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Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films Today, 12:05
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

It does look brilliant! Good to see Seven again, and I want to know what's up with the Borg cube that the Romulans seem to have captured. And Data! I wonder if he's on a holodeck - maybe they've...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 8th 19, 21:55
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Springer
Re: Spider-Man Far From Home (2019) - - -SPOILERS

To be honest... I'm not really a fan of superhero films! I've seen maybe 3 or 4 of the Marvel Universe films, Iron Man 1 and 2, and the first two Avengers (I fell asleep half way through the second...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 10th 19, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 737
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Re: Star Trek Picard Series

I'm fortunate that we get Discovery (and presumably Picard) on Netflix here in the UK - and all the other Trek shows as well, I've been slowly re-watching DS9.

If you've not seen season 2 of...
Forum: B5.related May 30th 19, 21:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By Springer
Re: The Babylon 5 Preservation Project

Perhaps I really should. This is one of the few B5 related projects that just doesn't feel... right.[/QUOTE]

I see it as a 'Making of...' book, which would be very different to the script books or...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 28th 19, 16:01
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

It could be argued that what Londo did was far, far worse than anything Daenerys did, and in a way he got off lightly, compared to Refa. Yes he had to have the keeper but it was his choice, and he...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 28th 19, 12:08
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I was really just alluding to how, if we were watching B5 for the first time now, with all the intensity of people's opinions on social media etc, I wonder how it would be received and whether it...
Forum: B5.related May 28th 19, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Springer
Re: The Agamemnon - in Lego!

I don't currently have the money to buy the bricks, but yes I'd like to build it eventually!



I don't see why that engineering couldn't be included in the model, and looking at the picture...
Forum: B5.related May 25th 19, 14:53
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Springer
The Agamemnon - in Lego!

Dunno if anyone here builds Lego, but I stumbled across this - someone has designed a brilliant Omega-class destroyer in Lego and has made the instructions and a sticker set available as a digital...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 23rd 19, 20:07
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

So about that last post on the subject thing... I think I was just getting irritated about all the criticism on the web about the show when I wrote that and was sulking a bit, but I'll try and stick...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 21st 19, 17:33
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

This really will be my last post on GoT (I promise!) as I don't want to argue, but the ending to the show, and people's reaction to it, have made me reconsider my attitude towards other stories, so I...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 21st 19, 15:14
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

A beautiful, haunting ending. A truly wonderful series. My thanks to everyone involved in its production.

I think I'll try and make this my last post on GoT. Debating nitpicks about something this...
Forum: B5.related May 17th 19, 21:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By Springer
Re: The Babylon 5 Preservation Project

So I've pledged (after remembering I don't need the money right now for Kickstarter) and I was the 250th person to pledge. Just another $3000 needed!
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 17th 19, 17:46
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I thought this was a very good article that looks at Dany's motives: http://watchersonthewall.com/daenerys-targaryen-throne/
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 16th 19, 08:16
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

This makes me think of Anakin Skywalker, and a tearful Obi-Wan yelling at him, "but you were the chosen one". Both Anakin and Dany have lots of good in them, and are hailed as saviours, but in the...
Forum: B5.related May 16th 19, 07:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By Springer
Re: The Babylon 5 Preservation Project

I'll back that, once I actually have some money. A shame the larger pledges are all gone, but it looks like it will get funded, which would be good news.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 14th 19, 08:35
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

That was an incredible episode. Red Wedding levels of shocking. And now we know why the battle against the White Walkers had to end first!

