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Desc:Saddest and greatest ending to any scifi series ever.
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Comment count is 19
Ursa_minor - 2009-07-11
snooooooozers hey man i thought this show had lazers n shit i never watched it fuck it dunno.
garcet71283 - 2009-07-11
I want you to die.

Ursa_minor - 2009-07-11
look at my stars, dude.

SolRo - 2009-07-11
why do the good always die young?
garcet71283 - 2009-07-11
I will be the first to admit that this episode made me tear up.
Anyone who watched this show end to end is lying if they say they didn't do the same.
CharlesSmith - 2009-07-11
I watched this show to the end and was completely bored with the ending (even though I didn't mind Season 5's tacked-onedness as much as other people). As far as I'm concerned the last episode of Babylon 5 is the end of season 4 where it shows the final evolution of mankind leaving Earth.

kingarthur - 2009-07-11
I never caught this show in anything more than bits and pieces and, as a result, had no idea what was going on. Also, i kinda got put off by all the people who would not stop raving to me about how intricate and complex it was.
Freeman Gordon - 2009-07-11
I feel such a great relief I skipped this show, though I slap myself for being pathetic enough to watch battlestar galactica.
Meatsack Jones - 2009-07-11
Only show I have ever watched like a crack addict.
zatojones - 2009-07-11
so on this big space station there's like one switch that turns off all the lights and blows the place up and Bob Jumpsuit is the guy responsible for flipping that switch?
TeenerTot - 2009-07-11
That's Scruffy.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2009-07-11
It's J. Michael Straczynski, writer/creator of the series.

chumbucket - 2009-07-11
The option to override automatic detonation will expire in t-minus 5 minutes...

press pause on playback
mantang0 - 2009-07-11
best scifi tv show evar
SteamPoweredKleenex - 2009-07-11
For the pale imitation with less plot and truckloads more stupid, tune in to DS-9.

If you were watching both shows as they aired, Paramount's shameless aping of B-5 was incredibly blatant.
oogaBooga - 2009-07-11
5 stars for babylon-5 related defensivism. (probably not a word)
SteamPoweredKleenex - 2009-07-11
In defense of my defensivism, I'd just like to say the biggest reason I defend B-5 is because I'd wish more shows would adopt the model of:

1. Get a halfway decent head writer.
2. Have said writer come up with a coherent arc for the show to follow.
3. Let said writer make an actual effing ending for the series; even if you love a show to pieces, 5 years is an incredibly good run. Most decent series peak around season 3 or so.

Since B-5 gets compared to "Star Trek" a lot, I'd ask: Imagine if the above model had applied to the most horrid of the Trek franchise: Voyager. There was a show that needed a strong, linear plot with signs of movement in the characters, their goals, and changes along the way.

Not everyone likes JMS' show. But he has decent chops. By contrast, so many other potentially good shows (and this applies to non-sci-fi) have no destination in mind and let anyone who they fancy write an episode, resulting in a narrative that might as well be picked by manatees using word-covered balls.

Camonk - 2009-08-28
The show having a lifetime, an actual narrative structure to the whole thing, was definitely what elevated it above most American TV at the time. Yes, the acting wasn't always great. Yes, many of the aliens looked dumb (I knew some people who didn't like it who called it "Bad hair Star Trek") or annoying, or whatever. But it had it going on.

Does the show stand up at all? I mean, over time?

Camonk - 2009-08-28
Oh good. The one lady died crazy.
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