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Forum: B5.world April 27th 09, 04:11
Replies: 47
Views: 6,555
Posted By grumbler
Re: Cool stuff in season 1

Remember Delenn's conversation with Kosh in "Chrysalis?"

"I have great doubts. I must know if it's true. I must see with my own eyes." Kosh comes out of his encounter suit. Delenn says ""Yes,...
Forum: B5.world October 16th 07, 11:02
Replies: 447
Views: 77,255
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

IIRC he was saying that sometime in the future they might be able to show the Vorlon home world, because their CGI techniques were getting sophisticated enough. He was talking about a possibility...
Forum: B5.world September 29th 07, 00:15
Replies: 45
Views: 9,471
Posted By grumbler
Re: Why Is Earthforce Still Using Star Furies?

Two types of earth fighters existed in 2261: Thunderbolts, for attacks into atmosphere and Star Furies for space combat. Star furies were the better for the latter: better than Thunderbolts, which...
Forum: B5.world September 29th 07, 00:04
Replies: 66
Views: 6,758
Posted By grumbler
Re: Greatest Moment

Of course you can, and so can we all. So has JMS.

Delenn riding to the rescue in Severed Dreams. The highlight of midpoint of the whole series, and the culmination of its greatest crisis. That...
Forum: B5.world September 28th 07, 23:56
Replies: 42
Views: 8,216
Posted By grumbler
Re: The Gathering - Vorlon Question

Thanks to everyone, and an Internet beer (brand and alcohol content to be determined by the winner) to anyone who can relieve this itch and tell me when and where the "Zathras removed the signs of...
Forum: B5.world September 25th 07, 03:38
Replies: 42
Views: 8,216
Posted By grumbler
Re: The Gathering - Vorlon Question

Just that, at some point, someone (I think it was JMS) explained that the Minbari didn't know that B4 was from Earth until they saw B5 because Zathras had removed anything that indicated the...
Forum: B5.world September 23rd 07, 06:37
Replies: 447
Views: 77,255
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Good point. But not relevant in this episode, which featured a human.
Forum: B5.world September 22nd 07, 01:04
Replies: 42
Views: 8,216
Posted By grumbler
Re: The Gathering - Vorlon Question

I cannot find evidence of the discussion that took place many years ago about how Zathras changed B4 insignia and whatnot to disguise its origin, while Sinclair was undergoing the transformation. I...
Forum: B5.world September 22nd 07, 00:34
Replies: 447
Views: 77,255
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

As we know, the Minbari have ways of projecting "sight" deep within their own vessels (we see this during many battles).

Not sure what this refers to. It is possible that some episodes "broke...
Forum: B5.world September 20th 07, 02:23
Replies: 42
Views: 8,216
Posted By grumbler
Re: The Gathering - Vorlon Question

That is the way I see it. As a wise one once said, "if you are making a point, why not make it so no one can misunderstand it? Send them all."

The idea that the Vorlons were "using" the Narn for...
Forum: B5.world September 20th 07, 02:14
Replies: 447
Views: 77,255
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Exactly. And a telepath can only work within line-of-sight of the target, so that explanation just does not hunt.


Precisely. It is curious that JMS chose this particular dilemma and solution,...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 07, 18:15
Replies: 879
Views: 136,774
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5:TLT Actual DISCUSSION Thread

That has always been true for anything I have ordered from Amazon.com that has been released by WB (I got all my B5 stuff, with free shipping, on the release date or even the day before, and this was...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 07, 18:07
Replies: 447
Views: 77,255
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Exactly my point! Guards would have to be somewhere in the vicinity, because they worked there and took care of the prisoners. There are none. Random Minbari would not be there, because they...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 07, 14:25
Replies: 447
Views: 77,255
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5:TLT - Show Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Agree that the empty B5 was disappointing, and that the show seemed to cut corners (like where a Religious Caste Minbari is shown in the B5 brig area, rather than security guards, presumably because...
Forum: B5.world August 9th 06, 00:25
Replies: 437
Views: 19,743
Posted By grumbler
Re: Newbie just starting S3 - Non-Spoilers ONLY!

I am so jealous of you for being able to see this for the first time! It only gets better and better.

