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Forum: B5.world June 6th 08, 17:50
Replies: 30
Views: 14,718
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Mind War

The exact words in my head!

Your turn: Great minds... ;)
Forum: B5.world June 5th 08, 17:01
Replies: 27
Views: 8,849
Posted By mattikake
Re: Just watched B5: In the Beginning (Spoilers)

It was a a telepathic trigger, as they all are.




Ok, ok, so I was just throwing that cat in... ;) JMS never thought that far ahead sadly.
Forum: B5.world June 4th 08, 18:26
Replies: 27
Views: 8,849
Posted By mattikake
Re: Just watched B5: In the Beginning (Spoilers)

Yeah and that's why Kosh sent the trigger Entilzah Valen to Sinclair in the Gathering to activate his programming, that that he would then do what was needed to become Valen.
Forum: B5.world May 20th 08, 10:20
Replies: 21
Views: 12,246
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: The Fall Of Centauri Prime

lol yeah, it was borderline cheese, but they got away with it before JMS failed to resist hsi usual temptation and go just a line too far...

Best ep of S5 by a mile. I think it's also the first...
Forum: B5.world May 20th 08, 09:59
Replies: 64
Views: 24,205
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Soul Hunter

(apart from the ep title? ;) ) Yeah I know, but the implication is there along with a massive wedge of stinky matured cheddar. Every person will view an ep of any series with their own personal take...
Forum: B5.world May 19th 08, 17:44
Replies: 64
Views: 24,205
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Soul Hunter

Worst ep of B5 by a mile. Even grey 13 is missing is better than this!

It fails for many reasons. For a start, it implied souls, afterlife and leads you expecting somewhere down the line a god...
Forum: B5.world May 15th 08, 17:31
Replies: 32
Views: 4,811
Posted By mattikake
Re: Given what their sins done how do you give Londo and Dellen a free pass?

How about; Londo and Delenn just have their flaws like everyone else. They were unware of their part in the bigger picture, the full implications of their actions. Both attemtped to redeem...
Forum: B5.world May 14th 08, 12:30
Replies: 52
Views: 15,200
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Confessions And Lamentations

Sorry I meant the whole episode is the atheists telling of the story (of the insanity) of the blind faith in the face of *a* Black Death type disease.

Probably easier just to read it as "theist"...
Forum: B5.world May 13th 08, 13:57
Replies: 62
Views: 8,496
Posted By mattikake
Re: Do You Like Byron?

Who's Byron? Oh yeah, some character out of that B4 rip-off series called Babylon 5 series 5. I don't watch it.
Forum: B5.world May 13th 08, 13:23
Replies: 147
Views: 23,821
Posted By mattikake
Re: B5 Episodes You Prefer To Skip?

I'd just like to 2nd everything said above (except the Star Trek mumbo jumbo ;) )!

BB is superb in it and apparently the whole episode was pretty much shot in one take according to JMS, which...
Forum: B5.personnel May 13th 08, 11:29
Replies: 26
Views: 10,826
Posted By mattikake
Re: Bruce Boxleitner to be in 'Heroes'

Great news that BB is still getting some pretty high profile work. I think he's a top actor and very consistent with it. Good on camera focus and off it. Very pleased!

I think some are being too...
Forum: B5.world May 13th 08, 10:53
Replies: 52
Views: 15,200
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Confessions And Lamentations

The reason JMS compares it to the Black Death is the atheists take on blind faith that the disease was a punishment from god and only the "clean" and repentant would be selected for survival....
Forum: B5.world March 18th 08, 11:49
Replies: 30
Views: 10,524
Posted By mattikake
Re: Londo's Best Quotes

Loads of cool Londo quotes!

"...almost instantaneous."
"Almost? How long is almost? Long enough for him to stagger back into the court room and shout 'Londo killed me!'?... or maybe just long...
Forum: B5.world January 17th 08, 11:54
Replies: 11
Views: 7,167
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: No Surrender, No Retreat

^ I don't think there has been any indication that the lasers on EAS destroyers are not powerful enough to do this. They are tech the Narn sold humans during the Earth-Minbari war (though I can't...
Forum: B5.world January 14th 08, 11:49
Replies: 23
Views: 6,932
Posted By mattikake
Re: Mindwalker and Evolution

According to the DVD commentaries and interviews, I think you have to take the view that when JMS explains something in B5 through one of his characters, he intends to tell the truth and not to add...
Forum: B5.world January 3rd 08, 08:34
Replies: 23
Views: 6,932
Posted By mattikake
Re: Mindwalker and Evolution

Now that's just not in the spirit of B5! There's far too many implications that something more happened than just an evaporative death. That's part parcel of creating legends/myths/deities, just as...
Forum: B5.world January 2nd 08, 12:43
Replies: 23
Views: 6,932
Posted By mattikake
Re: Mindwalker and Evolution

^ If Sheridan just died, why include a section that implies he physically diappeared with no evidence to say that someone stole his body - sealed airlocks?

