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

Yes.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Crusade'... · 2 replies · +1 points

Good episode. Well acted throughout. The crew of Excalibur are growing on me. 8/10.

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

Crusade in places is brilliant, while in others it's clearly finding its feet. I was never really sold on the group of characters present in the series but on their own they can be quite fascinating. This series had so much potential.

Still good to watch again though. Clunky first episode but it does what it needs to.

7/10.

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

as a set up for Crusade, this movie is brilliant. an 8/10 movie.

Great story, great characterisation, great sfx.

I only wish that Crusade had received more love from the studio. Oh well. Missed opportunity.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +5 points

I loved the general idea of the movie, but its execution in places left a lot to be desired.

The Valen. It was a huge flying brick. Design wise baffling. Nyfb fvapr jr'q nyernql frra Uhzna Zvaonev fuvcf (Gur Rkpnyvohe) vg frrzrq jnl bhg bs cynpr qrfvta jvfr.

If a series had been picked up, it had potential. I liked the crew in general. The idea of a battered Minbari ship wondering the cosmos had a certain appeal to it, although the enemy (in this movie) needed fleshing out a little.

7/10 from me. Better than I expected.

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

This movie while in theory a decent idea comes across as poorly executed and directed imo. The Soul Hunters being represented by Sheen was a mistake. I don't think his acting quite fit the role and resulted in lack of immersion. The Character was not interesting, that didn't help either. As far as McShane, I thought he did a decent job with the material he was given.

Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to make a movie based on the Soul Hunters?

I'll give this a 5/10. Don't even mention the Lawyer or the lovebat.

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

I thought it was a fitting end to the series. Wonderful that Sheridan's end was closely followed by the Station's end. Delenn's fairwell to Sheridan in the Corridor remains one of the highlights of the series for me. Simply heartbreaking.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Lennier....... Why??

So Sheridan and Delenn finally move out. I don't get the reason why they would feel the need to move away but hey ho. Did anyone else catch the musical cue used when Sheridan first enters his office on Minbar (tuzanor) and looks out of his window on the Minbari cityscape? Almost ominous like Sheridan had maybe experienced a vista like it before (Z'Ha'Dum).

I like to think as B5 being cyclical, so events that are happening now, build the events we have already witnessed (first ones)

Finally, we get to Londo who is now clearly controlled by his keeper. I like the way he leaves a nice 'parting' gift for Delenn & Sheridan's child. Yeah I bet that ends well. He clearly needs alcohol to warn them both, but alas Minbari and Alcohol do not mix.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +7 points

"It's ironic. Heh. You have to leave because everybody wants you. They're fighting over you. And I have to leave because nobody wants me."

"And yet we are the same in many ways. We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away. My rains have come and gone .. for now. Yours are just beginning."

Lyta and GKar.

I liked this episode, especially the Lyta / Garibaldi stuff as well as GKar. Things are drawing to a close and nothing will be the same again. A real sense of Objects in Motion.

I'll give it a 7/10.

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

thinking of the Keepers and thinking back to the episode 'The Coming of Shadows' in season 2, does anyone think Turhan (Emperor) had a keeper? Before Turhan is taken ill he grasps the side of his neck, the one where a keeper would sit. Is it possible the centauri are doomed to this fate anyway?

The old saying 'be careful what you wish for as you just might get it'.