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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:51 pm

Babylon 5 S4E16: Exercise of Vital Powers

Spoiler:

Garibaldi meets his new boss, not at all the same as his old boss.

-More of the '90s static.
-Garibaldi has a log.
-And he got his ass to Mars.
-Fake Morden again.
-Clean, cut, and chiseled. That's how Edgars likes his men.
-The transit tube rings have the wrong angle.
-Doc playing with the popsicles.
-Doc needs a stim, but he can't do that anymore.
-The Captain's ways are not for mere mortals.
-Lyta playing in Shadow brains.
-Oops, didn't expect him.
-Garibaldi, Alfred. Alfred, Garibaldi.
-Ha, "interesting weekend" with leather and special rooms.
-Your private cell has been prepared.
-Yeah, let's have this conversation in a crowded hallway.
-Everybody wants Lyta to do special favors.
-Garibaldi gets the special routine.
-And he gets to extemporize.
-And a nice gotcha.
-One final payment.
-Whoops, flashback time.
-Lyta got some powaaahs.
-Title drop.
-Haha, the Jihad Party.
-Lots of political exposition.
-And some conspiracies.
-Oh yeah, back to the warpath.
-And cut to the zoned-out reaction.
-Always some crap on Mars.
-"I'm trying not to eat because there's no toilet anywhere around here."
-Sorry dude, you were an emotionally unavailable boyfriend.
-Checking in on the esper kids.
-Waiting for the last stages of mute boogerface syndrome to kick in.
-If you're really in, kill this kitten.
-Or the Captain's dad.
-Back to the tube.
-Still didn't get the perspective on the rings right.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:26 am

B5 S4E17

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- Wow, they sure got Papa Sheridan quick
- Ceasefire awrrriii-AGAMEMNON
- Maybe listen to Cole and don't get on the Agamemnon
- For a sec there I thought the Martian Underground was the Agamemnon and I was like "damn man, Earth stone age spaceships"
- If you were the Martian resistance, wouldn't you close the front door and go "NOPE" because they're dropping all this weird shit on your lap at once?
- Yeah, Sheridan, listen to your old crew, don't do it!
- I like Susie Q changes her tune when she founds out she's fleet commander, like "Oh yeah, well it's probably a trap but I guess you gotta try, right? [WHERE MY SHIPS AT]"
- "Did you..." "No," *Stephen lightens up a bit* "... that would've been too quick." *Stephen's concerned again*
- I legit just thought I heard Delenn say "QAPLA" like she was wishing Ivanova a good war
- I like how Garibaldi is basically programmed to hate Sheridan at this point but he still calls him "Captain"
- What an awfully dramatic kinda-bad tranq, he literally punched a dude through a window before it worked
- "I want the truth." "Fair enough. Wade?" "We're engaged..." and I snickered because for a second I was like "All this for gay marriage?"
- A war between Mundanes and Teeps is coming, and it turns out it's already ongoing
- Oh man, virus'ing telepaths out of existence. Couldn't that jump to alien races too?
- And they're telling this to Garibaldi, who's probably a Psi-Corp sleeper agent. God damn, everything's coming together
- That was an interesting interruption of a sentence when Ted Turner was leaving
- SNEAKY WIFE HEARD EVERYTHING, THAT JEZEBEL
- Aren't you supposed to stay on the compound, Michael
- And there we go, that snaky fuck Bester behind it all
- Oh wow, Bester co-opted a sneaky Shadow op to create his own sneaky op
- MAN, those fucking Shadows were playing everyone against everyone
- Fucking Bester, what a creepy fucking villain
- I imagine Lise took the stuff with her?
- "A true hero of the people." Man, Earth are dicks
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:39 pm

Babylon 5 S4E17: The Face of the Enemy

Spoiler:

Garibaldi rats out his former boss, betrays his current boss, and helps out his true boss.

-Ivanova's ass-kicking campaign continues.
-Sheridan has a conveniently nondistracting head wound.
-Ha, just you wait. Something will go wrong.
-Garijudas.
-At the Gate of Zedan...
-They're fanatics. Duh.
-And they expect to be massacred.
-Don't do it, dude! This is the '90s. They're just using the voice from his hollowed-out corpse as a ruse.
-Here comes fun.
-Lol, you think they haven't been replaced by loyalists.
-Not telling people the deets.
-Wheeling in the popsicles.
-Garibaldi making the sale.
-And Sheridan's bought a timeshare.
-Wacky Psicop vigilantes.
-They opened the door to the Ancient Ones in his head.
-Oh hey, Delenn came by to visit.
-"Minbari consider a call to service to be a sacred act. I will feed your goldfish while you are gone."
-Cheesy dive bar with '90s shoegazer band.
-Wooo, trippy patch.
-Right through the window.
-Time to beat him up.
-We got him! Mission Accomplished.
-You can't handle the truth, Michael. But I'll explain my diabolical supervillain plan anyway.
-Easily hacked palm scanner for the safe.
-Oh, that's your fentanyl.
-The red one is the Andromeda strain.
-It specifically targets the X-gene. No More Mutants.
-And he's an evilutionist.
-Now that you know, you must be killed. But not right now. I am a gentleman, after all.
-And she knows.
-There's a hidden transmitter. Always in the tooth that rips out cleanly.
-Sorry Lise, Michael's programming is on pause.
-And here's his handler.
-It's Bester!
-Flashback to five minutes ago.
-More flashbacks!
-Hijacking the Shadow programming.
-Just do some fine-tuning around the edges.
-Bester should just shoot him, but he didn't read the Evil Overlord list.
-Leaving an enemy alive with a raging desire to kill you.
-Ivanova doesn't mess around.
-Garibaldi finds the aftermath of the Psicop raid.
-More from the Fake News Network.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:19 pm

