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Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


@ the doctor
Interestingly, this is 4 years before the anti-vax movement started, and this is a good encapsulation of that daftness.
anti-vaccination movement has a very long history way before kareninitis hit the humankind. smallpox for example

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Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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eeeh

Erulisse fucked around with this message at 14:14 on Jun 8, 2020

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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The Hyperion is a really ugly ship.

I feel personally attacked!


Blocky design for 'inferior human tech' is an old thing in science fiction. I can't seem to find where it originated but there are a lot of such designs everywhere. Many games and other sci-fi works utilize robust, bulky and blocky 'function over form' for depicting earth starship designs and I honestly sort of like them. Any help with finding origins of robust construction design in sci-fi works would be greatly appreciated.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


Sanguinia posted:

Good allegory for post-WWII Allies lusting for Fascist scientists and their research

That's a good allegory for human selfishness and it has nothing to do with any exact historical thing

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


Oh guys I envy you so much. drat it is enjoyable reading your takes on B5. No other show's first watch commentary can be so enjoyable.
It's a whole other levels of 'enjoyable'! Please keep on doing this

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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TheAardvark posted:

S2E13 - Hunter, Prey

sub-PSX level Vorlon ship and call it "beautiful"

I did a comparison and its on same level, or even a bit better with shapes. Fite me but it is beautiful.

TheAardvark posted:


I know I'm pushing ahead of the other blind watchers but I really want to watch this show. Let me know if you would prefer I not and I'll save my notes and post them later, but drat it I am watching this show! It's so good! I need a distraction!

Keep at your own pace and post. Don't leave your notes 'for later', please

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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Antifa Poltergeist posted:

though i image the narn and centauri throw f bombs at each other in centauri.centaurian?centaurianese?

I'd say that they do it in their respective languages with the pun point being the fact that both centauri and narn know each other's languages, know that other party understands what they said but refuse to acknowledge the fact of knowing

ps
or worse, in narnese. Point being the centauri are of such low expectations of narns that they think no narn speaks or able to understand a second language. Fits centaurian decadent arrogance

Erulisse fucked around with this message at 14:11 on Jul 13, 2020

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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I can't Bear with you guys

Erulisse fucked around with this message at 21:16 on Jul 13, 2020

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


CainFortea posted:

You and I are like Polar opposites. I love puns.

I'm too Grizzly for all these the puns.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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CainFortea posted:

I'm simply over the Moon over this whole derail.

Perhaps we should all Sloth away back to elder thread

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


TheAardvark posted:

designed for plot

Will you bring your business to a station that was deemed hopeless and essentially was awaited to be destroyed or disappear in first 24hrs after its commission?

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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ThingOne posted:

Perhaps it was something I said?

Perhaps it is everything you say :smugjones:


God G'Kar and Londo are so good.

I never seen a show with such chemistry like them. Well, from the 'nerdy fiction' stuff, so far.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


oh dear
oh dear
They are back!

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


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

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


Hollismason posted:

Just chiming in again to say that I made it to Season 3 E16 War Without end PART 1. Oh poo poo A part 1 means there is going to be a part 2.

I don't know about you but I'd be pretty livid if a war "without end" would end with a single episode in this context :V

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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Doctor Zero posted:

That episode really hits you from all angles.

There’s an interesting story about Vir in that episode.

JMS originally planned to have Londo kill the emperor but as he wrote the scene, his head-Vir said that it had to be him. (I know it sounds corny but if you write something for any length of time, characters start to do that. It’s kind of strange) and upon reflection it made sense. Everyone expected Londo to be capable of doing it, but nobody expected Vir - Mr Abrahamo Lincolni - to murder anyone. It’s a bittersweet moment in the series - Vir loses his innocence and changes as a character in ways that are logical, affecting, and unforeseen. It’s wonderful writing.

THAT is why I have faith in JMS doing a reboot right. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with his universe.


These sudden and logical things are what amuses me in JMS' writing.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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This was a really good and fun post to read!

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sideways-mohawk Space Hungarians.
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Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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CGI was on par with contemporary games.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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Elder Postsman posted:

Not the first time I've seen someone say this but games contemporary to Babylon 5 season 1 include TIE Fighter and Doom 2. Even season 5 we're talking about, like, Star Wars Rogue Squadron and Half Life 1. The CG in B5 is way ahead of those games and I have no idea how anyone can say they are on par.

Are we talking immersion or polygon count?

If we talk series-wide timeframe, Toy Story was released in 1995.
After you finish crying of how old are we all, theres that caveat to the discussion - show and movie CGI was prerendered for max quality, whilst games had to be dynamically playable on small devices and not on render farms with aftertouches on a different device.

To water it down - in 2001 we had mummy returns (enjoy https://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/the-mummy-returns-scorpion-king-the-rock-bad-movie-cgi.jpg) and it was NOT on par with any game released back then.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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discoukulele posted:

I totally skipped over

Wrong show for that. It truly is the wrong show for that.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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Chevy Slyme posted:

Yeah. A lot of what us old hands have to chatter about without spoiling things is the behind the scenes circumstances that acted as head and tailwinds for the show and explain a lot of the choices that leave new viewers scratching their heads. There are a lot more of those very early (and very late) in the shows run. Where you’re at right now, Disco, is basically the show firing on all cylinders at the very heart of what it tries to do. There’s just very little for any of us to say but “heat up some popcorn, because poo poo is going down” for the next, oh, 15-20 hours of television you’re about to watch.

The willows must scuttle carefully...

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

A bad poster trying to get better.


^ Also, DS9 is all about promenade (the ring itself that appears to be what, ~500m dia tops?) whereas B5 entire inside surface appear to be inhabited, that is apparent from a few shots.

Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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Not even the station itself? Boo!

Yep, Londo it is.

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Erulisse
Feb 12, 2019

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Rewatched to refresh my memory and holy gently caress I wasn't ready for that opener, I kinda forgot that happened

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