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Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 9th 06, 02:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Worst Scene/Lines in Movie/TV history....ever.

Now that would be something to behold...

Rocky: "ADRIAN!!!!!!"
Rambo: "Adrian? What's that, some secret Al Qiada password? Tell me where the weapons of mass destruction are!!" :D
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 9th 06, 01:11
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Worst Scene/Lines in Movie/TV history....ever.

No I didn't know that - you learn something new every day. Makes morse sense that way if one thinks about it - but then we would not have had the joys of Rambo II and III, not to mention IV next...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 9th 06, 00:52
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Worst Scene/Lines in Movie/TV history....ever.

One of my personal faves is from the climax to Rambo, where Sly Stallone has a good cry and rage to his old CO about why he was forced to defend himself, and his delivery is so completely and utterly...
Forum: B5.personnel February 23rd 06, 05:49
Replies: 79
Views: 4,591
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Andreas Katsulas Dies

Goodbye Andreas - we will all treasure your wonderful portrayal of G'Kar forever.

"This journey has ended. Another begins. Time... to rest now."
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 14th 05, 20:11
Replies: 35
Views: 1,723
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Braga quits Trek...

'Cause And Effect' from Season 5 of TNG is one of his, and it is excellent! He also did Season 7's 'Parallels' with Worf moving from one alternate reality to another.

Not to mention co-writing TNG...
Forum: B5.related November 14th 05, 04:15
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By Oatley1
Re: JMS Scripts Ship Date?

Mine's going to be at least a couple of weeks... :mad:
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 12th 05, 04:30
Replies: 267
Views: 9,005
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Missing Dr Who?

Good to see that the Cybermen are back - I had heard this, but I hadn't seen their revamped image. Looks cool!
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 29th 05, 04:18
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Sulu comes out of the closet

I'm even more impressed that he seems to be that rarity in the entertainment industry - someone who's managed to maintain an intact long term relationship - 18 years is a long time!

Good for you,...
Forum: B5.world October 27th 05, 06:08
Replies: 57
Views: 17,768
Posted By Oatley1
Re: EpDis: Dust To Dust

This was the first B5 episode I ever saw, and it so blew me away that I was converted at first sight. And the scene that clinched it for me? The one where G'Kar has his Dust enhanced vision and is...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 27th 05, 05:57
Replies: 108
Views: 4,167
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Serenity - SPOILERS! Consider yourself warned!

Finally saw Serenity on the weekend, and I gotta say I was very impressed. Wash's death blew me away, and it did feel that some of the others were also going to die at the end.

The only thing that...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 5th 05, 02:03
Replies: 239
Views: 16,615
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What books are we reading now?

That sounds like a very good read - I have just finished watching 'The Lion in Winter' (with Patrick Stewart), and am ready to tackle early Norman history, especially as the Civil War led into the...
Forum: B5.world October 4th 05, 07:47
Replies: 76
Views: 21,915
Posted By Oatley1
Re: EpDis: Passing Through Gethsemane

One of my favourite B5 shows ever. What other show deals in such explicit terms about the nature of guilt, forgiveness, revenge and mercy?

Sheer beauty.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 28th 05, 02:18
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By Oatley1
Re: HBO\'s Rome

According to the most accurate historical accounts, Caesar was a master at controlling his emotions, and not allowing his iron control to slip very often. This was especially true around women, whom...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 26th 05, 23:09
Replies: 40
Views: 2,662
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Top 50 Sci-Fi shows of all time

Easy - Enterprise by a mile
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 26th 05, 14:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Worst series finales?

Worst that I've seen - I hated the final episode of DS9 - what an anti-climax.

Best that I've seen - the final episode of Blake's 7 - bleak, depressing and true to the spirit of the show. SHocked...
Forum: B5.world September 26th 05, 05:45
Replies: 43
Views: 11,871
Posted By Oatley1
Re: EpDis: A Day In The Strife

I also agree that the probe plot was OK but not great. Still, a C for B5 is probably a B for most any other series.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 26th 05, 04:38
Replies: 40
Views: 2,662
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Top 50 Sci-Fi shows of all time

Re: Space 1999 - laughing? Probably not so much laughing as scratching your head and wondering WTF was going on, and just what hallucinogenic substances the writers were on.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 22nd 05, 09:52
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Oatley\'s book is finally out!

