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Author:  Halden [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:38 pm ]
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Best SCi Fi ever?


Author:  aDam [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:47 pm ]
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Star Trek: The Next Generation and Roswell are vastly superior. I don't really know enough about the show to argue that mediocre stuff like Sea Quest DSV is better though.

Author:  red_surge [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:58 pm ]
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Apparently you have a touch of the downs.

Roswell are you for real ? That is as Sci Fi as Smallville. Teenie stores that are a deep as a puddle of spit and are only considered Sci-Fi by association.

Next Gen I thoughly enjoyed but in a different catagory than B5.

Though the acting in B5 at most times is on the campy side it is the story that makes it stand out. Early seasons are sprinkled with major hints as to where the story would go.

Brilliant and in a league of its own....

Author:  aDam [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:16 pm ]
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At least with ST:TNG and Roswell there were episodes you could watch and get without having to watch the whole series.

Author:  red_surge [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:31 pm ]
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Therfore a crappy story line. Except for STNG feel dirty bashing it...

Author:  Halden [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:56 pm ]
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Why Babylon 5 is better than Star Trek

    Ivanova is God. vs. Janeway is lost.
    A Bab5 episode isn't neatly ended in the last 5 minutes
    Kes is only a P1
    Tell me we won't have poverty in the future !
    Reversable transporter accidents vs. Actual bodily harm (Just ask G'Kar)
    PPGs don't have a 'STUN' setting.
    You don't get paid in Star Trek.
    Relationships on B5 last more than one convenient episode.
    The characters and Voyager change so little, they might as well be in stasis.
    Ivanova is always right. vs. Janeway is usually wrong.
    Babylon 5 has romance. vs. Voyager is Puritans Lost in Space.
    People stay dead on B5.
    B5 has computer generated graphics vs. Voyager has a computer generated Plot
    You will never see the head of a voyager character on a pike....Wave.
    B5 characters evolve over time. vs. ST characters devolve, then recover, in a single episode.
    Three letters: J-M-S.
    Babylon 5's name comes from an important historical reference. vs. Voyager is named after a mini-van.
    Garibaldi... and Duck Dodgers and the 24th and 1/2 Century!
    ST nicknames: "Bones" vs. B5 nicknames: "Star Killer."
    B5 has Bester vs. ST has Chekov.
    One word: Revolution.
    Holodeck vs. Down-below.
    The characters on B5 are anatomicaly superior (just ask Londo)
    the good guys and girls wear black.
    Janeway will have a shoulder for Garibaldi to cry on vs. Ivanova will have him shot on sight.
    On B5 Marcus is a virgin and it's a big deal. vs. On -any- ST show, they never admit to having sex.
    I couldn't sleep the night "Zha'ha'dum" aired. vs. I sleep DURING ST:V
    Straczynski freed Narn, and it was a WARM UP episode!
    ST: Dragging it's butt on putting in GLBT characters. vs. B5: Ivanova and Talia.
    In B5 the dock workers actually go on strike.
    Star furies do excellent 3D manouvers with realistic inertia. vs. Voager kinda sits there and fires.
    Babylonian Productions actually likes the idea of fans vs. Paramount likes only the idea of more money. (see the Online Freedom Federation on Paramounts attempts to shut down Star Trek Websites run by fans)
    B5:influenced by Tolkein vs. V'ger:influenced by money.
    On B5 the Maquis wouldn't be 're-educated' but told you're the type we want - go kick Shadow butt'
    On Babylon 5 you have Heros. vs. In ST:Voy you have Zeros.
    If Clark were running the Federation, Janeway probably wouldn't break away to oppose him.
    B5 characters are spurred to action by their principles vs. V'ger characters just hide behind them.
    Ships that have (gasp) momentum!
    B5 has a direction, Voyager dosn't (Probably because they don't know space has 3 dimentions.
    ISN broadcasted Voyager episodes on Earth during Clark's regime.
    The Battle of the Line vs. Wolf 359.
    Sheridan: Sees a less-developed planet under attack, starts a war with a vastly superior race. vs. Janeway: Sees a less-developed planet under attack, and uses the Prime Directive to cover her ass.
    On voyager, everybody listens to Neelix. vs. On B5, nobody ever listens to Zathras !
    Plot complexity : On b5: you miss one line and you are confused for the rest of the season. vs. On voyager: you catch last 5 minutes of the episode and you already understand the entire episode.
    ST: Last minute solution saves the race. vs. B5: last minute solution too late, race dies.
    Number of times B5 has been taken by hostile forces: 0 vs. Number of times V'ger has been taken by hostile forces: 3 (4 if you count holographic Nazis)!

Author:  red_surge [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:44 pm ]
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Author:  red_surge [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:14 pm ]
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B5 Trivia from IMDB:

"Trek co-creator Majel Barrett made an appearance on B5 as the seer who foretells Londo's ascension to the throne. Majel Barretts character, Lady Morella, was the widow of the recently deceased Emperor Turhan, no doubt an homage to Gene Roddenberry. "

Author:  T Rex [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:15 pm ]
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babylon 5 is a great show. i also like star trek but it's such a different kind of show. with bablyon 5 you are just always wanting for more.

Author:  Mr. Glass [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:26 am ]
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People watch Babylon 5?

Hands down TNG.

Author:  Halden [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:45 am ]
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Newport Restaurant wrote:
People watch Babylon 5?

Hands down TNG.

More than Canadians that Watch West Wing or Independence Day

Author:  Mr. Glass [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:53 am ]
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I'd hate to be a fan of either of those right now.

Author:  janine [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:39 pm ]
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aaaaaaaahhhh, b5 sucks >.<

Author:  Mr. Glass [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:22 pm ]
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janine wrote:
aaaaaaaahhhh, b5 sucks >.<

There you have it.

Author:  janine [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:15 pm ]
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yup, my word is law.

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