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  • Calling all Lurkers!

    Come out, come out, wherever you are!

    Ally-ally, outs in free!

    I just noticed how many people have registered but never posted. There's a (probably) nice person having a birthday today but I don't know who it is.

    Isn't there anything you want to say? Agree? Disagree? When and how did you discover B5? How did you find this site? Got a quote for the never-ending "Name the Episode" thread?

    Are you a comics fan? Jeremiah fan? Hate everything to do with all of JMS's projects (I hope not, but...)? What do you think his next project will be? Do you like his telling what he can or would you rather not know until everything's signed, sealed and delivered?

    What does your user name mean? What comic strips do you love? Hate? Do you have a blog? Favorite links to share? Opinions on just about anything?

    In other words, c'mon in, the water's fine. All we ask is that people remain fairly civil to each other and respect opinions no matter how much you might or might not disagree.

    Please post?!

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

  • #2
    I try to post more often...but what I want to say usually has aready been said...or I have to dig through hours..and hours ....and more hours....of video tapes to get the facts I am looking for...(No discs here ...YET!...someday when I get my new Video card...I can capture and burn to disc...)...

    I still watch about 2-3 episodes /day though...where I'm at now...Vir has just taken out Cartasia.....and this is only my fifth time through the series!!...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Reel 2 Reel
      ...or I have to dig through hours..and hours ....and more hours....of video tapes to get the facts I am looking for.
      No need to do that. If you can remember circumstances or approximately what point in the story something happened, some of us can look things up or remember which episode. Me, I love any chance to look things up in the scripts.

      I still watch about 2-3 episodes /day though...where I'm at now...Vir has just taken out Cartasia.....and this is only my fifth time through the series!!...
      Is that all? Y'know, it's pretty much time for me to watch it all again...

      Thanks for joining in.

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

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      • #4
        what's the max number of posts that you are still considered a lurker? I just got ads on my blog and could sure use the hits.
        ---
        Co-host of The Second Time Around podcast
        www.benedictfamily.org/podcast

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        • #5
          Calling all Lurkers!

          Hey

          Dunno about anyone else, but over the 5 or so years I've been online, I've found a lot of forums etc that I've found interesting enough to sign up for, then followed for a while... then something happens (like one of my kids eating the bit of paper with the username / password on it - honest! ), and you kinda move on to the next thing.....

          Must confess though - I found this site thru looking for info about "Jeremiah" -although I always enjoyed B5, it, well, (brace yourself...) never really clicked with me like "Jeremiah" did - I've thought about buying the series (B5) on DVD for a while, and I think I will do that now, give it a well deserved second look (all I own at the moment is a 2 tape set with the 2 "objects..." episodes and "Sleeping in Light" from the last season)

          Anyway, with a little luck I shall finally be returning home next week (working at sea for the last 8 weeks), so the kids and I will be taking a little trip to the store to trawl thru the shelves for the latest goodies..... (so if someone could please let the powers that be know I'd like to see "Jeremiah" season 2 on the shelf when i do go I'd be grateful, hehe!!! )

          ttfn

          villarestall
          This Staircase has 105 Steps...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thebaron
            what's the max number of posts that you are still considered a lurker? I just got ads on my blog and could sure use the hits.
            Okay, okay...I clicked. I feel so...used.
            Originally posted by villarestall
            (so if someone could please let the powers that be know I'd like to see "Jeremiah" season 2 on the shelf when i do go I'd be grateful, hehe!!! )
            If you find it, please let US know!!

            Jan
            Last edited by Jan; 08-16-2005, 06:49 PM.
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jan
              Okay, okay...I clicked. I feel so...used.
              jan, the check is in the mail
              ---
              Co-host of The Second Time Around podcast
              www.benedictfamily.org/podcast

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              • #8
                Originally posted by thebaron
                jan, the check is in the mail
                Hrmph...don't I even get to dicker over the price?

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

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thebaron
                  jan, the check is in the mail
                  A CHECK??? And here I am, just about to post that I too clicked on that link to make you rich. And now here you come offering money? How much per click?

                  BTW : I've got one too, completely unblemished by any add whatsoever. Almost virginal...
                  "En wat als tijd de helft van echtheid was, was alles dan dubbelsnel verbaal?"

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                  • #10
                    Jan: In other words, c'mon in, the water's fine. All we ask is that people remain fairly civil to each other and respect opinions no matter how much you might or might not disagree.

                    Hey, that why I joinedà To participate in a little discussion and play devils advocate once in a whileà

                    You know it's all in fun.

                    Originally posted by villarestall
                    Hey

                    Must confess though - I found this site thru looking for info about "Jeremiah" -although I always enjoyed B5, it, well, (brace yourself...) never really clicked with me like "Jeremiah" did - I've thought about buying the series (B5) on DVD for a while, and I think I will do that now, give it a well deserved second look (all I own at the moment is a 2 tape set with the 2 "objects..." episodes and "Sleeping in Light" from the last season)

                    villarestall
                    Babylon 5 - The Complete Television Series (5-Pack) $376.49
                    www.amazon.com

                    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd

                    Quote from Amazon.com fan.
                    As a lover of sci-fi series, it's great to see such a saga sold as a set. The reality for the B5 connoisseur is that this isn't the Full Monty. You should also purchase "Babylon 5 - The Movie Collection" and the B5 spin-off "Crusade - The Complete Series". The reasons are indicated below in my recommended viewing order.

