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  • Satai with Punsch
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    I just recently started following Medusa as well. Great fun! And I feel so sad for her as all the characters that she takes a liking to, Jeff, Talia, Kosh and so on disappears in one way or another. I am also very impressed with how many details she remembers and immediately catches when they appear again several episodes later.

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by LateArrival View Post

    That is a distinct possibility , along with the appearance of someone who has Always Been Here. The "when the watch" debate did appear in the comments, and it seemed she appreciated ITB far more by watching it after S1, WWE, and of course Atonement. If she posts in the order she viewed them, ITB should appear right after "Deconstruction of Falling Stars".
    That's when ITB first aired (and I first watched it), so I guess that's the "official" order. Back when I walked some new viewers through the series I showed them ITB after "Atonement". My thought was to introduce them to Lefcourt when he and John were on friendly terms, so that it would be more impactful when they are at odds in "Endgame". But by the time we got to "Endgame" they either didn't notice or forgot about Lefcourt.

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  • LateArrival
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    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post

    She just today uploaded the free video for Exercise of Vital Powers in she likened the Shadow implant defenses to two-factor authentication! ? The picture overlay was a lot less annoying in this one.

    Before my previous post, I also watched her videos for Thirdspace, which, along with The Gathering, is on a separate Babylon 5: Movies Playlist. I'm looking forward to seeing her reaction video(s) for In the Beginning - I suspect she got emotional when Sinclair appeared.
    That is a distinct possibility , along with the appearance of someone who has Always Been Here. The "when the watch" debate did appear in the comments, and it seemed she appreciated ITB far more by watching it after S1, WWE, and of course Atonement. If she posts in the order she viewed them, ITB should appear right after "Deconstruction of Falling Stars".

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by LateArrival View Post


    Signed up about two months ago and am watching 2-3 of her videos a week -- it's fun jumping around between episodes. Think she "didn't know what to make" of parts of Grey 17, while she really (really) liked Late Delivery from Avalon (a Michael York fan). She has finished Season 4 and In The Beginning as of last week, but won't be starting season 5 till the end of September. Liked her comment after War Without End Part II: "This show just exists to break me".
    She just today uploaded the free video for Exercise of Vital Powers in she likened the Shadow implant defenses to two-factor authentication! ? The picture overlay was a lot less annoying in this one.

    Before my previous post, I also watched her videos for Thirdspace, which, along with The Gathering, is on a separate Babylon 5: Movies Playlist. I'm looking forward to seeing her reaction video(s) for In the Beginning - I suspect she got emotional when Sinclair appeared.

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  • LateArrival
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    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post
    I held off on watching Medusa's Babylon 5: Season 4 Playlist for as long as possible, but she recently ran afoul of Warner's Bros., so I started watching in case her channel was taken down.

    Her most recent free video, for S4E15 - "No Surrender, No Retreat", was hit was a copyright strike and temporarily removed. The "solution" forced on her by WB was to superimpose the following image over the episode window for up to 25 seconds at a time.

    It appears that she has to display that image for a certain amount of time during each one of her future videos. However, Medusa's reactions to the episodes remain as watchable as ever. Her reaction to the end of "The Long Night" was particularly memorable. At times, JMS certainly puts her through the wringer!

    Signed up about two months ago and am watching 2-3 of her videos a week -- it's fun jumping around between episodes. Think she "didn't know what to make" of parts of Grey 17, while she really (really) liked Late Delivery from Avalon (a Michael York fan). She has finished Season 4 and In The Beginning as of last week, but won't be starting season 5 till the end of September. Liked her comment after War Without End Part II: "This show just exists to break me".

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  • alpha128
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    I held off on watching Medusa's Babylon 5: Season 4 Playlist for as long as possible, but she recently ran afoul of Warner's Bros., so I started watching in case her channel was taken down.

    Her most recent free video, for S4E15 - "No Surrender, No Retreat", was hit was a copyright strike and temporarily removed. The "solution" forced on her by WB was to superimpose the following image over the episode window for up to 25 seconds at a time.


