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Forum: B5.world November 21st 07, 09:48
Replies: 25
Views: 5,826
Posted By raw_bean
Re: We all hate Byron, but...

OK, but if you need something from someone - let's say directions in an unfamiliar town - and you've never met them before and have no idea how well disposed they are to helping strangers, do you:
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Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 09:32
Replies: 25
Views: 5,826
Posted By raw_bean
Re: We all hate Byron, but...

Well, I have long hair in a pony tail, and I hate Byron and his weird, singing cult. I tend to agree with Chilli, about everything except the hair. :-\

As for whether Byron wanted to die or was...
Forum: B5.world November 19th 07, 10:24
Replies: 25
Views: 5,826
Posted By raw_bean
Re: We all hate Byron, but...

Well, his dialogue in that scene was certainly a lot better than rambling about willow branches. :-\

Although in my own experience of people that want to hit someone, it wouldn't have any effect.
Forum: B5.related November 14th 07, 10:25
Replies: 1
Views: 1,211
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Good B5 Novels/Books

Yes indeed!

There are some comics, novels, and hard to find short stories that are both good quality, and are either written, outlined, or at least overseen by series creator JMS and are therefore...
Forum: B5.world November 8th 07, 11:15
Replies: 447
Views: 84,077
Posted By raw_bean
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

So, what? It's not a wrong thing to do unless you get caught?
Forum: B5.world November 2nd 07, 10:16
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By raw_bean
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

...except that Morden comes back pretty much the same, albeit crispy. I think the point of the 'no-one coming back the same' thing is covered the *first* time you go. Once Morden's been irrevocably...
Forum: B5.world October 30th 07, 09:04
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
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Forum: B5.world October 30th 07, 09:03
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By raw_bean
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

Meaning that the Vorlons were never going to destroy Centauri Prime, given that the seer can see the future. The difference that killing Morden & the Shadows made is that it brought down the Drakh on...
Forum: B5.world October 16th 07, 09:06
Replies: 55
Views: 9,553
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Origin of Minbari beliefs

No-one's suggesting that Catherine is not Sakai, just discussing the fact that Valen leaves his "I've found her..." message and addresses it to 'Catherine' as though the 'her' he found isn't...
Forum: B5.world October 2nd 07, 09:33
Replies: 45
Views: 10,263
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Why Is Earthforce Still Using Star Furies?

Using centrifugal force to simulate gravity is nothing that wouldn't have occurred to people long before making it into space. It's something that you realise when you reach the level of technology...
Forum: B5.world October 1st 07, 10:18
Replies: 50
Views: 11,550
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Season 5 - Dull?

Yeah, it's definitely half-and-half for me. The first half is almost all bad - at least by B5 standards - and the second half is almost all excellent - by any standards!
Forum: B5.world October 1st 07, 10:16
Replies: 45
Views: 10,263
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Why Is Earthforce Still Using Star Furies?

Galen also seems to indicate strongly that he wants Sheridan to kill Vintari, but by the end of the story Sheridan seems convinced that he was lying about that, and I'm inclined to agree.

And in...
Forum: B5.world October 1st 07, 10:11
Replies: 6
Views: 5,260
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Notice How The Minbari Ship on DVD Looks Romulan?

I thought the Minbari ship looked Minbari! :D

Their ships were always a bit bird-like, a bit fish-like, organic and curved and with dolphin-like fins. Nothing struck me as particularly 'Romulan'...
Forum: B5.world October 1st 07, 10:06
Replies: 66
Views: 7,626
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Greatest Moment

Well, I didn't see the show when broadcast, but from my late-comer, DVD-watching perspective I would have to differ and say that the climax of Z'ha'adum was the greatest, tensest, and most...
Forum: B5.world September 26th 07, 09:22
Replies: 45
Views: 10,263
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Why Is Earthforce Still Using Star Furies?

Indeed. In fact I'd say that Vintari's enthusiasm and respect for Starfuries even suggests that the Starfuries of 2271 are significantly better ships than the ones from the Earth-Minbari war, which...
Forum: B5.world September 26th 07, 09:17
Replies: 42
Views: 9,328
Posted By raw_bean
Re: The Gathering - Vorlon Question

Maybe not 'unique', but JMS posed the question (as a tease) of which of the two (Kosh/Ulkesh) reflected the common view of the Vorlons more, a couple of times on usenet. The devastating purge of...
Forum: B5.world September 19th 07, 09:16
Replies: 50
Views: 11,550
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Season 5 - Dull?

