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Horizon Burning
Oct 23, 2019
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Lovely Joe Stalin posted:

The curse talk is such vacuous bollocks. B5 was made with a cast largely comprised of people in their 40s, with addictions or underlying conditions. A quarter of a century ago. It's no wonder some of them are dead.

Gosh, it's good you're here to be a total buzzkill.

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Horizon Burning
Oct 23, 2019
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The 'Babylon Players', those extras who show up doing all the various alien roles, are one of the best parts of the series.

Horizon Burning
Oct 23, 2019
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Most of the B5 novels are extremely bad. Like, the author hadn't really watched the show or knew anything about space bad. The exceptions are generally regarded as the Psi Corp trilogy, The Shadow Within, To Dream in the City of Sorrows, the Technomage trilogy (if you like the Technomages), and the Centauri Prime trilogy. But virtually all of these ones should be read after you're done with the TV series, as they're either set after Season 5 or deal with plot elements from the later seasons. I don't know much about the comics, however.

Horizon Burning
Oct 23, 2019
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ultrafilter posted:

"most of the eighteen novels are bad but there are eleven that are actually pretty good" is certainly a take.

Personally, I'd exclude To Dream, the Technomages, and the Centauri ones as being worth reading but hey, it wouldn't be something awful if Goons didn't flip out at the slightest provocation.

Horizon Burning
Oct 23, 2019
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b5 sometimes doesn't really handle scale of bad things happening well. it's like how sheridan confronts kosh with 'whole WORLDS are being destroyed out there' etc. etc.

Somebody fucked around with this message at 12:22 on Nov 10, 2020

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Horizon Burning
Oct 23, 2019
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i think my first ever exposure to Babylon 5 was a render of one of the triangular raider fighters in the back of an amiga gaming magazine when i was a kid

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