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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri May 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Babylon 5 S1E12: By Any Means Necessary

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The dockworkers go on strike, and Sinclair has to find a solution.

-Busy day in port.
-Uh oh, they're gonna wreck.
-And everything is busted up. Narns aren't renowned for their patience.
-G'Kar is a terrible singer.
-Low-bidder contracts, Tsk tsk.
-Ms. Conolly is soooo '90s. Clothes, hair flip, everything.
-Londo having a good time at G'Kar's expense.
-Uh oh, wildcat strike! The dockworkers in Star Trek never went on strike.
-Lots of disgruntlement.
-Is Liam Neeson working on B5???
-Politics. Dun dun duuuh.
-Londo's really enjoying this.
-Waaaaay too much.
-They sent a "special" negotiator. I bet he comes with a platoon.
-He seems professional but sounds British. He must be evil.
-Londo's really rubbing it in. G'Kar might end up popping a plasma cap in his ass.
-A spot of Narn philosophy.
-Oh, there is no way they're going to listen to Mr. Slick.
-Hmmm, maybe he's Australian?
-Sinclair must have been up a while with that 5 o'clock shadow.
-Mr. Slick is ready to crack some skulls.
-Sinclair is rather patient with G'Kar and Londo's squabble.
-Londo has some pretty gaudy pajamas.
-Zento's not much of a negotiator.
-Time to sing from the IWW songbook.
-Superperm's back! Wooooooooo!
-Sinclair's had his fill.
-Sinclair gambiting again.
-Bring in the scabs and the troops.
-And it's a riot.
-Garibaldi got a nice bruise.
-Haha, Sinclair using the Exact Words.
-Awwwww, everyone's making up and the strike is over.
-Ha, more gambiting.
-Sinclair's going to run out of luck sometime.
-More bad singing.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Tue May 09, 2017 7:50 pm

S1E13

Wikipedia says the first season is called the same thing as this episode is. I'm expecting a lot B5.

Spoiler:

- People in Star Trek: "MORNING YAY, I GET TO DO MY DUTY." People in B5: "Morning. Work. Fuck my life."
- "In space it's always dark." SIGNS AND PORTENTS
- I like how Raiders are probably like space pirates but they all have uniform space-ship designs
- Hrmmm, I'm reminded of "How did Ivanova get away from those Raiders" when they're talking about how the Raiders have been getting around so quickly
- Oh boy, Sinclair wants Garabaldi to get to the bottom of the Minbari thing
- Londo got back the Crown Jewels
- The fucking guy standing in the middle of Londo and G'Kar rofl
- Wow, that "what do you want" talk with G'Kar and how badly he wants the Centauri done in. That other guy's got that kind of tricksy Satan's salesman thing going for him
- A fucking prophetess passes out from just seeing like 20 seconds of Babylon 5's future, awriiiight
- Shadows. Oh boy, I've heard of those
- Satan-kun's having an affect on Delenn, definitely something up with this guy
- STRANGE TRIANGLE
- "They're here."
- The Grand Christmas Tree Decoration, Londo, we finally have it!
- Oh, man, this guy's going for the straight-up coup d'etat
- Oh shiiiit, the Raiders are gonna blow up the place?
- Dude didn't want to be seen by Kosh... and also knew he was there before Kosh walked by silent
- Londo asking Satan-kun what he wants x)
- Delenn didn't give in, G'Kar wants his enemies dead and his planet safe, Londo wants his people's power and glory. I wonder what Sinclair's gonna say
- What do Raiders want with Centauri Crown Jewels? Just to sell them back?
- Lord Kiro's got balls and isn't afraid of getting in danger, he could probably be a good space station commander
- I also like how everyone on the space station knows how to fly an X-Wing
- Kosh: "Get the fuck out."
- Pew pew pew
- Garabaldi with the zero-g maneuvers
- Kosh's encounter suit was damaged, oh mannnnnn
- Damnnnnnn, Kiro tried to make it out with the Eye and got fucked over for it
- WTF WAS THAT
- That's nice of you Satan-kun, you probably-Shadow motherfucker courting Londo and the gang
- Space urinals. They never peed on Star Trek
- Apparently unisex too
- Probably shoulda ended that one on a silent note, production guys.
- Satan-kun never talked to Sinclair... and the Minbari specifically wanted Sinclair in charge of the station. Curiouser and curiouser

