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Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films February 28th 09, 01:12
Replies: 1,146
Views: 110,565
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Galactica Season 4 (Spoilers Within)

But, most of the time, you probably are the only one among the people that they meet at that party, or in that office, or whatever. Within the context where you are "filed" in their brain, you are...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films February 27th 09, 17:00
Replies: 1,146
Views: 110,565
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Galactica Season 4 (Spoilers Within)

That's ONE name, not a whole cast's worth.

One or two "unique" names amongst all of the "common" ones is memorable.

Having a couple dozen names which are all unfamiliar to the point of sounding...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films February 27th 09, 01:05
Replies: 1,146
Views: 110,565
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Galactica Season 4 (Spoilers Within)

I forgive that on the basis of pure practicality, which is why I don't find it "retarded".

By the time you include the recurring characters that you would like the audience remember (people who...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films February 24th 09, 19:09
Replies: 1,146
Views: 110,565
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Galactica Season 4 (Spoilers Within)

The "all" in that statement strikes me as a severe overgeneralization.

I've never heard of an Adama or a Starbuck or a Baltar in any classical mythology.

And there certainly is not a Boomer...
Forum: B5.world February 11th 09, 01:20
Replies: 95
Views: 16,200
Posted By PillowRock
Re: WB Possibly thinking Big Screen B5 movie.

Given that we are on a message board for a "genre" TV show ........

Is it really necessary to have that parenthetic identification for Michelle Forbes?

Between Cain on BSG, Rho Laren on ST:TNG,...
Forum: B5.world February 10th 09, 00:05
Replies: 95
Views: 16,200
Posted By PillowRock
Re: WB Possibly thinking Big Screen B5 movie.

While those things definitely *can* happen, I think that stating that they categorically *will* happen in every case is an overgeneralization.

Not all A-list actors are just themselves (or a...
Forum: B5.world December 19th 08, 22:14
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Just Finished - Dark Genesis: The Birth of the PSI Corps

Certainly.
But once the Corps becomes a closed society, it won't take all *that* many generations before most of them are related (at least distantly) to most of the rest of them.

I'm not talking...
Forum: B5.world December 19th 08, 22:07
Replies: 15
Views: 4,931
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Crusade timeline

In terms of the actual shooting, I think we've already got everything that there is to get.

Anything new would be behind the scenes connections to Oswald or Ruby (or both).
Forum: B5.world December 18th 08, 23:33
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Just Finished - Dark Genesis: The Birth of the PSI Corps

I believe that the 200 year period referred to is since humans *verified* telepathy and created the Psi Corps. That would be the point at which selectively breeding teeps with each other would have...
Forum: B5.world December 18th 08, 23:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,316
Posted By PillowRock
Re: B5 glitches

Does it count as a "glitch" if real world events *forced* it?

In the tag at the end of "Severed Dreams", after the hand-to-hand combat with Clarke's boarding troops, we see Garibaldi limping and...
Forum: B5.world September 10th 08, 16:22
Replies: 89
Views: 14,861
Posted By PillowRock
Re: The Most Annoying Guest Character In B5?

I would have said "distrusts telepaths", and is quick to judge them negatively given *any* reason to.

He certainly didn't "hate" Talia.
Forum: B5.world August 14th 08, 00:53
Replies: 41
Views: 6,158
Posted By PillowRock
Re: The Best Guest Characters in B5!

At your age?

What in hezmana do you mean by "at my age" when you're 43?

Remember the old villager in The Magnificent Seven!

"and as to women ..... I became indifferent when I was 83." ;)
Forum: B5.world August 7th 08, 19:31
Replies: 61
Views: 7,668
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Lord of the Rings?

How about the "on the fly translation" jobs? ;)

Once, in the late 1980's, I went to a technical conference called "Topographic Applications of SPOT Data" (SPOT being a French acronym for the...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 08, 17:12
Replies: 61
Views: 7,668
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Lord of the Rings?

Yeah, well that's translation gets to be a really interesting problem, isn't it ..... when things like rhythm or rhyming pattern are just about as important as the basic meaning of the words.
...
Forum: B5.world July 24th 08, 22:56
Replies: 89
Views: 14,861
Posted By PillowRock
Re: The Most Annoying Guest Character In B5?

The thing is that "purposely annoying characters done effectively" and "poorly done characters that inadvertantly become annoying" are two *very* different concepts ...... and two *very* different...
Forum: B5.world July 23rd 08, 19:05
Replies: 41
Views: 6,158
Posted By PillowRock
Re: The Best Guest Characters in B5!

