Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Babylon 5-trust me, after Season 1 the series and characters will EVOLVE
Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 at 07:44:01 pm EDT (Viewed 256 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Babylon 5-trust me, after Season 1 the series and characters will EVOLVE
Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 at 01:10:49 am EDT (Viewed 277 times)

    The character development in B5 was fantastic.

    Also in this series, actions do have consequences and you don't always get the ticker tape parade, and sometimes you don't get to walk away from the consequences.

I'm partway through season 2 now. I don't know, I'm too familiar with the TNG/DS9 style maybe. This show just seems smaller and more amateur, I guess, but I applaud the effort. Other than Sinclair/Sheridan, Ivanova, Garibaldi and the doctor, there doesn't seem to be anyone else. Earthgov is mentioned but barely seen, the station staff is barely mentioned besides Garibaldi's #2. I guess I'm looking for more evil admirals, ensigns roaming around, other ship captains. The universe seems a little bare. I just saw the "GROPOS" episode and it did a good job of what I'm talking about, filling in the universe a bit more.

    Londo and G'Kar especially will evolve over the series. While they both have comedic moments, trust me they both get VERY serious as well. Just wait for the ep in Season 2 where they are trapped in the elevator.

G'Kar makes a lot of noise but hasnt really done anything yet. Londo is ten times the character he is so far. Londo is funny, has humanity, is corrupt, at times despicable. Multi-faceted.

    As to Sinclair, yes the actor was very ill and did what he could to film his scenes but behind the scenes there was a lot of tension. Only he and JMS really knew and they were pals so JMS promised that he would keep the secret unless/until the actor died, then per his request he would reveal the truth, which he one day did:

    Acute Paranoid Scizophrenia and the medication wasn't helped by the demands of the shooting of the series.

JMS is to be commended for his handling of it, although he was also saving his own skin to an extent. He said if it got out, the show probably would have been cancelled.

    Sinclair will appear in Season 2 and his story arc wraps in Season 3.


    Delenn will undergo a major change.

I bet Bill Mumy was jealous, he seemed to hate the makeup. She got a much easier appliance to wear.

    Kosh and the Vorlons get revealed as does the major enemy.

Not even a hint yet with Kosh but Morden and the Shadows have a nice buildup so far.

    Marcus will join the show

Who's the other kid, Kessler? Another guy in the opening credits of every episode and yet he's only appeared about twice so far out of ten or so eps I've seen.

    Bester the Psi-cop will return, he is the "Q" of the series as in the character you hate and want to see dead but want him to keep coming back.

I think he had more to do in his first ep of B5 than in 30 years of Trek.

    After you finish all 5 seasons, go read the B5 Novels, Psi Corp trilogy and the Wheel of Fire Trilogy

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Lol

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