RE: Deux ex machina? Was RE: seti@home is SORTA WORKING

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:14:45 +1000

> B5? JMS? You lost me. Tie-downs please...
B5 = Babylon 5

JMS = J Michael Straczynski, the show's creator/author (it took me far too long to get the correct spelling of this name off the net)

B5 - I think this show will be stronger when it is replayed in decades to come. A true artwork (slightly hampered by production difficulties, ie money trouble), I've never seen a show with a stronger consistent vision. And it's sci fi! If you haven't seen it, get the videos and start (first the pilot movie, then start with season 1).

I think many people were put off by seeing episodes here and there - it's not Star Trek, the episodes are not individual storylines to be seen in any old order. Its a strongly ordered 4 season show (plus the less useful season 5), which was conceived in its entirety prior to beginning the project. I watched most of it at saturation level (about 10 episodes a week, sometimes 4 a night - now there's a recipe for pain), and I would recommend it as being the best way to catch the multitude of interwoven storyline threads and be able to follow them through.

Damn it, this show is a must see! Call yourselves extropians? Extend yourself, watch B5!

Emlyn, demagogue