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Forum: B5.related Yesterday, 15:13
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Posted By KoshFan
Re: Babylon 5 XYZ : Website Opening

That's a pretty site, Apsu! Very visually striking.
Forum: B5.related November 12th 18, 01:55
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Yeah. The Narn response is both understandable and unwise. It's the difference between "By any means necessary" and "Kill Whitey".
Forum: B5.related November 10th 18, 02:39
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Not to derail this thread, but for future reference: almost every argument along those lines is rooted in having different definitions of the word "racism" and not really realizing it. And now, back...
Forum: B5.related November 2nd 18, 13:23
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

He's a Talia/Ivanova shipper for sure.
Forum: B5.related October 27th 18, 02:11
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

If Sheridan & Co. had treated Lyta with more respect, she could have shut Byron down.

And honestly, if Byron had just gone and talked with Delenn first...
Forum: B5.related October 25th 18, 05:25
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

I like his analysis of Sheridan. Sheridan's ability to question himself is a recurring theme in Season 2 -- first his capacity in "There All the Honor Lies" and (much more subtly) in "All Alone in...
Forum: B5.related October 24th 18, 01:47
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

His Season 2 predictions are remarkably accurate, with a few glaring exceptions:
Forum: B5.related October 20th 18, 05:18
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Oh, wow. Of course -- and I never saw that either. Perhaps because Psi Corps becomes allied with the Shadows later? Threw us off a bit.

I wonder how many other little microcosms there are?
Forum: B5.related October 18th 18, 14:52
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Y'know, he's seeing a lot on his first pass that I hadn't noticed until later, or ever. Take this:



I'd always heard that line and thought, "Okay, I guess those are worse crimes, sure..." But...
Forum: B5.related October 17th 18, 02:06
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

His reaction to "Babylon Squared" was everything that I could hope for. Gosh, this is fun!
Forum: B5.related October 10th 18, 03:51
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Bwahahaha. He's really good at this.
Forum: B5.related October 6th 18, 21:06
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

The man raises a good point about Lianna Kemmer. She is indeed one-note in her pursuit of Garibaldi. Oshiro's idea that an acknowledgment that Santiago is always under threat, and that therefore...
Forum: B5.related October 3rd 18, 02:55
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Bwahahaha. He gets it.
Forum: B5.related September 30th 18, 05:34
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

"But this idea of ancient beings who roam space and are basically impossible to understand is SO F****** COOL. Can we please have more of this???"

Yes, sir. Yes you can.
Forum: B5.world September 27th 18, 04:36
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

We just watched our first ep separately: "The Illusion of Truth," which I've always hated. Not because it's bad, of course... because it's done so well... For all that we watched it on different...
Forum: B5.related September 22nd 18, 04:14
Replies: 64
Views: 2,650
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

This could be a lot of fun.
Forum: B5.world September 22nd 18, 04:10
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

The actual Gray 17 bit is an interesting idea with rushed/budget execution.
Forum: B5.world September 20th 18, 02:27
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

The breakup had more foreshadowing than Londo & G'Kar's death. "Gray 17" didn't even budge the needle. I think my ex actually liked it.

(Actually, I'm always a little surprised how not-terrible...
Forum: B5.world September 19th 18, 01:31
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By KoshFan
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

Heh. Yes, that's totally it!


...In all seriousness, it's because I'm such a linear-story guy. When I introduce people to the show, I start at the beginning. Then half the fun is watching their...
Forum: B5.world September 18th 18, 04:16
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By KoshFan
It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

Some years ago, my partner finished showing me Star Trek Voyager and we moved on to a show of my choice. Since we'd already finished Buffy, I picked B5. We got as far as "Gray 17 is Missing" before...
Forum: B5.world August 21st 18, 21:13
Replies: 38
Views: 25,924
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

Fair enough.



Yep.



That whole scene is still a delight after all these years.
Forum: B5.FAQ August 21st 18, 05:22
Replies: 59
Views: 10,079
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

The bylaws of the Book Group prohibit answering rhetorical questions. That's why.
Forum: B5.world August 20th 18, 20:12
Replies: 38
Views: 25,924
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

O'Hare was indeed a stage actor. I used to think as you do... my friends and I used to laugh at how he would always be smiling slightly, even in dark/dramatic scenes. And yes, he could be ponderous....
Forum: B5.world August 19th 18, 21:45
Replies: 29
Views: 8,514
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Moments Of Transition

Welcome, Talvitar! Good to see someone new around here.
Forum: B5.FAQ August 17th 18, 20:36
Replies: 59
Views: 10,079
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

I do look after myself :) Unfortunately the medication I have is slowly becoming ineffective :([/QUOTE]

Aww, man, that's terrible.
Forum: B5.FAQ August 16th 18, 23:19
Replies: 59
Views: 10,079
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Self-care! Self-care before arguing about decades-old science fiction arcana on the internet!
Forum: B5.FAQ August 16th 18, 14:54
Replies: 59
Views: 10,079
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Aha. Those are indeed good reasons. People may argue (because people always argue...) but there they are and now we have them.