B5 S4 E18

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- Remember when Star Trek TOS had their budget cut so they started doing more experimental things to cover for it? B5 sort of feels like that at this point
- Oh, shock collar. I thought "it'd be kind of easy to take this fucking nerd down if you're Sheridan."
- Wouldn't "I died once" at least count as a heart problem?
- I see this is going to be a disturbing one, just started and they're already fucking with Sheridan's sense of time
- "You've been interrogated before." "Yes." "Anyone I know?" Cheeky
- See, even the Interrogator calls him "Captain." This guy is trying to remove Sheridan's power but calling him "Captain" reinforces it
- That Drazi is definitely dead now that he's not cooperating
- Oh man, I forgot about psychics, they have to break Sheridan completely so that he even passes psychic tests
- I wonder why they don't have psychics doing this in the first place. It worked on Garibaldi, though I guess he was intercepted by Bester while they were doing it so maybe there's not a lot of trust between Clark and the Psi-Corps
- Again giving Sheridan a ton of power by having the Interrogator admit that Sheridan beat him
- And now plainly admitting that Sheridan's word is way too powerful to the public.
- I wonder why Interrogator-kun is so upset by this. He did mention he's expendable, maybe his head's gonna come off if he fails
- At least they read him his last rites
- What the fuck
- They're just gonna keep doing it over and over until someone gets him?
- Huh, really interesting "one room" episode, but sorta goofy too. If it was real life they'd parade his father in front of him and threaten to do horrifying things to him unless he confessed
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:46 pm

Babylon 5 S4E18: Intersections in Real Time

Spoiler:

Sheridan gets the full brainwashing treatment.

-Moody intro.
-More flashbacks.
-One dude.
-One table.
-Two seats.
-Shock collar.
-Yep, Narn collar.
-Fake CG shackles.
-Interrogation time.
-This is gonna be a bottle episode.
-Yeah, it's loaded with something bad.
-It's loaded with iocane powder.
-Aha, they want a public confession.
-Random alien.
-Well, he found his courage pretty quick.
-Special guest hallucination time.
-The Drazi was just for show.
-Try try again.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:50 pm

bomaye wrote:B5 S4 E18

Spoiler:

- Huh, really interesting "one room" episode, but sorta goofy too.

At one point, this was intended to be the season finale.

Spoiler:
If it was real life they'd parade his father in front of him and threaten to do horrifying things to him unless he confessed

Yeah, but he wouldn't pass a scan that way.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:00 pm

waxingjaney wrote:
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If it was real life they'd parade his father in front of him and threaten to do horrifying things to him unless he confessed

Yeah, but he wouldn't pass a scan that way.
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Spoiler:

OH RIGHT. They went out of their way to tell us that and it still slipped my mind
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:48 pm

B5 S4 E19

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- Huh, that's quite a leap to Sheridan suddenly being a free man
- Orrrr he's being worked over by psychics
- Well, Garibaldi got caught quick
- Uh, why not have Lyta psi-scan him for evidence, she's totally right there
- "No" OH SHIT
- God damn, she's hardcore
- And now Lyta's fucking dumping memories on her, don't mouth off a psychic
- Awww shiiiit, alien's mounting up to attack the shit out of Earth, that's totally not gonna play into Clarke's anti-alien hands at all
- Mars sure has all the sexy people in the resistance. Maybe Earthgov was really just the Average Joes and Plain Janes fighting back against the tyranny of attractive people
- Yowch, stabbedededed
- I mean, worried about the stitches not holding, but you're also patching him up in a disgusting sewer, infections yo
- Holy this, this guard is Alt-Right to the core
- I thought Lyta didn't like doing that psychic attack kind of thing
- Awww shiii, 45 minutes to hit the ol bangarang for Cole and Susie
- I think he's dead, John
- Retrofitted Shadow tech. Maybe turn around and run away, guys
- "God sent me." This is what happens when you wake Susie Q before she had all of her sleep
- OH SHIT DEBRIS COLLISION
- Aw man, wasn't the OG White Star?
- NOOOO IVANOVA
- Aww shiii, last battle incoming
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:16 pm

Babylon 5 S4E19: Between the Darkness and the Light

Spoiler:

Sheridan gets out of the clink, and Ivanova pays for her blasphemy.

