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Forum: B5.world August 7th 17, 05:50
Replies: 33
Views: 11,551
Posted By vacantlook
Re: EpDis: Objects At Rest

Aside from a time or two that Lyta was on the White Star, was there really any instances of Lennier and she interacting? I'm trying to think of literally any moments between the two, and I can't....
Forum: B5.world July 17th 17, 20:34
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

By Any Means Necessary

Hooray, another episode with guest actors that chew the scenery. That aside, I like that we get a sort of boring life episode. How does all the real life needs of the...
Forum: B5.world July 17th 17, 20:33
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Survivors

We start by seeing Garibaldi and Ivanova entering the core shuttle. While we’ve had characters on the shuttle before, this is the first time (unless I’m mistaken) that we’ve seen people...
Forum: B5.world July 17th 17, 20:33
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Believers

This is an uncomfortable episode, which I suppose is the point. I’m the kind of person who experiences sympathetic embarrassment easily, and I go through it a lot in this episode. The...
Forum: B5.world July 15th 17, 06:27
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Deathwalker

This is an episode I generally like going through again when I do rewatches. Mostly because I think the primary thing I think of when I think of this episode is the performance of the...
Forum: B5.world July 15th 17, 05:46
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

And The Sky Full Of Stars

While there was a bit of a reference to Sinclair’s missing time in “Soul Hunter,” this is the first real, substantive episode to handle that piece of his history. Amnesia...
Forum: B5.world July 8th 17, 05:27
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

The War Prayer

So, the big surprising revelation about this episode is the conflicting information we get: in this episode Delenn knows what a poem is, but in some other (I forget which) she has...
Forum: B5.world July 7th 17, 21:58
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

As far as I can tell, the Assassins' Guild is Narn exclusive. I don't remember it ever being mentioned other than this particular instance. But it's well known enough that Na'Toth can discuss their...
Forum: B5.world July 7th 17, 11:36
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Mind War

This episode was one I have a definitive memory of sitting on the floor of my living room watching one midday Saturday when it first aired.

This is our first episode to really focus on...
Forum: B5.world July 7th 17, 11:04
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

The Parliament of Dreams

The introduction of Catherine Sakai. Carolyn Sykes was a pleasant enough character in “The Gathering,” but she along with the three main cast members who didn’t come over...
Forum: B5.world July 7th 17, 11:03
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

I imagine I'll slow down; I just kind of wanted to bank a few episodes while I have the time. Some of this is that I've been feeling a fair bit depressed, and I'm trying to distract myself. I don't...
Forum: B5.world July 6th 17, 20:45
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Infection

First episode filmed. It shows.

So, Dr Franklin’s archeology professor shows up. Dr Franklin is a medical doctor. He had an archeology professor? I guess it must have had something to...
Forum: B5.world July 6th 17, 20:09
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Born To The Purple

So, Londo “falls in love.” Does he really though? Aside from being beautiful and giving him attention when he wants praise and admiration, what does Adira bring to the table to...
Forum: B5.world July 5th 17, 06:45
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Soul Hunter

I have never liked this episode, no matter how much I try. One of the complaints I often see in discussions about the ep is the idea that it makes a statement that souls are real,...
Forum: B5.world July 5th 17, 05:55
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

Midnight On The Firing Line

So there was a year between when “The Gathering” aired and when this first proper episode of the show was broadcast. There were changes. Takashima, Kyle, and Lyta were...
Forum: B5.world July 4th 17, 10:35
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.

I so prefer the Minbari prosthetics and makeup in "The Gathering." It feels complete, more richly designed. The ears, especially, feel real, whereas in the show are blatantly a flat prosthetic. I've...
Forum: B5.world July 4th 17, 09:59
Replies: 52
Views: 2,531
Posted By vacantlook
Rewatching Babylon 5.

So, I have decided that I’m going to rewatch Babylon 5. I originally saw the pilot – “The Gathering” – when it originally broadcast. It was luck. Living on a farm in the middle of nowhere central...
Forum: B5.world June 20th 17, 21:20
Replies: 99
Views: 8,187
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Is it time to go beyond the rim?

