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Forum: B5.related October 10th 18, 02:51
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Bwahahaha. He's really good at this.
Forum: B5.related October 6th 18, 20:06
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

The man raises a good point about Lianna Kemmer. She is indeed one-note in her pursuit of Garibaldi. Oshiro's idea that an acknowledgment that Santiago is always under threat, and that therefore...
Forum: B5.related October 3rd 18, 01:55
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Bwahahaha. He gets it.
Forum: B5.related September 30th 18, 04:34
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

"But this idea of ancient beings who roam space and are basically impossible to understand is SO F****** COOL. Can we please have more of this???"

Yes, sir. Yes you can.
Forum: B5.world September 27th 18, 03:36
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

We just watched our first ep separately: "The Illusion of Truth," which I've always hated. Not because it's bad, of course... because it's done so well... For all that we watched it on different...
Forum: B5.related September 22nd 18, 03:14
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

This could be a lot of fun.
Forum: B5.world September 22nd 18, 03:10
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

The actual Gray 17 bit is an interesting idea with rushed/budget execution.
Forum: B5.world September 20th 18, 01:27
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

The breakup had more foreshadowing than Londo & G'Kar's death. "Gray 17" didn't even budge the needle. I think my ex actually liked it.

(Actually, I'm always a little surprised how not-terrible...
Forum: B5.world September 19th 18, 00:31
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

Heh. Yes, that's totally it!


...In all seriousness, it's because I'm such a linear-story guy. When I introduce people to the show, I start at the beginning. Then half the fun is watching their...
Forum: B5.world September 18th 18, 03:16
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By KoshFan
It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

Some years ago, my partner finished showing me Star Trek Voyager and we moved on to a show of my choice. Since we'd already finished Buffy, I picked B5. We got as far as "Gray 17 is Missing" before...
Forum: B5.world August 21st 18, 20:13
Replies: 38
Views: 25,279
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

Fair enough.



Yep.



That whole scene is still a delight after all these years.
Forum: B5.FAQ August 21st 18, 04:22
Replies: 59
Views: 8,330
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

The bylaws of the Book Group prohibit answering rhetorical questions. That's why.
Forum: B5.world August 20th 18, 19:12
Replies: 38
Views: 25,279
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

O'Hare was indeed a stage actor. I used to think as you do... my friends and I used to laugh at how he would always be smiling slightly, even in dark/dramatic scenes. And yes, he could be ponderous....
Forum: B5.world August 19th 18, 20:45
Replies: 29
Views: 8,248
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Moments Of Transition

Welcome, Talvitar! Good to see someone new around here.
Forum: B5.FAQ August 17th 18, 19:36
Replies: 59
Views: 8,330
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

I do look after myself :) Unfortunately the medication I have is slowly becoming ineffective :([/QUOTE]

Aww, man, that's terrible.
Forum: B5.FAQ August 16th 18, 22:19
Replies: 59
Views: 8,330
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Self-care! Self-care before arguing about decades-old science fiction arcana on the internet!
Forum: B5.FAQ August 16th 18, 13:54
Replies: 59
Views: 8,330
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Aha. Those are indeed good reasons. People may argue (because people always argue...) but there they are and now we have them.

And you had good reasons for not telling us up front, as I suspected...
Forum: B5.FAQ August 14th 18, 14:18
Replies: 59
Views: 8,330
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

I've stayed out of this, because I haven't seen these eps in a long, long time (and in the case of "Day of the Dead," never -- I never got around to buying the S5 DVDs). But I see well-intentioned...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 18, 03:16
Replies: 26
Views: 7,984
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: And Now For A Word

Considering how the Grey Council talk to each other sometimes, I expect Delenn has been talked to that way before. Remember, she got savaged by Neroon in "All Alone in the Night." And heck, the one...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 18, 01:34
Replies: 26
Views: 7,984
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: And Now For A Word

Torqueman is raising a totally natural objection to Delenn's transformation. (She's doing it in an incredibly passive-aggressive, brutal, and un-journalistic way, of course, but her point still...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 18, 01:25
Replies: 28
Views: 6,082
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Hunter, Prey

I never found that theory totally satisfactory... but it's the only one we've got any evidence for.
Forum: B5.related July 24th 18, 02:31
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

Yeah, I watched a TED Talk about it. When I remember the researcher's name I'll post it here.
Forum: B5.world July 24th 18, 02:30
Replies: 35
Views: 7,673
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Knives

Sure, that's plausible, but this is about what Sheridan thought, not about what might have happened; and I don't see why he would have thought of the Icarus exploding in space for the reasons given...
Forum: B5.world July 22nd 18, 21:53
Replies: 35
Views: 7,673
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Knives

In the original airing order "Knives" aired one episode after "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum" as opposed to one ep before. So in the original order, Sheridan "saw" Icarus explode one week after learning...
Forum: B5.related July 22nd 18, 21:50
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

This is gonna veer into the Politics forum now, but:

From what I've heard, it actually takes about 7 to 12% of the people in a country to shut it down through nonviolent protest. That's not what...
Forum: B5.world July 21st 18, 16:22
Replies: 35
Views: 7,673
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Knives

"Knives" was always out of order on the DVDs, especially since Sheridan sees the Icarus explode (which he later learns didn't happen).
Forum: B5.world July 17th 18, 14:16
Replies: 28
Views: 6,082
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Hunter, Prey

Yes that was a great subtle moment.[/quote]

....Oy. I posted that comment thirteen years ago. No wonder I couldn't remember writing it.




