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Forum: B5.world May 12th 11, 12:48
Replies: 3
Views: 2,495
Posted By Estelyn
Re: Nehru Jackets?

I find the B5 version of jacket lapels interesting - a buttoned down tab! (In B5, the so-called Nehru collar is seen on shirts, not jackets.) There is more variety to that concept though than there...
Forum: B5.related February 17th 11, 08:28
Replies: 19
Views: 15,160
Posted By Estelyn
Re: B5 Costume

I am. Pleased to meet you!

I've sewn costumes for a different fandom (Lord of the Rings), and a website with ideas (http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/QuickC.htm) says: Buying finished costumes...
Forum: B5.world February 14th 11, 09:07
Replies: 74
Views: 26,645
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: In The Beginning

Ah, good point, Jan! Then I wonder if his performance in ItB got him a role in Season 5.
Forum: B5.world February 13th 11, 21:19
Replies: 74
Views: 26,645
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: In The Beginning

I enjoyed seeing this prequel to the series, though I do have several reservations. I definitely would not use it to introduce someone new to B5; not only are there spoilers, but also a bewildering...
Forum: B5.world February 10th 11, 07:57
Replies: 40
Views: 32,285
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Sleeping In Light

Ah, I hadn't thought of that connection! Thanks for the info, Joe.
Forum: B5.world February 9th 11, 17:07
Replies: 40
Views: 32,285
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Sleeping In Light

"Sleeping in Light" had me weeping most of the way through it - it is so very sad, beautifully so. I tried to pinpoint what made it so special (I very rarely cry for movies, even less for TV); the...
Forum: B5.world February 8th 11, 21:16
Replies: 33
Views: 11,630
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Objects At Rest

More closure in this episode - we find out for whom G'Kar left that recorded message. Ta'Lon is a great choice as his replacement! Then comes the next replacement - Dr. Hobbes. Interesting choice, as...
Forum: B5.world February 7th 11, 21:18
Replies: 44
Views: 63,576
Posted By Estelyn
Re: Episode Discussion (EpDis) Thread Index

This wasn't directed at me, but I'm taking it as a general statement - thanks! I'd also like to thank VL for this thread; it's been an invaluable resource for a latecomer to this forum such as...
Forum: B5.world February 7th 11, 17:03
Replies: 5
Views: 5,261
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Objects In Motion

Seeing Number One again was an unexpected surprise! Interesting way to bring her back into the mix - though unfortunately too late to see anything of her in the future.

Interesting development in...
Forum: B5.world February 7th 11, 16:47
Replies: 10
Views: 6,372
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Wheel Of Fire

Though there's plenty happening in this episode, it does feel like the quiet after the storm. We're moving toward closure, tying up loose ends, and the main characters are leaving the station.
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Forum: B5.world February 6th 11, 21:40
Replies: 20
Views: 10,854
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Fall Of Centauri Prime

Wow, what a payoff!! This is B5 arc storytelling at its very best. Nothing is ever isolated, and this war is not new, just a continuation - or an echo - of the Shadow War. The Drakh's statement, that...
Forum: B5.world February 6th 11, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 4,218
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Movements Of Fire And Shadow

What a cliffhanger! Excruciating to wait for the next episode when it was initially aired...

It's hard to pinpoint all the various things going on - Londo and G'Kar on Centauri Prime, Delenn and...
Forum: B5.world February 5th 11, 22:57
Replies: 3
Views: 3,636
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

The title is great - sounds like a quote, but I couldn't find a source for it.

This episode feels very uncomfortable - I find myslf squirming, wishing there were a way to stop the inevitable. I...
Forum: B5.world February 5th 11, 21:51
Replies: 6
Views: 4,315
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Darkness Ascending

Garibaldi's dream is indeed interesting, a clear warning, but apparently not clear enough to get him off his drinking habits. I don't recall ever hearing any further information about whether or not...
Forum: B5.world February 5th 11, 20:43
Replies: 12
Views: 9,218
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Meditations On The Abyss

I can't help but think that it was foolish of Delenn to go to such a vulnerable place to meet Lennier, but you have to admit, she took care of herself! Minbari fingers must have strength! I was...
Forum: B5.world February 5th 11, 17:36
Replies: 62
Views: 23,867
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Corps Is Mother, The Corps Is Father

I enjoy the episodes that show us things through someone else's eyes. And I like the idea of having the Corps logo in the credits! That amplifies the feeling.

