B5TV.COM. Babylon 5 forums Babylon 5 message for the fans from Claudia Christian Babylon 5
Old February 16th 18, 14:14   #1
Karajorma
Ranger
 
Karajorma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 92
B5 On Cracked

There was an article on Cracked.com a few days ago about bizarrely specific things that every sci-fi show and movie does. When I got to the section on "All aliens eat bugs" they had a pretty amusing comment about B5.

Quote:
In Babylon 5, a series for nerds who think Star Trek is too approachable, everyone's favorite food is Spoo. It's a bunch of cubed worms, and the best way to eat it is when it's very old. If you'd like to read more about Spoo, please find the angriest comment below describing how we obviously didn't do our research, or we would know only the Centauri prefer their Spoo to be aged.
Figured it was worth sharing since it made me chuckle. They also pointed out a few other tropes that B5 often fell foul of but the one that made me wonder was the last one. Did B5 also use Eurostile?
Karajorma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th 18, 16:37   #2
KoshFan
Soul Hunter
 
KoshFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The upper left-hand corner of the US
Posts: 10,640
Re: B5 On Cracked

I saw that too. Laughed aloud. Cracked's got our number; Cracked's got the number of any number of groups/people/ideas...
__________________
Know what you do.

The Generous Grasp
KoshFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th 18, 16:30   #3
Looney
Ambassador
 
Looney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Middle West U.S.
Posts: 465
Re: B5 On Cracked

Yes that "Cracked" me up.

But seriously, that is great. I love it when we're made more relevant, even if it is through humor. As long as it doesn't mock the show in a manner that would make people not want to watch it, ie calling it a DS9 ripoff or some other mis-information, I am fine with humor keeping B5 in the world discussion. Any publicity like that is good publicity. Plus, fan or not, it is pretty funny. . . . "Spoo".

And I always go back to The Big Bang Theory and how they COULD have made a Babylon 5 revival happen if they had just mentioned B5 more often. Anyway, some people think The Big Bang Theory is mocking Babylon 5 when the show is mentioned, but I disagree. The focal point of 80% of the humor in that show is Dr. Sheldon Cooper being the furthest character outside what many consider "normal" in our society. So when he mocks his friends for being fans of Babylon 5 it only means that people should give B5 a chance. The three friends lean more closely to what society would deem "normal" and therefore those viewers whom consider themselves fitting in the box of what they think is that "normal" state should be more interested in what the three friends like and turn toward what Dr. Sheldon Cooper says is bad.
Looney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th 18, 04:04   #4
Karajorma
Ranger
 
Karajorma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 92
Re: B5 On Cracked

They couldn't have picked Star Trek for him to dislike so they had to pick a show which would be seen as good but divisive amongst sci-fi fans. A show that lots of people can argue is good but which a lot of people dislike. That pretty much singles out B5 as the best contender.

I mean, how often do you meet sci-fi fans who think B5 is only OK. Either we loved the show or we didn't keep watching it.
Karajorma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 20th 18, 01:16   #5
hypatia
First One
 
hypatia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 27,446
Re: B5 On Cracked

That is a very good point. At least here, I think in England B5 had more of a normal following than it did here in the USA.
__________________
"If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal."
-- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
hypatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 15th 18, 02:20   #6
vipkongtu
Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 1
Vâng, "Cracked" cho tôi.
vipkongtu 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 03:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©2001 - 2018 B5TV.COM