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Subj: Re: Babylon 5 question: reboot or prequel movie/series?
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 at 06:31:20 pm EST (Viewed 190 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Babylon 5 question: reboot or prequel movie/series?
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 at 12:36:35 pm EST (Viewed 202 times)

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    The sets and FX were about as good as one could get given the budget they had....or in some cases didn't have at times \:\)

    As to the cast, G"kar and Londo were perfectly cast and played. Those two are shining examples of the concept of frenemies.

Yeah I have no complaints about those 2. They were the ones I liked on the show.

    Londo was also a great example of the road to hell being paved with good intentions. He made a deal with the Shadows, realized his error, got himself out, then had to deal with Reefa, then Morden tricks Londo back into working with the Shadows. But this time Londo was a bit more aware of things and the Shadows were more content to work with the puppet Emperor Cartagia.

    Londo then manages to clean up his planet of the shadows only to be told there was one thing left touched by the Shadows....himself, and the Vorlons were still coming to blast the planet just to get rid of him!

    Londo was ready to sacrifice himself then and there to save his people. Then later on gets coopted by the Drakh into being their puppet Emperor.

    The irony.

    Also read the novel Trilogy Legion of Fire which details the time of Emperor molari and Vir leading the resistance against him.

It is also ironic that even though Londo had seen his future and knew his death would occur at G'Kar's hands and vice versa, that for all his efforts to avoid it, once the Drakh made him their puppet his destiny was set.

The previous Emperor's wife gave him three warning signs:

You must not destroy the eye that does not see: that would be G'kar's bionic eye. In the novel trilogy I mentioned it was removed by the Centauri that captured G'kar on their world without Londo's authorization. With that eye I am sure G'kar could have seen the Keeper on Londo's shoulder and the Drakh

You must not kill the one who is already dead: Well Mr. Morden would fit this description as well, but I am sure she meant Sheridan. By saving him and Delenn, Londo gained some redemption and helped to save his people and the Alliance.

He must embrace his greatest fear though it will destroy him: well becoming Emperor and the Drakh puppet could count as he really didn't want to be Emperor much less their puppet but he had to save his people. But I suspect this prophecy applies more to the fact that he must embrace his fate both mentally and literally at the hands of G'kar.

Londo truly was a doomed character.

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