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Posted: 6/25/2017 8:19:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2017 8:20:30 PM EDT by southernguy]
Why has nobody picked up this show? Why no spinoff? Also, there have been no reruns for a few years. What gives?
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 8:26:28 PM EDT
My fav TV sci-fi series, I have all the seasons/movies/etc on DVD. Wife and I watch 'em through every year or so.
Some great plot elements w/hints in one season not showing up or being explained until later seasons.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 8:27:21 PM EDT
"What do you want, you moon faced assassin of joy?"
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 8:28:17 PM EDT
I wish they were free to watch online. It was the best Sci fi tv show.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 8:29:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2017 8:29:39 PM EDT by SpanishInquisition]
The story ran it's course. There's no mote B5, and no more to tell of it.

There have been a couple of attempts at spin-offs, but neither revaptited the magic.

That being said, B5 is some of the best science fiction to grace a screen of any size.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 8:33:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SpanishInquisition:
The story ran it's course. There's no mote B5, and no more to tell of it.

There have been a couple of attempts at spin-offs, but neither revaptited the magic.

That being said, B5 is some of the best science fiction to grace a screen of any size.
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I do agree it ran its course. I did not know if they could do prequel series'.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 8:34:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tep0583:
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Sic transit Vir.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 8:35:39 PM EDT
I've heard there's an issue with how it was filmed and translating that digitally. Like it doesn't hold up or something.

It's a shame, because I think it's one of, if not the best, sci-fi series ever made.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 9:00:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2017 9:01:36 PM EDT by kc8flb]
Originally Posted By bfmcleaky:
I wish they were free to watch online. It was the best Sci fi tv show.
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Merry Christmas

Free streaming, legit/legal
https://www.go90.com/shows/babylon5
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 9:18:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
I've heard there's an issue with how it was filmed and translating that digitally. Like it doesn't hold up or something.

It's a shame, because I think it's one of, if not the best, sci-fi series ever made.
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It was originally filmed in 16:9, but the studio cheaped out on the CG/Effects and rendered them for 4:3. It wasn't an issue for the original broadcast (in 4:3), but it really screwed up the DVDs and future 16:9 syndication in terms of video quality. They ended up stretching and cropping the effects after the fact to get them into the widescreen format.

Loved the show, but for me it fell apart in season 5. Lochley was almost unwatcheable and after the shadow war ended, it was all downhill, which is a shame because there were some great plot lines to explore. Still watch it at least once a year.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 9:26:15 PM EDT
Excalibur was a spin off.

I liked it but it was a bit odd. I don't think it made it past 1 season.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 9:42:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ridgeline:
Excalibur was a spin off.

I liked it but it was a bit odd. I don't think it made it past 1 season.
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Crusade.  Lasted less than a season.  Didn't even have time for development.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 9:43:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JAFFE:
Crusade.  Lasted less than a season.  Didn't even have time for development.
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Originally Posted By JAFFE:
Originally Posted By Ridgeline:
Excalibur was a spin off.

I liked it but it was a bit odd. I don't think it made it past 1 season.
Crusade.  Lasted less than a season.  Didn't even have time for development.
I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 9:46:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday.
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
Originally Posted By JAFFE:
Originally Posted By Ridgeline:
Excalibur was a spin off.

I liked it but it was a bit odd. I don't think it made it past 1 season.
Crusade.  Lasted less than a season.  Didn't even have time for development.
I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday.
Around nine?
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 9:54:31 PM EDT
The character interaction between the cast over time was great.

Then there was the odd humor.

Link Posted: 6/25/2017 10:21:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kc8flb:



Merry Christmas

Free streaming, legit/legal
https://www.go90.com/shows/babylon5
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Thanks!

I just opened an account and am watching SE1 EP1.

Logging off Arfcom.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 10:49:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DogWizard:
It was originally filmed in 16:9, but the studio cheaped out on the CG/Effects and rendered them for 4:3. It wasn't an issue for the original broadcast (in 4:3), but it really screwed up the DVDs and future 16:9 syndication in terms of video quality. They ended up stretching and cropping the effects after the fact to get them into the widescreen format.
Loved the show, but for me it fell apart in season 5. Lochley was almost unwatcheable and after the shadow war ended, it was all downhill, which is a shame because there were some great plot lines to explore. Still watch it at least once a year.
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IIRC, the Shadow War was supposed to take much longer than it did, but rumors of Season 5 being cancelled forced everything to more-or-less finish by the end of Season 4, leaving not much to fill Season 5.

Tomac
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 10:50:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
Sic transit Vir.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2017 10:58:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
Sic transit Vir.
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
Originally Posted By tep0583:
"What do you want, you moon faced assassin of joy?"
Sic transit Vir.
Aye.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 11:03:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JAFFE:
The character interaction between the cast over time was great.

Then there was the odd humor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ66wHRhe2U
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Fantastic dialogue, ESPECIALLY between G'Kar and Mollari.

The writing was top-notch, but that should be expected, from JMS.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 11:04:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JAFFE:
Crusade.  Lasted less than a season.  Didn't even have time for development.
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Originally Posted By JAFFE:
Originally Posted By Ridgeline:
Excalibur was a spin off.

I liked it but it was a bit odd. I don't think it made it past 1 season.
Crusade.  Lasted less than a season.  Didn't even have time for development.
That's it. The ship was an Excalibur class ship.

Cool concept.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 11:05:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tep0583:


Fantastic dialogue, ESPECIALLY between G'Kar and Mollari.

The writing was top-notch, but that should be expected, from JMS.
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I expected soooo much from Sense8 and I was sooooo disappointed.
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 11:19:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 11:53:42 PM EDT
And after that, you can stop by my quarters and I'll show you my favorite thing in the whole universe.

Ok, my second favorite thing in the whole universe.
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