Oh boy
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by Hirundo Bos on Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 pm

bomaye wrote:S1E13
Spoiler:

- Shadows. Oh boy, I've heard of those
Spoiler:
Yeah, there's a bit of foreshadowing in this episode. 
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Tue May 09, 2017 8:04 pm

Even if you didn't mean to, I see what you did there
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Tue May 09, 2017 10:35 pm

Babylon 5 S1E13: Signs and Portents

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Londo gets mixed up in plots involving a valuable Centauri artifact, and a mysterious man visits the ambassadors on the station.

-That is a damn annoying and blabby alarm.
-Haha, medical logs.
-Space pirates are back.
-They got his ass.
-Exposition for folks who missed episode 8.
-Londo just bought the Holy Grail.
-"If I told you how I got it, I'd have to kill you."
-Rim dude has an unsettling leitmotif.
-Poor sandwich dude.
-Memory wipe didn't take. Dun dun duuuuh.
-Our Mr. Morden is a rather innoucuous provocateur.
-G'Kar: "That's what I should have said to Mollari! ten minutes ago"
-Her skull cap is really obvious.
-Uh oh, she's tripping.
-Lord Kiro's pretty wound up about the jewel.
-Delenn playing MInbari jenga.
-Uh oh, triangle alarm.
-Oh shiiit, Delenn knows what's up.
-Kiro's got some ambitions.
-Lofty ambitions.
-Londo gets the best poignant moments.
-Space pirates again.
-Ivanova gets to play today.
-Oooh, more plotting.
-Hmmm, he didn't want to talk to Kosh.
-Kiro's up to something.
-This guy is way too chipper to be harmless.
-"Yes, yes it does." Oh, that can't be good.
-Theft *and* kidnapping.
-Decoy raiders. Sinclair figured it out.
-Dude was right. Sinclair is a smart man.
-Ladira thinks Kiro is gonna snuff it.
-Ha, they have a ship that make its own jumps.
-Blast doors! Wooooooo, space battle.
-Ha, recoil cannons just like Battlestar Galactica.
-Kosh found him.
-Kosh and Delenn both had very similar variations on GTFO.
-Sinclair gambiting again.
-Flanking manuevers!
-Well, that was easy.
-Haha, not quite.
-Damaged encounter suit? Hmmmmm.
-Oh ho, Kiro was plotting. But not well enough.
-Sorry dude, you're bait now.
-KABOOM@! So much for the raiders. And Lord Kiro.
-Londo's career is over.
-Well now. Mr. Morden has some interesting contacts.
-All's well that ends well, eh Londo?
-So, the Minbari scrambled Sinclair's brain, picked him to run the station, and sent Delenn to keep an eye on him. They're definitely up to something.
-Pretty fireball. Someone got out just in time.
-Ever changing, the future is.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Wed May 10, 2017 1:15 am

waxingjaney wrote:Babylon 5 S1E13: Signs and Portents

Spoiler:

-G'Kar: "That's what I should have said to Mollari! ten minutes ago"

Holy shit rofl

Spoiler:

I can legitimately believe G'Kar just bursts awake in the middle of the night and goes "AHA", realizing the sick burn he should've said to Londo 10 hours earlier and calculating what ways he can maneuver him into saying it again so he can launch it
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by Enail on Wed May 10, 2017 11:38 pm

Not the greatest episode, so not too many comments
S1E12:

