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Any other fans on here? Recently bought and watched the complete series. First fell in love with it when the SciFi Channel picked it up years ago. Such an amazingly awesome show.
never got into it. i?ve seen one or two episodes but i didn?t like the cgi at all and bruce boxleitner. meanwhile the years have passed and sometimes i think that i was wrong going for the star trek stuff because babylon 5 seemed to have the stuff i would have liked to see in star trek like continueing storylines and deep characterization.

do you say it?s worth watching it nowadays? maybe it?s not too late for me after all...

i am seeking a really nice science fiction tv show after star trek ever since...
Heinrich Wrote:never got into it. i?ve seen one or two episodes but i didn?t like the cgi at all and bruce boxleitner. meanwhile the years have passed and sometimes i think that i was wrong going for the star trek stuff because babylon 5 seemed to have the stuff i would have liked to see in star trek like continueing storylines and deep characterization.

do you say it?s worth watching it nowadays? maybe it?s not too late for me after all...

i am seeking a really nice science fiction tv show after star trek ever since...

Babylon 5 is awesome. I am currently watching the series through for maybe the 5th time. Always enjoy it.

The CGI progressively got better as time went on. Season 3 was the best overall. I have the complete series, the movies, Legend of the Rangers, and the latest offering which lacked the richness of the series.

Great character development, especially the journey of G'Kar as he went for self centered to a noble warrior in the war of the Shadows. If you give it a chance, I think you will come to like the overall story. It has a beginning, a middle, and a end.

K'tar
Heinrich, you should give it another shot...but be warned that the first season isn't as good as the others. The show kind of had it's own little growing pains there. Too many 'create of the week' episodes, etc. Season 2 starts to ramp up the story, and by season 3 you'll be hooked. If not, there's something wrong with you. :p
Definitely one of my favorite sci-fi series of all time!

But you have to be willing to stick with it. As JMS stated, it is esentially a novel for television. Each season representing a different chapter. Season one is a slow introduction to the characters, history and rules of the universe. Season two the conflict becomes revealed. Season 3 and 4 (which are the best imo) the enemy is engaged. And then Season 5, deals with the aftermath and consquences. In many ways, it is pulp space opera of Lord of the Rings. I highly recommend it. :grin:
I just started watching the first season and it varies from laughable to intriguing.

I have always loved sci-fi but never watched B5 other than a few glimpses back when it was originally aired and thinking it was a star trek rip-off.

anyway, I felt the same way about Battlestar Galactica and Firefly untill I started watching them last year and I fell in love w/ them - so I am finally giving B5 a fair chance and its not too bad, I am greatly anticipating it to "get better" though as it can be difficult to watch some of these early episodes.
Came across this interview over on the Trek BBS and thought it was worth sharing....

It certainly was. Thanks. :-)
bionicbob Wrote:Definitely one of my favorite sci-fi series of all time!

But you have to be willing to stick with it. As JMS stated, it is esentially a novel for television. Each season representing a different chapter. Season one is a slow introduction to the characters, history and rules of the universe. Season two the conflict becomes revealed. Season 3 and 4 (which are the best imo) the enemy is engaged. And then Season 5, deals with the aftermath and consquences. In many ways, it is pulp space opera of Lord of the Rings. I highly recommend it. :grin:

Echoing bionicbob's comments, Babylon 5 is basically a novel.

Season 1 is the introduction and episodic. A bit annoying to get through.

Season 2 is the rising conflict. A few great episodes in there. Very intriguing.

Seasons 3 and 4 is the Shadow War. Simply riveting. The best SciFi I ever saw on television.

Season 5 is the repercussions and consequences and how everybody will deal with a changed universe.

Sure, the CGI hasn't aged very well and some of the acting (Boxleitner in particular) is cringeworthy but the storyline is engaging and smart and G'kar's character arc made me cry more than once (and for more than one reason) and Londo Mollari is one of the more tragic characters I've ever seen in a TV show.

I've watched Babylon 5 at least 3 times (including the brilliant "In the Begining" movie) and if I wasn't so lazy, would transform it into a series of movies.
The thing is, people always complain about season 1 and 2, but 3 and 4 wouldn't be nearly as good and riveting without the setup from those seasons.

I actually really like season 1. Sinclair was a more nuanced commander than Sheridan, I was sad to hear the real reason for his departure.
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