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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Son of Sam-I-Am posted:

blind bookmarked thread


lol it literally gets better every single time I watch it, which I've admitedly lost track of but is approaching double digits

starting again on s1 when you've just finished s5 is an incredible power move, incidentally - you notice a lot more to like about s1 and obviously, all the stuff that was being foreshadowed as early as the pilot is even richer.

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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Everyone is just biting their tongue so hard right now, it's great I don't believe you will be disappointed.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


MrL_JaKiri posted:

Partially it depends on what version you watched, too. Originally she had very "military" line reads that the network didn't like from a female character and demanded that she be softened. The pilot as broadcast has redubbed all her dialogue with these softer reads, the remastered version has the originals back.

i honestly thought her and dr whatsit were terrible, and i'm very glad they didn't stay into the full series, since ivanova and franklin are both fairly strong. i don't know which redubbing of takashima I watched, though.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


I think I came in when it first aired, around one of the more pivotal eps of s4, and the space battles alone were like nothing I'd ever seen on tv at the time. I watched the whole series thanks to a friend who'd bought the lot (on VHS lol), then watched it all again recently. It hella stands up, though there are ebbs and flows.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Yes, it's a good bonus after you've watched the rest.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Jms was a hilarious all fronts forums warrior, it's funny reading only his side of arguments

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


i really liked Ninja Assassin (not a ninja who is an assassin, an assassin... of ninjas!) it was just good pulpy fun. and sense8 is fairly extra, but it's a lot of fun.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


In the interests of reducing yelling, please don't even hint that some things are more important than others. Go over to the other thread and delight in their speculating instead.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Seeing newspapers in the far future is very

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Rich burlew (order of the stick) is also a master of this. Joss whedon too, tbh.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Jms explicitly dgaf, he said that ships move at the speed of plot.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


POINTS MEANINGFULLY AT OTHER THREAD

Seriously I'm interested, but shoo plz

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


There is a good thread over in tviv that will welcome all of your b5 discussions tyvm

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Roth posted:

But my section activity

Then the willows must scuttle carefully.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


That's what people are thinking about when they advocate skipping s1.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Please don't do this, even in spoilers: come delight with us in the other thread.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


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

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


I really like the slightly mysterious nature of b5 hyperspace, like mostly it just gets you from place to place but sometimes...

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



This is a rigorous spoiler free zone for our newbie b5 friends, so nothing about future stuff please, even in spoilers. The B5 thread over in TVIV is a free fire zone so head over there if you want to discuss.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Hodgepodge posted:

at this time, we cannot comment on the existence or potential significance of a hyperspace joe biden

HYPERSPACE JOE BIDEN is a good user name

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


The image of you and lady vg !!??ing over this is v

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Why do you think it was ok?

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


That's a different question.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


The premise of believers is very much that Sinclair's authority on b5 is limited, and its a neutral space. Otherwise it wouldn't exist.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Naw he's rolling his r's, rrr

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Jedit posted:

Junkyard diving is a thing even today.

As to why Garibaldi was building it: that's entirely non-story related so I can tell you. The WB Network were running a competition to promote their evening roster in which the first prize was a Kawasaki Ninja. To enter required watching Babylon 5, Time Trax or Kung Fu: The Legend Continues to answer a question about the show, and so all three shows featured the bike as product placement. This wasn't too hard for Kung Fu or Time Trax as they were both set in the present day, but for B5 they needed to find an excuse and that was it.

That's hilarious, I had no idea

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


The_Doctor posted:

If they can do, that would be amazing.

your faith in radium is touching

(no, sorry)

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


EARTH DOME

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


A splendid write up, thank you.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


I think everyone should just push ahead to where they want, as long as it's spoiler blocked it's fine imo

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


There is also a weird inter racial agreement to measure time in earth years

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Keep this kind of stuff to the other thread please.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Son of Sam-I-Am posted:

I'm extremely hype for just about every single episode in the entire rest of the show. Warn me about that why don'tcha??

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


TheAardvark posted:

Today I begin season 3.

Godspeed goonfriend

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Season 3 opening narration

IT FAILED

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Vavrek posted:

You've hit on my favorite dumb thing about the Kosh costume: It doesn't fit through the doors on Babylon 5. This is why Kosh is always mysteriously already standing there in any scene he appears in.

I love this, and also the fact that it can be canon, somehow no-one has ever seen him going through a doorway...

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


The_Doctor posted:

Morpheus?

Are they background League of Non-Aligned Worlds?

They are called the Gaim, iirc, which is a Neil gaiman reference

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Polaron posted:

Don't do this, dude.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


It's more the 'what is this thread for' aspect, I think? Like we can't really meaningfully argue about Relevant Themes and maintain that, so it belongs in the other thread.

Thanks for editing your post

I'd also like it if we keep posting the relevant episode number above any spoiler blocks tyvmia

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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


MrL_JaKiri posted:

I also agree that describing exactly the earliest time to watch a stand alone movie to not be spoiled by something is itself a spoiler and should be not in this thread.

Let's call a general halt to helping people with their b5 journey as the discussion it produces is wearying. this thread is all about the joy of discovery, e.g. Gary's hair strip

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