-Londo trolling G'kar, holy shit rofl rofl rofl
-Least convincing negotiations ever, even assuming the plan was to break the strike all along.
-I'm pretty sure Ivanova has a clause in her contract that says she gets to intimidate at least 3 people off the bridge per month, she enjoys that way too much
-I did not buy Sinclair's exact wording cheat, that shit doesn't work IRL
-I also did not buy that Narn religious scholars wouldn't have exactly and in excruciating detail ruled how their religious practices should work in space such that a random person who knows three bullet points about their religion couldn't find a neat loophole in two hours on no sleep.
-But way to go Sinclair standing up for the workers and sticking it to the man
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Tue May 16, 2017 10:11 pm

S1E14

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- I feel like I've seen the Rabbi's actor somewhere before
- YEAH, Garabaldi busting up illegal med dealing with police brutality
- "I'll come by a 2000." "Huh?" "8 o'clock." Now they're just trying to prove they're not Star Trek
- I thought he said "Muay Thai" and Garabaldi was freaking out and I was like "IT'S JUST KICKBOXING, MAN, IT'LL PROBABLY BE FINE"
- Sinclair awkwardly sitting there as Uncle spills all the life details
- Haaaa, justifying eating maybe-not-kosher space food by saying "Well, it wasn't in the Torah..."
- "They change, they stay the same. Russia is Russia." That's a sneaky great line.
- "If regret could be harvest, Russia would be the world's fruit basket." rofl
- Why do space karate-men have gi's? And belts? And speak like Japanese movie gurus?
- And here's Space Raiden fresh off of Mortal Kombat to teach Walker some sweet moves
- "Stroke off." The future must be a bleak place if that's what swear words become
- "Fried Tree Worm" rofl rofl rofl
- Wow, it pretty much actually is space Muay Thai.
- "Are you crazy, Walker, that guy has like half the skill-set of a UFC fighter from 100 years ago!" Yeahhhhh, okay UFC was in its infancy back when this was on TV, but it's definitely one of those accidental "old sci-fi TV show" things not aging well
- Garabaldi's shirt, man Neutral
- "You're the best I've ever seen." *Thumbs up* YOU'RE THE BEST. AROUND.
- "Neo-Comminists" Should probablyyyyy put that on the list of things to not go "Neo" with over the next hundred years
- This entire episode is like super-awkward '90sness for Ivanova and doesn't feel at all consistent with her general character
- And they go with the Rocky ending
- The space karate-men have no other clothing and just walk around in their gis all day
- So we ended up with an out-of-character stereotype episode for Ivanova and then Garabaldi being a background character for some other random story. Easily the worst episode so far, I think.

I guess if there was ever a skippable episode, might be this one (depends on if any of those characters come back?)
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri May 19, 2017 8:37 pm

Babylon 5 S1E14: TKO

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Garibaldi's friend enters a combat tournament, and Ivanova's rabbi comes by to finish up some business.

-This rabbi has a tidy beard.
-Haha, don't punch bony aliens in the head.
-Hey, it's Garibaldi's Black Best Friend.
-23rd century club music
-LOL Harlan Ellison product placement
-Going to be an Ivanova character episode.
-Susan, you've inherited 40 acres and a vodka bottler.
-Good lord, that puffy shirt in baby-puke tan.
-Uh oh, Bloodsport in Spaaaaaace!
-Two aliens enter, one alien leaves!
-Good job, Always butter up the boss.
-Russia is Russia. Cold, dark, miserable. Wonderful land!
-That didn't quite work out.
-Meanwhile, back at Cobra Kai...
-*That's* who he is.
-Stroke off, sucka!
-Ivanova should be talking to a therapist, but B5 doesn't have one, so Sinclair gets to do that too.
-The Old Master is bored with that amateur crap.
-Mmmmmm, treeworm.
-I know! The stupid human will challenge!
-Yep.
-Fuck you, yankee blue jeans. Quit appropriating our culture!
-Her legacy is a spittoon.
-She's got quite a grudge.
-Buuut she'll reconsider, with the help of a flashback.
-Fight bravely, and go down quick.
-Apparently grieving involves silly tales.
-Let the Kumite begin!
-Yep, he's getting whupped...
-and now a hope spot...
-...and I, um, forgot the Hebrew version.
-It's a double countout! Tie goes to the champ.
-But at least he gets a moral victory to go with the multiple concussions and broken ribs.
-Asalamalake, Garibaldi.


