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#1 grep

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:54 AM

https://www.amazon.c...1/dp/B0173461N0

 

 

Finally. Been missing this show for a long, long time.

 


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 02:18 AM

Great time for a revisit to a show I haven’t watched since it’s original run.

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:59 AM

Best SF show since Original Trek, IMO. Spooky Tolkien-in-space.

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:24 AM

I watched a couple of them in the early '90s but hated it - seemed like a parody of Star Trek with more ridiculous '50s sci-fi aliens. I have Prime though so I'll watch one again.



#5 Moving Target

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 10:00 PM

I watched a couple of them in the early '90s but hated it - seemed like a parody of Star Trek with more ridiculous '50s sci-fi aliens. I have Prime though so I'll watch one again.


As the series progresses, the culture of those races is explored. The first few episodes were generic... but then an episode entitled ‘Signs and Portents’ gets things moving and it improves, vastly. The characters develop. Moments that seem inconsequential become pivotal forty episodes later. It’s one long story arc, like reading a complex novel. The one weakness in my opinion is the sometimes corny dialogue, much of it inflicted on poor Claudia Christiansen.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 03:07 PM


Finally. Been missing this show for a long, long time.

Two absorbing and intertwined character arcs were G’Kar and Londo. One a man of violence, eaten up by his need for revenge, who undergoes spiritual transformation to become a sort of Mandela figure. The other a disgruntled and chippy nobleman who has a decent streak yet ends in true damnation. Peter Jurassic did a fantastic job. He was unrecognisable from his Hill St Blues character.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:55 PM

Babylon Four!!


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