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mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





TraderStav posted:

Well, look at that, the suns coming up.

Goddamnit, I have work to do.

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mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





TheAardvark posted:

Watched a couple more episodes. This show is seriously so good. I will let the other 2 posters catch up so we can discuss.


Fellow blind watchers when you finish 1x9 please help me figure out wtf was going on with the "recorder of thoughts" things w/ Abbutt.

E: Also when we finish the season we should discuss and speculate

That's some of the ripest grounds for discussion of the whole season.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Narsham posted:

Another interesting bit of trivia: for the most part, the performers playing human leads were not especially “method” and would break character after every take. Conversely, Andreas Katsulas would come in for his G’kar makeup and then stay in it all day, leading visitors to the odd experience of seeing a Narn on a smoke break.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





AntherUslessPoster posted:

The Hyperion is a really ugly ship.

I love that design specifically for its funkyness. It's the visual equivalent of cooking with fish sauce.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





ultrafilter posted:

In regards to Believers,

JMS hired David Gerrold (wrote Trouble With Tribbles and the writer's bible for TNG, a lead writer for two seasons) specifically to write that story. You're drat right it was a reaction to Star Trek.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





VideoGames posted:


There was simply a conflict and a resolution and it was what it was. I like the fact that the show chose to make everything about this a struggle. I really cannot think of many other shows in the early 90s that would have ended with the child being sacrificed like that.




I think you've got that right. When this first aired the audience went into it with the absolute, rock-solid conviction (heh) that there was no way the child doesn't survive. The reaction on Usenet at the time was spectacular.

I just went through this list of 90s shows (https://www.pastemagazine.com/tv/the-90-best-tv-shows-of-the-1990s/) and maybe one or two of the animated comedies would have played it for laughs somehow (Futurama, the Tick). Oz and The Sopranos were gritty enough that they could have done it, but I don't see how they bring up these themes in the first place. I think it's safe to say the kid survives on any other show in 1994, if not the whole decade, but B5.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Timov, one of the very best secondary characters on the show, was played by Jane Carr. A British actress, she made her career as a character actor in America and has been in hell of stuff, most recently DC's Legends of Tomorrow..

When B5 hits it on their guest stars, they really hit it. Carr/Timov is a series favorite, and she's still acting.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Angry Salami posted:

Or just imports are a bit more reliable now the station's been running for a few years and everyone's a bit more confident it's not going to explode or disappear.

That's got to be part of it, not exploding was a big part of B5's mission compared to the earlier stations.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





MikusR posted:

Also quarantine for organic stuff.

Also that was during the blockade.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Sinclair is exactly who he needs to be.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





That scene just cries out for an HD re-master. There are some re-rendered scenes floating around on YouTube from people who have copies of the original assets, but don't look for them, they're all spoilers for the next season's worth of episodes. Suffice to say, just a re-render at a higher resolution would be gorgeous, and a remaster with new textures would be amazing.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





And if Earthforce has a no free rides policy - which it seems they do - then they'll stick to it.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Production trivia again ! Back during the original airing, after S2E18 - Confessions and Lamentations - there was a break in showings for several months. This was unusual at the time, there had been a two month break before the last episode of Season 1, but S2E18 aired on 5/24/95 and S2E19 on 11/11/95. So there was a certain amount of hype when the Final Four were finally broadcast. Especially since they led right into Season 3.


I'm going by Google for air dates as this was all a very long time ago

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





The_Doctor posted:

More importantly, OOOOOOOH dat simmering Delenn/Sheridan romance! Deleridan! ‘Call me John.’ and then she turns to go and just for a moment bites her bottom lip and OOOOOOOOOH! My first thought about this after the episode finished was about the possibility of Sheridan’s wife still being alive that the previous episode (2ep16) dangled. What throws a spanner in a good budding romance arc than the return of a previous loved one?


Mira Furlan is so damned good. She gets handed a really complicated character, and then the directors want nuance from her whether she's screaming "burn them all !" as an order, or biting her lip at her dinner date. There's never anything inconsistent or held back in her portrayal of Delenn, and that makes her a real pleasure to watch. It's a shame she didn't get more awards attention, but she has had an excellent career after coming to America..

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Somebody fucked around with this message at 12:57 on Aug 3, 2020

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





CainFortea posted:

Fix the spoiler tag.

Oops.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





The_Doctor posted:

S3ep05 - Voices of Authority
drat, Marcus is annoying though. I hope he’s not going to be a new love interest for her.

Oh dear.

Somebody fucked around with this message at 01:19 on Sep 6, 2020

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Lemniscate Blue posted:

Blind thread, friend.

I thought I was in that one.

I'm the blind thread reader.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Midjack posted:

This is the blind watch thread.

Right. I screwed up.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





Narsham posted:

...Trek's "Spectre of the Gun" episode, where the effects were terrible...

Wait, what ? That episode is aggressively stylistic, but it's gorgeous. It's not trying to look realistic, and that is the point - the whole environment is a construct, a stage for a morality play. It may not be the most visually appealing episode, but it's certainly the most effective use of design in TOS.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





After a quick sampling on HBO:

It's in 4:3
There's a slight grain to the footage, but it does look better in live action.
The CGI is okay, not re-rendered quality but definitely watchable.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





kingturnip posted:

She really isn't

[edit]
Although her videos are fun to watch (even if I kind of dislike 'reaction' videos on principle

I've developed a taste for them. They're the parasocial equivalent of watching one of your favorites with a friend who hasn't seen it yet. And I will never get tired of watching Alien and Aliens with someone who hasn't seen them before.

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mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





People talk a lot of poo poo about season one. I think I'll check out TNG or DS9 season 1 and see how they compare, both had some real stinkers.

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