Bester's line "Not everything is...
Forum: B5.world February 5th 11, 16:15
Replies: 15
Views: 6,561
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Ragged Edge

I hope, after all this time, that no one minds if I get back to the actual subject of this thread! ;) The main plot element of this episode *had* to go wrong - here we go again, Garibaldi's...
Forum: B5.world February 4th 11, 23:03
Replies: 35
Views: 8,400
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Phoenix Rising

OK, I admit, I don't mind seeing the end of the telepath arc, but I was impressed with the quality of this episode. Bester hit the nail on the head when he said that the central problem with...
Forum: B5.world February 4th 11, 21:56
Replies: 20
Views: 6,172
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: A Tragedy Of Telepaths

I like the way Lochley's log is used as bookends in this episode. Since her actions tend to be tough, it's good to see that she is really concerned about what takes place. She's also willing to go to...
Forum: B5.world February 4th 11, 20:34
Replies: 13
Views: 6,400
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: In The Kingdom Of The Blind

Both plot elements of this episode are arc related and interesting. And both are moving toward darkness.

The Centauri Prime scenes are fascinating as usual. In this case, when the Regent says "not...
Forum: B5.world February 3rd 11, 21:59
Replies: 55
Views: 13,000
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Day Of The Dead

I'm a bit ambiguous about this episode. I agree that Rebo and Zooty would have been better left unseen - then we would at least have had the illusion that they're funny. However, their subplot does...
Forum: B5.world February 3rd 11, 14:22
Replies: 29
Views: 8,527
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Secrets Of The Soul

I agree with what was previously said about Byron's attitude toward normals - he doesn't differentiate between them. So what's the difference between him and those he despises?!

Lyta has become...
Forum: B5.world February 3rd 11, 13:36
Replies: 7
Views: 3,327
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Strange Relations

JMS' method of dropping hints for several episodes, then resolving them, comes to fruition here - we find out just what kind of relationship Sheridan and Lochley had. There are also new hints of a...
Forum: B5.world February 3rd 11, 13:21
Replies: 24
Views: 8,417
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Learning Curve

A lot has been said about the questionable aspects of this episode, and I must admit to being of two minds about it. Despite the fact that administration of justice should not take the form used by...
Forum: B5.world November 13th 10, 19:25
Replies: 87
Views: 22,160
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: A View From The Gallery

I really like this episode! I can understand some of the objections that have been mentioned so far, but I am not bothered by them. What I appreciate is the light-hearted and warm-hearted atmosphere,...
Forum: B5.world November 8th 10, 19:55
Replies: 39
Views: 10,462
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Paragon Of Animals

I can see why this thread turned into Byron-bashing - this is the episode that changed my attitude toward him. When he first showed up, I sympathized with the teep cause, but his outright arrogance,...
Forum: B5.world November 7th 10, 10:05
Replies: 18
Views: 16,115
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Very Long Night Of Londo Mollari

This episode may not have a lot of flashy action, but there's a lot going on under the surface! The most important plot aspect is that of Londo's apology. I realize that some who have posted about...
Forum: B5.world November 6th 10, 21:13
Replies: 13
Views: 5,468
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: No Compromises

Opening shot - oranges, again?! Obviously we're being told that this is Sheridan's quarters - the scene with Delenn and Sheridan is cute though.

I remember seeing this the first time and thinking...
Forum: B5.world November 4th 10, 22:42
Replies: 23
Views: 8,728
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Rising Star

This episode ties up a lot of loose ends. That gives many of the ensemble actors at least a scene or two, as well as adding guest actors such as the one who portrays President Luchenko - and the ISN...
Forum: B5.world November 4th 10, 08:59
Replies: 21
Views: 6,483
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Endgame

Various countries and language areas have different policies, so there is more than one possibility for watching English-language shows in other countries. Some (especially smaller countries/areas,...
Forum: B5.world November 3rd 10, 21:33
Replies: 21
Views: 6,483
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Endgame

This episode has it all - action and space battles, dramatic personal moments, and multiple arc elements coming together in a firework (often literally in the visual effects!). The acting is very...
Forum: B5.world October 31st 10, 21:42
Replies: 15
Views: 8,150
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Between The Darkness And The Light

Fresh from rewatching this episode, I'm still deeply moved by the tragic ending. Just when it looked like Ivanova was beginning to warm to Marcus (having recognized his Minbari compliment and thanked...
Forum: B5.world October 31st 10, 20:17
Replies: 16
Views: 6,767
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Intersections In Real Time

The bureaucratic aspect of this episode is precisely what makes it so chilling. To have the interrogator walk in with his briefcase, unpack it and distribute his papers on the table is deeply...
Forum: B5.world October 31st 10, 14:41
Replies: 8
Views: 5,045
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Face Of The Enemy

This is one of those episodes where you can see the trouble coming but there's seemingly no way to stop it.

