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Up to episode 8 so far. I have three reactions.

1) Man, the intro theme is way too corney and almost cringy in the attempt to be dramatic.

2) The episode with the background characters was possibly one of my favorites!

3) The special guests in episode 8, this is freaking amazing!

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Sheridan pulling off a batman gambit in hilarious fashion.

He runs around looking to everyone else like he's half crazed, but pulls off one of the best manipulations I've ever seen.

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I just finished season 2.

some of you guys were saying that the series will get better and I just couldn't believe you but this finale was absolutely amazing.

I could not believe that the Centari actually fired on Babylon 5. I don't know why I was in disbelief when it happened but when Captain Sinclair was giving his sarcastic apology in front of the mirror saying that the Centauri would be that stupid to fire on the wrong people and innocent civilians on Babylon 5, it accentuated the stupidity and lust for power by the Centari.

one thing I think Babylon 5 does better than other Sci-Fi series is taking it to the next level with telepaths and transformative species and legendary species of times of old, and it's a story that doesn't seem as choppy and its storytelling like in Star Trek the Next Generation.

Babylon 5 reminds me of Arrested Development in that the writers are masterful in crafting and interweaving many ideas together. Every piece of the puzzle is used or like one of the users posted, they use that chekhov's law.

I'll have to rewatch it cuz it might be because I misunderstood a lot of things but when Ambassador delenn had to go through the trials with the guy that ended up being Jack the Ripper.

that was the first thing I thought of when he said he was from the 1880s near the beginning of the episode. It wasn't a surprise and maybe I missed something but I thought that episode was kind of a dud. Maybe you guys can explain that episode to me? Was Jack the Ripper trying to inflict pain on her to where she gives up or he breaks her will?

I think the commander of the disabled narne ship that Babylon 5 is protecting is the voice of the guy from the video game blood omen: Legacy of Kain. That's the most badass voice ever.

I don't know where the lesbian relationship between the blonde telepath and Ivanova came from but I'm sure we could have used a few more episodes of seeing them together...

I just can't imagine how season 3 will get better but I have confidence that it will.

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Seriously, every time I watch the series I’m struck by how poorly she is treated and used. This is even called out by Alta herself several times.

Why? What’s the deal?

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I'm working my way through the last season. And Byron is the worst leader ever. I don't want to spoil it with a lot if detail, but he has little/no leverage, no control over his people, and not a single iota of political savvy.

I understand Lyta's grievances, but to see her fall in behind this headstrong idiot, after being in league with people playing chess not checkers, feels disappointing; did she not pick up any skills.

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Let me start by saying i only fell in love with B5 in my late 20s but have seen it i don't know how many times since. I was only able to get one of my mates to watch it and some of the others say its just too old so IF a remake did happen i would want it to be almost word for word so they can experience it in its original form (i know it would not be an identical remake) there would be changes - stuff for the times like removal of some paper scenes, updated link with a display i assume and more detail on Ivonavas love life, maybe a addition of a gay or trans character ect.

It also occurs to me that since MJS did not intend Michaels S1 departure a remake we would likely have the same commander for most of the shows run. That alone would hugely affect the plot of the entire show - so much of the start of S2 was forming new relationships and the excellent war without end - if it was not the former commander of the Agamemnon then that ship would not have such a prominent role in the earth campaign.

So many changes i think any remake would have to follow the pattern of leader changes as much as i love Star Trek captains, Adama, General Hammond ect one of the best parts about B5 when i introduced it to my friend was his shock that the stations leader was gone ha. It took him 8 or 9 eps of S2 before he accepted saint clair was not coming back and then 4 or 5 eps in S5 before he accepted Ivonnava wasn't coming back.

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I like the Shadows, the Vorlons, the Gaim and the pak'ma'ra the best.

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...it troubles my brain, that some of the character introductions are facing the camera...then some turn to it.

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This is a gem of a show, despite the 60's TV cheesiness. Very much worth your while!

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Technomage
3 days ago

According to Amazon MedLab uses "Region Packs," G'Kar is a follower of "Jaquan," (and among the bribes offered to Londo was a Chiquoneth plant), shopping is done on the Zoukal (or some other such nonsense I can't find the actual subtitles for), and sometimes I even come upon episodes where subtitles come from the future!

Surely I can't be the only one seeing this?

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I always found this odd as he must have known the Mibari would not be willing to enter into something like this. So either A. he has to ask all the major players or B. They thought that after 1000 years the Minbari would not remember them or be able to detect them. But seeing how they faced them in the last war. I also wonder who else was part of that alliance with the Minbari 1000 years ago.

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How is this movie generally received? Personally, I found it to be pretty awful .It was just soooooo boring. At first, I was super interested. The dark and twisted city with the black spire, the mention of an alternate dimension, the whole lovecraftian feel of it all. But as the movie went on we didn't see any of that. It was a whooooooole lot of build up for a pay off that basically just showed us some new ships and new aliens that really didn't look all that different or weird from other stuff we've already seen on the show.And beyond that, we never actually got to see any more of thirdpsace beyond what was shown in the opening teaser of the movie. The entire movie could be boiled down to "We found a giant thing and we don't know what it is. Now people are acting violent and strange. Turns out it's aliens, guys. Big surprise, I know. Let's blow them up." Nothing very unique, original, or movie worthy here, imho.

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Check out these two movies:

Never on Tuesday (1989)
The Hidden (1987)

Thank me later.

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Started about an hour ago, B5 episodes are saying unavailable on the prime video app

Maybe it has to do with the Prime Day crash?

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I always wondered what was behind this. I know the Vorlons were seen as arrogant but one would think that the dark nature of The Shadows would not be more tolerated than the Vorlons. I also wonder how far back they started their war. Was the war 1000 years before Babylon 5 the first time they started their cycle of destruction or was there one 1000 years prior?

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I have rarely felt more anger, frustration, and emotion towards a TV show than this episode just sent my way. UGGH! I'm a fresh fan and watching the series for the first time. I was interested to see where the series could pull more content through after some recent developments in the plot line to make this last another season or two. Now I know...

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