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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Four lions, so I've heard, is amazing. I should watch it.

    And yes I am the boss of you.

    Clear your desk. You're fired.

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  • FishmanFishman I find your inability to differentiate between 'corruption' and 'feminism' disturbing Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Bab5 pretty much ruined the Battlestar Galactica reboot for me.

    It was good, but I kept going, "Man, if only you could take Bab5's great arc and story and tension and combine them with the production values of this".

    And then I'd have to go back and watch Bab5.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Four lions, so I've heard, is amazing. I should watch it.

    And yes I am the boss of you.

    Clear your desk. You're fired.

    you ain't been the boss of me since 1775

    now get out my face I got freedoms to spread

  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Four lions, so I've heard, is amazing. I should watch it.

    And yes I am the boss of you.

    Clear your desk. You're fired.

    you ain't been the boss of me since 1775

    now get out my face I got freedoms to spread

    You're doing it wrong.

    You've got natives to oppress.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Four lions, so I've heard, is amazing. I should watch it.

    And yes I am the boss of you.

    Clear your desk. You're fired.

    you ain't been the boss of me since 1775

    now get out my face I got freedoms to spread

    You're doing it wrong.

    You've got natives to oppress.

    I CAN DO TWO THINGS

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Four lions, so I've heard, is amazing. I should watch it.

    And yes I am the boss of you.

    Clear your desk. You're fired.

    you ain't been the boss of me since 1775

    now get out my face I got freedoms to spread

    You're doing it wrong.

    You've got natives to oppress.

    carrying on that grand old English tradition

  • AshcroftAshcroft I'm all about dem Yens, 'bout dem Yens No creditRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    It was much easier to be in charge when the other countries were armed with fruit.

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I own B5 and it is awesome.

    When I watched it the first time, I had a nagging feeling that I'd seen Peter Jurasik in something before.

    So, I looked it up and yep! He was Crom in TRON!

    Man, I think I'm going to spend the night watching this.

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The Geek wrote: »
    I'm going through Farscape on Netflix currently. Babylon 5 will probably be next. Gettin' caught up on old scifi shows I missed out on.
    Farscape is easily one of the worst shows I've ever seen.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    a lot of people like Farscape, I never did though.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    basically my point is

    USA

    USA

    USA

    and also no one ever listen to sil

  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    mcp wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    I'm going through Farscape on Netflix currently. Babylon 5 will probably be next. Gettin' caught up on old scifi shows I missed out on.
    Farscape is easily one of the worst shows I've ever seen.

    Just wrong.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    basically my point is

    USA

    USA

    USA

    and also no one ever listen to sil


    No one ever does.

    And look whats happened. I hope you're all happy.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    the only space show I ever liked was red.dwarf

    and I guess mst3k but that hardly counts

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    basically my point is

    USA

    USA

    USA

    and also no one ever listen to sil


    No one ever does.

    And look whats happened. I hope you're all happy.

    we are all the happiest dudes

    happy we aren't butts like you

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    gameraaaaa,
    gameraaaaa,
    he is full of turtle meat
    he is really good to eat
    we all love you ga-mer-aaaa!

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    gameraaaaa,
    gameraaaaa,
    he is full of turtle meat
    he is really good to eat
    we all love you ga-mer-aaaa!

    So excited for the new Gamera box set

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    the only space show I ever liked was red.dwarf

    and I guess mst3k but that hardly counts

    Red Dwarf was great but jesus christ they ran that into the ground.

    Just pounded every last bit of comedy out of it, until it was juat a sad pathetic reminder of better times.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    the only space show I ever liked was red.dwarf

    and I guess mst3k but that hardly counts

    Red Dwarf was great but jesus christ they ran that into the ground.

    Just pounded every last bit of comedy out of it, until it was juat a sad pathetic reminder of better times.

    yes they did

    they'd sometimes manage to squeeze a good joke out here or there in the later seasons

    but back to earth was unforgiveable

  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    the only space show I ever liked was red.dwarf

    and I guess mst3k but that hardly counts

    Red Dwarf was great but jesus christ they ran that into the ground.

    Just pounded every last bit of comedy out of it, until it was juat a sad pathetic reminder of better times.

    yes they did

    they'd sometimes manage to squeeze a good joke out here or there in the later seasons

    but back to earth was unforgiveable


    I heard they're planning a new series. I think it may officially signal the beginning of the end times.

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This convinced me to start rewatching this after having last seen it when it was still airing on TV, and I'm quite digging that site linked earlier with the writeups, specifically the JMS comments section, though I already frequently wish I could see what the heck he was responding to.

    Love me some Babylon 5.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    the only space show I ever liked was red.dwarf

    and I guess mst3k but that hardly counts

    Red Dwarf was great but jesus christ they ran that into the ground.

    Just pounded every last bit of comedy out of it, until it was juat a sad pathetic reminder of better times.

    yes they did

    they'd sometimes manage to squeeze a good joke out here or there in the later seasons

    but back to earth was unforgiveable


    I heard they're planning a new series. I think it may officially signal the beginning of the end times.

    oh that is just not something I needed to hear

    especially since the greatest show to ever come outta England only got two

  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fishman wrote: »
    Bab5 pretty much ruined the Battlestar Galactica reboot for me.

    It was good, but I kept going, "Man, if only you could take Bab5's great arc and story and tension and combine them with the production values of this".

