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  • #76
    Originally posted by DaveNarn View Post
    Great stuff!
    I found 'The Surrender of Earth' episode on youtube, now I'm going to have to catch-up on the series.
    Ah, that's a good story!

    Like Superman, Dan always does what is good and right, whereas Dredd and Batman do what is necessary and often unpalatable. Dredd and Dan were in the comic 2000AD together back in the 1970s, although Dan first appeared in Eagle in the 50s.

    The TV series harkens back to the 1950s by basically ignoring any scientific facts that have been proved since then! The writers and artists of the 50s didn't know what the surfaces of Mars or Pluto looked like, so they used their imaginations... and the TV show follows their 'logic' rather than NASA's! But I kind of like it that way.

    Listen out for Clive Revill, B5's Trakis, as the voice of Sir Hubert Guest!

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Sinclair's Fan; 10-22-2013, 11:33 AM.

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    • #77
      PS; Rewatching Dan Dare as thoroughly as possible, I just played the featurettes on Disc 1..., and sure enough, one of the CGI artists is wearing a commemorative Babylon 5 - 100th Episode shirt!

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      • #78
        A news story today featured the Army Corps of Engineers in the recovery from the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy here in the states one year ago.
        http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment...ear-later.html

        They praised the corps for it's important work.
        The corps is responsible for preventing the loss of property.
        The corps is Mother, the corps is Father.

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        • #79
          And we all know the Army Corps of Engineers thinks like the Psi Corps. But no really, they do wonderful work.
          Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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          • #80
            In an effort to improve my Swedish I have been watching B5 with the subtitles on and I have noticed that in the first wo episodes, one of the most popular words is "dead". From what I can see the word kill and dead are the same in swedish, just conjugated in different ways. But it does seem disturbingly popular.

            Alan
            "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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            • #81
              Originally posted by phazedout View Post
              In an effort to improve my Swedish I have been watching B5 with the subtitles on and I have noticed that in the first wo episodes, one of the most popular words is "dead". From what I can see the word kill and dead are the same in swedish, just conjugated in different ways. But it does seem disturbingly popular.

              Alan
              Hmmm !

              Now you mention it, I never thought any of it. It is the case in Swedish, but afaik not in Norwegian, and certainly not i Danish.
              I have noticed the exact same thing in Dutch. They may have left out a vowel in one form, but that is due to Dutch spelling/pronunciation rules.
              Have fun with learning/inproving your Swedish.
              Jan from Denmark

              My blog :

              http://www.babylonlurker.dk

              "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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              • #82
                The Booth at the End on Hulu.

                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1554369/

                I've only watched two episodes but there's a real vibe of watching a co-worker of Mr. Morden. Though maybe he's part Vorlon as well.

                Lol, in one scene, in the space of a few seconds, we had the tables turned on the star of the show and he gets asked what's his name and what does he want.

                A very nuanced characterization by Xander Berkeley as "The Man", I'm impressed.

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                • #83
                  Twinge of sadness

                  Been introducing my boys to the Star Trek Universe and decided to tackle it chronologically. So started with Enterprise. Watching "Cogenitor" and got a lump in my throat when I heard the Captain of other ship. Didn't even need the opening credit crawl to know it was Andreas. As the saying goes, the Universe just seems a little dimmer with his passing...
                  There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against such power, governments, and kingdoms, and conquerors cannot stand.
                  WE WILL BE FREE!

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                  • #84
                    I just had one at the local BJ's warehouse club. I mentioned to the cashier that my total was lower than usual, that I could generally kiss $100 goodbye every time I walked in the door. Her reply? "It can be a dangerous place."



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

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Jan View Post
                      I just had one at the local BJ's warehouse club. I mentioned to the cashier that my total was lower than usual, that I could generally kiss $100 goodbye every time I walked in the door. Her reply? "It can be a dangerous place."
                      But you obviously accept the risk ...
                      The Optimist: The glass is half full
                      The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
                      The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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                      • #86
                        It's been a field-day for B5 reminders lately!

                        I recently bought The Equalizer DVD Boxed-Set, starring the legendary Edward Woodward (Alwyn in B5 Crusade and father of Crusade's Peter "Galen" Woodward), mainly because I wanted to see the episode in which "Jeffrey Sinclair" himself, Michael O'Hare, plays a supporting role, namely in Wash-Up. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Richard Compton was the episode's director, and Stewart Copeland was it's composer; both had performed the same jobs respectively on the Babylon 5 pilot movie! And the more episodes I watch, the more B5 actors I find; Keith Szarabajka , Kent Broadhurst, and Robin Curtis to name but a few. I guess they're all from the same casting group.

                        It was great to see Michael again. He looked so young! And that famous voice, a real treat. He wore his hair a little longer in this episode, much as he did in the aforementioned B5 movie, which I must admit I always preferred to his buzz-cut, despite the military verisimilitude of that style. He played Alex, one of the "goodies" and member of the Equalizer's network of operatives who had the dual-role of masquerading as a drug-runner / drug-dealer whilst also looking after another agent who has lost his confidence and lost his marriage, and needed Alex's help getting through the mission. Although only a small role, you can see that Michael made the most of it, giving Alex lots of confidence and punch, until called upon to run away. Well worth buying the Boxed-Set for, in my opinion!

                        On top of that, I've been revisiting Dan Dare again, this time in the form of his grittier, 1970s comicbook appearances in 2000AD! These stories were reprinted in The States in the 1980s as part of 2000AD Presents and 2000AD Showcase, for our overseas chums. In one of the early stories, Dan visits an O'Neill Cylinder Space Station called Topsoil, "A man-made satellite-world just beyond Earth's atmosphere. A free trading post for the solar system...and a hangout for outlaws and outcasts!" Sound familiar? It even looks like Babylon 5. It's from here that Dan recruits his legion of Lurker-type ruffians to crew his mission into Hell itself; The Lost Worlds..., and from where Dan eventually rides off into the sunset with loyal Sondar, and Morag the warrior woman....

                        I love it!

                        Last edited by Sinclair's Fan; 12-17-2013, 07:06 AM.

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                        • #87
                          Got any old B5 calendars still lying around? You might be able to re-use them. For instance, the 1997 calendar is the same as 2014. I know what calendar I'm hanging up at work!

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

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Jan View Post
                            Got any old B5 calendars still lying around? You might be able to re-use them. For instance, the 1997 calendar is the same as 2014. I know what calendar I'm hanging up at work!

                            Jan
                            I think I have one - time to get it on the wall again.
                            Jan from Denmark

                            My blog :

                            http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                            "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                            • #89
                              I drove by a salon called Freshair.
                              Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                              • #90
                                I play ingress an altered reality walking game for android, sometimes in stead of getting weapons you get media instead, videos from the background story to the game to draw you further in to the world. This evening video was from the Society for Ethical Treatment of Artificial Intelligences, or, as they put it "SETAI"

                                I haven't seen a triluminary in the game yet, but I will continue to look

                                Phaze
                                on the "time to kill zombie like creaters with crabs for heads" ID
                                "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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