My first reaction was, 'why is she doing this?' It would...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 8th 19, 15:23
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

When Sam was at the citadel the archmeister whatshisname - the character played by Jim Broadbent - was writing a history of the Seven Kingdoms, and Sam asked what it was called, and the archmeister...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 7th 19, 21:19
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I liked episode 4, although it did feel strangely lacking as a whole, like the separate elements were good, but they didn't quite fit together. Again, it might feel more cohesive on a second watch.
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Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 5th 19, 21:59
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

There were definitely soldiers from the Vale in the battle you can see their sigil on the shields of the soldiers that Brienne was commanding. But where the mounted cavalry were, and Royce himself,...
Forum: B5.world May 5th 19, 13:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Springer
Predictions and expectations

So while talking to Looney in the Game of Thrones thread about predictions and expectations for the final episodes, it got me thinking about what people's various predictions for B5 were back in the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 3rd 19, 08:12
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I do think I'm cooling on my dislike of the episode. I've not had chance to watch it again yet, but I think I'm beginning to accept it for what it is. It's nice to be able to talk about the show,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 30th 19, 17:57
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I was really disappointed by it. It wasn't too dark on my TV, so I don't know if it was just a problem with people's settings on their TV - I thought the episode's cinematography was wonderful. Just...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 25th 19, 09:45
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I know, right? I had that exact same thought! In fact, if Bran knows the Night King is after him, why did he go to Winterfelll at all? Though I guess the AOTD would head there anyway; I mean, they...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 21st 19, 20:23
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

We get it at 9pm on Monday evening in the UK too (also at 2am, but I wait until the evening). It means I have to pretty much avoid the Internet all Monday to avoid spoilers!

I must admit Jon is my...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 21st 19, 09:51
Replies: 165
Views: 48,933
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

I'm watching it. Loving it, it's my favourite modern-day series, has so much in common with B5. Was a little indifferent on my first watch of the season premiere, but after a couple of rewatches I...
Forum: B5.related April 9th 19, 09:03
Replies: 9
Views: 2,243
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5 on Comet TV

Ha! Okay that's rather a lot, if only from a stamina perspective!

Do they not show any other shows on Comet? That's like nearly half a day's viewing!
Forum: B5.personnel April 8th 19, 18:27
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Springer
Re: Larry DiTillio 1940-2019

Okay, I'll play.

Favourite episode: Spider in the Web. I thought it had good moments for Talia, Sheridan and Garibaldi; first appearance of Zack; and some very good guests stars, Adrienne...
Forum: B5.related April 8th 19, 18:19
Replies: 9
Views: 2,243
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5 on Comet TV

Interesting. Being in the UK, I don't know how long the blocks of episodes are on Comet, so maybe they are showing too many episodes at once, but in this age of binge-watching shows, you don't think...
Forum: B5.personnel March 19th 19, 16:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Springer
Re: R.I.P. Larry DiTillio

I'll raise a Jovian sunspot in salute of him, not just for his work on B5, but also for other things from my childhood - He-Man, and Jayce and Wheeled Warriors, and Beast Wars.
Forum: B5.FAQ January 15th 19, 09:12
Replies: 71
Views: 25,034
Posted By Springer
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

There's something that bugs me about this discussion and about B5 fandom in general. B5historyman has put a huge amount of work in over the years, it's genuinely fascinating to study the timeline –...
Forum: B5.related December 15th 18, 23:19
Replies: 88
Views: 16,230
Posted By Springer
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

I wasn't so much referring to Lady Morella's prophecy, more to the fact that I'm not sure there can be true redemption for deliberately instigating a war that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of...
Forum: B5.related December 15th 18, 17:50
Replies: 88
Views: 16,230
Posted By Springer
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Maybe it's just me then! I always see stories like Babylon 5 as tapestries – there are heroes, there are villains, there are people who are morally grey or people who just make bad choices, but they...
Forum: B5.related December 14th 18, 11:41
Replies: 88
Views: 16,230
Posted By Springer
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

I suppose you and I can now watch the show with hindsight, whereas many of the first time watchers are seeing it as we did all those years ago. I mean, when we watched the show back in the 90s, who...
Forum: B5.related December 14th 18, 05:37
Replies: 88
Views: 16,230
Posted By Springer
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