-Oh, he's just out with no explanation. Must be the fantasy machine at work.
-Yeah, tell us about your secrets.
-Nope, not out.
-Those rotten aliens.
-Yeah, gotta make it real on the inside.
-Meanwhile, on CGI Mars.
-Garibaldi's on the lam.
-And gets jumped into the Mars Yakuza.
-That's for being a Psicop stooge.
-Ha, Lyta with a biiiig gat.
-And she poked around.
-With a special delivery.
-Here comes the Rebel Fleet.
-You have no chance. Make your time.
-Striking the shield generator.
-Delenn and Lennier making a cameo appearance.
-The League of Conquering Aliens staging a rescue mission.
-Random trivial filler.
-Uh oh, Elite Brute Squads.
'Tis merely a flesh wound.
-Just strolling around in stolen uniforms.
-Oh sure famous dude, go on in.
-Shoulda put a band-aid on it.
-Yeah, but the accent was off slightly. He was actually asking you for a quickie.
-And they sprung him.
-Let's see some Super Earther Shadow Destroyers.
-Susan Ivanova: The Fist of an Angry God.
-Attack Pattern Alpha.
-Cheap imitation Shadow tech.
-Intensify forward batteries!
-Too late!
-Damage report! Warning: five minutes to a warp core breach.
-And he's back in the arms of his wummin.
-Ivanova's a wreck.
-Naah hon, you're toejam.
-Captain got his old steed back.
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Post by bomaye on Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:04 am

B5 S4E20

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- Bad guys have Southern accents. Such a weird choice considering this is a Turner/Atlanta show?
- Oh man how about that for a spec-ops entry. Bust in the door with no oxygen outside and then hold them up by only giving them breathing masks if they put their hands behind their backs/get cuffed
- Finishing touches on Lyta's makeup
- "I think I got it right..." Black Lady's all "I DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR THIS"
- Using the Shadow telepaths like this is dirtyyyyyyy, and Doc's even justifying it
- Uhhhhh Marcus, maybe not a good time to worry about your crush when a big-time war is going on
- Uhhhhh doesn't this break patient/doctor confidentiality, or does that run out when someone dies
- Oh right, the alien healing device
- Ehhh, I don't believe Sheridan would take a second to even consider aborting just because Marcus left.
- Oh boyyyyy Space Cannons/Rail Guns Shiny/thrilled
- Or space missiles
- Yeah, figured Clarke was gonna kill himself
- Oh huh, that's an awfully clean death, no mess at all and the body is pretty much fine
- Scorched Earth and insane ramblings
- Somehow the military can't override the defense system because an elected politician was smart enough to lock them out
- Eh, just let the Eastern seaboard go, it's jut New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston and Florida Shrug
- Eyyyyyy, General Tom Hanks Sr to the rescue
- The look on Sheridan's face as they survive the explosion/ramming speed is like "I just shit my pants and I'm pretty sure everyone else did too but I don't want to say anything just in case"
- Now let's just joke about using Shadow Telepaths as sentient weapons and then killing them to take back the ship
- Hey it's not Propaganda Lady on the news
- This Marcus stuff is way too much for a crush, especially for someone who was basically trained as a hardcore warrior monk
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:28 pm

Babylon 5 S4E20: Endgame

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The Fall of the Human Empire

-A rebel fleet is massing near Sallust.
-Marcus is touching her with lust in his heart, and Delenn knows it.
-No point in dragging around a not-quite-dead first officer.
-Getting on toward the end of the year.
-Strike team for the shield generator.
-Need to Know, beeyotch.
-Yep, probe droid. It's a good bet the Empire knows we're here.
-Lots of wind for Mars.
-CGI creepers.
-it's like playing Starcraft.
-Sorry Duke, no answer.
-They had inside help.
-Lyta gets to play games.
-Sheridan's keeping the torture beard.
-Lots of traffic up there.
-He was a pupil of mine, until he turned to evil.
-Guderian being the good solider.
-Haha, Garibaldi would use fairy tale codes.
-Don't give him hope, Lennier.
-Take a guess.
-Let's just jump straight into a gravity well.
-All right girl, show 'em what you got.
-And all we have to do is turn them on and let them rampage.
-Doc with the convenient rationalizations.
-The universal lock picker.
-Marcus going on a fishing trip.
-Your porn download is ready.
-There's his grail.
-Haha, Marcus pulled a fast one.
-Sheridan speechifying.
-Missile barrage.
-And he popped himself.
-Ha, taking all the disloyal subjects with him.
-Minbari get to attack Earth for a good reason this time.
-10 minutes really isn't enough time to get to the far side of the planet.
-I know, ramming speed!
-There it is!
-Here comes the rescue.
-Yeah no, you don't blow up something that big and that close and just zing through it with a singe.
-Guderian is pretty forgiving of Sheridan's disregard for military discipline all of a sudden.
-All's well that ends well, I suppose.
-All new weepy news and propaganda!
-Well, Earth has no defenses at all now. Ripe target for enterprising plunderers.
-Woooo, early season 2 flashback.
-Yep, he did it.
-Of course, he would have had several hundred volunteers if he asked people to take turns with him, but Our Not Quite Dead Git is not the tactician of the bunch.

