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    Since we've got the obligatory thread going for people to complain about scratched disks and packaging, let's use this thread to discuss the content of the DVD set.

    I got mine on Tuesday and watched all three commentaries, JMS' introduction, the Celestial Sounds short and the No Surrender, No Retreat Suite. That last just blew me away. There's the new music Christopher Franke wrote and they did a music video with it. Very nice! I think John Hudgen's videos might be a tad better than this, but that might not be fair since I watched his on a much larger screen.

    As usual, I'm less than thrilled by the actor's commentary. They barely even discuss the episode and, when they do, it's obvious that they don't really know what's happening in the episode/story.

    On the other hand, I like JMS' commentaries and really enjoyed the one he did with Mike Vejar.

    The gag reel seemed a little skimpy to me but was still fun to see. Instead of hiding it this time, it's in with the data files. In the place where they used to hide the bloopers, they've got a rather cool short of a split screen showing an early CGI file of the station consisting of just shapes next to the same view of the station after all of the details and textures have been added. Very cool and I liked the way they panned along the entire station.

    So, what do the rest of you think?

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

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    I picked up the S4 DVDs last week and started by watching the introduction by JMS (which was interesting). I've been watching one episode a day so I'm not too far into it yet.

    This is one of my favorites seasons and I'm enjoying seeing it again. I look forward to checking out the bonus material and commentaries soon.

    -DougO

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    • #3
      Re: Season 4 DVDs

      Originally posted by Jan
      As usual, I'm less than thrilled by the actor's commentary. They barely even discuss the episode and, when they do, it's obvious that they don't really know what's happening in the episode/story.
      I agree, even if I haven't seen the actor's commentary from this season yet. But in the past seasons they seemed more concerned with being funny and simply having a good time together, than actually talking to the fans about Babylon 5.

      Like you said, the commentaries that JMS made, are much more interesting, and of a completely different quality. I can't wait to see his commentaries from this season, first I will finish watching the episodes though. I got the season on friday, and I expect to finish it by monday.

      Are we "allowed" to talk about the contents of the series in this thread, or is this thread meant for those that haven't seen the episodes as well?

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      • #4
        Anders wrote:
        Are we "allowed" to talk about the contents of the series in this thread, or is this thread meant for those that haven't seen the episodes as well?
        Traditionally, spoiler space was used until episodes were shown in (iirc) the US, Canada, the UK and perhaps some other major TV markets. Though the extras haven't been seen by the UK and Europe, I think that it should be safe to talk about the series itself.

        This is the first DVD set that I'm watching all of the episodes straight through and I think I probably made a mistake not doing it before. Oh well, the nice thing is that with the DVDs I can watch them as often as I like without fear of damage.

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

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        • #5
          Well since i live in the other part of the galaxy (world) im still waiting for my S4 to arrive...will take about 2 more weeks,for me as well S4 is my favorite..omg can't wait!!!!!
          Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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          • #6
            Season 4 !!!

            Season 4 rocks !!! , I am now waiting for Season 5..


            Mr Morden

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            • #7
              Btw people,how's the picture quality on that season?
              until now (S3) it was...well..not so good
              Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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              • #8
                I agree, even if I haven't seen the actor's commentary from this season yet. But in the past seasons they seemed more concerned with being funny and simply having a good time together, than actually talking to the fans about Babylon 5.
                There's something to be said for letting them just take it and run with it though - these guys were our characters for five seasons, it's not a bad thing to know them as real people, and goofy ones at that. We've got Joe for the Deep Stuff and the insightful commentary - the actor commentaries (and let's not forget the gag reel) keep us from taking the whole thing too seriously.

                Besides... (inviso-text? trying to anti-spoil at least)
                if Peter Jurasik hadn't pointed out the fender-sized dent in Jerry Doyle's head on the S4 discs... I never would have noticed... and that would be truly a shame...
                Radhil Trebors
                Persona Under Construction

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                • #9
                  Re: Season 4 DVDs

                  The gag reel seemed a little skimpy to me but was still fun to see. Instead of hiding it this time,
                  There were hidden things on the other seasons? Care to tell this newbie to the forums here how to find them?
                  Shane Murphy
                  [email protected]
                  from www.fark.com "Florida to kill a man who killed a man who kills little
                  men to send a message to killers that killing people who kill people is wrong"

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                  • #10
                    season 4 rocks

                    i am still watching the 4th season for the first time and i can say it rocks with out a doubt i like marcus he is funny but not as funny as when him and the doc were together
                    Last edited by 4theone; 01-16-2004, 02:06 PM.

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                    • #11
                      ::laughs:: Ahhh, but if you're just starting into Season 4 then the best scenes with him and Franklin are yet to come

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                      • #12
                        Hello I'm new here...

                        Though I havent seen season 3 of 4 on DVD yet, I have watched and listened to the Season 2 Cast commentary and I must say that I enjoyed it alot. Being that I'd seen the episode in which they were providing a commentary for (Geometry of Shadows) about a dozen times, the content of the episode was old news to me. I really enjoyed the cast commentary because in listening them you could tell that they really enjoyed making the series and they became close friends during the process.

                        At least that's what I got from the commentary. It was very funny to listen to. I'm personally not that big on the reasons stories are made or more analytical views of the show, which is why I personally didnt like most of the JMS commentaries. Dont get me wrong, they were very nicely done. But that type of insight on the show isnt something that peaks my interest

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                        • #13
                          You'll find the Easter Eggs for all four seasons here

                          Regards,

                          Joe
                          Joseph DeMartino
                          Sigh Corps
                          Pat Tallman Division

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                          • #14
                            I couldn't find any "easter eggs" from season one, but the gag reels from season two and season three, were both funnier than the one from season four IMO.

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                            • #15
                              Season one just has a trailer for the Babylon 5 series on it. I thought it was rather.....dumb...lol

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