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hypatia March 16th 07 17:47

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As far as I can remember, one of the funniest moments of the series was between Vir and Lennier. When they were complaining about their jobs and ended with "same time tomorrow" "yea" or whatever. :lol:

That was, for me at least, a bit of a comic gem. :)

PillowRock March 16th 07 19:26

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Yeah, I liked the Vir-Lennier deadpan comedy team. :D

Going back and forth with stuff about: "They never tell us what's going on" .... "until it's too late" and ending saying "It makes me nervous" in absolute unison without looking at each other until after they hear the other say that line in together.

Or:
"Hell of a day"
"Hell of week"
"Hell of a year"
"Hell of a life"
"You win"

KoshFan March 16th 07 20:15

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Comparing any show to Joss Whedon's (in terms of humor) is like comparing all foods with the finest and rarest of cheeses, so that's a little unfair -- but B5's humor was best when it was dry, sardonic wit.

For example, "First you will know fear, and then you will know pain, and then you will die. Enjoy your flight!" was possibly the line that hooked me on B5.

Boxie March 16th 07 20:32

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I thought Susan could be funny; she made me laugh, anyway! :D And Vir!! I loved it when he fell over after finishing that drink! :p

Recoil March 16th 07 21:23

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Originally Posted by Boxie (Post 291883)
I loved it when he fell over after finishing that drink! :p

See, that to me was way forced. Come on. No one, after a tiny sip of a drink, would fall over like that. Hell the alcohol wouldn't have time to get absorbed into his system that fast. That is a textbook "forced" comedy scene. It wasn't realistic, they put it there to try to be cute.

crazyhorse March 17th 07 00:33

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Susan always brought a smile to my face ;) and her deadpan humour is what really made me find her sexy.

Most of the reason I liked season 5 less than the others was that Ivonava wasn't there.

Was nice to see a glimpse of her on this film though.I rate it a B,not my favourite film but excellent none the less.

RW7427 March 17th 07 02:21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hypatia (Post 291876)
As far as I can remember, one of the funniest moments of the series was between Vir and Lennier. When they were complaining about their jobs and ended with "same time tomorrow" "yea" or whatever. :lol:

That was, for me at least, a bit of a comic gem. :)


Yeah, I like that too. :D

Telepath March 17th 07 11:51

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I agree with RMcD on that one. I found the movie to be utterly incredible, with so many key characters of B5 playing important roles 10 years earlier. Londo was responsible for enough mayhem in the series, to make him responsible for the failure of peace negotiations in the earth-minbari war stretched credulity to the breaking point. as did many other things, like sending sheridan star-killer in the hour of utmost need to negotiate with the enemy. no, didn' work for me.

KoshFan March 17th 07 12:42

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Yeah, EarthForce keeps saying, "Well, Sheridan destroyed a WarCruiser. That means he can handle the Minbari if he has to." And then they send him out with one Narn and a doctor up on charges, or put him in charge of a not-terribly-well-defended space station, and tell him to keep it coming.

Admittedly he took out the Black Star while Lexington was pretty badly beat up herself, but he still had an asteroid belt and nuclear warheads to work with.

The top brass must have been gambling that his reputation would make the Minbari think twice or something. I don't think it really worked.

GaribaldisHair March 17th 07 14:23

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But the problem is that by doing this movie in the way it would likely have happened in real life, you suddenly find that all of the established B5 characters, with the exception of Delenn, are of little to no importance to the story.

So you get a prequel movie featuring a whole bunch of new characters we don't know, don't care about and are doomed never to even be mentioned in the show (since you have already made 4 seasons of it without mentioning them). Reducing all of the series' characters to the level of Sinclair's cameo would (for me) render the whole project redundant, not to mention how disjointed it would get by repeatedly cutting back from the main narrative (which doesn't now feature Sheridan and the others) to show the incidents already established as having taken place during the Minbari War ... Sheridan taking out the Black Star, Ivanova losing her Brother, Franklin refusing to hand over his notes etc.

I agree it is a stretch, but I don't really think it could have been done any other way.


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