Quoted for truth. To my mind, 'The Long Night of Londo Mollari' is the only really outstanding episode in the first half of the series, but the main four eps (almost a four part story in the way...
Forum: B5.world September 17th 07, 08:41
Replies: 42
Views: 9,328
Posted By raw_bean
Re: The Gathering - Vorlon Question

I don't see the problem here. If they were just trying to blow up B5 without wanting Sinclair extradited, then that would be one thing. They wanted Sinclair alive and off the station, before they...
Forum: B5.related September 17th 07, 08:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Selling Babylon 5 literature, including rare hardcover

Guilty as charged. :)

My poor wallet. :(
Forum: B5.related September 14th 07, 14:19
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Selling Babylon 5 literature, including rare hardcover

Are you sure you're going to sell all 11 canon novels for $20? A couple of those (Centauri trilogy 3 in particular) are VERY hard to find and tend to go on eBay for pretty hefty sums of money.

If...
Forum: B5.world September 14th 07, 08:41
Replies: 56
Views: 10,617
Posted By raw_bean
Re: General Questions

It could also be suggested he was in cahoots with Lex Luthor to sabotage that plane/shuttle thing he was riding in in the last Superman movie. And he has a beard. Very evil trait, that, particularly...
Forum: B5.world September 7th 07, 10:01
Replies: 56
Views: 10,617
Posted By raw_bean
Re: General Questions

Quick correction (we seem to be in nitpicky mode recently, so it's in keeping :) ) but the Capital of the Minbari Federation (as stated in To Dream in the City of Sorrows) is Yedor. Tuzanor (spelling...
Forum: B5.world September 6th 07, 10:01
Replies: 54
Views: 12,869
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Lochley - Good or Bad???

For my part at least, that wouldn't have been the case. I'm glad there's as little of her as there is.
Forum: B5.world September 6th 07, 09:56
Replies: 63
Views: 9,945
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Question about Psi-Corp Trilogy Book Finale

Actually I still disagree with your interpretation of things. The way you describe things there still assumes there is some inherent 'wrongness' in the concept of the act, even if only hypothetical....
Forum: B5.world September 5th 07, 14:17
Replies: 183
Views: 47,093
Posted By raw_bean
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

Hey Jan, I've seen where JMS said this in the CGSociety article, but out of interest is there anywhere I can read Doug's words, or someone (yourself?) who heard him say it who can give me the gist?
...
Forum: B5.world September 5th 07, 14:12
Replies: 63
Views: 9,945
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Question about Psi-Corp Trilogy Book Finale

No, it's whether you consider somebody can be considered an 'injured party' when the incident in question hasn't 'injured' or effected them in any measurable way. :)
Forum: B5.world September 5th 07, 09:22
Replies: 63
Views: 9,945
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Question about Psi-Corp Trilogy Book Finale

I'm with Ellipsis on this one.

The corpse I leave behind when I die will not be me. In fact, as much of it as may have use for others should be harvested (organ donation), and I really don't care...
Forum: B5.world September 5th 07, 09:07
Replies: 63
Views: 29,306
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Marcus???

I can see his part in the plot (in a general sense), but I think the telepath arc in S5 feels a little laboured and stretched out, and he muscles his way into episodes that aren't really about that...
Forum: B5.world September 5th 07, 09:00
Replies: 183
Views: 47,093
Posted By raw_bean
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

I already changed mine.* My BSG should arrive today, and with luck my TLT (no art cards) should ship today. Whoever came up with that exclusive seriously underestimated demand for B5 (shock, horror!)...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 07, 10:11
Replies: 12
Views: 4,459
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Valen Class Cruiser (LoTR, ViTD related)???

Also, Vintari refers to it as 'the new Valen-class cruiser'. While the obvious inference is that the ship is new, he could also mean that there is a new 'Valen-class'. This might be a major overhaul...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 07, 10:08
Replies: 16
Views: 5,046
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Misc. Races from Season 1

Yeah, JMS ditched him because he looked a little rubbish, and the only time he's mentioned after S1 is in S5, Learning Curve, when the cockney thug whose name I can't remember moves in to fill the...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 07, 10:05
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Grey Council???

