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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry - was talking about BSG there. I tend to fixate on details Spoiler:
(such as being annoyed with the way they resolved Starbuck's storyline)
to the point where they overshadow the big picture.

As for B5, I do need to watch the last season again. And agree about Crusade - I don't think it would have been as good as the original, but it certainly had potential.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry - was talking about BSG there. I tend to fixate on details Spoiler:
(such as being annoyed with the way they resolved Starbuck's storyline)
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I can't argue that. I got what they were doing, but it wasn't handled well.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crusade probably could have gotten more steam had they explored the post-Shadow War technomages a little more than they did. Did you know that Galen had access to all of his most power Shadow tech? He could cloak himself like the Shadows could, he could surround himself with the same sort of shields their ships used, he could tap into any communication network, fire the same sort of projected energy from his hands like Shadow ships did when they screamed, and, most importantly, he could target a spherical volume of space to separate into its own pocket universe which would then collapse out of existence. He was probably the single most powerful being in the galaxy at the time of Crusade. The only spell he didn't know was the one Elezar (another technomage from the books) had where he could take control of someone else's spell and redirect it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crusade's done and....I remember it being better. Sorry Hashi, but Galen was the weak part of the series. Had it not been cancelled before it aired, things might have become more interesting, but with what we have......ehh....
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've finally consumed every bit of filmed B5 there is. I didn't care much for Legend of the Rangers, and I thought The Lost Tales were both really good.

On balance I think this is one of the best sci-fi-fi TV shows extant. Had it been filmed 10-15 years later, the effects would have been better, and it would rival the BSG reboot. BSG is a better-looking series, B5 is the better written.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the fact that JMS had the whole storyline planned from the beginning made a huge difference, even with the changes that they were forced to make to the final season.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think the fact that JMS had the whole storyline planned from the beginning made a huge difference, even with the changes that they were forced to make to the final season.
Agreed. There were no dangling threads left at the completion. Plenty of avenues to explore, but nothing that left you scratching your head.

It'd be nice to revisit it now that it's nearly 20 years on and about time for Sheridan to die. I'd be up for a 2-hour coda.
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