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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:37 am

B5 S5E3

Spoiler:

- They agreed to everything except signing their name on the dotted line
- Whoa, Garibaldi is up for some of that dictatorship business
- Wuh oh, someone's being and now they want the Alliance to bail them out, this is sure going to go well in council
- Oh wow, Garibaldi of all people wants telepaths to be a secret espionage force. And justifies it by saying everyone else except them (and the Narns, who don't have telepaths) does it already
- I like how the teep already read it and said "no"
- Oh man, the bureaucracy is not gonna mobilize in force in 16 days to save these people :/
- "Terror is a form of communication" uhhhhh
- What if the raiders aren't just pirate groups but are the Drazi?
- Mannnn, a little of a teep goes with them when they're in the mind of someone as they're dying :/
- They mentioned Bester probably got fucked in the head because of being people's minds while they're dying, it actually showed him torturing someone to death telepathically and then blowing their "soul" away like a kiss earlier in the series
- What if someone walked by and picked it up in the middle of the night
- This guy is totally gonna start the Telepath War
- There we go, Drazi were the bad guys
- Wouldn't the ambassadors have to contact their governments first before signing?
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:45 pm

Babylon 5 S5E3: The Paragon of Animals

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Setting up perils for later.

-The League of Surly Worlds in action.
-Garibaldi slinking in.
-Getting a lot of use out of that viewport.
-Six months, huh.
-Somebody's shit getting shot up.
-It is The Ranger!
-Well, he's out of luck.
-Yeah, carrion eaters don't have much use for vegetables.
-Haha, Garibaldi weaponizing the teeps.
-Conversating is how the slippery slope begins.
-Well, that notion died in a hurry.
-And a bonus lecture thrown in.
-Maybe a hooker or three.
-Naah, he didn't think to write out a message or anything.
-"What's in his mind?" "He likes chocolate, death metal, and underage Drazi. Oh, and there's trouble."
-But this year, a new band of plucky heroes will defend us from the Wraith hive.
-The jumpgate of the sooooooooooooooooul.
-Ha damn, mocking Londo.
-"All of them" would be a good start.
-Delenn with the obvious answer.
-Good way for ther White Star fleet to get stomped in an ambush...
-And I expect the Drazi are in cahoots with the raiders.
-Lyta having some emotional trauma, and Garibaldi is a shitty therapist.
-But he can press when he has to.
-Human bed this week.
-I suppose there are no mailboxes on B5.
-Beautiful Hair using his PUA tricks on her.
-Because they work.
-One more thing, I will enjoy your vagina this night.
-Ha, called it.
-Cylon raiders taking up orbit.
-Coming in hot.
-Yeah, let's embarrass the dude publicly. He won't want revenge later or anything.
-G'Kar, enroll the membership!
-Spooky Lyta gliding on by.
-He's the comedy relief these days.
-Yeah, and you greased the rails, buddy.
-Let me provide you with our pamphlets and mood-altering drugs.

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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:00 am

B5 S5E4

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- Random Alien Invasion? Must be a drill
- Hahahahaaaaaa the griping repair crew
- Oh cool, is this gonna be an episode focusing on the random background people and what they see of the main cast?
- Ha, the little people love that Sheridan puts himself in danger. They probably worship at the altar of Sinclair
- Ahahahaha he doesn't even know what the tool he's using is for
- Be a guy, Bo
- I really like this ineraction between the maintenance guy and Franklin. I feel like today this kind of scene would be more of a finger-wagging lecture about the importance of understanding even our enemies and instead Franklin's all "It's your choice, but here's a story where it actually turned out sort of okay, so it might be worth saving them instead." That's totally gonna be a thing that happens later in the ep too.
- I also love that whole "What's wrong with it?" and the bridge crew guy is all like "Fuck if I know, they just train me to press buttons." That feels a lot more real than Star Trek where everyone is basically knows how to engineer their own little space and the chief engineers are there because they know everything about everything
- Maintenance guy saves the dayyyyyy and the main crew doesn't know notice Laughing
- I was also kind of expecting the "I dunno man, Lochley is a woman" deal because it's still the '90s and instead they never even brought it up
- Oh man, that Garibaldi/Lochley drama
- That's so cool, sitting back and watching a space battle and sorta knowing you can't really do shit about it
- The explosions are coloured because atmosphere
- Shoulda grabbed the downed soldier's gun
- ZACK ATTACK'S GOT YOU COVERED, GUYS
- Guess they'll just hang out with with Psychic Manson for a bit
- And using Bo and Mack to sort of show how the Psychics are somewhat justified in how the mundanes react to them. Bo's all "that was fucking cool" and Mack's all "That scares the SHIT out of me"
- And now they get to see a G'Kar/Londo verbal joust
- Oh man, shelters feel like home to G'Kar because that's how he grew up
- "So, how long you figured they been married?" HOLY SHIT HE SAID WHAT WE THINK
- Mack's face with all the "Some guys get all the luck"
- Ahahahahaha Delenn talking her way out of going into the life pod
- "Maybe not all the mess"
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:55 pm

