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    I finally just finished watching S5 of B5. I was in tears when B5 exploded, and Sheridian gone. No TV show has ever affected me this way, all I can say is wow. While the first of S5 was weak, the last part of it is amazing. I'm nearly speechless now.
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  • #2
    Agreed

    A friend of mine turned me onto this two years ago and I quickly burned through the entire series from Netflix.

    Last last year, some forum had a poll on the best series finale. It was the usual garbage -- Mash, Friends, Frasier, Cheers, etc. I said Babylon 5. The thing about Sleeping in Light is that not only that it is heart-rending, but that it is, at its core, so optimistic and uplifting at the same time. It's my favorite episode of the entire series.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Vyse
      I finally just finished watching S5 of B5. I was in tears when B5 exploded, and Sheridian gone. No TV show has ever affected me this way, all I can say is wow. While the first of S5 was weak, the last part of it is amazing. I'm nearly speechless now.
      Yes, I recognize the feeling.
      A suggestion: start the series all over again and you will see and understand a lot more. It'll be more like: "Aaah, that's what was meant".
      For me, the second run brought even more of the WOW factor.
      Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side and the truth.
      John Sheridan

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      • #4
        Welcome Hal and Vyse!

        For me there are two 'moments' in 'SiL' that put me away. The first is when Sheridan and Delenn embrace for the final time. The point where Sheridan pulls away and you can see in Delenn's eyes "OMG, this is the last time I'm ever going to see John." and then you can see in Sheridan's eyes "I'm sorry my love but I have to go." The pillow hug scene is the other. Whether she actually felt John leaving with Lorien or not, you see her pain that he's not there with her.

        The episode did leave me with a good feeling. Sure, I'd've loved for there to be more, but it did leave a hopeful, satisfied feeling and I enjoy watching the show again regularly. As DeMonk said, the second and even subsequent viewings can reward you with new insights.

        Thanks for sharing!

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          SiL is really something, can't watch it too often, always tears me aprat from the inside when i watch it.
          Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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          • #6
            The thing I found watching it again and again and finding what it all meant, is that I could concentrate on and appreciate other characters more, such as Zathrus, Vir Cotto and even the ever smiling Dave Corwin.

            Vir is my fav character at the minute, love watching his frustrations when trying to get his point across to Londo.

            @ Vyse, BTW, great to see some else watching it for the first time, and sticking with it.

            HoM
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            "Even if only for a little while."

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            • #7
              I've just started running through the series for the 12th time. So Great to see new fans 13+ years after it originally aired!
              "It is said that the future is always born in pain. The history of war is the history of pain. If we are wise, what is born of that pain matures into the promise of a better world, because we learn that we can no longer afford the mistakes of the past." -- G'Kar in Babylon 5:"In the Beginning"

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              • #8
                I've watched the whole series too many times to count, glad to see a forum of fellow fans.

                Something I noticed last night watching the 2nd season, I don't know the episode name but it's the one where Sheridan discovers Mordan still alive and has him in custody.

                When Sheridan is speaking with Kosh he ask him, "What is it you want".

                Kosh tells him in a stern tone, NEVER ask that question.

                It wasn't until now I realised the Shadows always ask, "What is it you want" the Vorlons always asked, "Who are you".

                From that early Kosh was giving an insight into the shadows, long before they even became a major part of the show!

                Things like this are what make Babylon 5 Kick Ass.
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                • #9
                  I find something new every time I watch B5 also. I think of B5 as an old friend - you've known them for years but sometimes they can still surprise you
                  Flying around the room under my own power.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ranger1
                    SiL is really something, can't watch it too often, always tears me aprat from the inside when i watch it.
                    When I take new people through the series, I do not and cannot watch SiL.

                    I watch *them* instead.

                    They live the emotions for me.

                    FP

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ranger1
                      SiL is really something, can't watch it too often, always tears me aprat from the inside when i watch it.
                      Can't do that, myself. It is just too hard to watch. I cannot count the number of times i have seen the other episodes, but I can count the number of time I have seen SiL in toto:
                      (1) original broadcast;
                      (2) first complete watch-through on tape
                      (3) first time out on DVD

                      Oddly enough, for me the scene that is hardest to take (other than the Delenn/Sheridan parting scene, which i have never actually seen given that the screen was so blurry) was the final fadeout of the theme after the credits. When the show first ran, I sat there at that point in silence for a LONG time (and hour? two? dunno) just trying to wrap my brain around the fact that there would never, ever, be a new B5 episode to watch. That hurt. It is still my dominant emotional memory of the show.
                      I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

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                      • #12
                        I want B5 to come out on Blue Ray

                        The DVD's are so blurry still I'd love a juicy high rez version of everything, time to start a petition?
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                        • #13
                          I think the shots where they were able to go back and put in the original widescreeny copies of the shot look good. The sad state of how there was no choice but to use the already composited shots of live action and visual effects combined, since recompositing wasn't an option thanks to Warner Bros. having lost (or thrown out, or destroyed, or whatever) all of the original cgi files, does bug me. But I am glad, at least, that B5 in some form is on DVD.

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                          • #14
                            In time it will be get released as Bluray or HD-DVD format, after all its the next gen for DVD's, but i wont count on any quality difference, specially not the blurry parts and the live action\CGI transition parts.
                            Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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                            • #15
                              my B5 on dvd will do - I am assuming that it (blu - ray / HD DVD )will be backward compatible..

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