<youtube=htgr3pvBr-I> It's awesome! Look at his moustache!Hawki said:
What always gets me about people trumpeting that scene (and there are a lot of them; the episode won a Hugo, after all- and that was back when that meant something) is that what Delenn says isn't true- Jankowski survived his encounter with the Minbari just fine. Granted, he didn't stay to let them shoot back, but neither did Sheridan.davidmc1158 said:In light of same, here's my favorite scene (or at least one of them)
There... there are people who think she isn't gorgeous? I'm with Londo on this one; she was cute even when she was pure Minbari (a shame we never got to see her in purple!). And while I way be committing sci-fi fan heresy here, how good would Patrick Stewart be under fifteen pounds of latex? Very good, possibly; that's less a knock on him and more praise for Andreas.Gordon_4 said:......I don?t give a fuck what anyone thinks: Mira Furlan is gorgeous. And dat accent.
Seriously though, Babylon 5 is one of the greatest sci-fi shows I have ever seen and both Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik could act fucking rimgs around almost everyone from every Star Trek show not named Patrick Stewart.
Aside from season 5,that was kind of butts other than one or two episodes. And I?ll fight anyone who says Sleeping in Light isn't the greatest finale in sci-fi.
The creator of the show took the reigns of the show more in Season 2. He's good at writing big speeches but still bad a general conversation. Its far more consistent from the end of season 1. He ties in seemingly unrelated storylines up in the middle of series and shows you the grand picture he's been creating. Also...Squilookle said:Couldn't make it to the end of the first episode- the contrived reason that that battle started was just about the stupidest thing I'd ever seen. Does the show get better after that?
There are people who think Mira isn't beautiful. I generally blame the stance on possible head trauma.Recusant said:There... there are people who think she isn't gorgeous? I'm with Londo on this one; she was cute even when she was pure Minbari (a shame we never got to see her in purple!). And while I way be committing sci-fi fan heresy here, how good would Patrick Stewart be under fifteen pounds of latex? Very good, possibly; that's less a knock on him and more praise for Andreas.
I wouldn't say that Londo was a villain, so much as a really tragic character, he is the very embodiment of "be careful what you wish for". Ok, he is not a nice person, when we first meet him he is arrogant full of his own importance, longing for the glory days of the Centauri, you kind of get the feeling that even among his own people, he is a relic from the past. This arrogant attitude is what leads him to making a deal with Mr Morden (who I would say is an out and out villain, he has no redeeming features at all) and The Shadows which inevitably leads to his downfall. Look at him at the beginning of the show where is nothing more than a pompous oaf wishing for his own glory and then look at him at the end of the show where he is emperor of the Centauri. He is a broken man, he has lost pretty much everything, his planet is in ruins, he is being controlled by another alien race and all you can really feel for him is pity.Major Tom said:God I love this show. I started re-watching it a while ago. Still have to finish the Earth War arc, just need to make the time. Though I've never finished season 5, the Telepath War was never quite as compelling as the rest of the show. Though the production shenanigans that went on behind the scenes probably had more to do with that than JMS's writing. I'd take B5 over Star Wars and Star Trek any day.
Mollari has always been one of my favourite characters. He's probably the second closest the show gets to a recurring villain (Mister Bester take first place), but it's rare to find the sort of nuance and complexity in a 'bad' character. You can see where he's coming from and why he's doing it. Plus he's a lovable drunk.
The Starfury and Thunderbolt are easily my favourite starfighter designs ever.....and got nothing to add to that.