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Forum: B5.world May 13th 08, 18:16
Replies: 62
Views: 7,401
Posted By RMcD
Re: Do You Like Byron?

I believe the Markab homeworld was recently vacated..

Besides, we saw at least two earthlike planets in Crusade with tiny human colonies on them.
Forum: B5.world May 13th 08, 11:41
Replies: 62
Views: 7,401
Posted By RMcD
Re: Do You Like Byron?

I liked Byron, both the actor and the dialogue.

What bothered me more about those early S5 episodes was that many of the regular cast started acting like they'd been lobotomised. Byron was a...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films January 25th 08, 13:52
Replies: 28
Views: 3,334
Posted By RMcD
Re: The Joker won't be back for the third new batman movie

I've never seen any of his movies, but I was a little shaken because he was the same age as me. And I had been looking forward to the new Batman in any case as the previous one was quite decent. But...
Forum: B5.world January 10th 08, 14:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By RMcD
Re: IPX from Infection (And later)

My memory is hazy, did Anna Sheridan and the team that dug up the shadow vessel on Mars actually work for IPX or were those digs just funded by them? If the latter, is it possible that IPX started...
Forum: B5.world November 20th 07, 19:34
Replies: 25
Views: 5,064
Posted By RMcD
Re: We all hate Byron, but...

I like Byron..
Never had a problem with the character, hair, dialogue or actor. I'm not so keen on the string of episodes he appears in, but more because I think they're clunkily constructed,...
Forum: B5.world November 3rd 07, 12:27
Replies: 49
Views: 8,306
Posted By RMcD
Re: "do not kill the one who is already dead" niggle

Given how Sheridan spends so much time in 'In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum' running around shouting at everybody about how Morden is already dead, legally speaking, I assumed it was Morden right up until...
Forum: B5.world October 16th 07, 20:23
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

He did promise way way back that we would see the Vorlon homeworld in Series 5. Which, of course, we did.
Forum: B5.world October 2nd 07, 11:35
Replies: 45
Views: 9,497
Posted By RMcD
Re: Why Is Earthforce Still Using Star Furies?

There are some pretty good storytelling reasons for the designs of the ships not to vary too much in those scenes..

If that establishing shot of 1,000 years ago had featured completely...
Forum: B5.world September 30th 07, 11:43
Replies: 6
Views: 4,953
Posted By RMcD
Re: Notice How The Minbari Ship on DVD Looks Romulan?

Yeah, I thought fish too, like the original Minbari ships. Only one of those tropical fish with whiskers, perhaps, instead of one of those tall skinny ones.
Although from a distance the silhouette...
Forum: B5.world September 24th 07, 13:40
Replies: 45
Views: 9,497
Posted By RMcD
Re: Why Is Earthforce Still Using Star Furies?

Why are they still using Starfuries?

Well, the original Starfury cockpit happened to be among the few props that were still knocking around, and they were able to dust it off and transport it to...
Forum: B5.world September 13th 07, 23:26
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

That contrivance to get him into a Starfury seemed a little strained - as if John McCain was elected President, then badgered by the press to fly to his inauguration in a Vietnam-era Skyhawk, and...
Forum: B5.world September 13th 07, 23:12
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

The Drakh attack Earth in A Call to Arms because humans are seen as having led the other races against the Shadows, even though Earth itself had nothing to do with defeating them and had in fact...
Forum: B5.world September 13th 07, 14:03
Replies: 19
Views: 7,397
Posted By RMcD
Re: EpDis: Voices Of Authority

Somehow the phrase Deus Ex Machina seems really appropriate in this case.
Forum: B5.world September 12th 07, 11:15
Replies: 56
Views: 9,752
Posted By RMcD
Re: General Questions

That sounds something like what they did when Oliver Reed died midway through filming of Gladiator. And sometimes I think it's done well, as in this advert for Virgin Pendolino trains:...
Forum: B5.world August 26th 07, 19:08
Replies: 48
Views: 6,435
Posted By RMcD
Re: Crusade - The Lost Tales???