Babylon 5 S5E4: A View from the Gallery

Spoiler:

We're doing the Lower Decks episode this time.

-Loafing through funkyspace.
-Getting shot up.
-New Girl! Wake up!
-Space pirates!
-Fancy Starfuries.
-Yappy grunts.
-Grunts again.
-Yap yap yap, glorify the power couple.
-Dude carrying around his footstool.
-Back to work.
-Give the Doc a chance to moralize.
-Shooty time.
-Silly stupid bugs.
-More gladhanding.
-They're not happy.
-Here comes fun.
-Let's just kick back and watch people die.
-And philosophize about it. Must ber something in the water reclamation plant.
-Ha, whoops. Close that door.
-Yeah, let's just punch them in the heavily armored parts.
-Oops, wandered into Creep Central.
-Don't worry, they won't cut out your entrails and make carpets out of you.
-Put the whammy on him.
-Out of body time.
-Londo whining again.
-You'd think ambassadors would have their own shelters.
-Maybe this slumming is Londo's punishment for being a jerk these past years.
-More shooty time.
-That's a lot of free oxygen.
-Dude forgot his footstool.
-Sheridan deputizing some escorts.
-They must have to sit through all kinds of PDA.
-Delenn recruiting these two for some chicanery.
-Jeez, more hyping the wuuuuv.
-Oh, here's our battle fleet.
-Yeah, the main cast are all heroes.
-Lots of random space trash.
-And some dead guys.
-Leftover towels from the All-Japan Peace and Harmony Festival.
-More buttering up the main cast.
-Found his footstool again.
-One last bit of sucking up.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:06 pm

B5 S5 E5

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- I was like "Oh hey, it's Kano from the Mortal Kombat movie" thinking I was being clever just because his accent and everything looked similar and then I looked and it was actually Kano from the Mortal Kombat movie. Which I guess fits the time because Shang Tsung was in an earlier season too
- Wow, just fuck already Garibaldi/Lochley
- Hot damn, ma'am, couldn't have been more American if it was Hulk Hogan playing air-guitar on an American Flag
- Eyyyy, Weird Al
- It's kind of weird, Garibaldi is very much seeing the telepaths as things to be used, but he's also being considerate of their individual selves, only wanting to use the telepaths as a last resort and to switch them out so they don't get worn down from working too much
- "We just received a babcom message from someone who knows about the murders" and all I could think of is a baby going "WAHHHHH"
- Zack will "think about it" but Garibaldi will probably just hack in and do it himself now that Zack left
- Ranger Jihad
- Other people live on these levels, this is going pretty far out of their way to scare the shit out of a few thugs
- That shot to Kano's hand looked so bad
- MORTAL KOMBATTTTTTTTTTT
- Wuh-oh, is Lochley an old girlfriend?

These episodes sure don't have a lot going for them without any kind of real enemy or threat
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:25 pm

Babylon 5 S5E5: Learning Curve

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Some Rangers visit, and hand out a free ass-whuppin'