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Post by bomaye on Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:37 am

B5 S4E21

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- Haaaaaa, Russia being concerned about the facts when prosecuting a dictatorship
- Nurses, probably unhook him
- Right on, they did
- See, Ivanova likes the bad boys
- Well, she very quickly jumped on the Franklin train
- Oh, here we go again. Fate trying to make Londo emperor and he keeps avoiding it because of that future vision
- Bester theatens to have sharpshooters put a bullet in Sheridan's head, Sheridan walks right to the window, balls on this guy
- I took Bester's laugh at the idea that he's going to take over the government as meaning "He pretty much already has"
- "I should give you the medal of honor and then have you shot." At least the Russians haven't changed
- Yep, Russians haven't changed at all
- "Marcus followed the path of his heart. How many of us can say that?" Lennier's face: "Fucking really, you're gonna say that to ME?"
- Oh noooooo Lennier, slam dunked firmly into the friendzone
- Presidential Press conference and they're not using CGI to boost the attendance, HA
- Run for President now, Johnny
- Hey Earthies, WE'RE GONNA FUCKING KILL YOU NARN CHARGE AGHHHH
- "Free Trade" Earth isn't gonna go for that
- Yeah guys, let's do a dramatic fly-by and scare the living shit out of everyone on Earth thinking they're getting invaded
- GO GO SINCLAIR RANGERS
- AHAHAHAHA SHERIDAN BECAME PRESIDENT
- PAPA SHERIDAN
- WOO HOO EVERYONE'S RICH AND POWERFUL NOW
- Wait, was Garibaldi having sex part of the news story
- Time to kill each other, Londo and G'Kar
- Peeping, grossssss
- Telepath War and Drokk(?) War, eh?
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Post by bomaye on Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:30 pm

Oh noooo, where did WaxingJaney go

B5S4E22/Season End

Spoiler:

- Holy shit, Centauri funerals are parties and Centauri marriages are argument-fests
- Ohoooo Temporal Archives
- A brief but obsessive interest in the Dhalai Lama
- Mannnn, I really hope American style political argument shows don't survive this far into the future
- "100 years of peace" and "the station was" implying past tense/it may not be there anymore
- Sheridan and Delenn totally didn't do anything
- Incident involving their son
- Colony of Telepaths and a lot of people died, wuh oh
- Telepath war!
- D-did they kill Garibaldi? Sad
- Ancient Delenn busting in just to give these smartasses a good verbal thrashing
- Deconstruct what the proles believe, fucking patricians
- Fucking Holographic Sheridan is already giving shit to the Propaganda Man
- "Lets give the children drugs so you we can prolong the experimentation on them!" This is so '90s
- Garibaldi, you slick motherfucker. Even when you're dead, you're pulling shit
- I was wondering why he kept giving the computer orders and it wasn't doing them
- Oh man, they were blasted back to the pre-Renaissance
- And they've become religion and fable now
- D'awwww, the monk is a Ranger
- Aw man, Earth is gonna blow up
- Oh shit, they've evolved into Vorlon types
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:18 pm

I'm back. Doing a twofer this week.

Babylon 5 S4E21: Rising Star

Spoiler:

All's well that ends well.

-Ooooh, Special Report.
-Ha, dorky sign.
-Ummm sure, let's throw the book at him.
-Don't worry, just an ordinary military coup.
-Yeah no, vengeance is the order of the day.
-Faster!
-She'll fly apart, sir.
-Fly her apart, then!
-Too late, he's toejam.
-Ivanova versus love: 0 for 4.
-No rebound sex for Dr. Smooth.
-Londo and G'Kar bickering again.
-Let us not talk about the rash in front of the Narn.
-Londo needs to go meet his doom.
-Back at the CG Dome.
-Bester drops by to visit.
-And he's checking up on his girlfriend.
-Garibaldi checking up on his girlfriend, too.
-Londo and G'Kar having a friendly confab with Delenn.
-Ha, President Smartass laying it on.
-Sheridan gets a forced resignation.
-Hello, candygram.
-It's a flashbang in a box.
-Oh, I suppose the Rangers are freelance thugs for hire now.
-Delenn gets to speechify a bit.
-In his heart, we knew he was right. In our guts, we knew he was nuts.
-Friends, humans, Special Guest Aliens...
-Get the amnesty offer on camera, good job.
-We're going to found a Federation of Something Like Planets.
-With our own Space Police.
-Not at all intimidating flyby.
-That'll convince the anti-alien Earthers to sign up.
-Sheridan's resignation speech really isn't the best venue for this.
-Our alliance is just and virtuous, but we shall bribe you to join in.
-Sheridan got a promotion.
-And a reunion.
-Sure, I'm fine son. The doctors say they'll have my replacement anus transplanted next week.
-Sheridan pays off the Marsies.
-And Garibaldi gets his poon.
-She's running her own sleeper project on you too, Garibaldi.
-Random voiceover, exit Ivanova stage sad.
-G'Kar took his eyeball out.
-After years of physical, mental, and philosophical torment, G'Kar is still the creepy perv from Season 1.
-Winding up the story.