I wouldn't mind if the Crusade sets had to be rebuilt.. I don't think they'd hold up so well now. I know they were technically better than the B5 sets (they had ceilings!), and that certain areas...
Forum: B5.world August 24th 07, 22:02
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

I don't remember saying it was a bad thing..
Forum: B5.world August 24th 07, 18:15
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

I think the "it knows my name" thing is a standard horror cliche. Based on a quick google search it seems to be a memorable quote from the Haunting (1963 version), but it might have been around...
Forum: B5.world August 23rd 07, 14:17
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

If it had been an episode of the new Doctor Who, there would have been some semi-convincing technobabble reason for it having to be a man of God. Come to think of it, didn't the literal devil show up...
Forum: B5.world August 22nd 07, 23:11
Replies: 94
Views: 33,643
Posted By RMcD
Re: EpDis: The Gathering

No, but a big visual anomaly that springs to my mind is the stuntman who doubles for Garibaldi when he gets thrown through the air by an explosion during the fight with the assassin near the end. For...
Forum: B5.world August 22nd 07, 12:19
Replies: 29
Views: 3,909
Posted By RMcD
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

Yeah. In terms of keeping the original art intact, the ideal would be if the original objects, lighting and movement patterns had still been in existence and could be rerendered exactly as before in...
Forum: B5.world August 21st 07, 23:35
Replies: 29
Views: 3,909
Posted By RMcD
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

Yes. I was making a point about change for the sake of change, not the widescreen thing in particular (after all, the aspect ratio is pretty irrelevant when it comes to the Mona Lisa).



I'm not...
Forum: B5.world August 21st 07, 21:32
Replies: 72
Views: 14,087
Posted By RMcD
Re: New vote for worst episode ever: Between the Darkness and the Light

Err... Have you actually checked which other blah season 1 thing that is that it's sandwiched between...? :)
Forum: B5.world August 21st 07, 18:24
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

I didn't know that. I'm rewatching BSG at the moment, and having a lot of fun playing 'guess which are the Canadians'.. :)
Forum: B5.world August 21st 07, 13:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,909
Posted By RMcD
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

I would view it as more like calling in a comittee of artists to overpaint a bright and glossy new background to the Mona Lisa, taking advantage of the opportunity to add in modern improvements like...
Forum: B5.world August 20th 07, 18:05
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By RMcD
Re: Shadow Philosophy

I don't think they were made weak, since it seemed to take so much to kill them (for the battlecrabs a telepath, and a lot of concentrated firepower). If the shadows had intentionally made them weak,...
Forum: B5.world August 19th 07, 15:03
Replies: 72
Views: 14,087
Posted By RMcD
Re: New vote for worst episode ever: Between the Darkness and the Light

Oops, to be honest I thought it was Heresford Lane too, but when I googled the line to check the spelling the first web page to come up spelled it Harrisford..

Well, I found a reference to a...
Forum: B5.world August 18th 07, 11:25
Replies: 29
Views: 3,909
Posted By RMcD
Re: Would you replace your DVD sets?

Alex, I agree 100% with that. I'm not even very keen on the special edition of the Gathering because it uses effects shots from much later in the series. And Ron Thornton's (later Netter Digital's)...
Forum: B5.world August 15th 07, 22:20
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

I voted for your review!! :)

Highest sales rank I've seen so far on amazon.co.uk is 97, currently it's 104.
Forum: B5.world August 13th 07, 21:31
Replies: 44
Views: 63,576
Posted By RMcD
Re: Episode Discussion (EpDis) Thread Index

That made me do a double take as I am reading and answering your post on my laptop screen of 14" :)
Forum: B5.world August 13th 07, 16:58
Replies: 4
Views: 3,240
Posted By RMcD
Re: Babylon 5 Main Theme Music

Yeah, that was awesome, very haunting.. :)
Forum: B5.world August 10th 07, 17:16
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Wo, anyone else flashing back to their school history lessons? Rise of the Third Reich?
Forum: B5.world August 8th 07, 16:39
Replies: 13
Views: 2,421
Posted By RMcD
Re: German R2 TV-movies dvd boxset

That I wholeheartedly agree with..
Forum: B5.world August 8th 07, 12:03
Replies: 13
Views: 2,421
Posted By RMcD
Re: German R2 TV-movies dvd boxset

I don't think it's really a case of one cut being better than the other, I think both cuts are about equally good.
Forum: B5.world August 6th 07, 22:50
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Incidentally, I also think the ambiguity works fine.

