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76 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Crusade'... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well, that was not particularly traditional television. But it was really good! AND I finally got sold on Galen (and Peter Woodward's acting choices).

Wouldn't have minded some actual Dureena-stuff, but what we did get, I'll gladly take.

76 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Crusade'... · 0 replies · +2 points

This plot felt very SG-1. (Or, yeah, TNG. Either one.)

But the kibbitzing technomages were A+. And I liked the sun-lit garden at the end.

76 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Crusade'... · 0 replies · +2 points

As I catch up and amuse myself (and possibly the mods): This is really good set-up. JMS may feel it's all too Obvious, but it feels like necessary exposition for anyone new to the Babylon 5 universe. Plus there's new questions, which Gideon doesn't know the answer to. Which... sold Galen on going with them. *cue ominous music*

Haven't seen this at all. Very interested by what the new rules for telepaths are. Technomages make everything more dramatic, but they must be tiring to live with.

I'm really quite impressed by Gary Cole, given what I've mostly seen him in. Also! DDK, wooo.

76 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Crusade'... · 0 replies · +1 points

I like the music a lot, so long as I divorce this from Bab 5 and don't *expect* to have Franke.

It's more spare, and driven.

77 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hello, I am Be Hind. (Hi B!)

Anyway, so I'm at least less behind than I was with Farscape...

I think I saw the first bits of this once and then didn't finish it, though I know the basic plot outlines, because Nafeel's entrance is familiar. Otherwise, nothing else is. I like her (and her voice) a lot as a Contrasting Character to all these military types, and of course I love Tony Todd, and everyone else is everyone else. Drama!

I do actually like the new music. More drum-oriented.

But I gotta say, JMS has taken a break from mainlining Tolkien and started mainlining the plot of the first season of Star Blazers instead. (No, I know he didn't. But STILL.)

79 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +7 points

Interesting question. I have the feeling the first season was trying to portray her as Extremely Alien, so the change would be more relevant, and so I suppose it's possible people were alienated?

But that's just viewer reaction. She definitely has an arc, though it's not as slap-you-in-the-face obvious as Londo and G'Kar's are at times.

Some of it's that some of her arc intertwines with Mr. Obvious John Sheridan, and she's more subtle... but that's not an argument against it.

Well, that'll be fun to think about for awhile...

79 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +6 points

I've never watched the stuff coming up, either, so I'm all excited.

79 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +5 points

Oh, huh, OK, yes. Well, either way, it's a nice look!

79 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +10 points

"... I feel so sorry for her because Sheridan keeps refusing to acknowledge her pain..."

That was something I forgot to comment on, yes. Like, he says "sometimes I look at her and know exactly what she's thinking, and sometimes, she's a mystery to me," and I'm just like, "How is she a mystery, because her entire body is sadness incarnate, this entire time."

But. Well. Relationships are complicated.

79 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +5 points

OK, fine, slay me another time, there, music.

(And yes, Delenn and the pillow just got me in my heart.)