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Elric March 7th 06 11:41

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With out a doubt this ep is one of the finest moments of not just B5, but of television shows in general. A good example of how intense drama is far more engaging than lots of action and ships blowing the crap out of each other.

This episode also has the ultimate in cliff hangers, Sheriden jumping and Garibaldi going missing were great season enders, but what really made it for me was G'Kars speech voiced over various scenes in B5 and at Z'ha'dum - expertly spoken, and a reminder of what a great actor Andreas was.

I remember first watching it on TV with quite a few friends. When G'Kars speech was finished and the images faded away, we were all speechless.

FreeBaGeL March 8th 06 01:43

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I remember back when we were all watching that guy as he went through watching B5, and had a huge rolling thread where he posted his thoughts on it and talked with everyone about it as he went along. Most here should remember it.

Anyhow, he went through the usual progression, a bit slow in season 1, starting to pick it up in season 2, and everyone kept saying "just wait till season 3".

People kept dubbing "Severed Dreams" as THE episode that would just make him go "woah", but in the end he saw that episode and his reaction was kind of "meh" and that it was good, but not as good as advertised by everyone. Anyhow, a few days/weeks later he simply posted the following:

Quote:

HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And that was the whole post.





He had just watched Z'ha'dum.

RW7427 March 8th 06 15:16

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That's what makes B5 so good. There are lots of episodes to say HOLY SH*T after watching. :lol:

Elipsis November 12th 07 14:16

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Heavy and emotional. Just watched it with commentary, yes there was some cheating going on with the intercutting, but it makes the episode work. Can't give this anything but an A.

Telepath November 12th 07 20:45

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One of the best episodes of B5. When I firsted watched this ep, it was so touching I had to stay up late at night to watch it a second time. A+ stuff.

Kaz November 21st 07 09:55

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I gotta admit this episode had me glued to the screen the whole way through. Superb performances from evey member of the cast. Great way to set up intrigue for the following season.

Cannonade November 22nd 07 11:29

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I agree, it is one of my favourites.

I just love the part when Kosh tells Sheridan to jump down that massive chasm. That takes a lot of guts and trust to do that.

Jade Jaguar November 24th 07 15:11

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Cannonade (Post 312720)
I agree, it is one of my favourites.

I just love the part when Kosh tells Sheridan to jump down that massive chasm. That takes a lot of guts and trust to do that.


Yes, BUT - Sheridan knew he would be vaporized if he didn't, so he wasn't really risking his life, because he had already taken actions he was sure would lead to his death. He thought he had no choice, and Kosh offered him one.

Galahad November 24th 07 16:53

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However.... based on the information to hand, which would you prefer? An instantaneous death at ground zero of a nuclear assault, or tumbling down a chasm not knowing how deep... possibly cracking your bones against rock on the way down and then if not dying from the shock of hitting terminal velociy on decent... feeling yourself smack into the ground before finally dying?

Jade Jaguar November 24th 07 21:04

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I'd stay alive as long as I could, however I could. Your statement is a good reason for Sheridan not to decide to jump on his own. But, Kosh's statement is enough to give it a try...


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