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File: cf59626eaf1ef3d⋯.jpg (247.13 KB, 1000x562, 500:281, Babylon-5-Londo-and-GKar.jpg)


Glory thread 4 Babylon 5

Im a super fan and everything about the series. I can chat babylon 5 all day.

Im at the part where londo gonna make his move against the emperor.

Good shit.

Questions or comments?


I prefer Babylon 3.



Id like to see how Babylon 1 2 and 3 get poned



The real question is how did a movie like Babylon 1 get so many sequels to begin with. Most people have never even heard of it.


I should rewatch this series again. I wonder if my dvds still work, they've been written in like 2008.



Cause it was up against star trek DS9 and moar trekkies than babylon 5 fans



I have pirated CDs from when the first LoTR film came out(it was on 2 CDs), that still work fine. You will be alright.


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Yes yes. Its old as hell.

Still the storyline is god tier epic


Fav moment?

Poor Gkar really goes through hell


Wake up ppl


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It's strange how nearly all of the B5 movies are shit. I think there's only one that's actually good.



It was a series that excelled at long serialised arcs, and the movies were almost all standalone. They probably should have used the opportunity to depict important events in the story, rather than just doing whatever with them.


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Who are you?



I admit their budget was shit vs. STDS9 but its just a damn good story line



The entire show was already pre written not season by season



Just a retard and babylon 5 uber fan



The films were alright, they do lack the main draw of the series though.



>their budget was shit

Nobody cares. That's not what ruins them.

>its just a damn good story line

You mean the movies?



>That's not what ruins them.

What does then?



Mediocre writing, and lack of connection to the larger series narrative.


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Londo makes the whole series



The tv series



No dude

Its god tier writing


>soy fi


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Funny as hell the centauri emperor willing to wipe out his ppl just to attain godhood.



They do show you them blowing up



I will never trust the Mimbari

Goddamn sneak liar back stabbers


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Mr. Garabaldi super cool. Trusts no one and loves his booze



You really can't make a film an important part of the bigger narrative, because if you did it would become an integral part of the series. Pretty sure they had to be standalone contractually. I mean otherwise people who followed the show would be missing things and have no clue what was going on.


Londo is such a relatable character tbh.

>You make very good sharks, Mr. Garibaldi. We were pretty good sharks ourselves once, but somehow, along the way, we forgot how to bite. There was a time when this whole quadrant belonged to us. What are we now? Twelve worlds and a thousand monuments to past glories. Living off memories and stories, selling trinkets.


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This is true

Poor londo misses the centauri glory days.

How many centauri does it take to change a light bulb?

One. But the old days, tens of thousands would change a thousand light bulbs all at once.



Weren't they TV movies though?



Just a tv series


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I don't think we're talking about the same thing.



Oh, wow, that is coming out in July 19? I can't wait!

Which I had TNT on my 'god' tier TV.





Love how Gkar gets so spiritual even eventually forgiving londo.

Teams up with Lyta to explore



what's his infatuation with Daffy Duck?


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>aliens train an army of incels



I've been lurking since '97 to see a b5 joke that good. you should post that on the listserve


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Zathras is to be wishing that a humanoid would

B5 is the most redpilled show ever. pol is shit next to Sheridan being like, "wait lol, its the fucking vorlons after all, get the hell out of galaxy, yah damn shadows and vorlons and two pack of newports, I'm as lonesome as a dove ova heer. now go home and get your fucking shine box, yah bug guy. "



That seemed to be a weird trend in the 90's. If you wanted to make a character seem off beat and lovable, you'd show them watching old cartoons.



>I had sex one time and now it's all I think about


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I guess, but for whatever reason, be it money men or anything else, the films weren't really written as a part of the series. Could be that the outline only detailed the series and the movies weren't planned. Could be that they intended the movies to draw in audiences who weren't watching the show already.


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Suddenly, a Wild Cards appears


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get hooked on Morgan and Wong's sci fi masterpiece, though it died a crib death, it lives on in the hearts of all those who saw it.