Thanks for the thumbs-up, Darth - I have started the second book about a week ago, this time a novel. We'll see how we go....
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 22nd 05, 05:13
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Oatley\'s book is finally out!

Thanks, Hyp. In all honesty, even though I hope it will sell, I'm not really to put out if it doesn't - I wrote it primarily to see if I could, becuase I have always wanted to write a book. Having...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 22nd 05, 04:27
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Oatley1
Oatley\'s book is finally out!

Well, it's taken a while, but it's finally happened!

As some of you may recall, I have spent the better part of 2 years writing a book, which meant my self-enforced exile from this wonderful...
Forum: B5.world September 21st 05, 02:49
Replies: 34
Views: 10,185
Posted By Oatley1
Re: EpDis: Convictions

Average, from my perspective. The Londo / G'Kar stuff is great, but as a whole it is merely good, not great. It certainly suffers from being in the same season as 'Passing Through Gethesemane', 'Dust...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 20th 05, 00:21
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By Oatley1
Re: New Serenity Trailer...

Saw the first ad on TV in Australia showed a couple of nights ago... looking good!
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 16th 05, 22:59
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Serenity Sequel(s)

I think that's now pretty much the standard Hollywood approach to any new movie project, the accountants would have planned to milk the project for as much money as they could reasonably get,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 16th 05, 22:53
Replies: 35
Views: 1,990
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What\'s wrong with this picture? (SA&B)

More power to him! What the world needs is more anarchy (of the good sort, of course!)
Forum: B5.world September 15th 05, 02:52
Replies: 18
Views: 5,201
Posted By Oatley1
Re: EpDis: Matters Of Honor

Reasonable - a nice way to start off the new season - the best Season of the lot in my opinion.
Forum: B5.related September 14th 05, 05:29
Replies: 73
Views: 3,283
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Damn you JMS!

Must have, must have, MUST HAVE!!!!!

The whole of the original Sinclair arc? YES!!!! Then I can finally see if my guesses about the story in its original form are close to the mark!
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 14th 05, 02:50
Replies: 239
Views: 16,615
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What books are we reading now?

Hi Joe,

Glad to see your enjoying Holland's excellent book - after a period of 10 years where I hadn't even picked up a Roman history book, this was an excellent reintroduction back into the world...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 11th 05, 14:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,990
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What\'s wrong with this picture? (SA&B)

Conclusion No. 5:

Someone had way too much time on their hands!
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 9th 05, 02:17
Replies: 35
Views: 1,990
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What\'s wrong with this picture? (SA&B)

:lol:

That damn space station does get around, doesn't it?

Space Above and Babylon Beyond - The Missing Years...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 9th 05, 02:11
Replies: 55
Views: 2,111
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Revisiting original Trek

I must admit that I have a soft spot for 'The Conscience of the King' - any reference to Hamlet is always welcome, and that particular line is my favourite from the whole play.

It's amazing what...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 7th 05, 00:32
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By Oatley1
Re: HBO\'s Rome

Ah, yes... good old Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator! (which translates as Ptolemy XIII, God, Beloved of his Father).

Gotta love the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt - wicked, deceitful and inbred to the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 6th 05, 21:51
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By Oatley1
Re: HBO\'s Rome

It really all depends on where they intend to finish the story - if it ends with the assassination of Caesar, then you will get Caesar and Cleopatra, but not Antony and Cleopatra.

In terms of...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 6th 05, 12:21
Replies: 239
Views: 16,615
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What books are we reading now?

OK, OK, I can take a hint! If I didn't know any better, I'd swear that you were getting a commission on the side!

Once I finish the Masters Of Rome series, I'll get a discworld novel!
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 6th 05, 03:26
Replies: 239
Views: 16,615
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What books are we reading now?