This episode was written as the penultimate episode for the series, with the next and last episode being a distant finale. When the show got renewed for Season 5, the finale got bumped ahead a year, and the last episode of season 4 was made at the beginning of season 5.
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:16 pm

Babylon 5 S4E22: The Deconstruction of Falling Stars

Spoiler:

Another gimmick episode, flash forward style.

-The shuttle says 'Just Married'? Hoo boy.
-Okay, everyone look lively and happy.
-The gang's (almost) all here.
-Londo, you dorky cultural ignoramus.
-Haha, damn, the signal sucks.
-Oh man, those '90s graphics.
-Awful convenient how the years are all 62s.
-ISN After Dark, with bonus darkness.
-And we're just supposed to assume that everyone in the 23rd century knows what the Old Testament is without further explanation.
-Oh damn, reporter goons.
-Ah, the stock Mars facility from the opening credits.
-Yap yap yap.
-It's always politics.
-Final thoughts!
-Those silly stupid aliens.
-Bye! Bye!
-Someone should have got FIOS.
-Look at this beautiful CGI edifice.
-Dumbass, should have used the quadrofogliobit servers.
-More talking heads.
-Dropping some fore... well no, it's not shadowing if you just explain it all.
-No, no taking to grups! We stay here! We not go!
-Surrender, or eat hot lead!
-Okay, so they were watching Garibaldi's snuff film.
-Wuh oh, the Rangers are coming to smite some blasphemers.
-Nope, it's just one doddering old woman.
-Old woman lays out the verbal beating.
-Autoplay? No, I want to skip around some.
-Lightning bolt man.
-480 exactly? Okaaaay.
-Making some simulations.
-But the simulations aren't going for it.
-Enjoy the station and its lovely hot plasma!
-Your blood will paint the way to the future.
-Doctor Vivisector at work.
-Holobaldi buttering this dude up.
-Ha, Holobaldi spilled the beans.
-Dumbass turned off the holodeck safeties. Serves him right.
-Well, I suppose the missile didn't blow up the database servers.
-Oh brother, yammering monks.
-Well, we're doing some post-apocalyptic primitive lifestyle.
-Say, Ivanova's not actually in this one.
-Like wood elves, mysterious and powerful.
-Okay, now that he's gone I can dance naked.
-Checking in with his secret overseers.
-And suppliers.
-He's a ranger too.
-Cerebro survived intact.
-Cutting it a bit close.
-He's a neoVorlon, with a tonsure helmet.
-And away we go, before Earth gets roasted.
-Back to nookie.
-Ha, suck on that, critics.

This was the first episode filmed for the season 5 run. Claudia Christian didn't come back for season 5, so Ivanova's nowhere to be found.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:06 pm

FYI for the lurkers: you can watch B5 OTA now.

https://www.comettv.com/show-details/Babylon+5/183884/
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:50 pm

By the way, I am going to watch the TV movies in order of release along with the episodes of Season 5 the way wikipedia lists it. So I guess the next thing is the "In The Beginning" movie
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Post by bomaye on Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:19 am

BTW, on Supergirl recently, the President of the USA got outed as an alien and the Vice-President had to step in to take her place... and that VP is played by Bruce Boxleitner. Sheridan just keeps moving up in every universe

B5 - In The Beginning

Spoiler:

- Emperor Londo in the future
- D'awww, Londo letting the kid be Emperor and get a wish
- At first it's kinda lame because they could have anything they want and they asked for a story, but then it's kinda like "They asked one of the best storytellers in the universe to tell a story."
- Though I guess kids probably won't be too into political thrillers
- Eyyy, Sheridan's teacher
- Londo tryin to warn them
- I'd probably be a little offended if I asked to set up a meeting with someone and they sent weirdos with triangle bells to wake me up in the middle of the night
- "We need to go hang out with the Vorlons, guys"
- Poor Delenn's actress, having to get into full prosthetic makeup again
- The Warrior caste just justified the reason for the Rangers in the first place
- "We're the most important people in this empire, fuck it, let's just go into danger ourserlves." Well shit, Dukhat sure has that can-do Sinclair/Valen attitude
- Dukhat implying that the Vorlons already did ring him up
- Eyyyyy Kosh
- Eyyyyy Sheridan
- And they're sending a guy who's not good at First Contact to the Minbari border, good idea guys
- Man, (relatively) young Delenn was annoying
- So if Vorlons appear as mythical god figures to the eyes of each individual race, does that mean Kosh would appear as Sinclair to the Minbari?
- Medals for close-up scans leads to Earth getting nearly wiped out. Good job, guys
- Oh man, what a colossal misunderstanding
- I lol'ed at that guy getting DONKED by the falling beam
- Humans gathered in a theater so they can all be "Well, fuck us I guess."
- Ahhhhhhahahahahah attempting to make Ivanova look and act young
- G'Kar selling Centauri-looking weapons to the humans and then they win if the Minbari attack the Centauri, tricky bastard
- "Find the humans for me, thanks." Delenn: "FUCK"
- Eyyyyy Franklin
- Eyyyy Invanova's brother
- Well fuck, there isn't a captain anymore
- YOU HAVE MY AXE SHERIDAN
- YEAH FUCK YOU MINBARI
- Eyyyy G'Kar and Sheridan first meeting? I forget how that was handled in Season 2
- Eyyyyy Sheridan and Franklin first meeting? I also forget how that was handled in Season 2, seems ret-connish
- Mannnn, talking about outright surrender and possible subjugation by an alien race with a Narn standing right there
- Brutalllll, Londo had the peace mission attacked
- "Everything I did, I did for her." Londoooo
- Good job, Margaret Thatcher
- HOLD THE LINE
- YEAH SINCLAIR
- That explosion that ejected a person from it, fuckkkk
- Now it's the Minbari's turn to be all "Ohhhh fuck us"
- He'd love to "walk on the beach" with her. Corny '90s line or keeping it G-rated for the kids? I choose to assume the latter
- Ohoooo Sheridan's time-jump
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:16 pm

I was going to do this one last, but what the heck. I didn't like the other TV movies much, so I'm skipping those.

Babylon 5: In the Beginning

Spoiler:

How the main Season 4 cast played conveniently critical roles in the Earth-Minbari War.

-Delenn lecturing to the audience.
-Everyone lecturing to the audience.
-Back on the Centauri Homeworld, Centauri City, Capital of the Centauri Republic, in the Centauri sector of space.
-Someone should call the fire department.
-Kids get to see the fire.
-Old Londo having a moment.
-Here's our framing device.
-Random buildings.
-Young Londo.
-Handing out drugs.
-They want to go out and poke the bear for fun.
-Minbari banter.
-Everybody being dumb.
-Wake up call.
-Seven to beam up.
-Or levitate.
-Step up, dude.
-"Come on, get to the good stuff."
-Political bickering.
-Delenn speaking out of turn.
-You're not chicken, are ya?
-Well shit, we'll face the peril ourselves.
-And not bother with governance for a few months.
-Ha, read between the obvious lines there.
-Yep, there's our dude.
-Young pup Sheridan.
-Into the danger zone, flyboy.
-One bullet dodged.
-Secret cargo supply.
-Delenn dancing with words.
-Here comes trouble.
-Delenn makes it glow. She has the ATA gene.
-Nobody knows nothing.
-And away we go.
-Delenn gives in to the Dark Side.
-Bad times for the Earthers.
-CG Troopers.
-Young Ivanova has such a dorky haircut.
-Yeah, he's not coming back.
-Londo's not stepping into this particular shitstorm.
-But G'Kar will.
-Delenn not quite happy about being the butcher of the galaxy.
-But this guy's fine with it.
-Go meet the interloper, Delenn.
-Two!
-Left a death note.
-Whoops, too late.
-Here's our doc.
-And he's not going in for the kill.
-Through the asteroids.
-Too late.
-He's not there anymore.
-Plotting for peace.
-Plotting for the booby trap.
-Here's the booby.
-Kaboom!
-One down, three thousand to go.
-The gang's all here.
-Londo done a bad thing.
-In the Hoth system...
-Here's our contact.
-So much for peace.
-Yep, that's a head wound.
-Sheridan knew the password.
-Montage of doom.
-Sign up to die now.
-War fever has worn out.
-Vorlons as helpful as ever.
-Ah, here's Sinclair.
-He's a special boy.
-Well, Valen after a fashion.
-And they found a reason to quit.
-Okay, let's build a space station.
-Red one blew up.
-Londo checking in on his season 3 flashforward.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:59 pm

Babylon 5 S5E1: No Compromises

This was about the point when I lost interest in B5 the first time around, so most of season 5 will be new to me.

Spoiler:

New captain, and someone tries to whack the old one.

