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Old January 26th 22, 12:33   #1
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Rangers in the background

I just saw JMS gives "live" audio commentary to some (all on patreon? idk, I only have access to thos on youtube) episodes.
In the last one he did, the coming of shadows, he mentioned, that the rangers, although introduced officially in the coming of shadows, where present in the background in a couple of episodes before just to be there and give people who rewatch it something to look for.

Due to my recap efforts I did rewatch all of it last year and again in the winter holidays, but I don't recall noticing any rangers in the background prior to the coming of shadows.
Did anyone else notice them?
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Old January 28th 22, 00:01   #2
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I just saw JMS gives "live" audio commentary to some (all on patreon? idk, I only have access to thos on youtube) episodes.
In the last one he did, the coming of shadows, he mentioned, that the rangers, although introduced officially in the coming of shadows, where present in the background in a couple of episodes before just to be there and give people who rewatch it something to look for.

Due to my recap efforts I did rewatch all of it last year and again in the winter holidays, but I don't recall noticing any rangers in the background prior to the coming of shadows.
Did anyone else notice them?

Can take no credit for this as did a quick search and read about someone else's Ranger Sighting - Season 2, Episode 5 (The Long Dark) at the scene by the bar just after the opening credits. With that, was able to sort of guess it was the person sitting on the right (see picture - just to the right of the Drazi) but had to frame-by-frame to get a glimpse of what looks like a Ranger pin (see other picture). It's basically around 3 1/2 to 4 mins in and the best "view" I can get of what might be a Ranger pin is where Dwight Schutlz (Amis) is speaking with G'Kar and you can see the Ranger (?) just over Dwight's right shoulder and to the immediate right of someone walking by in a B5 uniform.


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Old January 28th 22, 00:11   #3
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I just saw JMS gives "live" audio commentary to some (all on patreon? idk, I only have access to thos on youtube) episodes.


Unrelated: Regarding his Patreon, I only subscribed about two-months-ish ago at the $20 level and am as far from an expert as anyone can be, but am pretty certain that subscribing at even the lowest level ($5 ?) will get access to all his B5 commentary videos. Although it looks like he eventually posts all of them for Free via youtube, so whether $5/month or Free, you would still be able to see them.

Would guess that people who have joined can not only see them right away , but can also vote on future commentaries - he gives four possible choices and the one with the highest votes wins.
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Old January 30th 22, 21:21   #4
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Re: Rangers in the background

Ah! nice spotting! thanks for the reference pictures

That's REALLY subtle. I don't think I'd ever found that oO
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Old January 31st 22, 05:05   #5
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Ah! nice spotting! thanks for the reference pictures

That's REALLY subtle. I don't think I'd ever found that

For fun spent about half an hour trying to skim only scenes that were "public" scenes and skip the rest. There were several ????s that were shots from shoulders-up and several ????s which were background-blurry and not worth the effort. Best results were, ironically, at the Exact Same Spot - on the right side of the bar, all others were ???? shots open to interpretation depending on how one squinted. Only three were worth trying a screen shot.

First is a ???? flip-a-coin from S02E03 Geometry of Shadows at about 7mins 20 seconds, just after Refa leaves. Over his departing left shoulder is ???? maybe a Ranger. Second is from S02E06 Spider in the Web around 30 seconds in. Blurry Ranger is in their favorite spot - on the right side of the bar and in frame between Sheridan and Ivanova. It's the same location as in The Long Dark, but a different Ranger. Third pic is almost clear enough to be somewhat recognizable, and is the same Ranger from earlier in the episode still at the bar, and is in frame to the left of Abel Horn around 14 minutes 10 seconds in. Probably missed a few as was skipping about, and haven't checked Race Through Dark Places. But guess the best place to spot them is...
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Old January 31st 22, 13:57   #6
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I think I've to rewatch the second season and try to hunt them down myself. Amazing effort, thanks a lot!
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Old June 24th 22, 04:55   #7
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Not sure if Rangers can be said to be In The Background after their reveal in CoS, but perhaps so far as the plot goes, they are In The Background till their presence becomes known to more than just Delenn and Garibaldi? For fun tried skipping around looking for others, and probably as I was randomly skipping about looking for scenes-with-crowds, didn't really see anything till episode 14 - Matters of Honor. Guess he could be called the Extra Ranger, as he is moving in and out of scene multiple times in under two minutes.

Starts at about 24 1/2 minutes during the scene where Londo and Vir are speaking about Vir's incoming replacement. Comes in from the left and can be seen over Vir's right shoulder (A) then walks behind them (B) carrying a drink . He must have circled round off screen as he walks behind them again (C), but no drink this time. Can be seen again when Londo stops to notice the nearby women laughing at his Anatomically-Incorrect Action Figure. Ranger comes in from the left (D) to walk by Londo (E).




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Old June 24th 22, 05:09   #8
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Ranger-Spotting is unreliable as am randomly skipping about and getting distracted by stopping to watch the episode. Had to re-watch the interview scene with poor Corwin trying to answer questions knowing that Ivanova is standing Right Behind Him.

Episode 15 - And Now For a Word - saw one Ranger during the final scene with G'kar around 40 minutes in. Ranger is standing off to the left as G'Kar is walking by speaking to the ISN crew.
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Old June 25th 22, 02:45   #9
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HAHAHA Yeah I have tried to do it at well and I always end up being distracted by the scenes and getting caught up in them and forgetting to look in the background. LOL
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Old June 28th 22, 08:28   #10
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Episode 18 - Confessions and Lamentations: Beginning about 42 minutes in, at a bar with ISN playing on a wall monitor in the background. Franklin is sitting in the foreground and a Ranger at the end of the bar heads off screen to the right.


?? Possibly brief glimpses in other episodes, but only from the side/rear. Outfit is distinctive, but am trying for scenes where the emblem is visible. ??
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