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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri May 19, 2017 8:38 pm

bomaye wrote:S1E14
I guess if there was ever a skippable episode, might be this one (depends on if any of those characters come back?)

There is a noteworthy bit of foreshadowing in it.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Wed May 24, 2017 1:37 am

S1E15

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- Minbari ruining lunch ofc
- That was an awfully dramatic evil squid-monster reveal
- Wouldn't the message just be "I won't go near that crate with the squid monster, and because I'm a human being that's relatively your size, I'll just fucking fight you if you try anything"
- OH SHIT THAT WASN'T IN A CRATE, THAT WAS KOSH
- Except it's totally not Kosh, right? We already saw in his space monster suit that squid tentacles don't come out
- Oh my fucking god, future-humans arguing with future-grays about alien abductions from our era rofl rofl rofl
- Heyyy, it's the guy from The Secret of the Ooze. Go Ninja Go
- So why does a space wanderer have a large mountain-person walking stick?
- Holy Grail, ohooooo, and the Minbari are strangely really interested in this
- Sure, send the guy who's rolling his eyes with the Myth-chaser so they can probably aggravate each-other's views. Not very diplomatic, Sinclair
- Of course, Minbari treat the idea of seeking Holy Grails as romantic
- Slams into the guy and he doesn't think he got pick-pocketed? o.O
- Man, Garabaldi is sure cynical about poor and homeless people
- The guy has to stay on the station?
- Oh shit, that's right, the other four stations were destroyed. He worked on all of them. He's afraid that if he leaves, this one will bite it too Sad
- Londo doesn't want anything to do with brain-sucking monsters rofl
- Hooooooo, so there is a "warrior" caste of the Minbari who would absolutely be petty as fuck over the war.
- Wowwwww, the Minbari Warrior and Religious castes getting together = bad times for all
- "One person's lunatic is another's true seeker." I dunno, I hear complaints from people how wooden the acting is on B5, but Sinclair's actor seems to do cheekiness pretty good
- Vir, you fucking nerd, Londo was about to get a payoff for that rofl
- "How did you get to be this crazy." "I was an accountant once..."
- Ahhh, the staff has meaning and sentimental value to the order, aight that's fine.
- Judges don't have any security around them?
- SHIT YEAH, KICK THE SHIT OUT OF CRIMINAL SCUM WITH YOUR JESUS-STAFF
- The Judge "put up a hell of a fight" and Garibaldi and Sinclair are coming to finish the job, what the fuck is up with high-ranking people in this universe rofl
- It's your lucky day, Jinx-o, running up to the Station Commander with a big stick yelling about how a racketeer is going to feed someone to a "Vorlon" is just what he was looking to hear
- Wouldn't you just grab the brain-drainer and like snap it in two or something?
- Thaaaaat is actually a pretty freaky alien monster
- FIREFIGHT Shiny/thrilled
- Man, I just realized this now but the B5 Swat-Team style look makes them look like Hipster Klingons or bad-guys or something
- Oh man... I dunno, was that freaky space-monster looking to attack? That seemed almost too brutal of a quick-reaction now :/
- Kosh "Why"ing like a child
- "That makes some people... a little nervous." "Good." This guy and his love being mysterious and dramatic
- "With all true seekers" as she looks over at Sinclair
- The fucking nerds on the bridge pretending they're not worried about the curse rofl
- It's too-bad DVD extras weren't a thing back then, there's a joke ending where Jinx-o looks out his space-ship and B5 explodes
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by Werel on Thu May 25, 2017 6:50 pm

s1e11 Snail:

-Ohboy, the president's coming, time for everyone's business to grind to a screeching inconvenient halt for like a week #BeltwayBitching
-Ooof, that CG railway tunnel...
bomaye wrote:- Soulless monster, moment "Oh my god" as the cgi astronaut floats by made me do a LOL
Laughing Same
bomaye wrote:Garabaldi back when he was Garahairi
FUCK rofl/Disapproving
-Kicking that dude in the nads?! I thought men didn't do that??
waxingjaney wrote:C15? Explosive upgrade.
Laughing That's, what, like an upgrade every 25 years?
-"I need a drink. Water, straight up." I loled at that cause I thought it was some kind of water-scarcity joke until he started in on the alcoholism backstory. Sad
-Yeah cool why not murder the only witness? Good plan, Lianna, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO COVER SOME SHIT UP. I bet she's the baddie
-"You're going to resist, I hope." Cool
-Damn, Garibaldi's shirt is some pretty on-trend Urban Outfitters shit, the dream of the 90s is alive y'all
-That was surprisingly sweet of Londo.
-Why are Sinclair and Ivanova (and Londo? I guess?) Garibaldi's only friends? He seems like a fun dude :/
-Goddamn, G'Kar, you're a delightful Cardassian prick
-"Request denied." I love Ivanova sass
-Sinclair is a little too good at randomly showing up to save the day when doing so will endanger his own life.
-Why is this alien so chill about Garibaldi taking his hat, that's usually a knifing offense in a bar this shady
-Oh, because he's waiting to sell him out. Guess the reward is more than a hat costs.
-Garibaldi seems like a fun drunk. Better sober, but better a fun drunk than a mean one, right?
-Oh that's good, the president's own security detail has a Home Guard saboteur, this president is so totally safe with the rigorous background checks they're doing on his entourage. At least it's not Lianna, that'd be pretty rough on Garibaldi
-Aw, he gets a forgiveness hug.
-I was sure that when Sinclair asked him if he was okay, we were gonna get another vacant and pained "fine." and then Garibaldi would sit there in the dark alone for a long shot while looking conflictedly at a bottle of booze
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Thu May 25, 2017 10:27 pm

I was proud of that one Cool
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri May 26, 2017 10:53 pm

Babylon 5 S1E15: Grail

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A visitor is seeking the Holy Grail (yes, really) and befriends a hapless lurker.

-Babylon 5 has the best spaceship names.
-Delenn has an insistent method of recruitment.
-Sketchy gangster is sketchy.
-90's tentacles, and it's not even anime.
-Uh oh, Kosh has a side hobby.
-Lol, he wants alien abduction reparations.
-Well, I guess a big wooden staff doesn't count as a weapon.
-No, the unholy grail...
-King Arthur? Dude! Indiana Jones.
-Delenn dropping hints.
-Incompetent. Damn.
-Haha, clean the methane toilets.
-You have been sentenced to be his servant.
-Exposition time.
-Oh damn, he helped build Swamp Castle.
-The fourth station burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp.
-The strip club... no, the gambling parlor.
-Yeah, Londo's gone into hiding.
-If we find the Cup of Christ... wait, what's a Christ?
-Doesn't sound like a Vorlon.
-Londo using his outdoor voice.
-Vir, you dumbass. Don't work for free!
-My grandfather left me a grail-shaped notebook...
-Uh oh, hoods.
-Hey, it is a weapon.
-A self-esteem pep talk.
-No, the Vorlon will eat your balls!
-Stick versus cattle prod. Nope.
-Fee fi fo fum, the Vorlon's tentacle up your bum...
-Sinclair Danger Run for the day.
-He used funky mind powers.
-Curiously multipedal bugger.
-It went in the air vent!
-Right in the shoulder.
-CG goo splatter.
-Fatal shoulder wound, then.
-Hmmm, he never went to see G'Kar.
-It wasn't *that* good a copy, but how many lurkers hang out with a Vorlon?
-A nightlight could be useful to someone seeking something in the dark.
-Aaaah, Ivanova's cheery Russian optimism.
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