Valen probably went the same way as...
Forum: B5.world December 21st 07, 15:15
Replies: 11
Views: 7,071
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Atonement

One of the best revelations of B5 - It was Delenn!
Forum: B5.world December 13th 07, 15:47
Replies: 11
Views: 5,564
Posted By mattikake
Re: CompUniv: Sabre rattling?

Not to mention seeing Delenn's bone bulging as she talks... oo-er.
Forum: B5.world December 11th 07, 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 5,564
Posted By mattikake
Re: CompUniv: Sabre rattling?

It is on mine. Just checked and watched it last night. It's a recent purchase too.

Londo's hair is terrible! As are the other Centauri costumes. And what is it about G'Kar? He looks a bit...
Forum: B5.world December 11th 07, 11:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,926
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite B5 Episode......and Why?

Favourites could be judged by your most watched epsiode. I think my most watched episode could be "The Long Twilight Struggle". Say it is, then it is for these reasons:-

It's a nice contained...
Forum: B5.world December 10th 07, 13:08
Replies: 11
Views: 7,242
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: The Illusion Of Truth

I gave this a C. Not terribly convincing Sheridan and Delenn would fall for this given their run-in's with the press and beaurocracy before. I mean, as the viewer I saw through this straight away on...
Forum: B5.world December 10th 07, 12:53
Replies: 50
Views: 11,735
Posted By mattikake
Re: Season 5 - Dull?

I found Lochley to be a bit wooden - worthy of being in Star Trek. Could be the acting as much as the character. (I also notice she had a lot of shouty scenes, but couldn't shout convincingly - like...
Forum: B5.world December 5th 07, 19:05
Replies: 16
Views: 3,926
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite B5 Episode......and Why?

Certainly B5's greatest.

Just look at the competition it beat for the Hugo award!

Watched it too many times to really appreciate it now I think...
Forum: B5.world November 26th 07, 17:32
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite Line(s) from any Episode of B5

G'Kar is clearly JMS' philosophical voice as such comes out with loads. I tried using his definition of what god is to his Narn followers (and analysis) on some fundies. But I do love that...
Forum: B5.world November 23rd 07, 15:44
Replies: 32
Views: 6,476
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite B5 Character........and Why?

Really? Some people like Grail? I'm curious, why?

It was spiritual true, the story was no better (worse) than your average Star Trek episode. For outsiders who are not "sad" enough to be into...
Forum: B5.world November 23rd 07, 12:39
Replies: 32
Views: 6,476
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite B5 Character........and Why?

Of course, but it's too easy to forget all about Grail... the typical kind of episode that allows many to lose patience with B5 before it's had a chance to shine. Should be deleted and replaced with...
Forum: B5.world November 23rd 07, 12:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite Line(s) from any Episode of B5

"If you can't say what you mean, you can never mean what you say". Lovely.

I used to use some variation of that wordplay myself long before B5, seeing as I always speak my mind, (diplomacy is for...
Forum: B5.world November 23rd 07, 09:22
Replies: 50
Views: 11,735
Posted By mattikake
Re: Season 5 - Dull?

Just been watching s5 for the 4th time and it's better than I gave credit.

Ok, it's just not worthy of being called 'B5' in some places and the Byron story is still crap (part of B5's addiction...
Forum: B5.world November 23rd 07, 09:18
Replies: 32
Views: 6,476
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite B5 Character........and Why?

If you haven't see Tron, do so! It's puts existence into excellent perspective.

It's also pretty headfcuky to get used to a world of grey only to be returned to a world of colour at the end, or...
Forum: B5.world November 22nd 07, 21:16
Replies: 16
Views: 3,926
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite B5 Episode......and Why?

Aye. I couldn't pick a favourite, I really couldn't. Probably about 4 pivotal ones per series. B5 isn't about a singular episode, they all feed off one another.
Forum: B5.world November 22nd 07, 21:14
Replies: 32
Views: 6,476
Posted By mattikake
Forum: B5.world November 21st 07, 15:27
Replies: 32
Views: 6,476
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite B5 Character........and Why?

