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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



Yeah your write ups are great! We are reading them avidly but the clean room level spoiler protocols mean we can't go ".. ha, wait until you see X!" so just assume we are all muttering it under our breaths gleefully.

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SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


Mr. Mordin is the subject of the sentence. And what the predicate says, he does.

Narsham
Jun 5, 2008


Mr. Morton provides salts and spices for the Zorlons.

Doctor Zero
Sep 21, 2002

Would you like a jelly baby?
It's been in my pocket through 4 regenerations,
but it's still good.

Mr. Norton goes BANG straight to the moon

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


sebmojo posted:

Yeah your write ups are great! We are reading them avidly but the clean room level spoiler protocols mean we can't go ".. ha, wait until you see X!" so just assume we are all muttering it under our breaths gleefully.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Sweet I'll still write them then

S02e01



Well that escalated quickly. I was a little confused at first as to why the mumbaris all of a sudden wanted war but then I paid attention and realizdd it was a outcast group.

I don't think I buy the "mumbaris souls turn into humans" things either new commander. I like the new commander though, although Sinclair was probably my favorite character because he conveyed so much dread and anxiety...which is even more sad when you realize he likely wasn't acting. 😫

I know the show only gets better from here so I'm excited.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


Empress Brosephine posted:


I know the show only gets better from here so I'm excited.


This I will openly confirm.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


I do love the mumbaree/zorlon alliance that was negotiated by mr marden

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


S02e02


wow this seemed like a jump in quality over the previous season.

I had a feeling the new president was behind the assassination, glad that was confirmed mostly. I'm guessing it's uh human supremesists? Was it the pilot that featured that as a plot point? I don't remember. But it may easily be the psy-core which is also a pretty awesome way of taking the story.


A little disappointed with Delenns transformation, but I guess it makes sense for them to evolve I to humans, I guess?

It feels like things are at a breaking point with gkars race and londos. Which is cool.

I hope it keeps this pace!

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Re: 2x02

Human supremacists featured throughout S1 - The War Prayer, for example.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Sorry, took a break.


S02E03

hey new alien races!



I don't know my space ranks, what rank would Ivanova be promoted to?

I also had a really random thought watching this episode...Lorelei Gilmore speaks/delivers her lines almost exactly like Ivanova. Wonder if that was on purpose. Or maybe it's just a late 90s style of delivery.

Lando is still the best character lol.

One thing I love about this show is that for the most part, the alien creatures live by their own rules and aren't just humans in makeup, if that makes sense. Like if this was any other show, Londo bugging the captains office would be like a huge change of character I guess? But in this it's just exactly what you expect his race/character to do. I love it. Except for the drazi calling each other purple and green. I'd think they'd have some kind of specific word for them.

This was probably my least favorite episode so far though. The magicians was kinda lame and the greens vs purple subplot seemed a bit too obvious and the resolution was stupid. I think the magic parts of this show are what I hate the most between technomancers and psychics. Hopefully they get less cheesy throughout the show.

What was the reaction to this episode back in the day

CaptainPsyko
May 2, 2004

We're Gonna Run.

We're Gonna Crawl.

Kick Down Every Wall.


Earthforce rank structure is kind of a mess, etc. but in general, from what we see on screen:

General > Colonel > Captain > Commander > Lieutenant Commander > Major > Lieutenant

And the security officers are all NCO's up to Garibaldi who is a Warrant Officer with some Sergeants underneath him.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






IIRC the rank system was supposed to track the US Navy's ranks, but clearly it missed. It's best not to think too hard about it.


Empress Brosephine posted:

S02E03

What was the reaction to this episode back in the day

If we'd known the word "meme" back then, we'd definitely have used that to describe what the green/purple split became.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


ultrafilter posted:

IIRC the rank system was supposed to track the US Navy's ranks, but clearly it missed. It's best not to think too hard about it.

JMS has said it mixed ranks because Earthforce is an entirely new service made up of components of old militaries. I dunno if he said that after the fact or at the time.

RedSnapper
Nov 22, 2016


Empress Brosephine posted:

Sorry, took a break.


S02E03


drazi calling each other purple and green. I'd think they'd have some kind of specific word for them.



Maybe not? By their own admission the entire thing is meant to be arbitrary and devoid of any deeper meaning. There's no class, nation or race division involved - - just the color you randomly pulled from a box

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

Proudly supporting vanilla legends 1994-2014



RedSnapper posted:

Maybe not? By their own admission the entire thing is meant to be arbitrary and devoid of any deeper meaning. There's no class, nation or race division involved - - just the color you randomly pulled from a box

True, but it might have been better if (2X03) they had been using alien words for them, and only when asked what made you one or the other do we find out that they're just the Drazi words for the colours.

ikanreed
Sep 25, 2009

Rise and shine, master leprechaun.





RedSnapper posted:

Maybe not? By their own admission the entire thing is meant to be arbitrary and devoid of any deeper meaning. There's no class, nation or race division involved - - just the color you randomly pulled from a box

Which is the not at all subtle point. Do you think what side of an invisible line you're born on is any less arbitrary a way to determine friends and enemies?

feedmegin
Jul 30, 2008




CaptainPsyko posted:

Earthforce rank structure is kind of a mess, etc. but in general, from what we see on screen:

General > Colonel > Captain > Commander > Lieutenant Commander > Major > Lieutenant

And the security officers are all NCO's up to Garibaldi who is a Warrant Officer with some Sergeants underneath him.

Major as the second most junior officer rank is pretty lol

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






It's not that far off if there are two grades of lieutenants.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


feedmegin posted:

Major as the second most junior officer rank is pretty lol

LC and Major are both OF3 in the standardised NATO rank scale, it's not an unreasonable ordering

CaptainPsyko
May 2, 2004

We're Gonna Run.

We're Gonna Crawl.

Kick Down Every Wall.


feedmegin posted:

Major as the second most junior officer rank is pretty lol

There are more junior ranks, especially if you go wiki and dumb novel diving, but other than the throwaway scene (that is just an excuse showing a for crew social occasion) where a crew member is promoted from Lieutenant Junior Grade to full Lieutenant, we just never see the bottom end of earthforce's command structure on the show, so I didn't bother to include it.

Somebody fucked around with this message at 17:50 on May 16, 2021

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MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


^^ Minor spoiler but remember which thread this is

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