Yeah, I always wondered about that. Same guy,...
Forum: B5.related July 15th 18, 21:15
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Some Eye Candy.

I love playing games and I love B5; I just don't have as much time as I'd like!
Forum: B5.world July 14th 18, 16:42
Replies: 37
Views: 20,577
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Acts Of Sacrifice

My favorite bit of the Corelliwhatever/Taq plot (which was interesting) is where Taq bows to Ivanova at the end. The servant was quicker on the uptake than the master!
Forum: B5.world July 14th 18, 04:54
Replies: 17
Views: 5,243
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: All Alone In The Night

A fine episode. While there could have been more Hague, yes, I love the final scene -- it's such a surprise since it doesn't fit the tone of the rest of the ep.

And the dream is pretty nifty even...
Forum: B5.world July 12th 18, 00:01
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Yeah, the journey was the important point in "Grail" -- but it would be kinda funny if, in a million years, humanity figured out how to be beings of light, occupied the Vorlon homeworld, reconnected...
Forum: B5.world July 11th 18, 04:07
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Aldus never did get to ask Kosh what the Vorlons knew, if anything. And I doubt Thomas asked before he left. And if any of the ambassadors would know, it'd be Kosh. So while I fear Thomas never found...
Forum: B5.world July 8th 18, 02:56
Replies: 21
Views: 3,786
Posted By KoshFan
Re: What was the original 5-year plan?

For an old half-abandoned message board, we're pretty friendly around here.

And I'm a teacher, so I can officially say: there are no dumb questions! There are questions we may have answered many...
Forum: B5.world July 4th 18, 00:11
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Fair enough -- and I agree, building more suspense leading up to the confrontation with the Zarg could have made things a lot better. (Honestly, I don't mind "Gray 17" as much as I think of it as a...
Forum: B5.world July 2nd 18, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By KoshFan
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

Now that's a good idea, Looney -- an entirely alien-perspective ep on, say, some human matter.
Forum: B5.world July 1st 18, 22:16
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By KoshFan
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

Oh, heck yes. Also I'd de-emphasize the planet's defenses. That beam weapon was just overkill, JMS knew it, and had to spend the rest of the show carefully working around it and explaining why they...
Forum: B5.world July 1st 18, 22:04
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Fair enough. I'll grant you that five minutes here or there would have made things a lot better. I remember how the endings of both two-parter eps got mangled because they had to move stuff around to...
Forum: B5.world July 1st 18, 00:22
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I've gotta disagree on this one. Writers work best when under limitations. I just finished Stephen King's book "On Writing," and one of his secrets is that the second draft should be 10% shorter than...
Forum: B5.world June 29th 18, 19:40
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I guess we just need to be careful about how we're using "canon." A lot of times fans use "It's not canon!" as a way to say, "I don't like it, and if I can say it's not canon I can ignore it!" This...
Forum: B5.world June 18th 18, 13:58
Replies: 38
Views: 25,279
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

I'm thinking bots are getting smarter.
Forum: B5.world June 11th 18, 01:34
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Ship of Tears questions

My guess is that Bester came in the slow way to avoid detection: dropped off out of range, then spent a few hours flying closer. But suddenly the "motherships always stay in hyperspace" raises an...
Forum: B5.world May 18th 18, 00:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Question about Eilerson spoiler

I'm not sure, since I don't have much behind-the-scenes access. But my guess is that there are simply so many attempts, that some get through via brute force and sheer numbers.
Forum: B5.related May 18th 18, 00:43
Replies: 28
Views: 5,413
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Streaming B5 - Legally - USA

My only problem with this is that I really dislike Amazon.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 11th 18, 00:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I've been less and less enchanted with the Marvel film/TV stuff in general, and so while I know I'd quite like some (say, Thor: Ragnarok) I've de-prioritized them all. So haven't gotten around to...
Forum: B5.related April 26th 18, 02:04
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

And word on the street is that Stan Lee has been pushed well beyond his stamina for the sake of the cash, but that's off-topic.
Forum: B5.world March 9th 18, 19:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Observations

I think this was in one of the DVD commentaries somewhere. Centauri hair was originally going to be more tightly curled -- like the guards seen in "Signs and Portents" -- and not stand up at all. But...
Forum: B5.related March 8th 18, 02:22
Replies: 28
Views: 5,413
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Streaming B5 - Legally - USA

If Go90 loses the rights I'll be ticked. I'm still working my way through the series with my ex, but due to that "ex" part we don't watch in the same place, hence the need for Go90. And my ex's...
Forum: B5.world March 8th 18, 02:18
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I never liked the Technomage trilogy explanation either, because it made Sheridan look like he couldn't do anything without Galen's help. My own headcannon (and yes, I know it conflicts) is that the...
Forum: B5.world March 8th 18, 02:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Observations

That's probably because it got into the show by accident.
Forum: B5.world March 1st 18, 12:59
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

That Centauri telepathy question that came up the other week is a good one.
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