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    It appears that she has to display that image for a certain amount of time during each one of her future videos. However, Medusa's reactions to the episodes remain as watchable as ever. Her reaction to the end of "The Long Night" was particularly memorable. At times, JMS certainly puts her through the wringer!
    Last edited by alpha128; 09-05-2022, 06:16 PM.

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  • alpha128
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    Z'ha'dum
    Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post
    I love how much Medusa likes Sinclair, one of my favorites too! I’ve been watching the S4 videos cos I can’t wait. I’m not big on reaction videos in general but every one of these has been a joy to watch
    She's a big fan of Kosh too. I loved watching her reaction when he appeared behind Sheridan in the mirror in "Z'ha'dum".

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post

    Yes I've already binge watched my way up through WAR WITHOUT END PARTS ONE AND TWO. I feel terrible for Medusa. She is sooooooooooooo emotionally attached. I remember how my first viewing made me feel, but WOW - right on the face in the camera. And I can't believe anyone would start an endeavor such as this without contacting me first. I would have been such a great spoiler free guide.
    So far I've held off on watching her Season 4 playlist and have been monitoring her progress. At this writing, she has progressed as far as S4E6 - Into the Fire.

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  • JoeD80
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    I love how much Medusa likes Sinclair, one of my favorites too! I’ve been watching the S4 videos cos I can’t wait. I’m not big on reaction videos in general but every one of these has been a joy to watch

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  • Looney
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    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post
    I expect, as with her Season 3 playlist, once I start watching I'm not going to be able to stop.
    Yes I've already binge watched my way up through WAR WITHOUT END PARTS ONE AND TWO. I feel terrible for Medusa. She is sooooooooooooo emotionally attached. I remember how my first viewing made me feel, but WOW - right on the face in the camera. And I can't believe anyone would start an endeavor such as this without contacting me first. I would have been such a great spoiler free guide.

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  • alpha128
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    At this point I have watched through Medusa's Season 3 playlist. I'm going to try to keep myself from watching her Babylon 5: Season 4 Playlist , because it's incomplete. At this writing it only goes up through S4E5, "The Long Night" . I expect, as with her Season 3 playlist, once I start watching I'm not going to be able to stop.

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  • alpha128
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    At this point I have completed Medusa's playlist for Season 2. You can tell by her wearing the same clothes in multiple videos, that she did a fair amount of binging of Season 2, and I did a fair amount of binging of her videos.

    I thought it interesting to watch her warm up to Sheridan. Initially she referred to him as "Tron", then "Sheridan", and finally "John".

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    I'm not really a fan of the reaction jump-cut format. It would be different if I were watching the entire episode on her Patreon. On YouTube I just skip ahead to hear what she says when it is done, but I have only watched a few. I keep imagining Medusa being the person in the movie theater who can't help talking to the screen.
    I found the jump-cuts a little annoying at first. But after watching several of Medusa's videos, they ceased to bother me. IMO, you're missing out by skipping to the end. For example, her reaction video for Interludes and Examinations (that I also mentioned and linked to in the OP) is well worth watching in its entirety IMO.

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  • Looney
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    I'm not really a fan of the reaction jump-cut format. It would be different if I were watching the entire episode on her Patreon. On YouTube I just skip ahead to hear what she says when it is done, but I have only watched a few. I keep imagining Medusa being the person in the movie theater who can't help talking to the screen.

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by LateArrival View Post


    Going to give this a try over the weekend - thanks!! Also appreciate the reminder about the Lurker's Guide. Clicked that link for Interludes and Examinations, and spent the next hour+ reading several of the Long Long Ago JMS Speaks sections.
    You're welcome. I am enjoying her series and have currently watched through "Babylon 5 | S1E10 - Believers | Reaction". I like the picture-in-picture format so you can actually see her reactions as they happen.

    Yeah, I love the Lurker's Guide. I spent so much there during the show's original run.

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