- Feb 24, 2013
I dont know it seems like its very slow right now in the first season. Does it get better?
Oh, yes - Severed Dreams. First B5 episode I sat down and watched properly, after friends nagged. Was hooked by that and chased up the previous episodes after Season 3.My favourite part of the whole lot was when Babylon 5 and the renegade ships barely survive fighting off one lot of Earth Force only for a second lot to arrive.
Then it looks as if a third force is arriving right on top of them, only it's the Minbari in the nick of time.
Oh boy does Delenn kick ass, "The only Human to destroy a Minbari warship is behind me, you are in front of me".
Originally Posted by I, Brian
Babylon 5 is probably the best science fiction show ever aired, but it would be hard to follow if you hadn't watched Season 1.
What he said.
Sorry, have I lowered the tone?Pop in the first episode, Midnight on the Firing Line, and watch it...
Just ease into it.
Now, get ready for the slow part.
It won't hurt too bad as long as you're good at catching up on the run.
... skip Infection. It's not the worst episode of the series, but it'll really break your stride if you watch it now.
There are two characters who will give heart-thumping performances later on, ... one that is so full of promise that even a poor conclusion doesn't diminish it.
It's more of a teaser.
OK. Now, you're about half way through. Take stock.
... Take a day or two to do other things and think about where the show is going. I'm going to call this a "pause" and I'm going to suggest that you take a pause several times, going forward... making the payoffs far more worth it. People who just slam through don't get that effect.
This will work even better if you watch the series with a friend ...
I was unimpressed until the Soul Hunter episode. I had seen The Gathering a year earlier and thought "a cheap Star Trek but better than Space 1999".I'm enjoying my first time watching this show hehe =) such an amazing cast.
I don't get what those allegations are based on at all. All they have in common is that they are set on a space station, but there are only so many locations a science fiction series can be set in: spaceship, space station, planet. Surely the people who claimed that B5 copied off DS9 (or vice versa) don't expect series to be set inside a giant space amoeba just to be different?Thing is B5 took a lot of criticsm as did DS9 for being so like each other. Which I thought was a bit silly, there were huge differences!
B5 is one of my favorite sci fi TV shows. It has great depth in the character development. It might seem slow at times, but all comes into play in later episodes. I watch the series from start to finish every couple of years, and I always see something new.I dont know it seems like its very slow right now in the first season. Does it get better?
B5 is one of my favorite sci fi TV shows. It has great depth in the character development. It might seem slow at times, but all comes into play in later episodes. I watch the series from start to finish every couple of years, and I always see something new.