-Happy crystal Minbar again.
-That Pak'ma'ra is sleeping.
-And got called on it.
-Smiley and Yappy. Not Sleepy.
-Better pay up to the British gangster.
-Rangers striding purposefully.
-Captain Dork invited to sit with the nerds.
-Garibaldi putting her on the spot.
-Captain ducking the question.
-Suckup applause.
-The stink of Cowardice!
-Boss Limey is bold.
-Jeez, do we have to let the gross disgusting races in too?
-Yes, because they hide in plain sight.
-Lennier's going to burn out.
-Yeah, Garibaldi's going to just get it himself.
-Rangers! A call to aid!
-Didn't learn to watch his back.
-Uh oh, The Rangers Strike Back.
-Delenn pulling rank.
-Yep, she is.
-Yeah, he's needs to heal his yellow stripe.
-Psyops.
-Boss Limey is in trouble.
-Minbari Batman is on them.
-Really dopey fight spots.
-Not a mudpit, but you still have to fight the Bat, dude.
-Take a cheap crack at the carrion eater.
-I beat him up, then disparaged his character. Flawless victory.
-Zack content to pick up the Rangers' garbage.
-He conveniently got up and left.
-Yep, Garibaldi a'snoopin'
-Well, we used to fuck. I mean, I banged other women and aliens before you.
-And Delenn's in a snit about it.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:28 pm

bomaye wrote:B5 S5 E5
These episodes sure don't have a lot going for them without any kind of real enemy or threat
I think this is supposed to be Season 1-style world and character building, but this world and characters are rather dull.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:00 pm

S5 E6

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- Catfight incoming
- Garibaldi was just walking through the corridor and suddenly saw Lochley and Delenn and thought to himself "I should hide behind the corner and listen to them." What a creeper
- Ha, there was a previous Emperor Mollari and things didn't go well for him either
- Eyyyyy Psi-Corps incoming
- Telepaths talking to each other instead of telepathing to each other?
- He doesn't get much sleep, too many ladies to please and not enough hours in the night
- Yeah, probably shouldn't have told Garibaldi about Bester, totallyyyyy gonna kill him now
- Nice, a punch to the face while protecting his brainwasher is probably a great way to get Garibaldi and Lochley on the same side
- Awriiight, Franklin gets to be head honcho of intraspecies STD research
- Oh G'Kar, don't be silly, when Londo gets brain-slugged, you're gonna save the universe again, that'll be plenty for the new alliance
- Oh wow, they tried to assassinate Londo twice now
- "If you can't join'em, beat'em." They're really going heavy in this episode on building Lochley's attempted competence up as a commanding officer quick, but this damn ragtag bunch of B5 hooligans keep mucking it up
- Ex-wifeeeeeeeee Delenn vs Lochley catfighttttt
- Oh, is she going to indefinitely quarantine the telepaths for cross-species infection study?
- Oh hey G'Kar, could you be Londo's personal chauffeur, because that totally isn't insulting
- Delenn totally ships Londo and G'Kar
- Did Officer Bridgeguy just sneak a flirty food-grab with the Cap'n?
- Wouldn't telepaths choir-sing in their heads?
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:32 pm

Babylon 5 S5E6: Strange Relations

Spoiler:

Some random stuff; mostly teeps.

-Oh shit, they're gonna have a chat about personal issues.
-Nobody excpt Mr. Snoopibaldi.
-Londo lamenting his fate.
-Whoops, nav error.
-Kaboom.
-Kirk never though to blackmail Scotty to get a job done faster.
-Lyta gotta snag some goodies.
-And she's tending to Beautiful Hair's health needs.
-He's putting the woo on her.
-Trouble's coming.
-And there it is.
-Captain throws a good punch.
-Offering Doc a new job.
-Captain-By-The-Book
-Well, that wasn't the nav beacon.
-Garibaldi's in more trouble.
-Lyta making a stand.
-There's her reward.
-Captain and Garibaldi hashing it out.
-Captain's got an idea.
-G'Kar gets to be Londo's shadow.
-Sorry, they've gotta be clean first before they can go.
-Now they can go.
-And so can Garibaldi.
-The Telepath Boys' Choir.
-Lyta's gone over.

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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:36 am

My superhero shows are over until late January and pro wrestling is in a bit of a shitty funk. It's just us two, are you into doing two or three episodes per week starting next week for the next month or so? Could have most of the series finished off by the end of January, but if you're still content with 1 per week, we can stick to that too.