-Bringing in the mail.
-Infodump time.
-Well, I guess B5 isn't independent anymore.
-Must be Casual Uniform Tuesday.
-Dead messenger boy.
-Timeline intro.
-Oh, we're doing Mirror Universe Babylon 5.
-New Cap'n.
-Telling lame anecdotes. Yep, they're married.
-Time to meet Notvanova.
-Well, an independent spaceport in neutral territory would have been the *logical* choice...
-Someone lost their helmet.
-Oh, independent after all.
-Yeah, that won't be ambiguous at all.
-Beautiful Hair likes what he sees.
-Here's our goon.
-Uh oh, death threat translated from Cyrillic.
-Beautiful Hair being creepy.
-Of course his name is Byron. He's not at all a Brad or Darrell.
-G'Kar gets to be eloquent.
-Beautiful Hair invites you to a mystery date, and of course you show up.
-Sure, bring all the rogues together for one big easy target.
-Introdump, with Beautiful Hair's stunt double.
-He's sad and lonely.
-Off to the methane-breather's toilet.
-Ha, ranty death threats too.
-Just gank the insect man to steal his suit.
-He got up in the vents awful quick.
-Sorry Pres, you don't get to be on the front line anymore.
-Lochley sez, "let him fry".
-And she's got no time for Sheridan's buddies.
-Ventboy creepin' where he shouldn't.
-Ha, take that you dumb ceiling.
-You'd think superheated plasma would cauterize a wound.
-Garibaldi a'sleuthin'
-Oh, well that was easy.
-Dramatic dying swoon.
-Cover's blown.
-Sheridan's full of spunk.
-Good old club to the neck.
-We've got a runner.
-Oh, the ceremony is conveniently next to a large external window.
-That's quite chivalrous of him.
-Ah, the season 1 grapple.
-So much for Gloryhound.
-Nice and simple.
-Bigger desk.
-He doesn't believe in gender identity or titles or forms of address.
-Awww, Tragic Boy died.
-Yep, there's Sheridan pulling rank.
-I didn't mention it's where the Markab used to live.
-Sheridan using the teeps for cannon fodder again.
-Garibaldi wrangled himself a job as Chief of the secret police.
-Diplomat's answer.

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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:18 am

B5 S5E1

Spoiler:

- Eyyyyy Lt Bridgeguy
- How about just recap everything for us Bridgeguy
- Ohoooo, is Captain Hotstuff the new station commander?
- People in the future are so soft that ballet lullabies are used for torture
- I guess you can't have an opening voice-over about how B5 is the last, best hope for peace when they kind of already won
- Ohooooooo, was Lochley on the Clarke side during the war?
- And she's already got a creepy beta-male stalker
- Is this the equivalent of 4chan hacking Sheridan's phone to troll him
- Oh, so he's a psychic
- And the new Marcus for the new Ivanova, I guess
- That little name bit with G'Kar and Sheridan was pretty cool
- Ahahaha G'Kar won't lend out his books because Garibaldi doesn't take care of other people's things
- Please don't die writing, G'Kar
- Right on, first day on the job and Lochley is already going by herself to meet suspicious people and thus throwing herself immediately into mortal danger. Sinclair would be proud, and Sheridan will be when he finds out
- Awww man, she's actually intelligent, she didn't come alone, boooooo
- Telepathic Migrant Caravan, that's kind of creepy timing, B5 rewatch
- "Closer than sisters (because we can't say "gay")"
- This kid is going to blow up the station when he finds out Lochley doesn't go for underage boys (though he's a psychic so he should probably already know)
- Oh hey, a spree shooter, creepy timing, B5 rewatch
- I mean, Lochley's got a point, Garibaldi, even if the Psi-Corps made you leave
- Wait, wouldn't B5 register the weapons fire when he's shooting the ducts, or even the original killing of the ambassador?
- Well okay, the assassin has enough skill/access to steal a fighter out of the docking back from a knocked out guard
- Oh man, G'kar made a religious mashup, no doubt committing thousands of acts of heresy in the process
- "Fine, done, let's eat" rofl
- A telepath war is coming one of these days, so I guess we'll just set in motion the events that probably starts it in the first place by housing illegal Telepaths
- I love that Sheridan as an optimist doesn't ask what side of the war Lochley was on, but Garibaldi is a pessimist absolutely does
- And Lochley shows that she knows how to play with words as required by diplomacy
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:37 pm