I don't know if it would impact us here, but there's a guy named Mark Oshiro who, due to a strict upbringing, did not watch a lot of shows growing up that many of us have. He's currently finishing up...
Forum: B5.personnel June 19th 17, 20:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By vacantlook
Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(

I only just read about this. So many....
Forum: B5.personnel July 28th 16, 23:22
Replies: 22
Views: 9,789
Posted By vacantlook
Re: RIP Jerry Doyle

It's been a while since I last checked in on this board, but I had to come by to see if Doyle's death was true. It's becoming quite a list of those gone from B5.
Forum: B5.world September 9th 13, 21:07
Replies: 74
Views: 18,543
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Aborted Reboot

I think the biggest thing that hurt season 5 was the ending of the Earth civil war having been squeezed into the end of season 4, what with jms thinking they wouldn't even get a season 5 and all. If...
Forum: B5.personnel February 10th 13, 02:46
Replies: 3
Views: 2,744
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Robin Sachs, 1951-2013

Man, another one? :( Can people please stop dying? :(
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films January 26th 13, 23:05
Replies: 23
Views: 8,732
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Star Wars: Episodes VII-IX

I still refuse to excuse Abrams for the Star Trek film's plot involving a supernova that "threatened to destroy the galaxy". It's one thing for science fiction to invent science, but it's another to...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films January 25th 13, 23:10
Replies: 23
Views: 8,732
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Star Wars: Episodes VII-IX

So, JJ Abrams is going to do the new Star Wars movie. Does anyone else feel that his controlling both Star Trek and Star Wars now seems in some way incestuous? Like seriously, is there no one else...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 28th 12, 03:10
Replies: 2
Views: 2,052
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Doctor Who - The Snowmen *SPOILERS*

Prior to the start of this season, I had seen a picture of the new companion. So when I watched the first episode this season, I thought I must have mistaken the picture I had seen. And then when I...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 14th 12, 22:41
Replies: 23
Views: 8,732
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Star Wars: Episodes VII-IX

If I had to guess re: Korra, season two will probably start in the spring much like season one did. They've recently been recording some commentary tracks for the DVDs, so those will come out soon,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 14th 12, 02:58
Replies: 23
Views: 8,732
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Star Wars: Episodes VII-IX

I gave up on The Clone Wars when, in season three I think it was, they had several episodes that were chronologically set during different parts of season one but there was no on-screen indication of...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 12th 12, 06:29
Replies: 41
Views: 16,052
Posted By vacantlook
Re: The Hobbit (& its sequel)

I didn't realize until just now reading about it that they're doing The Hobbit as 3 (three) films. I thought it was two, which I thought was stretching it. But three? How is that going to happen....
Forum: B5.world December 11th 12, 22:18
Replies: 16
Views: 18,679
Posted By vacantlook
Re: A Thought About the Vorlons

I also wouldn't have been surprised if Kosh had set up some sort of special high tech package to be delivered to humans at some predetermined future point in humanity's advancement. Kosh did tend to...
Forum: B5.world December 8th 12, 04:33
Replies: 41
Views: 18,441
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Season 1 hump....

When Kosh's ship comes out of the jumpgate in "The Gathering", my jaw hit the floor. It was so unlike anything I had ever seen on Star Trek The Next Generation.
Forum: B5.world December 8th 12, 00:43
Replies: 41
Views: 18,441
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Season 1 hump....

At least we did get introduced to Bester in season one; "Mind War" is one of the first season episodes that I can most clearly remember watching in its original broadcast. I was all, "Ooo!" the whole...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 6th 12, 01:58
Replies: 41
Views: 16,052
Posted By vacantlook
Re: The Hobbit (& its sequel)

I actually like The Hobbit book better than The Lord Of The Rings books. I had to literally make myself finish LOTR; it annoyed me how it could spend a page and a half talking about what day of the...
Forum: B5.world December 6th 12, 01:51
Replies: 41
Views: 18,441
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Season 1 hump....

It's actually reassuring that I'm not. :thumbsup:
Forum: B5.world December 5th 12, 03:14
Replies: 41
Views: 18,441
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Season 1 hump....