Well if we're being nit-picky, you don't have to register with Wikipedia to edit most articles, you can do it just as a random reader of the page. :^)

The way such a big thing was made about...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 07, 09:59
Replies: 183
Views: 47,093
Posted By raw_bean
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

The one with the art cards is unavailable at the mo.
Forum: B5.world September 4th 07, 09:58
Replies: 54
Views: 12,869
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Lochley - Good or Bad???

I think that's just JMS's characters talking the way JMS talks.

As for people having 'problems taking a beautiful woman seriously as an authority figure', do people really find Tracy Scoggins...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 07, 09:44
Replies: 63
Views: 29,306
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Marcus???

I thought RAD was quite good as Morann, and I even thought he did quite well with Byron, and some of the writing for the character was quite good. I think the problem was that he was a character who...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 07, 09:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Character Development???

In The Gathering it turned out that G'Kar was involved in the plot to assassinate Kosh and frame Sinclair for it, in order to trigger an interstellar war so that the Narn could benefit (selling...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 07, 10:42
Replies: 63
Views: 29,306
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Marcus???

You're right about introducing the telepaths earlier, but I'm pretty sure in the script books JMS said their story would've been briefer, and Byron's in particular (the Byron-Ivanova relationship...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 07, 10:27
Replies: 21
Views: 4,037
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Whatever Happened to Brother Theo?

There's a bit of an exaggeration here. Dourif has played many psychotic and strange characters, true enough. And I can see the similarities between characters like Grima Wormtongue, Piter de Vries...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 07, 10:20
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Grey Council???

I'm trying to remember the name of the Anla'Shok Na (but not Entil'Zha) from In The Beginning, but anyway there's an example of a leader of the rangers who wasn't Entil'Zha.
Forum: B5.world August 31st 07, 15:19
Replies: 63
Views: 29,306
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Marcus???

If you're not Byron fans you should rather like how it was originally planned than how it ended up panning out. If the Civil War arc had carried over into season 5, the Byron-Ivanova relationship...
Forum: B5.world August 30th 07, 11:21
Replies: 29
Views: 4,406
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

Yup. And damn, did those 'Furies look good! :D
Forum: B5.world August 29th 07, 12:21
Replies: 29
Views: 4,406
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

Really? I got a real sense of familiarity looking at the station, and thought it looked gorgeous. It's as though seeing it in the series was through an ever so slightly hazy piece of glass, and...
Forum: B5.world August 29th 07, 12:05
Replies: 12
Views: 4,738
Posted By raw_bean
Re: B5 Station: Layout of Color Sectors (different interpretations)

That could have been rather wasteful and inefficient, are you sure it isn't that the ship begins to rotate at the same speed so that when you look from the ship to the station it appears to have...
Forum: B5.world August 29th 07, 12:02
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Grey Council???

From what I remember from 'In The Beginning', the B5 'Price of Peace' comics that deal with Sinclair going to Minbar and a new leader being selected, and the novel 'To Dream in the City of Sorrows'...
Forum: B5.world August 28th 07, 12:28
Replies: 12
Views: 4,738
Posted By raw_bean
Re: B5 Station: Layout of Color Sectors (different interpretations)

Yes it does. The ship can fly in through a circular hole without spinning, but it would still need to start spinning to dock with a spinning space station. And you have to remember that movements and...
Forum: B5.world August 28th 07, 11:59
Replies: 29
Views: 4,406
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

I disagree (not that the work was revolutionary but that remaking it would be insulting) with that. The artistic merit in the work was in the designs and the animations. The resolution of the models...
Forum: B5.world August 28th 07, 11:47
Replies: 21
Views: 4,037
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Whatever Happened to Brother Theo?

That's one opinion. My own is that I generally couldn't care less for the character. The best thing about that whole story strand was Passing Through Gethsemane, and that was more because of Brad...
Forum: B5.world August 24th 07, 09:09
Replies: 29
Views: 4,406
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

Not sure why you keep using examples from Star Wars to counter points about B5, seems rather a straw-man sort of tactic. No-one was suggesting that B5 actors be replaced with CGI, just that the B5...
Forum: B5.world August 23rd 07, 09:50
Replies: 29
Views: 4,406
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

That's stretching my analogy further than intended, in such a way as to be rather misleading. A remastered HD presentation with re-created CGI and composite shots would actually better present the...
Forum: B5.world August 21st 07, 11:06
Replies: 29
Views: 4,406
Posted By raw_bean
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

I definitely would, if they were done to a high quality and with appropriate reverence/respect to the original intent.

The story is sacrosanct, but the shiny packaging is not. I wouldn't view it...
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