Well, I'm glad it's not just me who thought 'The Da Vinci Code' sucked big time! Boy did that book ever irritate the hell out of me! :mad:
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 6th 05, 03:20
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By Oatley1
Re: HBO\'s Rome

I know, I know... it's just the history nerd in me - I just can't help myself, and dammit! Everyone should be as excited about Roman history as I am!!! :D

In all seriousness though, I am glad you...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 6th 05, 01:01
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By Oatley1
Re: HBO\'s Rome

Typical... :rolleyes:

Joe, you should know better than to hold out hope for historical accuracy when it comes to a televised mini-series or movie!



Didn't the Governor's imperium cease...
Forum: B5.world September 5th 05, 11:56
Replies: 54
Views: 17,796
Posted By Oatley1
Re: EpDis: The Fall Of Night

At the time, the fire-fight outside the Station had me gob-smacked. I had never seen anything like it on TV Sci-Fi before. Of course, by the time Severed Dreams rolled out, it was a baby in...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 5th 05, 05:02
Replies: 55
Views: 2,111
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Revisiting original Trek

That accounts for my major disappointment with Year Of Hell - when it was first mentioned in that Kes story, I was hoping that we would get a season-long story thread, showing the major events for...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 2nd 05, 23:15
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Oatley sees Rick Wakeman live

Hey old Mighty,

For a man who has says he has given up his prog addiction, you seem to be very well informed! Hmmm... ;)



Wakeman did rejoin Yes after the Magnification album and tour in...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 2nd 05, 03:45
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Oatley sees Rick Wakeman live

:)
Yes, and I gotta say I was feeling very "fragile" after it! :D
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 2nd 05, 02:01
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Oatley1
Oatley sees Rick Wakeman live

It's been a good year for seeing old fading rock stars - in May I saw Jethro Tull for the first time, and now last night I saw Rick Wakeman up close and personal.

Who is Rick Wakeman I hear you...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 2nd 05, 01:03
Replies: 239
Views: 16,615
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What books are we reading now?

Anyone read any of the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett? I have always wanted to perhaps read one, but I have not really heard anyone say anything good or bad about them. Would anyone recommend...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 2nd 05, 00:58
Replies: 55
Views: 2,111
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Revisiting original Trek

Amen to that, brother! It has got to be one of the most pathetic episodes of Trek ever made - and they dropped it in the middle of Season 7, where they were supposed to be tying up all of the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 1st 05, 07:18
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By Oatley1
Re: HBO\'s Rome

I've had the pleasure of seeing Sir Derek Jacobi on stage out here in Australia last year, and I have to tell you, he does have a commanding stage presence.

He was here with Donald Sinden, Ian...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 31st 05, 00:45
Replies: 31
Views: 1,470
Posted By Oatley1
Re: New Prequel Trek Movie idea has been submitted

In DS9, the Cardassian/Bajoran occupation/conflict was in my mind certainly based on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 31st 05, 00:41
Replies: 239
Views: 16,615
Posted By Oatley1
Re: What books are we reading now?

I tried - God knows I tried - to read all of those, but by book 8, I was so irritated by the slowness of the unfloding plots, and the petty bickering of the main characters that I just gave up in...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 31st 05, 00:37
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By Oatley1
Re: HBO\'s Rome

If you want decadence during the Empire, you need to read the exploits of Elagabalus - emperor from 218 to 222 AD. His exploits would make your hair stand on end, and make the antics of Caligula and...
Forum: Questions & suggestions August 31st 05, 00:22
Replies: 52
Views: 1,868
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Name Change

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 30th 05, 14:04
Replies: 31
Views: 1,470
Posted By Oatley1
Re: New Prequel Trek Movie idea has been submitted

Another Trek movie produced by Berman? I'd rather watch Catwoman!
Forum: B5.related August 30th 05, 14:01
Replies: 24
Views: 3,497
Posted By Oatley1
Re: Babylon 5: The Complete Universe Box Set

Gee, a poster! THAT'S a good reason to spend over $400 Australian to get all the DVD's that I already own! :rolleyes:
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