And you had good reasons for not telling us up front, as I suspected...
Forum: B5.FAQ August 14th 18, 15:18
Replies: 59
Views: 10,079
Posted By KoshFan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

I've stayed out of this, because I haven't seen these eps in a long, long time (and in the case of "Day of the Dead," never -- I never got around to buying the S5 DVDs). But I see well-intentioned...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 18, 04:16
Replies: 26
Views: 8,354
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: And Now For A Word

Considering how the Grey Council talk to each other sometimes, I expect Delenn has been talked to that way before. Remember, she got savaged by Neroon in "All Alone in the Night." And heck, the one...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 18, 02:34
Replies: 26
Views: 8,354
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: And Now For A Word

Torqueman is raising a totally natural objection to Delenn's transformation. (She's doing it in an incredibly passive-aggressive, brutal, and un-journalistic way, of course, but her point still...
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 18, 02:25
Replies: 28
Views: 6,594
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Hunter, Prey

I never found that theory totally satisfactory... but it's the only one we've got any evidence for.
Forum: B5.related July 24th 18, 03:31
Replies: 33
Views: 3,265
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

Yeah, I watched a TED Talk about it. When I remember the researcher's name I'll post it here.
Forum: B5.world July 24th 18, 03:30
Replies: 35
Views: 8,068
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Knives

Sure, that's plausible, but this is about what Sheridan thought, not about what might have happened; and I don't see why he would have thought of the Icarus exploding in space for the reasons given...
Forum: B5.world July 22nd 18, 22:53
Replies: 35
Views: 8,068
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Knives

In the original airing order "Knives" aired one episode after "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum" as opposed to one ep before. So in the original order, Sheridan "saw" Icarus explode one week after learning...
Forum: B5.related July 22nd 18, 22:50
Replies: 33
Views: 3,265
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

This is gonna veer into the Politics forum now, but:

From what I've heard, it actually takes about 7 to 12% of the people in a country to shut it down through nonviolent protest. That's not what...
Forum: B5.world July 21st 18, 17:22
Replies: 35
Views: 8,068
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Knives

"Knives" was always out of order on the DVDs, especially since Sheridan sees the Icarus explode (which he later learns didn't happen).
Forum: B5.world July 17th 18, 15:16
Replies: 28
Views: 6,594
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Hunter, Prey

Yes that was a great subtle moment.[/quote]

....Oy. I posted that comment thirteen years ago. No wonder I couldn't remember writing it.




Yeah, I always wondered about that. Same guy,...
Forum: B5.related July 15th 18, 22:15
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Some Eye Candy.

I love playing games and I love B5; I just don't have as much time as I'd like!
Forum: B5.world July 14th 18, 17:42
Replies: 37
Views: 20,991
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: Acts Of Sacrifice

My favorite bit of the Corelliwhatever/Taq plot (which was interesting) is where Taq bows to Ivanova at the end. The servant was quicker on the uptake than the master!
Forum: B5.world July 14th 18, 05:54
Replies: 17
Views: 5,466
Posted By KoshFan
Re: EpDis: All Alone In The Night

A fine episode. While there could have been more Hague, yes, I love the final scene -- it's such a surprise since it doesn't fit the tone of the rest of the ep.

And the dream is pretty nifty even...
Forum: B5.world July 12th 18, 01:01
Replies: 38
Views: 3,991
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Yeah, the journey was the important point in "Grail" -- but it would be kinda funny if, in a million years, humanity figured out how to be beings of light, occupied the Vorlon homeworld, reconnected...
Forum: B5.world July 11th 18, 05:07
Replies: 38
Views: 3,991
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Aldus never did get to ask Kosh what the Vorlons knew, if anything. And I doubt Thomas asked before he left. And if any of the ambassadors would know, it'd be Kosh. So while I fear Thomas never found...
Forum: B5.world July 8th 18, 03:56
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By KoshFan
Re: What was the original 5-year plan?

For an old half-abandoned message board, we're pretty friendly around here.

And I'm a teacher, so I can officially say: there are no dumb questions! There are questions we may have answered many...
Forum: B5.world July 4th 18, 01:11
Replies: 38
Views: 3,991
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Fair enough -- and I agree, building more suspense leading up to the confrontation with the Zarg could have made things a lot better. (Honestly, I don't mind "Gray 17" as much as I think of it as a...
Forum: B5.world July 2nd 18, 23:25
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By KoshFan
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

Now that's a good idea, Looney -- an entirely alien-perspective ep on, say, some human matter.
Forum: B5.world July 1st 18, 23:16
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By KoshFan
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

Oh, heck yes. Also I'd de-emphasize the planet's defenses. That beam weapon was just overkill, JMS knew it, and had to spend the rest of the show carefully working around it and explaining why they...
Forum: B5.world July 1st 18, 23:04
Replies: 38
Views: 3,991
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Fair enough. I'll grant you that five minutes here or there would have made things a lot better. I remember how the endings of both two-parter eps got mangled because they had to move stuff around to...
Forum: B5.world July 1st 18, 01:22
Replies: 38
Views: 3,991
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I've gotta disagree on this one. Writers work best when under limitations. I just finished Stephen King's book "On Writing," and one of his secrets is that the second draft should be 10% shorter than...
Forum: B5.world June 29th 18, 20:40
Replies: 38
Views: 3,991
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I guess we just need to be careful about how we're using "canon." A lot of times fans use "It's not canon!" as a way to say, "I don't like it, and if I can say it's not canon I can ignore it!" This...
Forum: B5.world June 18th 18, 14:58
Replies: 38
Views: 25,924
Posted By KoshFan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

I'm thinking bots are getting smarter.
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