It depends.

What is the threshhold beyond which one no longer counts as a "guest" character?

Neroon?

Bester?
Forum: B5.world July 23rd 08, 18:58
Replies: 89
Views: 14,861
Posted By PillowRock
Re: The Most Annoying Guest Character In B5?

Yeah, you don't to get Ice, Action, A-rab, and Baby John on your case. ;)
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 12th 08, 01:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Universal Film Vault Fire

It's not clear that that was the reason why the other footage wasn't kept.

Although I do remember hearing or reading that somebody (some other very prominent director not attached to the Ambersons...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 12th 08, 00:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Universal Film Vault Fire

OK, thanks anyway. I just thought that I would check and see if you knew off hand because I remembered that you had been involved with the film festival.





It seems like Criterion generally...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 5th 08, 20:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Universal Film Vault Fire

A quote from an article in Variety:
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 5th 08, 01:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Universal Film Vault Fire

They do still have all of the negatives, by all accounts.

However, what I've been reading over the last day or so is that that for many movies the fire got all of Universal's 35 mm positive...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 4th 08, 17:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By PillowRock
Universal Film Vault Fire

You may have noticed in the news recently that there was a fire at Universal Studios. One of the things that burned was a film vault. The initial reports made it sound like a minor issue, but what...
Forum: B5.world May 20th 08, 01:06
Replies: 147
Views: 20,848
Posted By PillowRock
Re: B5 Episodes You Prefer To Skip?

Well, no, I don't believe that is a point that is so self-evient that it does not need to be established, actually.

In my opinion, a better analogy would be whether an American was subject to...
Forum: B5.world May 16th 08, 01:45
Replies: 147
Views: 20,848
Posted By PillowRock
Re: B5 Episodes You Prefer To Skip?

They got involved diplomatically, because it became an issue that involved other species present in the bars etc. where the fights occurred.

They did *not* apply EA laws to the Drazi for...
Forum: B5.world May 15th 08, 20:57
Replies: 147
Views: 20,848
Posted By PillowRock
Re: B5 Episodes You Prefer To Skip?

No, they should not have.

It was always made *very* clear that on board B5, in matters that are completely internal to a particular species it is their own planetary legal system that applies. ...
Forum: B5.world May 15th 08, 20:44
Replies: 65
Views: 11,276
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Scriptbook #15 Discussion - SPOILER WARNING

However, it is also *possible* that the influance could have gone in the other direction. That the name "Shadows" (or, the original working name of "shadowmen") might have been what twigged the...
Forum: B5.world May 5th 08, 23:20
Replies: 147
Views: 20,848
Posted By PillowRock
Re: B5 Episodes You Prefer To Skip?

From what I understand, it was actually pretty realistic ...... for that subset of political prisoners that the powers that be want to be able to parade around in very public repentence (and...
Forum: B5.world May 5th 08, 22:59
Replies: 65
Views: 11,276
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Scriptbook #15 Discussion - SPOILER WARNING

My impression, though it certainly bears rechecking the intro to that section, was that the version that appears was written down after the pilot and before the series went into production.
Forum: B5.world May 21st 07, 21:09
Replies: 72
Views: 14,209
Posted By PillowRock
Re: New vote for worst episode ever: Between the Darkness and the Light

I'm curious. What exactly felt so fake to you that it would be taken as belittling the concept or victims?

I mean, there are some concessions to necessities of dramatic presentation (such as...
Forum: B5.world May 15th 07, 16:09
Replies: 72
Views: 14,209
Posted By PillowRock
Re: New vote for worst episode ever: Between the Darkness and the Light

There's a difference between "bad" and "no fun to watch". IiRT is a lot like such movies as Sophie's Choice or Death and the Maiden: endured more than enjoyed, but extremely good at what it is...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 10th 07, 22:18
Replies: 24
Views: 3,049
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Sci-Fi Debate

Sorry. Typing without thinking between test runs at work.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 10th 07, 16:39
Replies: 24
Views: 3,049
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Sci-Fi Debate

Well, not really. At least not by my definition of "science fiction" (see above).

Most of Jules Verne's writing is "science fiction". The fact that we have since caught up with most of the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 10th 07, 16:26
Replies: 24
Views: 3,049
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Sci-Fi Debate

To me, the categories are not mutually exclusive. I'm not *just* talking about SF and fantasy, but it certainly applies to them.

To my mind, if it includes fictional science or technology then it...
Forum: B5.world April 30th 07, 17:18
Replies: 35
Views: 5,267
Posted By PillowRock
Re: How good are the script books?

