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    Hey everyone, 3 weeks ago, I decided to watch all 5 seasons of Babylon 5, I became so engrossed in the series that I watched all 5 seasons in the space of 4 days, I bathed, ate, and slept every other day but B5 changed my life. I'm sorry if that seems corny, but it's true. I'm more interested in NASA, Physics, Math, Chemistry, and Astronomy that I ever would have been in my entire life had it not been for B5. I grew up watching star trek, but Babylon was different somehow. Unfortunately, it's really too late to change my major as I'm about to transfer to a University in September. I hated math and I've only gone up to college algebra, but somehow I feel more drawn to the sciences, all without having lost my faith. It's strange, but it's true.

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    Wow. You got it bad.
    Welcome!
    Only a fool fights in a burning house.

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    • #3
      Welcome, Bab5stowaway!

      It doesn't matter that it's too late to change your major. If your interest remains strong, you'll find a way to integrate your new passion for the sciences into your life.

      Glad you found the show and the forums.

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

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      • #4
        Welcome aboard!

        And remember, you can always go get a second degree!
        (But I would say that as I work in the student loan industry )
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        • #5
          Welcome! I can't imagine how intense watching it in that tight a time frame might be.

          Now, wait until you watch it the second time! (And the third, the fourth, etc.) It improves with additional viewings as you pick up on the little details, foreshadowing, and so forth.
          "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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          • #6
            Speaking of little details, I noticed one this morning. Not in the episodes, in the Official Babylon 5 Magazine. I was looking at the little teeny print about copyrights and where it was published etc. and noticed that at the end of the one in Issue #1, there was a B5 quote-the one about saying what you want in an interview. I checked a few more and there was a short quote at the end of each, all different.

            Always something new to learn about the show and the folks who love it, huh?

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

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            • #7
              I was sad to hear that Richard Biggs and Andreas Katsulas died. I was fascinated to learn that Bill Mumy and Claudia Christian are singers/recording artists. I was in a yahoo sci-fi chat the other night and I heard an interesting idea, they should make another Babylon series that covers the fates of Babylons 1-4. Wouldn't that be interesting?

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              • #8
                I was sad to hear that Richard Biggs and Andreas Katsulas died.
                And Tim Chaote. Here's to Zathras, and all our friends in memory still bright.

                ...the fates of Babylons 1-4....
                Boom.
                Boom.
                Boom.
                Poof... boom.

                Last edited by vacantlook; 07-13-2006, 08:32 PM.

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                • #9
                  Well, sooner or later there's always a boom. It's what happens before and after the boom that's interesting.

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                  • #10
                    Hello to you and welcome to these pages.

                    There are many varied but valid view points here, I think you'll like it.....
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WorkerCaste
                      Welcome! I can't imagine how intense watching it in that tight a time frame might be.

                      Now, wait until you watch it the second time! (And the third, the fourth, etc.) It improves with additional viewings as you pick up on the little details, foreshadowing, and so forth.
                      Babylon 5 is much more intense when you watch it straight through. A friend of mine and I did that. Essentially watching all day and night and stopping to rest and eat. We watched all of the episodes within the space of about a week and it wasn't our first time seeing the series. The show is far more powerful. Would I do it again? Probably not ... it's harsh on the body to sit a whole week doing that. But Babylon 5 was worth it just the once.
                      "If I could be a bird, I'd be a Flying Purple People Eater because then people would sing about me and I could fly down and eat them because I hate that song. " - Jack Handey

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Shadow-Sentient
                        Babylon 5 is much more intense when you watch it straight through. A friend of mine and I did that. Essentially watching all day and night and stopping to rest and eat. We watched all of the episodes within the space of about a week and it wasn't our first time seeing the series. The show is far more powerful. Would I do it again? Probably not ... it's harsh on the body to sit a whole week doing that. But Babylon 5 was worth it just the once.
                        The maximum rate I've achieved is about 2 weeks per season. But the thought of even that for the very first viewing is still pretty daunting.
                        "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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                        • #13
                          I can't imagine how intense watching it in that tight a time frame might be.

                          Now, wait until you watch it the second time! (And the third, the fourth, etc.) It improves with additional viewings as you pick up on the little details, foreshadowing, and so forth.
                          I bought all Babylon 5 DVD's last Christmas and watched it straight through in about 20 days while writing my exam (actually that was pretty hard, because I wrote the exam in german, and watched B5 in english, so I had to change the language in which to think every other hour, what's really confusing after a while ). Anyway, it was actually very intense.
                          Since then, I watched the most episodes again 4 or 5 times. And it really improves every time!!

                          It's a great, great series!

                          So, that was my little story on the subject 'How Babylon 5 changed my life'!

                          Mona

                          P.S. I'm very happy, that this forum still exists, because after searching the internet I already thought that I became a fan just about a decade too late and that there were no communities in existence any more.
                          So thanks all of you for holding up the spirit of B5 so even late bloomers (I hope that word is correct) like me can join in the fun!! You're terrific!!!
                          Thanx!!!

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                          • #14
                            I know exactly how it feels. I did it too. On my own, little bit to *smoke*, and all the video's by my side. Took me about 5 days yes. You only leave to go to the bathroom or you can't make it in that time...


                            I'm doing it again now with another sf-series. Just never got round to see it, and then all of a sudden There It Is! : 5 neatly packaged dvd-boxes calling my name... It beats waiting for a week between episodes...
                            "En wat als tijd de helft van echtheid was, was alles dan dubbelsnel verbaal?"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jacque Lee
                              P.S. I'm very happy, that this forum still exists, because after searching the internet I already thought that I became a fan just about a decade too late and that there were no communities in existence any more.
                              So thanks all of you for holding up the spirit of B5 so even late bloomers (I hope that word is correct) like me can join in the fun!! You're terrific!!!
                              Thanx!!!
                              Hi Mona, glad you found us.

                              Wow, I don't think I ever watched more than maybe 6 episodes in one day. You guys make me look like an amatuer!

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

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