People keep metioning that Sheridan has changed, gotten harder, since he came back from...
Forum: B5.world October 30th 10, 23:26
Replies: 8
Views: 4,761
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Exercise Of Vital Powers

This episode is exposition-heavy, that's for sure. If the dialogues between Edgars and Garibaldi actually revealed something new, they would be more interesting, but they basically tie up elements we...
Forum: B5.world October 26th 10, 21:11
Replies: 10
Views: 5,824
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: No Surrender, No Retreat

I like how the episode begins, almost like a prelude: the military sound of drums, which has been used in similar situations before to great effect, combined with the preparation of the war room and...
Forum: B5.world October 24th 10, 21:46
Replies: 25
Views: 6,766
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Moments Of Transition

I agree, this episode is very emotional, very gripping. There are so many things going on simultaneously, yet the threads are skilfully intertwined without getting tangled.

Garibaldi is being...
Forum: B5.world October 23rd 10, 21:31
Replies: 19
Views: 6,302
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Rumors, Bargains and Lies

I admit, Sheridan giggling to himself was rather ridiculous. I did enjoy seeing how he took the truth and let it be misinterpreted to accomplish what needed to be done.

I felt Delenn's distress...
Forum: B5.world October 23rd 10, 20:29
Replies: 17
Views: 13,699
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Conflicts Of Interest

Yes, this episode is more a bridge, or a building block, and can't stand up very strongly all by itself. However, I think what's in it is good.

I did like seeing Garibaldi happy over the task he'd...
Forum: B5.world October 22nd 10, 20:58
Replies: 6
Views: 3,656
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Lines Of Communication

A double tragedy is developing in the story arc - civil wars in both human and Minbari societies. They're no longer fighting each other, so now they turn against themselves.

The propaganda war...
Forum: B5.world October 21st 10, 22:55
Replies: 13
Views: 4,885
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Racing Mars

I agree that this isn't one of the top notch episodes, though it has some interesting elements. The public confrontation between Sheridan and Garibaldi is explosively dramatic and not yet resolved....
Forum: B5.world October 21st 10, 21:21
Replies: 11
Views: 5,845
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Atonement

Interesting - Zack seems to have problems feeling comfortable in a uniform, no matter how it's cut or what material it's made of. He does admit that it has to do with his state of mind.

I'm not...
Forum: B5.world October 13th 10, 22:24
Replies: 11
Views: 6,029
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Illusion Of Truth

Yes, this one is too close to home to be merely "entertaining". We see how propaganda works, how pictures are made to lie, how truth is distorted. And at some level, we realize that it didn't just...
Forum: B5.world October 12th 10, 21:43
Replies: 8
Views: 4,630
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Epiphanies

Any time an episode follows one that was very heavy in plot and/or action, it suffers by comparison. That certainly applies to this one. Having Bester show up does reconnect it to the arc, and the...
Forum: B5.world October 12th 10, 14:07
Replies: 39
Views: 9,709
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Into The Fire

Very little of this episode takes place on Babylon 5 - we see Centauri Prime and the White Stars, for the most part.

I too like the way JMS solved the situation. There could be no military...
Forum: B5.world October 12th 10, 09:46
Replies: 15
Views: 14,710
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Summoning

Oops!! Yes, of course I *meant* Vorlon. I could, of course, quote from Alice, about a word meaning exactly what I choose it to mean, but it was a plain and simple mistake on my part. On the other...
Forum: B5.world October 10th 10, 21:16
Replies: 13
Views: 5,244
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Long Night

This episode is very moving in several ways. The Ericsson part of the story is well written and acted, showing one of the tough decisions that must be made. The lives of a few must be lost to save...
Forum: B5.world October 9th 10, 23:49
Replies: 31
Views: 10,634
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Falling Toward Apotheosis

I must admit, I did have to look up "apotheosis" when I read this title! That would point to the Carthagia plot as being central, but there's so much going on that it's hard to see any one element as...
Forum: B5.world October 9th 10, 20:36
Replies: 15
Views: 14,710
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: The Summoning

We've seen Christlike references to G'Kar; this episode has some of the strongest images in that direction so far. The scenes with Cartasia very much echo the torture of Jesus by Pontius Pilate. The...
Forum: B5.world October 9th 10, 17:14
Replies: 16
Views: 6,505
Posted By Estelyn
Re: EpDis: Whatever Happened To Mr Garibaldi?

The first line of this episode that struck me forcibly was Sheridan's, "The first obligation of a prisoner is to escape." That sounds so much like a quote that I googled it. I found something very...
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