Rewatching the series

Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:11 pm

I got seasons three and four this Thursday. I'm rewatching it and...

1. G'Kar is badass.

2. Kosh the First was actually a pretty cool guy.

3. I actually like the effects.

4. Cartagia's even more insane than I remember.

5. Lorien, I'd love immortality. You don't want yours, I'll GLADLY take it.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby kostmayer » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:21 pm

Rewatched it myself last year. Takes at least one rewatch to appreciate how well the whole show was planned out.

G'Kar was indeed badass, and had the best character development in the show IMO
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:32 pm

Sheridan and Delenn are in that mind thing with the Vorlons and Shadows.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Tholian_Avenger » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:34 pm

Totally going to disagree and say Zathru . . . :poke:
. . . Londo, yes Londo, had the best character development.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:47 pm

I'd say it's a tossup between Londo and G'Kar.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Tinadrin Chelnor » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:22 am

I have every Babylon 5 series, film, and offshoot. I love the setting. G'Kar is by far my favourite character, closely followed by Londo.
I am currently rewatching again from the first series (I rewatch the entire lot at least once a year).
It is a great shame that many of the cast have passed on beyond the rim.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Jim » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:59 am

G'kar was my favorite as well. Katsulas did an amazing actig job. Really helped offset some of the questionable acting by other main characters.

As to the character development question... I agree with both comments above... in a way. I think that the writers did a better job at fleshing out Londo and going into his mind and developing his character that way, depth. G'Kar developed as a character the most though. He went from someone that was relatively one dimentional and just wanted revenge, to a very inportant player in B5, the Shadow war and "religious" icon to his own people, breadth.

Londo did change his "political" position, but his change was not as far a journey as G'Kar's. G'Kar's transformation was much bigger than Londo's, but the writing seemed to push it alond easier than Londo's journey.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:29 pm

After hearing what Michael O'Hare went through during season one... DAMN.

Also, I sometimes wanna send the Minbari to fight Time War-era Daleks. Like the episode I'm watching right now, 'Atonement'.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby McAvoy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:26 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:After hearing what Michael O'Hare went through during season one... DAMN.

Also, I sometimes wanna send the Minbari to fight Time War-era Daleks. Like the episode I'm watching right now, 'Atonement'.


What did Michael O'Hara go through?
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:20 pm

This.

At a convention in Phoenix, Arizona, Straczynski fulfilled a nineteen-year-old promise by revealing the real reason O'Hare left the show. O'Hare had been suffering a debilitating psychiatric condition during the filming of the first season. He had good days and bad days, but getting the full medical treatment he needed would take much longer than the relatively brief hiatus between seasons. Straczynski offered to shut down production of the series so O'Hare could get the treatment he needed, but O'Hare refused to put the jobs of the hundreds of people involved in the making of the series at risk. Instead, O'Hare chose to leave and return when his treatment permitted to conclude his character arc. Ultimately, he reappeared in one episode of Season 2 and two of Season 3 to round off his storyline. Straczynski promised O'Hare to keep the reason for his departure to his grave, but O'Hare only asked him to keep it until he reached his grave.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby McAvoy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:41 pm

Ahhhh... I have always wondered about that. Thanks.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:42 pm

Wow. Good on JMS for doing that, and good on Michael O'Hare for managing the whole season.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:04 pm

Yeah. There were about a thousand ways it could've gone horribly wrong. Kudos to both of them for how it was handled.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby Reliant121 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:50 am

The fact they managed to write in a reasonably convincing way for him to leave, the fact he continued to work all the way through the season...the fact that JMS was willing to hold the entire show for his treatment. All round amazing.
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Re: Rewatching the series

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:41 pm

"We'll be okay as long as nothing goes wrong." Oh, Susan. Why did you say that?!
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