B5 S5 E7

Spoiler:

- Doc didn't tell you breath out, alien guy
- Maybe get him a straw
- See a telepath with a stutter makes sense, because they use their vocal chords so infrequently that they should have problems with speech
- Zack's totally jealous but also has a point
- I don't think this Gandhi shit would actually work well in this situation. Down-bellowers would be fine beating him to death and taking his valuables
- Yeah, IRL that guy could keep punching
- And if someone was a Telepath and stole the secret from your brain, what then?
- I somewhat wonder if it's not Byron who sets off the Telepath war, but Lyta. Byron does seem to be collecting people the way a cult-of-personality would, but he might believe his Gandhi shit too, whereas they are making a point of showing how impatient and willing to strike back Lyta is
- Hrmmm, did this geriatocracy subvert and take over another race somehow?
- Yeah see, this is more realistic
- Yeah Byron, there it is, time to go fuck up some mundies and take over this universe
- I like how aliens always do math for the sake of humans. Like the universe is both so convenient for humans that all aliens will convert their own measurements to ours, and that our math is so sub-par that everyone alien can calculate it mentally really quick
- Also a nice little side-story to go along with the parallel evolutionary struggles of regular and psionic humans
- "By the way, The Vorlons turned me into a freaky spacemonster, careful with the vajayjay, it bites sometimes now"
- She's giving away all her Vorlon secrets to people who would probably be fine using them
- Oh that's worrisome. Was she cloned multiple times and forcibly evolved into a future psychic?
- Yeah, fuck'em up Byron!
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Eh, on one hand I do kinda feel like just getting Season 5 over with. On the other hand, the broadcast TNG and DS9 runs are getting into a nice stretch of good episodes, so I'll stick with once a week.

Babylon 5 S5E7: Secrets of the Soul

Spoiler:

-More telepath stuff, and Doc goes poking around.

-Doc gets a voiceover for whoever missed last week's episode.
-She's fine. She just has a cold.
-And she's a Christian Scientist.
-That shit's not kosher, Doc.
-Tastes like spoo.
-Zack has to deal with more of Beautiful Hair's groupies.
-And Lyta's his tagalong.
-Don't use the mundie's mouthwords.
-Oh, he's a teek.
-Zack's upset he missed his chance at poon.
-She's got a sugar daddy now.
-"I have lust for you in my body."
-Oim the local boss, eh.
-Hopefully he doesn't do the punching bag thing every day.
-Or, "fossilized shit".
-Sure, I get my face busted two or three times a day.
-Beautiful Hair has Beautiful Ideas.
-And a girlfriend.
-And pick up some condoms for, um, medical supplies.
-Let me show you my pleasure dungeon.
-Doc has a keen grasp of the obvious.
-He got off on the wrong floor.
-Uh oh, he's using The Force.
-But he's a rookie so it didn't work.
-Zack arrives just in time to blame Beautiful Hair.
-No mind pummeling this time.
-Doc shouldn't poke around in other races' business.
-A wee genocide is all, Doc.
-And we're all inbred now.
-Doc with some pretty slippery morality here.
-The laser pistol was just a prop anyway.
-Okay, he vouched for you.
-His pupils have failed him. Time to liquidate this batch.
-Oh, you beautiful broken boy, let me comfort you with my woman parts.
-You can start with these two.
-Oh, and I might glow or some shit.
-They're all going to watch.
-And apparently she had some Vorlon babies too.
-Doing it X-Files style.
-Filling us in on season 3 and 4 info.
-Beautiful Hair wants teep reparations.
-40 acres and a mule, at the barrel of a shotgun.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:01 am

Aight, staying on 1 per week it is

S5E8

Spoiler:

- Eyyyyy Penn and Teller
- Space Halloween
- Now that I think about it, weren't Penn and Teller's characters offhandedly mentioned in earlier episodes/seasons?
- They need to buy B5 for a day?
- "Why?" Yeah, why/how did they get Penn and Teller for this and why is it not all that funny?
- At least Lochley gets it
- Hey, they're finally getting around to fixing San Diego
- Newspapers in the future, BAHAHAHA
- Bridge Guy gets to have a Narn slumber party
- Eyyyyyy sex ghost coast to coast
- Yeah, of course Garibaldi has a gun under his pillow
- If you were Sheridan, wouldn't you just turn around and go to bed at this point? Like "Eh, someone else can handle this one for once."
- Especially when the fire extinguisher grenade gets tossed back in your face rofl
- MORDEN
- Everyone else gets to see their past loves, Lennier gets to see a big bad
- What was that swooping into the scene after the newspaper fell?
- Mannnn, the episode that made Lochley likeable
- Kosh 1.0 sending a message back through dead people, freaky
- Ahaaaaa, when shit goes down, go back to Za'ha'dum
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:06 pm

