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Neat. I love Babylon 5.

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I've been told Legend of the Rangers sucked,hoping this is better.

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Huhhhhhh...Legend of the Rangers was AWFUL. Was hard to believe it was created by JMS.
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thats kinda cool i donno if it will work well though didnt some of te caste die, i know jakar is gone.
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Originally posted by: Shimraa
thats kinda cool i donno if it will work well though didnt some of te caste die, i know jakar is gone.

And Dr Franklin a few years ago
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The time draws nigh (I love that phrase!)...the cover art rocks (Tracy Scoggins is still breathtaking)

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Wow, interesting timing. I was just thinking yesterday about how Babylon 5 is actually better than Star Wars now. It was kind of a shocking revelation to me.

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Originally posted by: Tiptup
Wow, interesting timing. I was just thinking yesterday about how Babylon 5 is actually better than Star Wars now. It was kind of a shocking revelation to me.


Yeah, I'm really looking forward to this, especially after the travesty of Legend of the Rangers. Someone gave me the B5 movie collection on DVD this afternoon. Now I need seasons 4 & 5 to complete my set!
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I never saw Legend of the Rangers or that show that sort of followed B5 on cable. I had never even seen the fifth season until about two years ago (on DVD). I just loved the show from the first day the pilot episode aired on TV. So different from Star Trek. Then the actual show was even better than the pilot episode. I followed each new episode religiously for four years (till it moved to cable TV). Good stuff.

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Originally posted by: Tiptup
I never saw Legend of the Rangers or that show that sort of followed B5 on cable. I had never even seen the fifth season until about two years ago (on DVD). I just loved the show from the first day the pilot episode aired on TV. So different from Star Trek. Then the actual show was even better than the pilot episode. I followed each new episode religiously for four years (till it moved to cable TV). Good stuff.


Favorite characters/episodes?

Personally, I enjoyed Londo and his arc the most, especially the Fall of Centauri Prime storyline.
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I'd say the episode that moved me the most (at least the first time I saw it) was the one where G'Kar was finally contemplating peace based on the attitudes of the dying Emperor. The ending of that episode was haunting and my opinion of G'Kar had completely turned around.

Otherwise, there are always those other big, epic episodes that always pop into my mind. That episode where G'Kar endures those lashes from that deadly whip was fantastic. Eh, too many episodes of this show were great for me to pick from them easily. I agree that Londo and G'Kar were the real stars of the series though.

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Originally posted by: Tiptup
I'd say the episode that moved me the most (at least the first time I saw it) was the one where G'Kar was finally contemplating peace based on the attitudes of the dying Emperor. The ending of that episode was haunting and my opinion of G'Kar had completely turned around.

Otherwise, there are always those other big, epic episodes that always pop into my mind. That episode where G'Kar endures those lashes from that deadly whip was fantastic. Eh, too many episodes of this show were great for me to pick from them easily. I agree that Londo and G'Kar were the real stars of the series though.


The one where G'Kar was lashed was pretty good, though with that show it's kinda like picking my favorite ice cream. They're all good! I will say the most difficult to watch is the last one, Sleeping In Light. Very sad, yet somehow redeeming. It hurts more now that I've been married for several years. I can't look at John and Delenn in that ep without breaking down.
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Never seen this show before. Could someone give me a quick summary of it?


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Think Star Wars meets 2001: A Space Odyssey, with plenty of Star Trek to keep everything centered. Plenty of aliens, politics, warfare, and ancient mysteries/conflicts.

It's not edgy enough by today's standards, but if you liked Star Trek: TNG, and you liked Star Wars, then you should be able to get into this show a lot. Its story spans across four-five seasons (the first show to accomplish this feat) and its no small investment to get into, but I absolutely love the show. I'd just like to warn you that the main appeal for me is character drama (and how that relates to epic events), so if that's not your thing, then I'm not sure I'd be the one to say if it's for you.

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Originally posted by: Marvolo
Never seen this show before. Could someone give me a quick summary of it?


B5 was a series that ran in syndication and on the PTEN tv network (it was around for a few years in the early 90's). Eventually it finished it's run on TNT. It's a self-contained, 5-year story arc. Stuff that happens in the first season will pay off in other seasons, including the last one. It's a running narrative, and is very different from say, Star Trek in that the "reset" button is not used at the end of an episode to make everything ok again. The creator/writer/producer was never afraid to drop characters down an elevator shaft, figuratively speaking, when he wanted to. Characters move on, change, and die.

Here's a pretty good overview:

B5 Wiki
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To make a wild guess, the writers of Lost were probably fans of B5. The two shows are very different, but they're trying to accomplish some of the same technical things.

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Thanks for the info guys! I will have to check this out.


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I only liked this show because of Ms Claudia Christian! She's Beautiful. and she is a Great Actress IMO. will Susan Ivanova be in any of the New Storys?


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Originally posted by: JangoxFett
I only liked this show because of Ms Claudia Christian! She's Beautiful. and she is a Great Actress IMO. will Susan Ivanova be in any of the New Storys?


Ah, yes. She is definitely nice to look at. I met her once at a convention where I live. She is HUGE. I swear she was taller than me, and I'm 5'11". Of course it could have been the shoes she was wearing, but still!

No, she will not be in these to my knowledge. She and the producers had a very public falling out over her decision to not return for the 5th season, which is why Tracy Scoggins was called in as Lochley (not as good an actress, but even better looking, IMO). Not sure if they've patched things up, but I don't believe she'll be welcomed back with open arms.
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From what I could tell, the disagreement wasn't terribly personal. She's in a lot of the extras on the DVDs.

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Trailer is up for Lost Tales. Wow! Felt great hearing that music again. Hopefully this will be a huge success so we can get more of it...

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Looks neat. I'll definitely be purchasing it as soon as it's released.

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i absolutely loved this whole series as well as its movies. Except for the spinoff show and legend of the rangers, the lost tales look friggin awesome and i cannot wait. I loved the music on this show i have a couple of the cd's but need to buy more.

I love the works of JMS, and i appreciate the fact that he is also a fan of lord of the rings and the lensman series by e.e. doc smith.

His comics work is astounding, i especially enjoyed his work on spider-man.

not only do i consider babylon 5 to be intriguing in terms of its use of character development, mythology and politics, but also a worthy and great saga of science fiction and the space opera tradition in the grandest sense.

The whole space station idea was reletaively new for tv when the show was first put on tv, then deep space nine came along and kinda copied the premise albeit needed being shoehorned to fit roddenberry's universe.

Babylon 5 is greater and more satisfying to me than all sci fi shows of its ilk when it was on tv towards the end of its run, and is up there as one of the greats next to star trek tos and the next generation.

Bruce Boxleiter is awesome, i love his work. very underated actor, and interesting enough was in the casting call for star wars for luke skywalker though was not one of the callbacks for videotape.

I also loved this show because the Psi Corps and the Rangers were kinda like the lensman of the galactic patrol or the jedi knights. and because Chekov from star trek played bester named after the famous sci fi author alfred bester another space opera luminary in the tradition of the doc.

Lucas these days plays up the Joseph Campbell and mythology stuff but does not mention how he ripped off E.E. "doc' smiths lensman opus and J.r.r. tolkiens lord of the rings.

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