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Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Frankenstyle posted:

I'm so glad I saw this show when it came out, because it doesn't hold up well now.

It's 90s as gently caress but in both good and bad ways.

Also pretty much a pioneering effort, there wasn't much in the way of pre-planned multi-season story arcs on television before this thing came along.

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Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Lemniscate Blue posted:

It's worth noting that the CG suffered greatly in the transfer from analog to digital media. Which sucks.

It's a loving crime against humanity, yes. Or something.

It's also worth noting that the CGI was also pretty much a pioneering effort; I'm not aware of any other TV shows that used it anywhere near as much before then. Also it got noticeably better from season to season (especially between seasons 1 and 2) as they got better hardware etc.

Looked pretty good on the dinky little CRT televisions we had back in the mid-90s, anyway.

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Ed Wasser (dude who plays Mr. Morden) manages to be quite fantastically slimy.

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

sebmojo posted:

It's an absolute cracker :) I also liked the b4 design better.

B5 was the lower-budget last-ditch effort thrown together in a hurry after B1 - B4 burned down, fell over, and/or sank into the swamp, after all.

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

I'm sure I've said it already, but Katsulas and Jurasik are the best things about the whole show.

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Narsham posted:

I think Furlan is usually underrated.

Oh, yes, she was cool too.

As were a bunch of the other actors. "Not as good as Londo & G'Kar" is not exactly the same as "bad".

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Yeah, now you know why Katsulas and Jurasik are the best things about the whole show.

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

sebmojo posted:

I disagree, it is what it is but the strong points are still strong.

Yah, it IS 90s as gently caress, but mostly in a good way.

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Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Grand Fromage posted:

B5 hyperspace is simple I think. It's an alternate spatial dimension or universe where distances are shorter. It has no features whatsoever so you have to navigate using beacons from jump gates. There's a current in it that gradually pulls everything in one direction if you have no propulsion. And that's pretty much it.
Also there are issues with visibility and whatnot (hence the need for beacons, and rumours of things hiding in there).

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