Babylon 5 S5E8: Day of the Dead

Spoiler:

Zany Space Mexican Holiday Epiphany

-Random dorkiness.
-El Mundo del Muerte, Senor!
-His name is John, you doof. You know exactly who he is.
-Sheridan has to welcome the Special Guest Stars.
-Oh, not a JMS episode.
-Captain's not into the comedy gooberness.
-The station model is longer than the CGI model.
-G'Kar is not into this hoohah.
-Ominous music for no particular reason.
-Well, Delenn thinks they're funny.
-All Zooty all the time.
-Lennier must bless his staff, though it goes unused.
-Newspaper. How quaint.
-Yeah sure, random Narn can just snooze on the bridge.
-Oooh, mood lighting.
-You got your girlfriend.
-Someone's taking his bath. Come in blasting!
-Everyone gets their girlfriend.
-Even the Captain.
-She was dating a junkie.
-Oh, well that glowy forcefield looks like a problem the President of the Interstellar Alliance has to solve all by himself.
-By throwing a shoe at it.
-Lennier did NOT get his girlfriend.
-Instead he gets to have a pep talk with Morden.
-"I'm your secret password??? Just a bit creepy."
-Hey, turns out you can bang the dead.
-Londo just wants to get his poon.
-Garibaldi's too busy to get his poon.
-And somehow they were not beaten and jailed for their sedition.
-Time for the dead to wander off.
-Jeez Sheridan, you died and came back to life. You could be a bit more understanding.
-Typical Vorlon wackiness.
-"My penis is in this hat. Wanna see it?"
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:17 am

Babylon 5 S5E9

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- Military precision and terrorist instead of piracy
- G'Kar is going to kill everyone before this season is up
- Again telepaths giving dramatic speeches out loud among each other
- Sounds like the Regent has some of those freaky slug things attached to him
- If it was me, I'd probably just leave the room when the lights didn't turn on
- So-so back-bump against the wall, totally didn't look knock-out-able
- G'Kar's gonna be nailing a bunch of Centauri wives tonight
- Welp, Byron playing the telepath spies game
- Seems out-of-character for Sheridan to start yelling there
- HA, that knife throw was hilarious
- And his face, like "WHAT THE FUCK, BRO" as he was dying
- Welp, this is where everything goes bad for the telepaths
- It's cute that Byron things that Gandhi tactics will actually work
- Is G'Kar sleeping in a bed right next to Londo's bed

One thing I will say about the slow pacing

Spoiler:

It does well-establish the order of things. Byron's only been on the show for 9 episodes but it feels like he's been around a lot longer
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Post by waxingjaney on Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:13 pm

Babylon 5 S5E9: In the Kingdom of the Blind

Spoiler:

Telepath stuff and Centauri stuff.

-Raiders like to, you know, raid and stuff.
-Well, let's just kinda forget to mention this report for a while.
-Take that, you stupid random ship.
-Random CGI buildings.
-Oh, it's him and his Narn.
-A grody Narn. And hungry.
-Lyta and I had SEX! Nothing will be the same anymore.
-Wait, Shadows do the who now? Sorry dude, I was busy trying not to get killed by Psicops for the last three seasons.
-The dangerous way must be the right one!
-Wackiness afoot near the Centauri throne.
-Sure, just walk into a dark room that won't light up. That always ends well.
-Yeah, this guy's messed up.
-Yep, there's some death.
-Telepaths be creepin'
-Your warmth. You know where.
-Some good old prejudice.
-G'Kar looking for some poon.
-Well, that dude is quite dead.
-Beautiful Hair going fishing.
-And has his fake intro.
-Yeah, he's gonna filibuster.
-And he's going to blackmail them. This will surely end well.
-Sneaking in the spooky place.
-And they're separated.
-Whoops. Trick knife.
-Random monster.
-Too late.
-Beautiful Hair's lost his crew.
-Sad and weepy.
-Yes, Captain-Not-Appearing-In-This-Episode sent me to receive some exposition.
-Sheridan cut the leash.
-We're going to be all civil rights protesters here.
-Hmmm, naah, they'll just let you starve.
-You tell him, Teep X.
-We got supplies.
-Cull the nonbelievers from the herd.
-Let's follow the beckoning hand, shall we?
-Maybe we shouldn't have followed the hand after all.
-Away, pesky Londo, Frolic whilst you can.
-Lord Kinbote doesn't like loose lips.
-Londo wants to get da fuq outta town.
-They'll have to snatch him quick.
-Well, there's your raiders.
-More sexytimes.
-Nope, she likes da wang.



