B5TV.COM. Babylon 5 forums Babylon 5 message for the fans from Claudia Christian Babylon 5

Go Back   B5TV.COM > Babylon 5, Crusade and Rangers > B5.world

View Poll Results: Falling Toward Apotheosis
A -- Excellent 5 21.74%
B -- Good 15 65.22%
C -- Average 3 13.04%
D -- Poor 0 0%
F -- Failure 0 0%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 21st 10, 21:55   #11
Estelyn
Commander
 
Estelyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 134
Re: EpDis: Racing Mars

I agree that this isn't one of the top notch episodes, though it has some interesting elements. The public confrontation between Sheridan and Garibaldi is explosively dramatic and not yet resolved. Garibaldi looks almost dead - no expression in his face, except for anger at Sheridan. Wade and cohorts are like rebel versions of Night Watch.

I am not a huge fan of all the Minbari mating rituals, and this one, with witnesses, seems a bit ridiculous.

The Captain Jack story brings up more questions than it answers - how did Watchers get into the Mars rebellion scene?!

What I did enjoy was Marcus, getting into the story of a newlywed couple - his sarcastic comments are always great fun!
__________________
'The road goes ever on and on...' (JRRT)
Estelyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd 15, 23:20   #12
Lennier's Tears
Ambassador
 
Lennier's Tears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: DC-ish
Posts: 302
Re: EpDis: Racing Mars

I think this is a fairly solid episode overall, although it has some elements I'm not entirely crazy about.

I'm not a HUGE fan of Captain Jack, but I do like the Keeper storyline, and the weird stuff he keeps doing in an attempt to warn people. Makes you feel bad for him. It's interesting though, that he is able to essentially deceive the Keeper. I guess those things can't tell what you're thinking, exactly. That fits with how Londo must have been able to plot Sheridan's escape from Centauri Prime despite the Keeper.

I enjoy the interaction between Marcus and Dr. Franklin. Even aside from Marcus being really into his newlywed role, the two of them kinda do behave like a married couple.

I'm not entirely crazy about Number 2, but I do like Number 1. I don't know why she's such an unpopular character, really.

More Minbari mating rituals ..... It's amazing anyone on Minbar ever gets anything done, really. It's also amazing they have children at all. Sheridan is such a good sport, going along with all of it. The "Woo hoo?" bit is cheap laughs, but I enjoy it. That elevator scene is so perfectly awkward to begin with. Also, Lennier's expression of disapproval is great.

The Garibaldi / Sheridan bits are very tense and make me quite uncomfortable. Garibaldi almost has some good points here and there, which make it all rather more interesting and uncomfortable. I'm not a huge fan of that Wade character. Cool jacket, though. His cronies just sort of stand around looking menacing, in true Babylon 5 style.
Lennier's Tears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23rd 15, 08:53   #13
Springer
Ambassador
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 391
Re: EpDis: Racing Mars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lennier's Tears View Post
I'm not entirely crazy about Number 2, but I do like Number 1. I don't know why she's such an unpopular character, really.
She is unpopular? I always liked her - maybe not the best actress but I like that B5 was able to create strong female characters that were all different - Ivanova wasn't like Number 1, who wasn't like Delenn, who wasn't like Lochley. I think Number 1's relationship with Franklin is also important for the doctor's characterisation.

I also liked Wade as well, thought he was an interesting character and would have liked to have seen more of him.

Is this episode the one that ends with Marcus on guard duty, extending and retracting his pike? Or was that next episode? Always liked that scene.
Springer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23rd 15, 14:28   #14
Lennier's Tears
Ambassador
 
Lennier's Tears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: DC-ish
Posts: 302
Re: EpDis: Racing Mars

Haha, I think the pike thing is the next episode. Not this one, in any case.

I'm not sure about Number 1's popularity. I got the impression she wasn't all that popular browsing some of the older threads here. I could be wrong. Maybe it was Number 2, in which case I kinda agree

Also, something I tried to edit in last night, but I hit the wrong button ... Recently I commented in a different episode thread on how all the Brakiri seem to look "male" to human eyes. But that woman who wants Sheridan's blessing in this episode is definitely a Brakiri. I had forgotten all about that. So there ARE female-appearing Brakiri. Just not that many?
Lennier's Tears is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 00:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2001 - 2008 B5TV.COM