Of course, that was not really an option ........ unless they wanted to scrap Sleeping in Light and rewrite and reshoot the whole thing.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 27th 07, 16:07
Replies: 93
Views: 10,557
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Brannon Braga Rocks

On the other hand, "predominantly logical and analytical" doesn't necessarily equate to prudish or anti-sexual either.

(Also, it is worth noting that the Borg in question *was* Human. She spent...
Forum: B5.world April 27th 07, 15:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Languages

A real world note to add to the mention of the "Star Wars system":

From what I've read, that is the system generally used on the international space station. Most of the time people who have...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 26th 07, 21:02
Replies: 93
Views: 10,557
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Brannon Braga Rocks

You've never noticed that women move differently (when walking, running, etc.) when they're wearing high heals than they do when wearing gym shoes (or something similar)?

Your eyes never need to...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 26th 07, 19:07
Replies: 93
Views: 10,557
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Brannon Braga Rocks

I could have kinda accepted Seven choosing the skin tight jump suit (and it being an reasonably in-character choice on the grounds of sleek efficiency with nothing to catch in ships moving parts or...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 26th 07, 18:53
Replies: 8
Views: 2,179
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Really Hard Question

I have no idea about that show (being an American). However, I would expect that tracking down a specific episode title would become much more doable if you can come up with the title of the series....
Forum: B5.world April 25th 07, 23:55
Replies: 35
Views: 5,267
Posted By PillowRock
Re: How good are the script books?

Well, the full version of the "party line" has always been that at the end of S1 all of the relevent parties wanted basically the same thing ...... but for completely unrelated reasons.

JMS had by...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films March 27th 07, 15:31
Replies: 137
Views: 78,957
Posted By PillowRock
Re: The Dresden Files

So far, so good. Remains to be seen how it goes as series over the long haul, though.

They're building a kinda interesting collection of recurring characters ...... well, what could turn out to...
Forum: B5.world March 16th 07, 19:26
Replies: 74
Views: 26,806
Posted By PillowRock
Re: EpDis: In The Beginning

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"...
Forum: B5.world March 16th 07, 17:26
Replies: 74
Views: 26,806
Posted By PillowRock
Re: EpDis: In The Beginning

I agree with the last sentence that some of their worst moments were times when they tried too hard to be funny.

However, I also always found plenty of humor in the show that just flowed from the...
Forum: B5.world March 14th 07, 17:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Dubbed Voiceover on "Points of Departure" ??

And the fact that what's in PoD still doesn't match what's in ItB makes it extremely unlikely that what's there now is an after-the-fact change to the dialog.
Forum: B5.world February 27th 07, 20:19
Replies: 53
Views: 12,227
Posted By PillowRock
Re: A B5 Complaint From a Newbie

Do we know that he (Boxlietner) was batting "off-hand"?

Not all right handed people *bat* right handed and not all left handed people *bat* left handed.

It is a little bit like what you see...
Forum: B5.world February 27th 07, 15:53
Replies: 53
Views: 12,227
Posted By PillowRock
Re: A B5 Complaint From a Newbie

Remember that Sheridan was also a fighter jockey. That takes reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and the ability to track and predict (in real time) trajectories.

It doesn't surprise me that the...
Forum: B5.personnel February 26th 07, 21:53
Replies: 43
Views: 8,355
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Andreas Katsulas and the Oscar 2007 memorial reel

Just playing Devil's Advocate for a moment:
One could just as easily argue that the only reason that the "one-armed man" was so iconic was because of The Fugitive TV show, and all of the references...
Forum: B5.world February 26th 07, 21:41
Replies: 53
Views: 12,227
Posted By PillowRock
Re: A B5 Complaint From a Newbie

Not necessarily with the cast involved.



Or, alternatively ......

They point was to show the character engaging in the passtime of playing a sport that he had played since childhood. So...
Forum: B5.world February 26th 07, 21:41
Replies: 53
Views: 12,227
Posted By PillowRock
Re: A B5 Complaint From a Newbie

Not necessarily with the cast involved.



Or, alternatively ......

They point was to show the character engaging in the passtime of playing a sport that he had played since childhood. So...
Forum: B5.world February 19th 07, 16:17
Replies: 34
Views: 4,934
Posted By PillowRock
Re: Could The Crusade Storyline Incorporate a New Crew?

The other side of that coin is:

The exact reasons that you give for switching those two cast members not being insurmountable even with ACtA ...... are also exactly why those two actors could...
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