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Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:38 pm
by Mark
Season four of Babylon 5 was frickin awesome. The conclusion to TWO seperate wars in one season was awfully nice. I figured after the Shadow War, we'd have to wait till next season for a resolution on Earth, but they were kind.

Now, WTF is up with this new B5 Captain (Lockley I think is her name)? Actress seems to have no personality, and while seemingly ok on the hotness factor, seems awfully one dimensional so far. And with Ivoniva promoted and gone, who does that leave as the XO?

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:41 pm
by Reliant121
I suppose its probably the awkward bloke who i can never remember the name of. That, or the XO is the newer security chief.

Season 5 sorta plummeted into nothingness. I think season 3 was best followed very closely by season 4.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:44 pm
by Deepcrush
Mark wrote:Season four of Babylon 5 was frickin awesome. The conclusion to TWO seperate wars in one season was awfully nice. I figured after the Shadow War, we'd have to wait till next season for a resolution on Earth, but they were kind.


Problem is that the Shadow War was supposed to take up the whole of Season 4. Instead it became rather rushed. Season 5 was supposed to be the Earth Alliance Civil War. Both wars were meant to be on a much larger scale, however JMS settled on the Shadow War being high end and the EA War being rather small.

Now, WTF is up with this new B5 Captain (Lockley I think is her name)? Actress seems to have no personality, and while seemingly ok on the hotness factor, seems awfully one dimensional so far. And with Ivoniva promoted and gone, who does that leave as the XO?


Lockley is a bit rushed because they didn't even know they were going to have a 5th season until three weeks before shooting started. I think she panned out a little better over time. As for XO that feel to Lt Corwin, the extra who had a crush on Ivoniva and was always on the far side of C&C.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:26 pm
by Sionnach Glic
IIRC the problem was that JMS had initialy envisioned the show taking four series. But series four was so popular that the network told him to keep the show going, which led to the less than stellar series 5.

On the plus side, the fifth series' finale is pretty damn good.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:37 pm
by Captain Seafort
Sionnach Glic wrote:IIRC the problem was that JMS had initialy envisioned the show taking four series. But series four was so popular that the network told him to keep the show going, which led to the less than stellar series 5.


I thought it was the other way round - he had it planned for five series, the network were leaning heavily towards cutting it back to four, so he had to jam a lot of the S5 stuff into S4, and then they OK'd 5 when it was too late to rearrange things again.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:44 pm
by Deepcrush
Seafort is correct. Warner Brothers Productions decided to end it at four seasons due to rising costs and also they were fucking retarded. Turner Networks bought the rights to script and produce a 5th season so that they could run B5 on TNT and TBS.

Sionnach Glic wrote:On the plus side, the fifth series' finale is pretty damn good.


Believe it or not, that was actually from season four but moved to five when the show was extended.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:07 pm
by Sionnach Glic
That would make sense, aye.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:05 pm
by SolkaTruesilver
Proof that it's not only Fox who screws up their sci-fi shows.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:07 pm
by Lighthawk
SolkaTruesilver wrote:Proof that it's not only Fox who screws up their sci-fi shows.


Was someone suggesting that Fox held a monopoly on bad scifi?

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:20 pm
by SolkaTruesilver
Lighthawk wrote:
SolkaTruesilver wrote:Proof that it's not only Fox who screws up their sci-fi shows.


Was someone suggesting that Fox held a monopoly on bad scifi?


Not "Bad Sci-Fi" but "Awesome Sci-Fi that goes down the grinder because of stupid TV Executives"

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:27 pm
by Lighthawk
SolkaTruesilver wrote:...that goes down the grinder because of stupid TV Executives"


That bit there covers about 90% of all television, regardless of the station involved.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:45 pm
by SolkaTruesilver
Lighthawk wrote:
SolkaTruesilver wrote:...that goes down the grinder because of stupid TV Executives"


That bit there covers about 90% of all television, regardless of the station involved.


...

point. :bangwall:

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:18 pm
by RK_Striker_JK_5
Lighthawk wrote:
SolkaTruesilver wrote:...that goes down the grinder because of stupid TV Executives"


That bit there covers about 90% of all television, regardless of the station involved.


Yeah, but Fox seems to want to take the lead in canceling awesome shows.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:50 pm
by Tyyr
Yeah, like Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Re: Season 4-5

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:08 pm
by Mark
I justed que'd that up on netflix. Only two seasons? Any good?