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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by bomaye on Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:59 pm

S5E10

Spoiler:

- Eyyyyy Lochley waking up Wink wink nudge nudg
- Eyyyy Captain, get dressed in the hallway like professionals do
- Ohhhh boy, Bester is gonna fuck it up all up
- Tricky telepaths
- Hrm, they tried to send a message to Lochley and now she's gung-ho about getting in, psychic negotiations
- It occurs to me that they could've just teep'ed the council meeting and made everyone think it was a good idea to give them a planet
- G'Kar is joking about the Centauri invading themselves, but maybe it'll happen
- Oh shit, there might be other Narns still there
- Y'all's kinda flubbed the Na'Toth surprise by spelling it out in big letters at the start of the episode
- Wow, they can't countermand an Emperor's order even though the justification for the order no longer exists
- "High Voltage" Oh boy
- I think one of the major issues with this season is that Sheridan and Delenn have become kind of superfluous cast. They're so super important that they can't do anything anymore other than sit at the desk and complain that shit sucks
- And how he's gonna seduce the Captain
- Cartesia was into the cross-dressing parties
- Wow, an adult spray-painting some non-stylized graffiti. Eat his shorts, man
- Eyyyy the murder-Dax (totally wiki'd that)
- Man, Bester's the man (except he's also a prick)
- That fucking zoom-in for the shot rofl
- "Two of your people." It's so interesting that both Byron and Bester see themselves as not-the-same as regular humans
- And also Bester looked really shook after that gunfight too, not the usual calm/collected guy
- Yeah, this is definitely from a different time, I'm not sure using brute-force big-alliance technicalities to keep the little guys down (even if it's the little guys doing something stupid) would be a good-guy move these days
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:25 pm

Babylon 5 S5E10: A Tragedy of Telepaths

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Still more teep stuff, and Londo springs Na'toth from jail.

-Well, we're halfway through the year.
-Captain works out in her spare time.
-Homemade workout gear.
-Somewhat less than enthusiastic about the job.
-Calling in the black hat.
-They touch the door and touch the cutters.
-Passing notes in class.
-G'Kar having fun being a gadfly.
-Season 1 reunion.
-No black and white flashbacks this time.
-Oubliette time.
-Maybe some Die Hard on B5 action today?
-More trouble afoot.
-She's in.
-40 acres and a telekinetic mule.
-Beautiful Hair going in for the martyrdom.
-Oh, it's nothing the Narn hasn't seen before.
-Delenn's not doing much this season aside from being a hostess and a wife.
-Hmmm, whoever is attacking the ships? Just a guess.
-Kinda homely looking in that dress.
-Hence the veil.
-Londo doing the Walk of Shame.
-Dorky graffiti.
-Time to shift for themselves.
-Bester just puts the whammy on him.
-Yeah, not quite all.
-You're in the Alliance now. You have no sovereign rights.
-Londo did a good thing. Time for lots more angst and despair.
-Bester brought in the goon squad.
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:30 pm

bomaye wrote:S5E10

- Yeah, this is definitely from a different time, I'm not sure using brute-force big-alliance technicalities to keep the little guys down (even if it's the little guys doing something stupid) would be a good-guy move these days

I've been thinking that season 5 makes sense as taking place in the Mirror Universe, if the B5 version makes people into banal jerks (versus the Large Ham Evil of the Trek version).
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Post by bomaye on Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:16 am

Yeah like, remember back in the day when Sinclair would solve union disputes by using dinky technicalities to funnel Earth money to help out the little guy? Now Sheridan's basically telling the little guy he'll blow them all up unless they do what he says because they signed a contract neener neener neener
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Post by bomaye on Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:02 am

