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Old August 30th 05, 03:36   #1
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EpDis: Comes The Inquisitor

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Old August 30th 05, 05:14   #2
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Re: EpDis: Comes The Inquisitor

On first viewing I was pleased with this ep: it made me wonder about the history between Vorlon and Human. And at the fanaticism of "the cause", and who was "Right".

on further viewings I see the implications of the ep. The "foreshadowing" so to speak.


Part of me absolutely Hated this ep because of its dark tone: I wanted "entertainment". I got thought.

An Absolute A+.
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Old August 30th 05, 11:51   #3
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Magnificent! Even though the Jack the Ripper motif has been used in other series, it still works quite well here.

And it also highlights the moral ambiguity that lies at the heart of the Vorlon philosophy.
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Old August 30th 05, 14:53   #4
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I dunno... I'm kind of torn on this one. On the one hand, good acting and that classic off-Broadway play style of B5 I love, on the other the whole Sheridan will save the day and how they're gonna sacrifice for each other is kind of expected on shows like these (though at least here they made it plot relevant).

The idea of making him Jack the Ripper never sat well with me. Of all people... ??? And yeah I'm sure Vorlons were in 19th century London, OK.

Another thread talks about whether Vorlons are/were "good guys" or not, and this is where we first answer that issue: they're out of their fucking minds. If anyone ever asks you to risk your life proving obedience, run. This is the kind of behavior we have words like "fanatcism" and "extremism" for, and shame on Sheridan and Delenn for not questioning what they were doing after that episode.
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Old August 30th 05, 14:58   #5
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I think this is one of the excellent episodes of the series, but, it's one of the few that is so dark and painful to watch, and makes me consider leaving them out of the arc. So, it's an A, but, I have a difficult time watching it, so I'm giving it a B
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Old August 30th 05, 15:54   #6
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Re: EpDis: Comes The Inquisitor

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The idea of making him Jack the Ripper never sat well with me. Of all people... ??? And yeah I'm sure Vorlons were in 19th century London, OK.
Well, the Vorlons have been to thousands of worlds and are millions of years old. It's not so hard to believe that they were around London in the 19th century. If they'd abducted Sebastian (Jack) in the middle of the night, either before or after he'd killed, they could easily have made themselves appear as whatever they wanted (or even invisible, like Kosh Naranek was to Londo) to the few people who would be on the street at the time. It wouldn't have been nearly as great a strain as it was in The Fall of Night.
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Old August 30th 05, 16:03   #7
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To me, this isn't one of the "must see" B5 eps. But it is pretty good, nonetheless. Wayne Alexander does a PERFECT Sebastian.
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Old August 30th 05, 16:18   #8
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Well I'm not saying that it's logistically unbelievable, just dramatically.
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Old August 30th 05, 16:49   #9
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This is my first time commenting in this thread so here goes. This ep is one of my most favorite. Because it shows what Delenn is willing to go through to prove herself to Kosh. Sure the knight riding a white horse comes to the rescure is a given but isn't that part of their growing relationship which is relevent to future ep's. I also think that using "Jack the Ripper" as a character made the ep especially with Wayne playing him. All in all it is an A+ episode in my eyes.
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Old August 30th 05, 17:09   #10
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On 1st viewing I did not care for this episode very much. Not sure why, but I also had the same reaction to Intesections in Real Time. Maybe the dark tone...not sure. After further viewing both have grown on me. Can't include them in my favs list, but a solid "B" ep for me.
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