Cause daffy duck funny as hell




Fucking badass with a mimbari war pike



B5 joke. Delen abd her shit planet

Yes i hate mimbari.


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If i have to choose teams, ill roll shadows


babylon 5 is awesome, just solid writing for interesting themes..not too corny idk. I just started firefly


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Firefly. Nice.

Never seen. My version of that i saw was Andromeda



Andromeda S1 was FANTASTIC as a concept and in execution. And then Kevin was given ever increasing creative control and it became Hercules in Space and went all to hell. The last season was down right unwatchable.


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Yea. I just have an asian kink and think rommie is god tier sex.

I swear id happily be her eager toilet.


>ywn never be nibbled to death by cats



I wear cat ears in public



Post your un-gina.



Whats that?

Yes im a bimbo



It's your dilation hole. You know, the hole that contains your inside-out cock.



Yea. I take it in the pooper. Kek


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5 years summed up in 2:27

Good stuff. Love B5





No, the problem is they came about as the show moved to TNT in the last season. Everything important was already written but TNT wanted a couple of made for TV movies. So they whipped up a couple.

In The Beginning was mostly a "bring the TNT audience up to speed" thing for the new viewers. If you had been watching the series it was mostly stuff you already knew happened, we just got to see it in for the first time or in extended sequences. The other two were just big expanded standalone episodes.



No, the problem is they came about as the show moved to TNT in the last season. Everything important was already written but TNT wanted a couple of made for TV movies. So they whipped up a couple.

In The Beginning was mostly a "bring the TNT audience up to speed" thing for the new viewers. If you had been watching the series it was mostly stuff you already knew happened, we just got to see it for the first time or in extended sequences. The other two were just big expanded standalone episodes.



These days everybody gets all "Oh no, muh WMD! That stuff is so icky!" John "Nukem" Sheridan pulls the "Nuke em" gag FOUR damned times against different four different foes. Talk about based.


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>there are people on your world to whom the words "never again" have special meaning

>Talia gets psy BLACKED then has a lezbo affair with Ivanova

>humans throw out the equivelent of god and the devil to create a multicultural paradise in space

(((Babylon))) 5 is just so fucking (((based))) I can't stand it.



Little more complicated than that. Talia was a spy so deep she didn't know, but was being pushed to seduce people to get intel.

And not really God and the Devil, that would be Good vs Evil. JMS seems to have made his conflict Law vs Chaos. Neither side was really what one could call "the good guys" once you understood their motivations. But yeah, the Third Age of Man was when we tossed out both sets of meddling superpowers and took responsibility for our own destiny.

And he starting that conversation by nuking their asses, just to be sure he had their attention.

If anybody was a "God" analogy on B5 it would be Lorien, and he left willingly, mostly to made sure the Vorlons and Shadows kept their bargain. But he did make at least one visit back to Human space, in the series ender.



Eh, it's more Wagnerian than anything else. Babylon 5 isn't some right-wing show, sure, but it's not as pozzed and leftist as say Star Trek TNG.



What do you want?


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never ask that question


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But sir, I really need to take your order.


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then the willows must scuttle carefully



B5 just depicted a future that was believable, unlike the communist wet dream of Star Trek.



Being a god must be nice. Implying you wouldn't do the same.



so damn good



Yeah. In the Beginning does serve as a "previously on Babylon 5" movie, but it did bring a bunch of detail about what we already knew (and showed us for the first time what had already been told to us in words)


That show was fucking amazing!


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I cri ere tiem fam. So many people who have passed beyond the rim from this show even very soon after it finished. It was the last good show, there will never be another.



I had no idea so many had died. That's so sad.



I'd say it was the only truly great show besides Lost that I've watched. There were good ones, like Lexx and Farscape, there's currently Better Call Saul and The Terror. But truly there are none that compare to the epic that Babylon 5 was, no show as detailed and cohesive with interconnected plotlines. There's nothing on television with the same sense of theatrical drama.



RIP Zathros.