B5S5E11

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- Telepaths talking to each other out loud again
- Yikes, nails through the wrists
- Bad blood between Byron and Bester
- Eyyyy, Garibaldi gonna kill the shit out of Bester
- Haha, I bet Garibaldi was already recording when Bester said that
- I don't know if it's the fucking balls on Bester or if he left over some psychic manipulation that means that Garibaldi can't kill him
- Oh man, he programmed him with the laws of robotics
- This fucking prick when he lifts up his hand
- Oh yikes, Bester's protege
- Again interesting, Bester and "they're just Mundies." Zero issues killing or manipulating normal humans, extra special care with telepaths
- Oh man, Franklin getting in on the TOS fistfight
- Eyyyy Zack Attack
- I like how none of the main characters ever wear helmets
- Got defeated by flying tupperware
- Couldn't have left one person behind to hang out with the almost-dying guy protecting the hallway?
- I mean, the way out is to kill the terrorist leaders but give the people who didn't fight a home planet
- Sheridan's really coming off like the bad guy these days
- You coulda maybe just said "Stop", Byron
- Oh nice, technical loopholes make a comeback
- Everyone just start touching the two people making out
- Good job Bester, you got everyone blowed up
- Everyone just standing there watching this dramatic shit like "Uh guys, we're still here"
- You know, if someone just shot Byron before he blows everyone up, things would be fine
- Alcohol, Garibaldi?
- Oh boy, the Psi-Rebellion has started

Halfway point of Season 5 cheers
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Post by waxingjaney on Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:46 pm

Babylon 5 S5E11: Phoenix Rising

Spoiler:

The teep plot FINALLY winds up.

-Okay goon squad, here's your orders.
-Or not.
-Captain just randomly strolls into the meeting.
-Yep, let's send him a message.
-Beautiful hair taking the third option.
-There's our quiet lad.
-He's taking too long.
-Yep, Bester left a restraining bolt.
-Garibaldi will have to get creative.
-Or shoot the panel.
-Time for some backstory.
-"He was a former pupil of mine, until he turned to good."
-Massacre the civilians.
-Let's take some hostages.
-You tell 'em, generic Die Hard villain.
-That dorky '90s monitor.
-"Oh no, they're using the Force!"
-Good thing there are no riot shields in the 23rd century.
-Oooookay, astral projection through the ducts is a new one.
-Catching up to the preview scene.
-Didn't quite match the mood lighting on the new shots.
-Yep, last second swerve.
-I suppose Delenn's taking a day off from doing everyone's emotional labor.
-Cutting a side deal. Bester's not gonna like that.
-Beautiful Hair making his goodbyes.
-Bester gonna make a play for them anyway.
-No one's minding the door.
-It's a distraction.
-Or not.
-It's shootin' time.
-Jinkies. Who would have a conveniently breakable random pipe of flammable liquid handy?
-Mister Martyr pulling the ripcord.
-Nobody's going to just shoot him while he stands there speechifying.
-Yeah yeah, tragic kaboom.
-Oh Lyta gets to make a speech.
-Or kickstart the Rebellion against the Teep Empire.
-And a terror strike.
-Back on the hooch, which he just happened to have around.
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Post by bomaye on Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:59 am


-Good thing there are no riot shields in the 23rd century.

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Post by bomaye on Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:43 pm