I've got you all beat: I took to B5 from the very beginning with "The Gathering" way back with its original broadcast in 1993. :p
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 4th 12, 00:32
Replies: 41
Views: 16,052
Posted By vacantlook
Re: The Hobbit (& its sequel)

I don't know but if I had to take a guess, I would imagine that part one is going to end with the dwarves being captured by the elves in Mirkwood, leaving Bilbo all on his own. But that's just a...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 17th 12, 20:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,982
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Probably a Silly Question About "Twilight" Vampires.

Because since the whole story is a giant Mary Sue fanwank, vampires can't have vulnerabilities like other vamp stories do. They're all so perfect and pretty, at least by the author's standards.
Forum: B5.world November 7th 12, 20:08
Replies: 41
Views: 18,441
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Season 1 hump....

The idea behind the story of "Believers" is good, and there are a couple of worthwhile moments, but the alien's culture is just so silly it really drags down what's good about the story.

And in...
Forum: B5.world October 23rd 12, 14:38
Replies: 50
Views: 23,874
Posted By vacantlook
Re: EpDis: Signs And Portents

jms's original plan would've had the stealing of B4 from the past be the beginning of a spinoff series, and instead of B4 being taken into the past it would've gone into the future to be used as a...
Forum: B5.world October 20th 12, 19:54
Replies: 50
Views: 23,874
Posted By vacantlook
Re: EpDis: Signs And Portents

According to the original outline in vol.15 of the scriptbooks, the prophecy refers to Delenn and Sinclair leaving in a shuttle while the Minbari warrior caste attacks and destroys B5.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: B5.related October 20th 12, 19:35
Replies: 19
Views: 7,336
Posted By vacantlook
Re: B5 DVD Cover Artwork - Personal Collection

We might have fewer posts here these days, but there's always someone lurking about. The covers are pretty cool; thanks for sharing with us.
Forum: B5.personnel October 12th 12, 07:39
Replies: 4
Views: 3,880
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Passing of Turhan Bey

Wow, 90 is a fairly long life, but srsly can people please stop dying!!
Forum: B5.world October 4th 12, 18:24
Replies: 22
Views: 19,336
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Upconverting Babylon 5 DVD's to 1080i/1080p?

I don't know if it was firmware that I was updating, but the last (and so far only) time I updated my bluray player, the update was burned onto a disc.
Forum: B5.personnel October 4th 12, 18:22
Replies: 19
Views: 6,077
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Passing of Michael O'Hare

Man, I can't believe I haven't checked in at this board for almost a week, and in failing to do so, come in late to this news. There is little that I can say that won't be woefully insufficient. :(...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 12, 20:00
Replies: 23
Views: 7,076
Posted By vacantlook
Re: New fan

LOL, funny that you got it unintentionally right for your screenname then. :)
Forum: B5.world August 1st 12, 06:02
Replies: 23
Views: 7,076
Posted By vacantlook
Re: New fan

I don't see a need to delete this thread unless you really, really want me to. You've included content about the B5 universe and story, so it's not just a standard miscellaneous "I'm new" sort of...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 16th 12, 04:22
Replies: 14
Views: 5,503
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Legend of Korra

Bryan Konietzko said on his Tumblr that Nick is looking at the total 52 as being two seasons or some such because of better being able to sell the show overseas in 26 episode chunks, but that he and...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 14th 12, 17:32
Replies: 14
Views: 5,503
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Legend of Korra

Yup, I read about the aditional episodes a couple days ago. Lots of yay from me!

I enjoyed the finale of Book 1, though I do wish there had been some addressing the validity of the bigger...
Forum: B5.personnel July 12th 12, 05:13
Replies: 15
Views: 4,962
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Comic-Con 2012

Even with it being jms, I don't know if I'll be able to handle a horror show on Starz; I've tried to watch Spartacus a few times and the violence is so horrible that I twice nearly hurled and quickly...
Forum: B5.personnel July 10th 12, 05:16
Replies: 15
Views: 4,962
Posted By vacantlook
Re: Comic-Con 2012

Thanks Jan. I've been curious ever since I read about his original comment. That he's excited, considering he always has seemed to me as a not-easily excitable person, has me, who can get far more...
Forum: B5.world June 25th 12, 02:18
Replies: 43
Views: 11,031
Posted By vacantlook
Re: EpDis: Point Of No Return

Morella didn't say that he had failed the first two of the three she named, she said, "You still have three opportunities to avoid the fire that waits for you at the end of your journey. You have...
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