Sheridan. Cos he's the ONE. He's the ONE who don't take no sheeet. He's the ONE who sorts everyONE out, including the first ONEs. The keystONE character. The ONE who makes a stand against anyONE dumb...
Forum: B5.world November 21st 07, 14:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By mattikake
Re: Favourite musical score of B5?

Ah, this CD I don't have but these appear to be the only tracks on here that would be new to me. Worth getting then?

Forgot the SiL B5 destruction music! How could I!?

Edit: btw, someone else...
Forum: B5.world November 21st 07, 08:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By mattikake
Favourite musical score of B5?

This doesn't seem to get a mention, but I think it should. Some of the music is superb and very apt.

The music almost all the way through The Long Twilight Struggle really stands out for me,...
Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 16:01
Replies: 31
Views: 12,263
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Falling Toward Apotheosis

Ah right, so you need to be a nerd to know that.

I think I'll stick with what was only told in the official story and use Kosh or Kosh II ta... ;)
Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 13:15
Replies: 31
Views: 12,263
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Falling Toward Apotheosis

My only question is, where do you lot get 'Ulkesh' from?! :s

Pat Tallman = terrible actor a lot of the time. No timing either. But she makes up for it with that stare and those black lenses she...
Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 12:55
Replies: 11
Views: 3,719
Posted By mattikake
Re: Crusade & Legends of the Rangers-I've Asked This Before

I'd have thought the chances of that are infinitely less than 1.
Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 12:30
Replies: 13
Views: 6,516
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: The Long Night

^ And Ericsson's prize for self-sacrifice? To come back as Malcolm's dad! :D

Great episode this. One of my favourites. The plotting to bring down the Emperor is so Roman Empire-esq. :)

And...
Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 11:03
Replies: 39
Views: 11,446
Posted By mattikake
Re: EpDis: Into The Fire

I think the only thing missing from this episode, was a private scene where Lorien turns to the Shadows and the Vorlons and says something like "Yep, that worked perfectly. We made them understand...
Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 10:47
Replies: 25
Views: 6,020
Posted By mattikake
Re: We all hate Byron, but...

Interesting that some people seem to hate the character directly or for some superficial reasons.

I hate Byron, but more for his creation and integration into B5. It thought the whole teep story...
Forum: B5.world November 15th 07, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By mattikake
Re: Friction between the B5 cast?

So come on then. Name and shame! Jerry Doyle was absent...
Forum: B5.world November 7th 07, 16:45
Replies: 14
Views: 2,652
Posted By mattikake
Re: showing a newb SiL first (seriously)

Dunno. I'd say people like that are never going to appreciate B5 and should stick to watching a nice soap like one about benders from the east or something.
Forum: B5.world November 5th 07, 21:10
Replies: 49
Views: 9,088
Posted By mattikake
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

The point you have to remember is it's a Centauri prophecy, not a general B5 one. So it has to been read/understood from the Centauri perspective.
Forum: B5.world November 3rd 07, 12:59
Replies: 49
Views: 9,088
Posted By mattikake
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

Maybe it could be Morden as 'not kill the man who is already dead' and that Londo missed this chance for redemption too; if his final 2 acts of not killing Sheridan and then letting G'Kar kill him is...
Forum: B5.world November 2nd 07, 20:41
Replies: 49
Views: 9,088
Posted By mattikake
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

^ Yep. That's exactly what I said. Officially, the one who is already dead is Sheridan. Surrendering yourself to your greatest fear is G'Kar killing Londo.

I think the point is you have to see it...
Forum: B5.world November 1st 07, 21:49
Replies: 49
Views: 9,088
Posted By mattikake
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

^ It just means it's not as well written as you think. I think that's just a feature of one mind writing 5 years of script and that everyone has a different perception of things. There's bound to be...
Forum: B5.world November 1st 07, 21:43
Replies: 14
Views: 2,652
Posted By mattikake
Re: showing a newb SiL first (seriously)

Not to mention that you're going to know in advance that a load of main characters die.
Forum: B5.world October 30th 07, 21:44
Replies: 49
Views: 9,088
Posted By mattikake
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

I had a big theory on Lady Morella's prophecy as well,... until I read (I think) on the Lurkers guide that JMS stated 'the eye that does not see' is G'Kar, 'the one who is already dead' is Sheridan...
Forum: B5.world October 30th 07, 21:11
Replies: 34
Views: 5,638
Posted By mattikake
Re: Completed The Series

There's also Zathras who we know told Sinclair that Sheridan was the one who will be just before he went back into the past...

What if Kosh had simply met Valen before? Valen knew the Vorlons...
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