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Season 4-5

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:38 pm

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?
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Reliant121 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:41 pm

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.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:44 pm

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.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Sionnach Glic » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:26 pm

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.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:37 pm

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.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:44 pm

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.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Sionnach Glic » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:07 pm

That would make sense, aye.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby SolkaTruesilver » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:05 pm

Proof that it's not only Fox who screws up their sci-fi shows.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Lighthawk » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:07 pm

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?
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby SolkaTruesilver » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:20 pm

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"
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Lighthawk » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:27 pm

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.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby SolkaTruesilver » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:45 pm

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.


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point. :bangwall:
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:18 pm

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.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Tyyr » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:50 pm

Yeah, like Sarah Connor Chronicles.
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Re: Season 4-5

Postby Mark » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:08 pm

I justed que'd that up on netflix. Only two seasons? Any good?
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