My apologies, you are quite correct. Thinking about it now the cruiser having its gun ports open was a sign of respect for Bremner. Ugh, maybe I'm the one who should pay closer attention! Sincere...
Forum: B5.related December 13th 18, 10:05
Replies: 88
Views: 16,230
Posted By Springer
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

I'm surprised he, and the people writing in his comments, didn't like Sic Transit Vir more. Though I do wonder how closely they are paying attention to the show sometimes - there seemed some...
Forum: B5.world December 13th 18, 09:34
Replies: 7
Views: 2,431
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 returns (UK)

I have to admit, some of the cuts they've made to the episodes have been a bit hilarious. They edited out the head butts from Survivors and Garibaldi getting violent with the racist guy in the Zocolo...
Forum: B5.world November 9th 18, 09:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,431
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 returns (UK)

I caught the episode Believers this morning on Sky One - a bit of B5 to start the day is always a good thing. Despite being shown at 9am, being on such a prominent channel will hopefully pull in some...
Forum: B5.related November 8th 18, 16:55
Replies: 88
Views: 16,230
Posted By Springer
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

I'm really enjoying reading his episodic commentaries, and it's great to see the series through a fresh set of 21st century eyes. He's picking up on things really quickly – maybe because of how...
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 12:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By Springer
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

I love that idea! And it would have been a nice way to reward one of the background actors like Kim Strauss or Jonathan Chapman.
Forum: B5.related July 3rd 18, 12:01
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

My sincere apologies if I misrepresented what you said.
Forum: B5.world July 2nd 18, 13:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By Springer
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

Echoing what people have said about Confessions and Lamentations, I'd have loved to have seen more exploration of the different cultures in the League of Non-Aligned worlds. I guess the Drazi got two...
Forum: B5.related July 2nd 18, 09:30
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Sorry Looney, hope you don't think I was having a go at you! You didn't say anything wrong in my mind!

TripleF – come on. In your posts that I've seen and on the B5 Scrolls website, you've always...
Forum: B5.world June 29th 18, 23:34
Replies: 38
Views: 9,214
Posted By Springer
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I read somewhere that George Lucas once stated that there were different types of Star Wars canon. There's the movies-only canon, the old expanded-Universe canon, the new Disney canon and so on. And...
Forum: B5.related June 29th 18, 23:20
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Ugh, once again I come away from this website wishing I hadn't started a thread.

I honestly dislike reading about all the politics and back-biting behind the scenes. Mostly because it seems people...
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 16:34
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
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Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Suffice to say that there was a major conflict of interest there.[/QUOTE]

Ah, I see what you're referring to now. Since I have zero facts about that particular allegation, I'll bow out of that...
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 11:36
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

I'm afraid I look at that bit askance and simply note that Copeland was on the Board of Directors for Netter Digital which later declared bankruptcy and took the B5 Fan Club down with it. His is...
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 08:21
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By Springer
Endgadget article on B5 effects

There's an interesting article on Engadget looking at why B5 has been left to look so bad on Amazon.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/22/babylon-5-digital-video-quality/?guccounter=1

A couple...
Forum: B5.world June 9th 18, 18:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By Springer
Re: Ship of Tears questions

Great questions!

For the first one, I guess it depends what kind of range B5's scanners have? Maybe he was dropped off by a Psi Corps ship that jumped in a fair distance from B5, maybe as much as...
Forum: B5.related May 18th 18, 21:05
Replies: 28
Views: 10,218
Posted By Springer
Re: Streaming B5 - Legally - USA

I would ask why you dislike Amazon, but I don't want to know because I love Amazon and I don't want that to change. ;) I am a big Blu-Ray and DVD collector and that is a great place to buy Blu-Rays...
Forum: B5.world March 14th 18, 10:26
Replies: 7
Views: 2,548
Posted By Springer
Re: Real-world inspiration for Babylon 5 station?

I'd love to hear more about your time at McMurdo.

Well, B5 was described as an 'O'Neill class' station, after the real life scientist Gerard O'Neill of Princeton University, who in 1974 came up...
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