We_Alpharius

We_Alpharius

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3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +6 points

And then the fakes will make another advance, and on and on. The Psi-Corps route would have better plausibility because then Sheridan could appear in public as a literally changed man.

But Clark would know it was fake, and he doesn't want that.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Both Mr's. Boxleitner and Birk were top notch. The only other shows I recognized Raye Birk from are The Wonder Years and Throw Momma from the Train so seeing him here was jarring.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +3 points

Good morning.
Accept that you will watch this episode again. Everyone does. You will too.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 2 replies · +14 points

An idea I've hit on since 2016 that everything in this episode is entirely unnecessary. Current tech is nearly advanced enough to create a believable falsified video record of Sheridan's confession. Clark has the entire Psi Corps at his disposal and, as we saw in the previous episode, they'd have no difficulty reprogramming a person.

There is no logical reason for the events of this episode to happen.

There is one illogical one though: Winning. Clark wants to win and it has to be real. A "fake" Psi Corps induced confession would be cheating. The whole galaxy would see that Clark beat Sheridan but Clark would know it wasn't real. Maybe I'm inserting too much real world into the show but I doubt Clark's ego will allow anything less than a real win against his enemy. (S4. Fhccbegrq gung Pynex xvyyf uvzfrys naq gevrf gb ohea Rnegu engure guna snpr qrsrng ng gur raq bs gur jne.)

This is an incredibly uncomfortable episode that just gets worse every time.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +6 points

Good Morning.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +8 points

Edgars mentions that he knows Clark was receiving support from alien powers, but doesn’t mention them by name or recognize Babylon 5’s role in their defeat. He, like most of humanity, doesn’t seem to know diddly squat about the Shadow War.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 2 replies · +12 points

What I took away from Edgars the first time I saw the show, and still do, is that he's playing to the audience when he tells Garibaldi that the end goal is to remove Clark. If he knows that Michael is a recovering alcoholic he knows that Michael was a staunch voice against the Nightwatch. When Edgars talks about getting rid of Clark he doesn't mean "Now" or "Soon." He means, "After we find another puppet to install in Clark's place."

Edgars is more worried about telepaths and the Psi-Corps than he is about Clark. Without the Corps on his side, Clark will probably fall into line with the mega-corps. Edgars doesn't want or care about the liberation of Earth, he just wants to be the guy in charge again.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +8 points

If they're both gone, Corwin, Zach, and G'Kar get to run things.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +3 points

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3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 5 replies · +7 points

Excepting Garibaldi's reluctance with the blindfold and his typical ineptitude around beautiful women, this episode really highlights how NOT Garibaldi he's acting.

Re Lyta & the Teepsicles - Lyta's actions in the past haven't been completely rational when the Shadows were involved. Sheridan et al. may not have wanted to bring her in for fear she would start exploding people. Not that anybody even asked her...

Edgars' reveal of his multi-point problem with telepaths ignores a huge point. Edgars assumes Sheridan is going to lose. Or he has little faith that whatever regime Sheridan might set up afterward will reign in the Corps once the fighting is done.