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  • Seems like they were definitely employed by Psi Corps? Garibaldi aide (Jack) was helping the Knights and he is the one who was definitely working with Bester (Mind War, Revelations). They probably thought Sinclair had extra special blocks put in so needed the machine.

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    • Knight Two was originally planned to return in the season one finale. What I've learned of those plans will appear in my book.

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      • It's probably just a case of wardrobe recycling, but I noticed that when one of them has his feet up he's wearing Earthforce uniform shoes. I noticed they had the same curved sole patterns as when Garibaldi had his feet up on his desk a few episodes previously.

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        • Not sure if this is the place for it, but was reading a new-to-me 1998 magazine article which stated B5 was "a victim of the pitfalls of syndicated television" but with it's Season 5 pickup by TNT "all that has changed... ...Suddenly people are discovering the series". Guess the whole UK vs US interest is another can of worms as US viewers (?at the time?) weren't used to SF Arcs and Novels For Television, and in some areas there was trouble even finding the series before it moved to cable.

          Was wondering how that compares to B5's 2021 remastered on demand release across multiple distribution platforms. Fans in 2021 can discover the series and watch from The Beginning through to the end, similar to fans in 1998 being able to watch the series at a regular time while catching up on rebroadcast previous episodes.
          Last edited by LateArrival; 03-02-2021, 06:38 PM.
          "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again."

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          • When I think about it here is how it compares. When TNT picked up the show most, if not all, of the U.S. had TNT in their basic cable television package. Now you have to either purchase the show or pay for the streaming service the show is on. The show is DEFINITELY more accessible than it has been in twenty years, but nowhere near the market shares it could have gained by being on TNT. But that is "could have gained." The good news is attitudes toward Science Fiction shows like Babylon 5 have changed in many mainstream eyes, so there is definitely a chance for B5 to gain new appreciation - from those paying for HBOMAX. I doubt Amazon, Vudu, and iTunes have seen a huge uptick in B5 digital purchases. At least not an uptick that will be maintained for very long. BUT hopefully positive news will spread from HBOMAX subscribers and more people will learn about the show that was a huge stepping stone to the types of Science Fiction shows they enjoy today.

            Honestly, being on TNT should have gained the show a lot of new fans, but I just don't recall hearing many tales of people who discovered it that way. I've heard some people say they discovered the show on TNT, but they are very few and far between. So yeah, "could have gained". I'm mean I know they gained, but not nearly what people hoped for.
            Last edited by Looney; 03-02-2021, 06:59 PM.
            Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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            • Originally posted by Looney View Post
              Honestly, being on TNT should have gained the show a lot of new fans, but I just don't recall hearing many tales of people who discovered it that way. I've heard some people say they discovered the show on TNT, but they are very few and far between. So yeah, "could have gained". I'm mean I know they gained, but not nearly what people hoped for.
              I think we tend to forget that back then, TNT wasn't known for drama at all. In fact, it was the fact that their core audience tuned out when B5 came on that doomed Crusade. In those days, TNT was know for T&A and Wrestling and (I think?) Westerns.

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

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              • Originally posted by Jan View Post

                I think we tend to forget that back then, TNT wasn't known for drama at all. In fact, it was the fact that their core audience tuned out when B5 came on that doomed Crusade. In those days, TNT was know for T&A and Wrestling and (I think?) Westerns.
                Yep, That is why I said "could have gained." B5 got the exposure, but on the wrong network. LOL Sure some people discovered the show on TNT, but like I also said "few and far between". As Jan said, TNT was known for Action - but it was Action of a certain variety, not SciFi Action. They aimed the show at the wrong audience. "That show is weird and has weird looking creatures and too much talking and is stupid." is likely what people who watched TNT in the late 90s would have said.
                Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                • Am too scared to ask a Book Question, so perhaps a Music Question?

                  Seem to be leaning towards Objects at Rest and Sleeping in Light as personal favorites when it comes to Background Music, but coming in Late may have biased me towards certain episodes. Was wondering what other episodes could be appreciated with the picture off and sound on? Sleeping in Light may not be a good example for Individual Moments since pretty much the whole episode is a tear jerker, but can vividly recall the scene in Objects at Rest where Lochley and Sheridan salute.
                  "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again."

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                  • Don't be scared! We don't bite...hard.

                    For me the perfect soundtrack for what you describe would be "A Late Delivery from Avalon". Of course, I've made no secret that this is perhaps my favorite episode of all, but music-wise, yes I can picture everything happening as I listen to the soundtrack. I particularly like how easy it is to know when 'Arthur'/David is having his flashbacks due to the pounding music

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

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