B5 S5E2

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- Ha, Sheridan learned how to sleep on the tilted-up Minbari beds
- Oh nooo Lennier is leaving (finally had enough of the unrequited love probs)
- The Zack attack is enjoying making Londo's day difficult a bit too much
- Whoops, it was poisoned
- Woooo, Lennier gonna finally stop being a third wheel!
- "I know why." That makes Delenn out to be an awful person, because she's been acting like she didn't know the entire time and obviously causing him discomfort even though he's just trying to do his job
- Oh, is he trying to go be a badass adventurer so he can compete with Sheridan. Let's not do this storyline Neutral
- Alien biology! The heart that works like human kidneys went, so Londo's being poisoned by his own body now
- She's felt pity for him but never felt sorry for him?
- Oh, a "his brain is the station" episode
- Centauri fortunetelling looks pretty similar to human fortunetelling
- Assistants commiserating
- That's a nice transition from real life to the dream-state
- Londo with a selfie-stick
- "All the bottles here are empty. This metaphor is getting a bit thick." I like that they're not doing the usual Star Trek thing and then having them figure out they're in their own brain on the ship, they just jumped ahead to already knowing it and now Londo's making cheeky 4th-wall-breaking comments because the 4th-wall is himself anyways
- He won't turn around to look at G'Kar, maybe face his guilt for the Narn invasion and occupation. But G'Kar is also part of his death dream, so it's almost like telling him that he's gonna die either way
- Prophecy is a guess that comes true, otherwise it's just a metaphor
- Ofc G'Kar walks in just as Londo is dying IRL
- Oh man, waking up and then saying "I'm sorry G'Kar"
- Delenn embarrassing Lennier among his new friends
- I guess on the flipside, Sheridan's dead in 20 years and then Lennier as a long-lived Minbari can just slide into her DMs
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:56 pm

Babylon 5 S5E2: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari

Spoiler:

Londo is troubled by a blot of mustard.

-Sleeping in that goofy Minbari bed.
-Lennier's quit.
-Londo trying to smuggle his hooch.
-Taking a chug.
-A bad chug.
-Medical calamity time.
-Lennier got friendzoned, so he's out the door.
-And into intergalatic danger.
-Oh, Londo just had old people problems.
-Naaah, that's not how Londo dies. No drama this week.
-Trippy dreamtime.
-Having a reading in Bumtown.
-Really fake looking blood paint.
-Why, the magic word, Please.
-Go visit the Ghost of Centauri Present.
-Oh, the forlorn aides commiserating. Been a while.
-Silly cultural misunderstandings.
-Vir lost his not-drinking buddy.
-The bartender's gonna ask you to kill your family.
-Oh, Sheridan's the present visitor.
-Yeah, because it only came up just now.
-Ranger Sheridan.
-Saint Sheridan.
-Oh, it's a metaphorical heart attack.
-The Ghost of Centauri Future wants YOU, Londo.
-And he's out.
-Dramatic Zooms!
-Flashbacks.
-Londo has to find some humility and regret.
-When sorry, break glass.
-Oh, Merry Christmas, G'Kar! I'll buy you a fat goose!
-Londo's back to his usual good humor.
-Cosmology can be fraught with perils.
-There are hardly any background extras anymore. I don't think anyone other than staff live here.
-Spoken like a true cuck.
-Okay, there was one extra.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:33 pm

waxingjaney wrote:Babylon 5 S5E2: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari

Spoiler:

Londo is troubled by a blot of mustard.

I fucking lol'ed
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Post by waxingjaney on Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:58 pm

Missed this one the first time around...

Babylon 5 S2E20: The Long, Twilight Struggle

Spoiler:

The Narn-Centauri war reaches its brutal conclusion.

-On the night side of Centauri Prime.
-Refa sitting in a chair that is not his.
-Londo tired of the banter.
-But Refa has a job for him.
-Delenn meditating, and gets a visit.
-Haha, fakeout, nekkid dude instead.
-Time for Sheridan to catch up on Season 1.
-Haha, watching him in the shower too.
-His name is Draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllll.
-With all of the extra letters.
-All of that for an invitation.
-Bad times for the Narn.
-Desperate Narn ploy.
-G'Kar says goodbye to his uncle.
-Delenn inviting herself along.
-Refa knows what's up.
-And he's going in for the kill.
-No silly notions of fairness in war.
-Londo doesn't like where things are going.
-But he buckles in the end.
-Garibaldi is properly skeptical.
-Sheridan and Delenn going on a date.
-Refa's really upbeat and about the impending beatdown.
-Franklin's dropping some intel.
-Well, they made it down in one piece.
-A bit strong with the colorful metaphors, Spock.
-Oh, this is just the front porch.
-Sorry, he's committed.
-Planet boss gives his stamp of approval.
-He knows where your porn stash is, Cap'n.
-But he's willing to help out and name the episode.
-Narn strike commencing.
-Always in colorful space.
-Here comes death.
-That didn't work.
-Managed to wing one.
-And they're running.
-Whoops. Mined the jump point.
-Picking up the busted one.
-And G'Kar knows it's over.
-Meanwhile, Draal has a friendly chat.
-But has to cut it short.
-Riot time.
-That's quite a mustache.
-Everyone fight on cue.
-Here comes the final strike.
-I suppose rocks are cheaper than nukes.
-Londo has a front row seat.
-Four days? That's rather inefficient.
-The Vorlons protested.
-G'Kar needs asylum.
-Londo needs a riot squad.
-He's back to his old shitty coat.
-Laying it on pretty harshly.
-Kosh bothered to show up.
-G'Kar's not going quietly.
-Jubilee on Centauri Prime.
-And still hungry for land.
-Sheridan's throwing in for Freedom!
-And so he gets to become Ranger 2.
-This is a Sinclair speech.
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