File: cce7063da31f405⋯.jpg (12.55 KB, 323x256, 323:256, londo2.jpg)

Bump for the good old days


>Watching TV soys.

But why?



Which one?



This scene always seemed to me that 7th Element took inspiration from. Especially the flying taxis.


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Bugger forgot the scene



Bumping 4 glory









soy soy soy soy soy


Watching B5 atm

Episode with the news report making b5 look like corrupt alien lovers


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I only watch films with azn cuties


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Like rommie from Andromeda



Seriously needs a re-mastering.




Can't. Apparently most of the film exists but the data for the CGI was all dumped by Warner. No real explanation WHY something that insane would have been permitted to happen. They couldn't even rerender any of the CG for the wide screen DVD release, which is why it looks extra lame.





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Having to go through life never getting the chance to have a QT Narn Gf. Why even live?



>dat fivehead




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Obvious Centauri Louts. Take your multiple breeding organs elsewhere, Narn females are too much woman for you obviously.




horns > scales


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Great villain



All that would do is show you that the sets were literally held together with duct-tape and will-power.



But with god tier writing


File: 0e90f2b9cb43bfd⋯.jpg (141.65 KB, 1409x800, 1409:800, Kosh_humanform.jpg)

Kosh in fag mode


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>We are all Kosh

What did he mean by this?



The vorlons just have a hard on to speak in riddles



I think he was just being a dick, considered us puny Humans unworthy of knowing his name.


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hivemind race?



They call him Mr.Tibbs



or something stupid like kosh meaning vorlon in their language


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Probably. All highly telepathic Squiddos. Worship order. Morden even said they are frozen in place, alluding to their evolution but could be construed as they use a central mind and what we interact with are just "shells"






Honestly, i'd say they are more like a psi "collective" because Kosh and Ulkesh had very different personality. If they were all of the same mind, they would act basically the same.



Spooky SOB



No, they are no where near one mind. The two we saw had very different personalities and if you read the books (which are canon) you get a lot more on Kosh's thinking and you see they are by no means of one mind.



I bet the books are amazing


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What insights do the books give? I mean, it would seem that original brown Kosh was something of an individual, or an elder because the other Vorlons they show, like with b4 and Valen, are wearing the same encounter suit as Ulkesh. Also Ulkesh seemed to have great reverence for Kosh, when he was killed. That leads me to speculate that they are MOSTLY a hive mind, with a few individuals that are above or outside or "different"



Yea. That


>Watching TV soys.

But why?



Good writing


Londo bump



Their culture leads them to act by majority consensus on anything big but they are all individuals and they argue with each other. Kosh, over the centuries, increasingly found himself in the minority in his views on how to handle the younger races.


>muh turkey alien



The first ones

The ancients from stargate, same bad guy


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I started watching B5 a few months ago and had no idea he was in it. When he shows up in an episode it's like walking down the street and finding wads of cash on the floor. WHAT A FUCKING CHARACTER. PURE FUCKING GOLD.

I would have payed full retail if they made a spinoff.



Yea. Cool as fuck

Dont mess with psi corp.


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Proof that Qanon is a PsyOp





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Those watermarks are like daggers to the eyes.



True but a cute pic


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Yeah he is wonderfully written and Koenig played that part so damn good. I could easily have watched a spin off with him as the main char.


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Koeing can do no wrong

Bester to sherridan:

If my wife was in one of those weaponized crio pods, i will kill you.

That pic is fucking funny. Noice


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After what Bester did to Garibaldi and Sheridan, Sheridan should have tossed his ass into a hyper stream.







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Babylon 5 was the first Azn cutie




Also press F for Jerry Doyle who has passed beyond since that was made in 2013.


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This was an interview with her from a year ago. She was 60 here. Still. Would.



shit there's nobody left



what do they call a spoo sandwich in France?


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What was the point of those technomage guys and the telepath who turned into an energy being?


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I've been thinking, looking at your picture.





Also Jeff Conaway is dead too.


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