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vacantlook December 23rd 05 21:37

EpDis: A Late Delivery From Avalon
 
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Jan December 23rd 05 22:00

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A lovely episode. This is one of those episodes that's not arc-heavy but which adds texture to the series. Franklin's 'I know what's best' attitude gets a swift kick, G'kar displays the Quixotic streak we'd seen when he had Catherine Sakai rescued in Season One and Delenn perhaps realizes that she's not the only one who feels guilty about their part in the E/M war.

Michael York was a superb Arthur and his chemistry with Andreas/G'Kar was great. The silent scene where Delenn takes Excalibur from him is wonderful. The music was perfect.

"And they made a very satisfying 'THUMP' when they hit the ground!"

Jan

Shaal Mayan December 23rd 05 22:30

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A is for excellant one of my top eps that isn't arc based and I love Micheal York great job.

RW7427 December 24th 05 06:14

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C. It's not a bad ep, but I think it's one that we could do without.

Joseph DeMartino December 25th 05 04:35

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B. A very good episode, wonderful showcase for G'Kar/Andreas Katsulas and a show thematically tied in very closely to the arc, even if the events are less central to it. But the explicit connectoin to the Arthur legend, which informs so much of Sheridan's story, also raises it aboe the "not bed but we could live without it" category. As Jan mentioned, this is one of the epsiodes that looks every different on second or third viewing, in the light of revelations about Delenn and her role in the war that a new fan watcing the epsiodes in order would not have.

And they made a very satisfying THUMP!

:)

Joe

KoshFan December 25th 05 22:46

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B, on the strength of "Sir G'Kar" and the brief Kosh cameo at the end.

GKarsEye December 27th 05 01:43

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B or C

The premise of the show is pretty retarded IMO, but the actors and the setting saved from being from just completely embarassing to entertaining.

Chilli December 27th 05 14:55

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C I think .. seemed like such an utter waste to have Michael York on the show and to do a concept that seemed so silly (though fitting to the show, yes). Though he and Andreas definitely were great in it, of course :D

Joseph DeMartino December 27th 05 15:56

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Quote:

The premise of the show is pretty retarded IMO

The premise reminded me of one of the very best M*A*S*H episodes, the one where an Air Force bombadier wakes up one day believing he is Jesus Christ.* I don't think either show was "silly", and there's nothing odd about the notion that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can and does produce effects up to and including completely dellusional belief systems. Is believing you're King Arthur any stranger than believing you're Jesus Christ or Napoleon? There are plenty of people in mental hospitals around the world who believe both, not to mention the various Sherlock Holmeses, Jeannes D'Arc and Cleopatras that are probably floating around. If you think nuts in costume are inherently implausible you've obviously never seen footage of a Klan rally or attended an SF convention. :) And apart from that, what was silly or implausible or whatever the objection is about the episode?

Regards,

Joe

* Which contained the following classic, and theologically quite sound, exchange:

Doctor: Is it true that God answers every prayer?

"Jesus Christ": Yes. Sometimes the answer is, "No."

Sindatur December 27th 05 16:49

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I think the episode was very well done and had some definite high points, I just don't personally care much for it. So, on the strength of the episode I'd give it a "B", but, figuring in personal bias, I lower it to a "C".


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