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Forum: B5.world Yesterday, 08:59
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Re: Severed Dreams Questions

Non-story answer: I remember Mira Furlan saying that scene and the attitude of the Warrior Caste had echoes of how the superpowers had ignored what was happening in the Balkans and refused to step...
Forum: B5.world September 11th 19, 19:48
Replies: 3
Views: 93
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Re: B5 article in The Guardian

I think losing Claudia was season 5's biggest problem – and I say that as someone who doesn't mind Lochley and thought Tracy Scoggins did a good job. But Claudia brought an energy to Ivanova that was...
Forum: B5.world September 10th 19, 17:01
Replies: 3
Views: 93
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B5 article in The Guardian

So this little article is an oddity - one for our B5 defence squad, Looney!

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/sep/09/jump-the-shark-babylon-5

A more glib article I've not come...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 19, 19:50
Replies: 14
Views: 531
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Re: Babylon 5: What Should One Watch?- PART 2

What about A Voice in the Wilderness? It was made as a two-parter because WB wanted a feature-length episode to release on video in overseas territories (I have a vague recollection of seeing it in a...
Forum: B5.world August 29th 19, 16:08
Replies: 8
Views: 2,854
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Re: B5 returns (UK)

Heads up for UK viewers, Sky Two are showing B5 at 3pm weekdays, and seem to be repeating the Friday episode at 2pm on the Saturday. They're currently showing season 1 (And the Sky Full of Stars...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 29th 19, 09:12
Replies: 176
Views: 52,352
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

That is *exactly* how I feel about B5! It's almost like B5 is this little show that we fans need to protect.

Maybe we need to start the B5 hit squad, where we wander the Internet looking for...
Forum: B5.world August 28th 19, 19:41
Replies: 14
Views: 531
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Re: Babylon 5: What Should One Watch?- PART 2

Definitely And Now for a Word. It works so well as an introduction partly because the episode itself is an introduction to B5 for the fictional ISN viewers. We get the Narn and Centauri conflict, the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 23rd 19, 18:31
Replies: 176
Views: 52,352
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Fair points. I do seem to find that I often enjoy things that perceived wisdom on social media thinks is trash Ė I love the Matrix trilogy for example, think Star Trek: The Motion Picture is among...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 23rd 19, 08:43
Replies: 176
Views: 52,352
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Addressing the last point quickly, I don't know about that. I have no ill will toward Harrington, but I think MANY people lump him in with their dislike of how GOT ended. I don't know if Disney's...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 21st 19, 15:10
Replies: 176
Views: 52,352
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Ha! Though I think sorting out a dispute about which tribe stole some other tribe's goat is probably fairly hassle free compared to the machinations of the Seven Kingdoms! It's a fair point though,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 21st 19, 12:32
Replies: 176
Views: 52,352
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I was just reading some interviews with Emmy Award nominated actors...
Forum: B5.related July 26th 19, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Springer
Re: Are there different versions of the DVDís? If so, what should I buy?

I've got a DVD question too!

On my season 5 region 2 set, the teaser for The Fall of Centauri Prime is missing. Does anyone know if this was fixed for subsequent re-releases?

There's also a...
Forum: B5.world July 23rd 19, 17:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,814
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Re: Babylon 5: What should One watch?

I didn't realise that. The CGI person did a really great job. Hat's off to them.

With regards to the poll, if someone is going to sit down and watch the entire five years, they might as well...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 22nd 19, 12:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
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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: 573
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: 13
Views: 1,594
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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: 2,755
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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: 176
Views: 52,352
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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: 176
Views: 52,352
Posted By Springer
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: 571
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: 571
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: 176
Views: 52,352
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: 176
Views: 52,352
Posted By Springer
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: 176
Views: 52,352
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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: 2,755
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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: 176
Views: 52,352
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
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Views: 52,352
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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: 2,755
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: 176
Views: 52,352
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: 176
Views: 52,352
Posted By Springer
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: 176
Views: 52,352
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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.
...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 5th 19, 21:59
Replies: 176
Views: 52,352
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

There were definitely soldiers from the Vale in the battle Ė 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: 13
Views: 1,935
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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: 176
Views: 52,352
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: 176
Views: 52,352
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: 176
Views: 52,352
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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: 176
Views: 52,352
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: 176
Views: 52,352
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: 2,551
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: 984
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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: 2,551
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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: 1,308
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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: 28,837
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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: 18,546
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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: 18,546
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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: 18,546
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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: 18,546
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: 18,546
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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: 8
Views: 2,854
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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: 8
Views: 2,854
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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...
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