    And then I'd have to go back and watch Bab5.

    I definitely still enjoyed BSG too, more so than it seems a lot of people did, but I thought this too :p

  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    And when we do series, we mean like six episodes.

    Eight tops.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Silmaril wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    the only space show I ever liked was red.dwarf

    and I guess mst3k but that hardly counts

    Red Dwarf was great but jesus christ they ran that into the ground.

    Just pounded every last bit of comedy out of it, until it was juat a sad pathetic reminder of better times.

    yes they did

    they'd sometimes manage to squeeze a good joke out here or there in the later seasons

    but back to earth was unforgiveable


    I heard they're planning a new series. I think it may officially signal the beginning of the end times.

    oh that is just not something I needed to hear

    especially since the greatest show to ever come outta England only got two

    Eh?

    The Prisoner only got one.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    nighty night needs to come back somehow

    it is the best british show

    it was amazing

  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fawlty Towers was a show my father loved to watch whenever PBS was showing it.

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Olivaw wrote: »
    no olivaw

    watch the good guys

    it is streaming now too

    Wait what is this

    ...hmmm!

    Once again you show me the way, TLB

    why can't you watch both

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tleilaxu wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    wait who did Bryan Cranston play

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    The Ranger captain ordered into the suicide mission near the end of season 3.

    Edit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEhWjI0OFlM

    I think that's season 4. You can verify it by Garibaldi's hair.

    Huh, you're right - that's from "The Long Night". I thought it was from "The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place".

    Getting old sucks.

    I never thought I would say these words but that's good group acting. You can almost feel the room shitting a brick as he gives the order.

  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This show is so amazing. Just blew through the whole thing on Netflix instant a few months back and it's better than I remembered. The whole back half of season 4 gets me so emotionally invested, culminating with that moment at the end of Endgame (you know the one), and two of the best epilogue episodes ever.

    It's aged remarkably well, especially in the gfx department. From the laughably bad CGI in the pilot (which was state of the art for the early 90s) getting better and better with each season.

    There's one moment that's pretty funny in retrospect though: in the episode with the visiting monks, and the terrorist setting off bombs around the station:
    Spoiler:

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    yeah some of the CGI space battles from season 4 still look pretty cool, surprisingly

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    even though it's all noticeably old

    i dig the ship design something fierce

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    white stars are neat

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  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    More than the ship design I dig the Newtonian physics.

    But yeah there is just something special about those Earthforce destroyers with the rotating crew sections. They look decidedly human in a galaxy where every alien race is driving something that looks like a flying saucer or giant fish. I love that in B5, humanity is quite a ways behind most of the other races technologically; they have no luxuries like artificial gravity and just got their asses demolished in a massive interstellar war. It sets the stage for the sense of inferiority felt by many humans (especially in the government) and the resultant attitudes and policies that serve to shore up humanity's collective ego at the expense of increasing tentions with alien races.

    A far more likely or realistic scenario than the utopian Federation in Star Trek if you ask me.

  • TleilaxuTleilaxu Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Balefuego wrote: »
    yeah some of the CGI space battles from season 4 still look pretty cool, surprisingly

    Lightwave rendering holds up surprisingly well, yeah.
    Part of the season 1 to 4 look improvement has to do with the speed of the computers they had available. For instance, the first season looks less detailed because they were using Video Toasters (the old Amiga+Motorola 68k versions, not the later MIPS.)
    And by season 4 they had moved it all to an in-house design/animation team with their own render farm. (full of sexy, sexy old DEC Alphas and SGI workstations that could handle a whopping 8 minutes of video at a time!)

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    Aight Bale, thanks for the info. I'm willing to check out season 1 since the pilot seems not to be representative of the series.

    I would just like to point out that Bale is also very quick to recommend "A Clash of Thrones", Dru.

    You are warned.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Aight Bale, thanks for the info. I'm willing to check out season 1 since the pilot seems not to be representative of the series.

    I would just like to point out that Bale is also very quick to recommend "A Clash of Thrones", Dru.

    You are warned.

    You mean Game of Thrones, or Clash of Kings, or something entirely different?

    After watching a few episodes from season one, it's not that bad so far and I'm willing to see how season 2 goes. I very well may come out of this hating B5, but I'll give it a shot. :)

    And I don't hate the Song of Ice and Fire series, I just don't find it nearly as compelling as many do. As I've said on twitter, the books would benefit greatly from Martin shutting the fuck up and getting on with the story.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Aight Bale, thanks for the info. I'm willing to check out season 1 since the pilot seems not to be representative of the series.

    I would just like to point out that Bale is also very quick to recommend "A Clash of Thrones", Dru.

    You are warned.

    You mean Game of Thrones, or Clash of Kings, or something entirely different?

    After watching a few episodes from season one, it's not that bad so far and I'm willing to see how season 2 goes. I very well may come out of this hating B5, but I'll give it a shot. :)

    And I don't hate the Song of Ice and Fire series, I just don't find it nearly as compelling as many do. As I've said on twitter, the books would benefit greatly from Martin shutting the fuck up and getting on with the story.

    Yes, I meant both of those things....but remembering the exact name would have probably helped make that clear, huh?

    I know you don't hate it...but I know that Bale loves it to itty bitty pieces and I just wanted to take a shot across his bow.

    (I'm likely going to give the show a shot as well...yay for netflix)

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion."
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    I can't fault you for teasing Bale. :P

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