was great.

Skander August 23rd 07 20:37

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Okay, two people have come out in open support of "Starship Troopers".

That tears it, this community is awesome!

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As if building a community focused around discussing the finer points of Babylon 5 wasn't enough of a clue for me, I know. :p

Jade Jaguar August 25th 07 21:31

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Originally Posted by Skander (Post 306941)
Okay, two people have come out in open support of "Starship Troopers".

I can sum that film up in six words: Cute young Nazis squash giant bugs. :D :p

Okay, I thought it was amusing. Once... :lol:

Truth_Seeker May 4th 08 02:15

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I've just seen the special edition of "The Gathering" for the first time.I've noticed that JMS has changed the appearance of Kosh's "hand" in the scene when he is poisoned.That's a very good move and now it looks like a real part of a Vorlon body unlike the older version where it looked just like a human hand.

vacantlook May 4th 08 02:37

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With it looking like a regular human hand, I always thought that that was part of what Lyta says prior to doing the mind pscan: that it's "subjective" in that she'd be seeing herself in Kosh's place. But yeah, then they made the hand glowing and everything for the The Gathering 2.0, so I guess Lyta's subjectivism isn't quite applicapble now.

Truth_Seeker May 4th 08 02:50

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I still can't understand the whole poisoning thing.How can you poison someone who has passed beyond the physical body into a being of pure energy?Or maybe the poison is created to drain life energy from the person and that's why Vorlons are vulnerable.


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