                    1. Watch the B5 movie "The Gathering"
                    The Babylon 5 pilot movie The Gathering was originally broadcast in 1993 a full year ahead of the regular show.
                    2. Season 1
                    3. Season 2
                    4. Season 3
                    5. Watch Season 4 up to episode "The illusion of truth"
                    6. Watch the B5 movie "Thirdspace"
                    7. Season 4: continue with episodes 9-22
                    8. Watch Season 5 up to episode "Objects at Rest"
                    9. Watch the B5 movie "River of Souls"
                    10. Watch the B5 movie "In the Beginning"
                    This is a prelude set 10 years before Babylon 5. Against the logic of the title, I would strongly recommend seeing it at this stage. Should one see it before Season 1, much of the suspense in the main series would be ruined.
                    11. Watch the B5 movie "A Call to Arms"
                    This movie lays the groundwork for the spin-off TV series "Crusade".
                    12. Season 5: watch final episode "Sleeping in light"
                    13. Watch Crusade Series

                    The question which is debated in several other reviews is: Despite the release dates of the material produced, in what order should it be seen? In particular, if the viewer is a total new comer to the series. The above is an attempt to give some structure to great content so it is more enjoyable as a complete work.

                    PS - It is astounding that the Warner marketing dept. gives no official recommendation on how these products should be best enjoyed.
                    Last edited by rallytbk; 08-17-2005, 01:57 PM.
                    "The world is a dangerous place---not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it" --Albert Einstein

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                    • #11
                      rallytbk,

                      Glad to see another brooklynite in the forums. I'm in Flatbush, where are you?
                      ---
                      Co-host of The Second Time Around podcast
                      www.benedictfamily.org/podcast

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by thebaron
                        rallytbk,

                        Glad to see another brooklynite in the forums. I'm in Flatbush, where are you?
                        Grew up and stayed in Brooklyn.

                        Note: I love science fiction shows, reality is just too harsh, lol.

                        ----Knowledge without experience is just information----
                        Last edited by rallytbk; 08-19-2005, 07:42 AM.
                        "The world is a dangerous place---not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it" --Albert Einstein

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jan
                          I just noticed how many people have registered but never posted. There's a (probably) nice person having a birthday today but I don't know who it is.

                          Please post?!

                          Jan
                          Hi Jan and everybody else!

                          I like your initiative-mood in this matter, reminds me of myself!
                          Well I registered today and then find your thread here!

                          The problem you describe, that many many people register but never post anything is a vivid problem with forums in general. I think it's even more that way in forums about Babylon 5 because of what Reel 2 Reel describes. So that means for many people the topic is just too complex to discuss *muahaha*! That's why you are asking them even to write about other stuff...well...I think most forum users just want to read I know it sounds confusing...well lurkers as you say. You even can shout out "come here", still they don't do anything! They just want to read all the interesting stuff about B5...and don't have an own opinion !

                          What I hope for B5 would be a series telling us about the Rangers etc. after 2281...so Claudia Christian as Ranger One, some new rangers and aliens, Delenn and Garibaldi guest starring. I think that storyline could have much potential! Personally I think JMS has a plan and knows what he could and would do with that storyline...so I think he has already thought about asking CC etc.! I don't know if this will become reality, I mean we still have time - CC just turned 40 this month and as Ranger One in 2281 Ivanova would be 51 ! So let's keep our fingers crossed! I'm hoping to see the day come when a new series in the Babylon 5 is announced! And CC portraying Ivanova once again, that would be most gorgeous.
                          Last edited by Griffin; 08-29-2005, 03:31 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Hi, Griffin, thanks for posting!

                            Ever since I posted this thread, I've thought of a few places I've done the same thing-registered but not posted. I always meant to, but I like to read for a while before jumping in and somehow I just never did.

                            Having new folks join in is good for conversation, too. Like your dream of a new series featuring Ivanova, for instance...while I think it'd be cool to see her as Ranger One, I think she'd be awesome, if it came to a new series, I think I'd prefer to see Lochley as a regular.

                            Part of that, I admit is a lingering resentment over the way Claudia left the show, but I also came to see Lochley as a more rounded character, too.

                            I'd *definitely* enjoy seeing them in a few scenes together!

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

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jan
                              Having new folks join in is good for conversation, too. Like your dream of a new series featuring Ivanova, for instance...while I think it'd be cool to see her as Ranger One, I think she'd be awesome, if it came to a new series, I think I'd prefer to see Lochley as a regular.

                              Part of that, I admit is a lingering resentment over the way Claudia left the show, but I also came to see Lochley as a more rounded character, too.

                              I'd *definitely* enjoy seeing them in a few scenes together!

                              Jan
                              Well I think Ivanova is one of the most popular characters in the Babylon 5 universe and Lochley actually didn't get my interest, I think she isn't doing a totally bad job but in comparison to the other (true) B5 charas like Ivanova, G'kar, John Sheridan, Delenn etc. , she couldn't shine at all.

                              As for Ivanova I love to quote wikipedia
                              "For many, Babylon 5 was exemplified by the character of Commander Susan Ivanova, second in command of the Babylon 5 station. Ivanova, portrayed by Claudia Christian, avoided many of the cliches endemic to modern sci-fi television. She was tough, assertive and self-confident, while being cynical and playfully witty. Her character was complex and evolving, never taking the easy path of stereotype."

                              I think that's so true.
                              Ivanova would also be the only conclusive choice of doing a show after 2281 with a former character.

                              I also think I never lived that much with a character like I did with Susan. There is that warm aura, that spirit that surrounds her...and you suffer and cheer with her. Astonishing character that JMS wrote and Claudia Christian adopted and extended...and portrayed breathtakingly in an unforgettable fashion.

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