Let us know when B5 becomes more important to you than food or sleep. We can talk you down,...
Forum: B5.world August 8th 06, 23:59
Replies: 15
Views: 8,123
Posted By grumbler
Re: EpDis: Between The Darkness And The Light

I thought that the Ivanova "God sent me" speech worked pretty well the first time I saw it, but was less effective upon repeated viewings. Still, I remember how I felt when this first aired, and so...
Forum: B5.world April 4th 05, 09:31
Replies: 108
Views: 6,071
Posted By grumbler
Re: Re-watching Crusade

[ Note that Joe gets it wrong, as usual. Actors under the "Major Role' guidelines get paid for eight days. Not even in Joe's world is a week equal, to eight days. And note that I am not...
Forum: B5.world February 25th 05, 02:35
Replies: 89
Views: 3,982
Posted By grumbler
Re: The advantage of no more B5

You have to crouch these sentiments in terms of "President Clarke" to make no-one notice! :lol:

Just don't say "nukular" or "moolahs" and you will be okay, even here.
Forum: B5.world February 25th 05, 02:31
Replies: 89
Views: 3,982
Posted By grumbler
Re: The advantage of no more B5

Here I admit my ignorance of modern US television. Does not the WB network still exist? If it does not, then you are right that the WB TV folks have not just a management problem, but a sales...
Forum: B5.world February 25th 05, 00:03
Replies: 89
Views: 3,982
Posted By grumbler
Re: The advantage of no more B5

The problem with B5 can be summed up in the same three letters that identify the strength of B5: JMS.

Look, this is the pasion of a single man, who made it work for all of us for 5 seasons, by...
Forum: B5.world February 24th 05, 23:48
Replies: 122
Views: 6,344
Posted By grumbler
Re: IT\'S DEAD, JIM?

Remember, though, that these WB films suits are the ones who thought Gilligan's Island would make a great feature film. I put nothing at all past them.
Forum: B5.world February 24th 05, 23:04
Replies: 122
Views: 6,344
Posted By grumbler
Re: IT\'S DEAD, JIM?

It seems way too early to say this.
Forum: B5.world February 24th 05, 22:55
Replies: 14
Views: 7,156
Posted By grumbler
Re: EpDis: A Voice In The Wilderness Part 2

This one lacked the unique Londoness of the first ep, so rates more lacklusterly on my radar screens.
Forum: B5.world February 24th 05, 22:50
Replies: 108
Views: 6,071
Posted By grumbler
Re: Re-watching Crusade

But the SAG guidelines for "Major Role Performers" state that
Major performers being ones who Now, we are not here to quibble about SAG rules (and there are exceptions to the rule i quoted...
Forum: B5.related February 24th 05, 21:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By grumbler
Re: SPOOOO!!!

I like the picture that is next in that sequence (the one where the finger in the foreground is now just a stub).

Turns out that isn't Spoo, it is an infant (and hungry) Shadow.
Forum: B5.world February 20th 05, 21:45
Replies: 108
Views: 6,071
Posted By grumbler
Re: Re-watching Crusade

And your source for this "er, no' is what? Pat Tallman said what the reasons were for her non-appearance. You claim they are bulshit. Document this, please.
You may be right, and she may be...
Forum: B5.world February 20th 05, 21:32
Replies: 130
Views: 5,616
Posted By grumbler
Re: The merits of Byron

But this points out the really interesting elements of Byron's charactor. If he had been entirely a rational, interest-seeking person, he would have been boring and so not worth JMS's time to write...
Forum: B5.world February 20th 05, 21:22
Replies: 62
Views: 2,559
Posted By grumbler
Re: Best season to start watching B5

Good point. I never got that into words, but you are right about season one (at east the better portions of it). Unfortuantely, it isn't a uniform feeling. Sometimes, Season One is just Star Trek...
Forum: B5.related February 20th 05, 21:12
Replies: 23
Views: 3,183
Posted By grumbler
Re: \"Mystery object\" mentioned in Movie DVD Commen

:D Great stuff. Keep it up, please!
Forum: B5.world February 17th 05, 22:38
Replies: 108
Views: 6,071
Posted By grumbler
Re: Re-watching Crusade

Actually, the Pat Tallman story is a bit more than that. Actors are hired by the week, not the day, and that is what PT asked for for her role in TPoS (the actor replacing her was paid for the...
Forum: B5.related February 17th 05, 22:15
Replies: 23
Views: 3,183
Posted By grumbler
Re: \"Mystery object\" mentioned in Movie DVD Commen

Acording to Bear Burge (http://www.figmentfly.com/bb/q30.html)
Forum: B5.world February 13th 05, 21:13
Replies: 21
Views: 9,685
Posted By grumbler
Re: EpDis: A Voice In The Wilderness Part 1

Yes, in retrospect it is sad to see that this, the Londo as Londo thought of himself (noble, self-sacrificing, carefree) was not the Londo that fate had decreed. The best feature of this episode was...
Forum: B5.world February 13th 05, 20:53
Replies: 62
Views: 2,559
Posted By grumbler
Re: Best season to start watching B5

I think that (having shown this several times to doubters after a few episodes) that In the Beginning works for non-fans as well.