If you follow the DNA explanation, the triluminary is attuned to Sinclair's DNA because the last use to which it was put was transforming him...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 07, 22:23
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

I don't really follow that, isn't the whole point of most religions exactly the opposite? And why single out DNA (which in any case isn't alive)?

Based on what Delenn and Lennier say in Passing...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 07, 21:49
Replies: 28
Views: 3,703
Posted By RMcD
Re: Shadow War Question - Minor Spoiler

I found it anti-climactic the first time I saw it. It seems at this point JMS switches from a parallel storytelling approach to a more sequential one, essentially so that everything can finish tidily...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 07, 21:30
Replies: 50
Views: 6,070
Posted By RMcD
Re: The Illusion of Truth - Worst Episode?

What I enjoy about this episode is just how twisted and plausible the alternative scenario presented by ISN is - and just when you think it can't get any worse, it does.

But as an episode it is...
Forum: B5.world August 4th 07, 19:58
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

I remember reading that one, words couldn't describe how bad it was and it put me off for a long time.. The two from that series that are worth reading are the Shadow Within and To Dream in the City...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 07, 23:16
Replies: 6
Views: 4,882
Posted By RMcD
Re: EpDis: Crusade: Appearances And Other Deceits

Yeah, this was the point where JMS basically said screw it, and wrote what he felt. And this was the last one to be shot before TNT pulled the plug, although I'm sure that's just coincidence..

It...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 07, 15:06
Replies: 183
Views: 44,491
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

It's evolving as I watch, now it's up for pre-order at 10.49 plus p&p. Play.com is a better deal at 9.99 including p&p, but I think I will order it from Amazon to help push it up the sales rank....
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 07, 13:48
Replies: 183
Views: 44,491
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

Here at last is the amazon.co.uk listing for the R2 release of TLT:...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 07, 13:36
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Yeah, sorry Ranger1, Jan is right, didn't mean to cause any undue excitement there, I just meant I have to wait til September 3rd (as far as we know) to see this first disk because I live in the UK,...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 07, 12:10
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Maybe the demon thing would become an ongoing theme in future Lost Tales, and we might find out more about it? (it might make sense for there to be some common threads in an anthology show - perhaps...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 07, 00:18
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Haven't seen it yet, but that sounds to me like something that could have happened for any number of reasons during editing. The footage would have to have been shot from that angle anyway for the...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 07, 23:03
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Maybe I'll be proved wrong, but I don't believe we're going to be seeing JMS putting Claudia Christian in anything B5-related ever again. I really got the impression that words must have been said in...
Forum: B5.world July 29th 07, 23:42
Replies: 447
Views: 77,363
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

It isn't really an ordinary pilot in the sense that future installments are going to depend on sales figures, not viewing figures. If someone switches off because they get bored with the opening...
Forum: B5.world July 28th 07, 00:05
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By RMcD
Re: Up to Season 4 Now: WOW! (and question about movies)

That's the order I usually watch 'em since it's pretty much the order they were made and / or released.
Forum: B5.world July 27th 07, 14:08
Replies: 879
Views: 137,003
Posted By RMcD
Re: B5:TLT Actual DISCUSSION Thread

Sheridan's office had a fairly impressive window, but I think in general one of the reasons these things weren't shown much, and the core shuttle was phased out after season 1 (although that was...
Forum: B5.related July 23rd 07, 22:23
Replies: 12
Views: 3,847
Posted By RMcD
Re: Help with finding B5 scream?

I think the first of the two screams may be Ivanova waking up from her dream sequence in Thirdspace. Still not sure where the 'mourning' part is from, I'll think about it some more..
Forum: B5.world July 19th 07, 10:06
Replies: 32
Views: 13,246
Posted By RMcD
Re: EpDis: Crusade: Ruling From The Tomb

I may be misremembering then..
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