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JoeD80 February 10th 11 01:34

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Originally Posted by Estelyn (Post 367738)
Voiceover at the beginning - Garibaldi; at the end - Ivanova. I wonder why that choice; JMS didn't comment on it.

In the script, Ivanova has both the opening and closing voiceovers.

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Originally Posted by Estelyn (Post 367738)
For the closing words, I would guess that she was chosen because the events of this story changed the direction of her life and gave her hope.

It was also to connect back to the vision Sheridan had in season two, when we see Ivanova dressed for a funeral, according to Joe in his comments on "All Alone in the Night" in the script book.

Estelyn February 10th 11 06:57

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Ah, I hadn't thought of that connection! Thanks for the info, Joe.

deaded June 29th 11 09:43

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I just watched it for the ninth time and I STILL don't like it. In fact I really didn't like "Objects in Motion," "Objects at Rest," OR, "Sleeping in Light.". Nothing happened except for Lenier betraying the Rangers. The rest was just silly goodbyes. One goodbye show is OK. Three is ridiculous (not even counting 'Deconstruction' which was the best IMHO.

vacantlook July 1st 11 15:10

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I don't think I've ever seen anyone who disliked this episode.

Alioth July 2nd 11 05:34

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Originally Posted by deaded (Post 371591)
I just watched it for the ninth time and I STILL don't like it. In fact I really didn't like "Objects in Motion," "Objects at Rest," OR, "Sleeping in Light.". Nothing happened except for Lenier betraying the Rangers. The rest was just silly goodbyes. One goodbye show is OK. Three is ridiculous (not even counting 'Deconstruction' which was the best IMHO.

Well, "Objects at Rest" included Londo bearing that certain "gift" to the Sheridans' soon-to-be-born son... which figures significantly in the Centauri Trilogy, and (though unseen) the events we see in Sheridan's flash-forward in "War Without End".

But series-ending "goodbye" shows are almost always a bummer, and not things I look forward to with series that I've come to love.

deaded July 2nd 11 20:44

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Originally Posted by vacantlook (Post 371626)
I don't think I've ever seen anyone who disliked this episode.

I can send you a picture if you want.

KoshN July 2nd 11 22:40

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Originally Posted by deaded (Post 371662)
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Originally Posted by vacantlook (Post 371626)
I don't think I've ever seen anyone who disliked this episode.

I can send you a picture if you want.

Vacantlook is not alone: I, too, have never seen (or known or met) anyone who has disliked Sleeping in Light.

Jade Jaguar July 3rd 11 22:42

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Sleeping in Light will never be my most-watched ep, because it is sad and painful. But, it is also beautiful, and wonderful. I think most B5 fans consider it to be one of the best final eps of any series, ever. I know I do. I certainly prefer it to Deconstruction of Falling Stars, which was decent for something thrown together at the last minute, and without a prepared context in the B5 story, but none the less inferior to most B5 eps. That's my opinion, and others are equally entitled to theirs.

Lennier's Tears May 11th 15 01:45

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I'm with Jade Jaguar on this ... I can't just casually watch this, I have to be ready for it. It's both the best and the saddest series finale of any TV show I've ever seen. I have never not cried while watching this. In fact, I could cry just thinking about it. That means it's excellent TV.

That's all I've got just now ...

Satai September 10th 15 04:31

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This is my post from FB of the finale which I just watched tonight. I also included a blurb on the similarities I saw between it and the BSG finale.

Wow...just beautiful I literally cried the entire episode which I haven't done that since the Battlestar Galactica finale. Watching the sun come up, having to discuss with the love of your life that you are going to die- heartbreaking. Seeing how all the characters turned out, looks like ole' Vir made it to Six! Ivanova nice to see her again (i know this was filmed during Sn 4) and ready to kick ass when that Ranger showed up. Garibaldi and Franklin still friends, even Garibaldi wanted to say goodbye. Dinner where they mentioned all those who passed on, sad to see even Lennier didn't make it. Mentions of Marcus, liked how Ivanova wanted to say his name. She is now Entil'zha interesting, she wouldn't take any crap that's for sure. Delenn/Sheridan that goodbye, her dressing up because it's Sunday. Sheridan going on his Sunday drive.... frown emoticon Loved that he returned to B5 and like Zack said he was still there, especially when they turned out the lights. I don't agree that they should have blown it up, but wow seeing it go as all the ships flew away. Looks like everyone did OK in the end, saw Zack working for Vir which was nice. Delenn waiting for sunup everyday... frown emoticon
Some suggested I compare it to the Battlestar Galactica finale. I did see two similarities: both ships were destroyed. BSG being flown into the sun, It guess that B5 got the better send off. Although the Galactica had the major battle before hand and then found Earth. Other similiarity: Delenn/Sheridan and Adama/Roslin. Adama on the hilltop by Roslin grave, was similar to Delenn sitting up waiting for sunrise. Although while Roslin's death scene was beautiful while being a tearjerker. She died before saying anything to Adama would have been nice to have seen a similar exchange to what Delenn/Sheridan did. (Heartbreaking to see him talk, as she is passing away and then have him look over at her) But both were beautiful TV Couples. Overall I feel this was more of a tearjerker then the BSG finale. Although I do cry at the end of the BSG one.
One hell of a ride and i'm glad I took it.

Renee


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