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Desc:The year is the 1990s, the name of the place: Babylon 5
Category:Classic TV Clips, Religious
Tags:90s, nerds, babylon 5, Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan
Submitted:BartFargo
Date:03/15/10
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voodoo_pork
5 for the 5.
The Mothership
"Last of the Babylon stations" kind of gave the game away that this was to be a short-lived endeavor.

Mira Furlan was hot, though, at least to a 14 year old Mothership.
Xenocide
"The Babylon project was our last best hope for peace...IT FAILED."

Man, that's what every good opening title needs.

"Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations. IT FAILED. Instead Kirk just flew around finding multi-colored space women to bone."
divinitycycle
God damnit, my roommate downloaded this entire series. And, because I hate my life, I watched it. My girlfriend quickly began referring to it as "Fagalon Five". She also astutely pointed out that most of the sets in that show seriously look like a dentist's office that has been hastily re-decorated.

If you are ever like "hey I want to watch some scifi. I havent' watched Babylon 5, maybe I should check it out." just don't do it, OK?
Squidmojo
Goddammit. My wife and I *just* starting watching this show yesterday.

fermun
Don't watch the first or last season, watch the rest though.

fluffy
My friends and I always referred to it as "Babble-on-and-on 5"

Innocent Bystander
It is basically a soap opera for nerds.

SteamPoweredKleenex
It's a good show. Yes, the sets are crap, but so were the ones on the original Doctor Who. And much like that show, it's the actors I stuck around for (especially, suprisingly enough, Walter Koenig. Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik were amazing as well).

Plus, at the time, it was refreshing to see CGI space battles. All the other sci-fi (especially the flavors of Trek that were about) stuck with plastic models far too long, which meant that nothing could ever truly "happen" once the shooting started beyond superficial "damage" or an explosion. Being able to carve a ship in two was something kind of new on TV.

Paracelsus
These stars are for your perspiacious girlfriend.

Paracelsus
perspicacious, sorry.

SolRo
the last season is good
Bort
The first season is the worst thing I've ever seen. Two and five are okay, three and four are top-notch. B5 was somewhat the victim of being yanked around by network executives, but most of its problems (as well as its strong points) are a direct result of B5's creator, J.M. Straczynski. For example, the first season might have actually been watchable if JMS hadn't insisted on a station commander whose acting was so "subtle" as to be imperceptible to the viewing audience; had the networks not insisted in swapping commanders, the show wouldn't have survived a second season.
Squeamish
I will admit the guilty pleasure of liking this show. Yes, it is basically a Soap Opera in space. Yes, at times it is awkwardly (even hilariously) written, and the set design is usually laughable (however, the alien prosthetics are awesome). And, yes, it is the most nerdy of nerdy nerd shows out there, and may have been responsible for my inability to lose my virginity until I was 18.

I don't care.

This show is AWESOME.
Daddy Warcrimes
Ah, the 90's. The era when the most badass men on television were starbase commanders. Sisko vs. Sheridan.

(Not really a contest, but at least it's nice to have a rivalry.)
Camonk
I refuse to watch this show again for fear that my memory of G'Kar as a pimp will prove wrong.
FeeFiFoFoTheFifeFifeBrown
Assuming you're not being overly literal there, that might actually be the only thing that does hold up.

Camonk
I mean that I remember that G'Kar was awesome. I'm glad that remains true.

Meatsack Jones
I have seasons 2,3, and 4 on disc. The production values were bargain basement, but the story rocked. Possibly the only show ever, that I have shed a tear at the end. Not for my usual nerdish reasoning, but simply for the fact that the acting and writing made you actually care what was happening to the characters.

Now all we have is "Starbuck was a ghost". *sigh*
Teased Vagina
This show WAS my teens
CharlesSmith
What is it with people not liking the first season? There isn't a single episode in the first season that doesn't introduce a concept that is able to be used more in-depth in the later seasons because it doesn't have to be introduced. B5 is riddled with problems, but one of it's strengths is it's story arc. That, incidentally, is why season 5 is unwatchable.
Bootymarch
Well, there were really only about 5 or 6 good episodes in the first season (The season finale was fucking awesome). I didn't think Sinclair was so bad, though.

Bort
"Introducing concepts" is not the same as "enjoyable television". Can be, but not in this case.

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