B5S5E12

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- Remember when Sheridan was hip-deep in wars with everyone and now he's just a desk jockey complaining about paperwork
- I dunno man, Sheridan complaining that maybe the alliance worlds that gave up their sovereignty to him should maybe pick up the slack is a bit whiny? There's a loss of strong good-guy tone in this season now that the bad guy seems to be bureaucracy
- Why is this guy pretending he's in a video game
-  Franklin's ready for another bro-op, then looks a little touche when Garibaldi says "Not this time, brah"
- Also doesn't Franklin have two jobs, B5 medical and creating a medical database for every single alien race ever? Probably better choices to send on a bro-op than one of the most experienced and key brains behind your new United Federation Nation of Planets
- This Book of G'Kar stuff is silly sitcom stuff but it's also exactly the kind of thing that would happen to G'Kar
- Franklin and Garibaldi is like "woman leaving the party and has to check in with everyone before she leaves to make sure everything's all right" stuff
- I do like that since Garibaldi figured out Franklin when Franlin was on stims that now Franklin is looking out for Garibaldi and his potentially drinking again
- Women's blouses are buttoned from the opposite side because servants used to do it, damnnnn, is that true?
- Ahhhh, I'm thinking Garibaldi gets drunk and blows the mission
- Orrrr the mission will never get underway because the dude got shot
- No time to save my life or pass along a message to my loved ones, finish your mission instead Garibaldi!
- How the fuck did that guy survive that fall? rofl
- It's probably easier to shoot if you're not diving through the air...
- RIP, another dead minority, the white dude will surely save the next one even if you're the late '90s
- "Don't worry bro, if you get too big I'll just kill you."
- Oh mannnnn, the button is Centauri and then Garibaldi quickly covers it up so Londo doesn't catch on that the Centauri are causing problems again
- Abandoned Londo pretty quickly considering all the other much-worse things they've forgiven him for
- Only been married for less than a year and the story of that shirt he's wearing is "I have no more testosterone left."
- Whoa, G'Kar not only looking out for Londo's health, but actually called him "Londo"
- Awww, Franklin's gotta leave and Garibaldi left him out of his final bro-op
- Is G'Kar gonna clap his face with the book
- You're such a stinker, G'Kar
- "Yeah, I missed that meeting of intergalactic importance because I needed to think, no one else would get fired for skipping their job just to have some thoughts."
- Awww man, everyone knows you can't make new friends once you leave the cast
- Man, Sheridan's such a dick these days. Literally this guy said he's taking on a huge challenge trying to fill someone's shoes on Earth and he's all "This shit makes me mad, dog." and then goes on about how he values his friendship (because once you leave the cast, you can't be friends no more)
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Post by waxingjaney on Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:52 pm

Babylon 5 S5E12: The Ragged Edge

Spoiler:

Back to the raider plot, and G'Kar gets groupies.

-Dude has his oranges.
-Delenn gets her delayed revenge on the Earthers.
-"Wait, I agreed to blow up whose planet?"
-Presidents carry their own paperwork because having a staff is illegal in the future.
-Everyone skipped out.
-Okay, black Han Solo, you figure out who the attackers are and get word to the Reb.. uh Interstellar Alliance.
-Black Solo away.
-You know, Vir has hardly been in Season 5 now that G'Kar is Londo's banter buddy.
-Polite Narn bowing is the newest fad.
-Garibaldi's new buddy: booze.
-A survivor, until his air runs out.
-Drugs, weapons, pez dispensers.
-Yes, let's explain the concept of black market trade to the station's security chief.
-No, I'm the other Narn who carries a sword around everywhere.
-We published your secret diary, with all the dirty limericks and discussions of female body odors.
-Doc knows how users cover their tracks.
-"Small-genital feces-head".
-In orbit over Tattooine.
-The view from the balcony really falls short of the musical cue.
-The jagged pigeon will fly to the belfry at midnight.
-No, your drunk ass won't see him downstairs after all.
-Jeez, a voiceover flashback to remind us of two scenes ago?
-The butler did it in the foyer!
-Lol, the railing wiggled.
-And over he goes to his Disney death.
-"Wait, let me die just before revealing anything useful."
-Ha, he climbed back up.
-Run, Deckard.
-Good boy, grab the gun so you can be framed for murder.
-Yep, that's one bleeping dead alien.
-Shit, does he look all right, Delenn?
-Isn't that two things?
-His palm must be a mess of scars by now.
-Londo just wanders on in to drop some knowledge. No image search in the future.
-G'Kar keeping his employer lively.
-Doc moving on?
-Facepalm time.
-Lesson #1: GKar is a mean mentor.
-Pilot doctor.
-Yep, moving on.
-Sorry, he's laying with Lord Whiskey tonight.
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Re: (re)watch Babylon 5

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:55 pm

bomaye wrote:B5S5E12

Spoiler:

- Man, Sheridan's such a dick these days. Literally this guy said he's taking on a huge challenge trying to fill someone's shoes on Earth and he's all "This shit makes me mad, dog." and then goes on about how he values his friendship (because once you leave the cast, you can't be friends no more)

Yep, Mirror Jerk Universe.
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