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Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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Hello everybody in watching this for the first time. I'm up to s1e6 and loving it so far. Ill try to update this thread with my thoughts. I know literally 0 about this show so far so I'm in for a ride!

Thoughts on the latest episode mind war

that was really cool, I love how even though some of the ideas in the show are farfetched (telekinesis) they still play it off pretty legit. Also the two Watchmen references in this episode was great. If that's what they were lol.


I listened to the first two episodes of that goons podcast, it seems good but I think there was a spoiler or two right away in the first two episodes that you eventually go to babylon 4 and that someone in the crew is going to turn on everybody kinda pissed if those are true but oh well.

Thanks for reading.

Oh yeah, how crazy is it that I want to buy the DVDs and watch this on my ps2 connected to a crt. Bad idea or great idea?

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Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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That sucks. Yeah I'm watching on hbo max.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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I am, I just watched s1 episode 12. I watch a episode a week basically though since my gf hates the show.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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I can post if you want, I'll start with the next episode but as a recap up to now which is episode 12 season 1:

I think Girabaldi is my favorite character and then the two senators I forgot their names. episode 12 where Girabaldi gets drunk again was fantastic imho, but maybe a bit too early in the show. other than that though I don't really see too many hanging threads other than the relationship between sinclair and the senate.

that said this show is great

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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Oh and my gf is out of town for a while so I'm watching a episode a day now

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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Oh is it best to follow this order?

http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/countries/master/eplist.html

I ask because HBO lists Signs and Portents after Survivors instead of By Any Means Neccesary

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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Okie dokie thanks.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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Where can I find the original air order? I read a few things saying that the order on HBO Max is really wacked

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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S1 e 14(?) Signs and Portents

this seems to be the first episode that's setting up major plot points in the future whether it be the station blowing up or the shadow man. excellent episode though I think. I like how in this show things that are supposed to work out do work out and not too many things seem to have random plot twists...but I'm sure that changes.

s2 e1 spoiler
also I'm mad at myself I accidentally read the season 2 episode 1 description and now I know b5 has a new leader 😓😓 granted I don't know why or what happens. I know literally 0 about the plot of this show other than that now

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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S1 e15(?) Grail

EB FARNUM yay 😁


traditional alien 👽


The bong water vase was amazing. So was kung fu pastor.


I hope Thomas I'd a recurring character though he was cool.

This episode was cool, maybe not the best, but enjoyable.

It seemed a bit excessive the violence they used against the creature I guess. It's weird how there are races that are treated like creatures even though they can talk and interact. I wonder if that will come up again.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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CaptainPsyko posted:

I mean, I guess it ends up being a spoiler, but yeah, there were several significant cast changes over the shows run for various reasons and the show was, in all honesty, pretty remarkably good at rolling with those punches for the most part. The first big one, as noted, is that the series gets a new leading man after season 1.

I had no idea, kinda a bummer cuz sinclair is probably my favorite character. 😓

Somebody fucked around with this message at 23:22 on Apr 18, 2021

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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S1 Eyes & A Voice in the Wilderness pt 1

i guess it's a good sign when each new episode is my new favorite. I loved Eyes. It seemed a little bit silly overall and over acted by the colonel but still enjoyable. The motorcycle scenes were real cute. Also apparently Winters may be a bad guy?

Voice in the wilderness:

Why would they send the two most important people into a unknown cavern???

This was a okay episode, I don't really have too many thoughts on it other than it's cool to see a future species.

The hokey pokey scene though rules.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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I don't really remember but was battlestar galactica the first show to not do that unless absolutely Neccesary?

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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It's been so long I forgot about the bsg pilot lol.

S1 another voice in the wilderness part 2

so Girabaldi is the mars secret agent? that's my theory as of this episode.

Earth is getting mad at sinclair it appears, as earth turns into the big bad guys?

I don't really have much thoughts other than I enjoyed this episode.

Poor Girabaldi

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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S1 babylon squared

gently caress yeah ghost ships

Holy poo poo that was a great plot twist. And a great episode.

So in twenty years another huge war happens?

Sweet episode setting up alot sounds f stuff. Still don't really know what to expect.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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I didn't know Michael ohare and like half the cast passed away. Michaels story was sad 😓. I didn't look too much more as I didn't want to run into spoilers.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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I watched TKO but I was stoned out of my mind so I don't remember anything other than I liked it.

I did watch quality of mercy also

it was ok. the strip club and casino were awesome but the rest was meh, except it was interesting to know that they can wipe minds and reprogram people. I'm sure that'll come back into play.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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S01 Legacies

that was interesting. it's interesting that psychics are super powerful and reverted in this world.


One thing that was odd was it seemed like this episode everyone was in different make up and hair styling?

Also I like the set up for crystalis.


Sorry these aren't super theory heavy, I just don't watch TV that way.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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S01 crystalis

oh so that's what that word means


I was expecting some kind of send off for sinclair, did they not know at the time he was bailing? Maybe it happens in season 2.


That was a good episode and lots of stuff happened, plus the feeling of dread. My guess is that the vorlons are a higher evolved form of the mumbaris? I dunno, whatever delen saw made her do the formation I think. Still no idea who Morton or his invisible friends are but it's a cool subplot. And I'm guessing Mars colony planned the execution of the president

I'm going to watch s2 e1 now I think.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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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.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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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!

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Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012


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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

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