The problems are in getting to the final resolutions. The show...
Forum: B5.related February 13th 05, 20:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By grumbler
Re: B5races & JMS Bibliography

Nicely done. I don't think I have seen anything nearly as good. Maybe we can start connecting some more dots.
Forum: B5.world February 13th 05, 20:44
Replies: 130
Views: 5,616
Posted By grumbler
Re: Cutting Byron from season 5

I didn't see that at the time, but it makes sense now. Thanks.
Forum: B5.world February 13th 05, 20:42
Replies: 130
Views: 5,616
Posted By grumbler
Re: Cutting Byron from season 5

Quite well put (as is you later, unquoted part about Byronic semblences). We were not supposed to like him, we were only supposed to (slowly) understand his impossible situation, and that of Lochley...
Forum: B5.related February 13th 05, 20:22
Replies: 23
Views: 3,183
Posted By grumbler
Re: \"Mystery object\" mentioned in Movie DVD Commentary

I will have to try to find it again, but one of the prop guys (I think) from B5 definately said somewhere on the net that it was the Oscillation Overthruster being referred to here.
Forum: B5.world February 9th 05, 20:50
Replies: 62
Views: 2,559
Posted By grumbler
Re: Best season to start watching B5

True, but it also has some of the most moving dialogue in the entire arc, and concentrated into a coupla hours. "See you in hell" is good. "They never ran out of courage... they only ran out of...
Forum: B5.world February 7th 05, 02:14
Replies: 62
Views: 2,559
Posted By grumbler
Re: Best season to start watching B5

Some really good points being made in this thread, but frankly we are talking about stuff we all know in retrospect. Had i been given the chance to save lifespan by skipping "infec...." er, the...
Forum: B5.related January 28th 05, 19:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By grumbler
Re: the B5 Wiki needs contributions!

This is a fun project, and one well worth supporting.
Forum: B5.world January 7th 05, 18:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,826
Posted By grumbler
Re: My dream

Well, you finally get to the point! :lol:
Forum: B5.world January 7th 05, 18:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,191
Posted By grumbler
Re: Reproduction in Psi-Corps

The issue isn't biology, but control. Rape isn't just about sex, it is also about power. The breeding program doesn't just produce telepathic babies, it demonstrates to the adult telepaths that...
Forum: B5.world January 7th 05, 18:14
Replies: 39
Poll: EpDis: Grail
Views: 16,281
Posted By grumbler
Re: EpDis: Grail

Not a stellar episode, but some of the better comic acting in the series. I didn't really see many of the classic B5 themes here other than "faith manages." Still, there were no obvious clunkers...
Forum: B5.world January 7th 05, 17:48
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By grumbler
Re: Let the Voters Decide

Yes, but remember that the fly-over was not Sheridan's idea, but Delenn's (and Londo's and G'Kar's). Sheridan had been isolated by Luchenko and co to answer purely earth-related questions.

The...
Forum: B5.related January 7th 05, 17:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By grumbler
Re: What\'s your favorite dvd set?

Crusade was the best visual transfer, but the S4 extras were better than any of the other sets, and the opening credits were worth watching all 22 times!
Forum: B5.related January 7th 05, 17:15
Replies: 42
Views: 2,144
Posted By grumbler
Re: My Centauri Trilogy Review *Slight Spoilers*

I find it interesting that the spread of opinion of the "best trilogy" is so even, and in fact the spread on "worst trilogy" also seems quite even. Each series offered something a little different...
Forum: B5.related December 31st 04, 18:31
Replies: 42
Views: 2,144
Posted By grumbler
Re: My Centauri Trilogy Review *Slight Spoilers*

Book 3, pages 216 and 217. Pages 33-34 describe how he knew the pattern of the attacks and wanted to fill Sheridan in.
Forum: B5.related December 31st 04, 18:15
Replies: 42
Views: 2,144
Posted By grumbler
Re: My Centauri Trilogy Review *Slight Spoilers*

But Sheridan's realization of the Shadow strategy and his decision to muster the fleet, at great risk to his allies, was the turning point of the entire Shadow War. One of the great moments of the...
Forum: B5.world December 30th 04, 19:37
Replies: 265
Views: 13,959
Posted By grumbler
Re: uh-oh....this doesn\'t sound good.

Their website says It is entirely possible that these casting sheets were put together long ago and are just now seeing the light of day. I don't think it hurts too much to refer to the company by...
Forum: B5.world December 30th 04, 19:22
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By grumbler
Re: Orbiting Issues

Planet-moon Lagrange points orbit the planet, of course, exactly as the moon does. I don't think the movement of the gate would have any effect on interstellar travel, as everything is in motion...
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