Babylon 5 [SPOILERS]

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Re: Babylon 5

#21  Postby crank » Mar 09, 2010 6:46 pm

drl2 wrote:
J. Michael Straczynski ("JMS", the writer/producer, is openly atheist, though his writing often deals sympathetically with religious ideas.

I loved it, and I don't think anyone mentioned it yet, but he wrote almost all of it (92 of 110 episodes), unheard of in such a large series.
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Re: Babylon 5

#22  Postby Kytescall » Mar 09, 2010 11:39 pm

Has anyone watched Crusade? I think I've seen the first episode and I found it strikingly similar to Uchuu Senkan Yamato ("Space Battleship Yamato", a Japanese anime from the '70s or '80s): Earth is attacked by aliens, a ship sets out to find a cure within a certain time limit, and the ship in question powers down for a minute after firing its main weapon.
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Re: Babylon 5

#23  Postby Byron » Mar 10, 2010 7:19 pm

I watched Crusade back in the Nineties. A ghost of promise, but destroyed by network meddling. Dead series walking, sadly.

Once a newcomer to Babylon 5 gets past the cheap sets, sometimes clunky dialogue, and a man who wears his hair like a peacock's arse, they'll hopefully find a rich adult fairytale about the battle between order and chaos, played out over five seasons. Well, four and a half, anyway. (To say more on that score would be spoiling, so I won't.) Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas as Londo Molari and G'Kar are the beating heart(s) of the series, and their story is a grand one.

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