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2013-02-23 09:39:03 AM  
Best bit of trivia for B5 was that for the first four seasons it was money from Channel 4 in the UK that kept it going and as a thanks from the mid point of season 2 onwards every com request was on channel 4.

/now you know you will see it every where
 
2013-02-23 09:44:27 AM  

fusillade762: yves0010: madgonad: Zombie DJ: Teufelaffe: **SPOILER below**

Same as Babylon 5.

Yep.
TOS killed Kirk and Spock 1.0
TNG has only killed Tasha and Data
DS9 killed Jadzia (kinda) and Sisko (kinda)
Voyager killed Janeway 2.0

Actually, TNG killed the entire Enterprise crew several times in a few episodes involving time loops. As well as killing Picard's future self in one of those time loop episodes. "All Good Thing" as both the Past and the Future Enterprises blow up as well. And there have been whole planets killed off or mutated during Trek as well. Borg destroyed planets or assimilated them.

Didn't Voyager also kill off a whole crew of dopplegangers at one point?



Yes they did. And they also killed off the entire crew in a time loop as well. The episode where they tested out the Quantum Slipstream Drive caused everyone except Kim and Chekote to die. The episode Kess came back and killed everyone. Even the episode where the corrupt time cop planted a bomb and killed everyone.

Also, TNG killed Tasha twice. Once with the black tar monster and the other was in an alternate timeline where the Enterprise C came through a time rift (Yesterday's Enterprise). Tasha went back with the Enterprise C and was captured, married off, had a child and killed running away from the Romulans.
 
2013-02-23 11:45:07 AM  

EngineerAU: OtherLittleGuy: Stile4aly: Well, that does it. Bought the complete series from WB. Good news is it's 75% off. Bad news is I have to tell the wife.

79%. With the movies and all 5 seasons, it's about $75. Not bad.

I couldn't find a complete set of Babylon 5 in the US, but the UK has one. With the exchange rate it comes out to about $90 but has all the movies and associated series so it's a pretty good deal.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Babylon-Complete-Collection-Lost-Tales/dp/B0 00 WDSRG4


I looked on the US side of Amazon and found this.  What the hell is WB thinking if amazon is undercutting them by $100?!

/farking markets how do they work?
//also drop the price on the god damn Batman: Animated series stuff already!  I want my childhood without bankrupting my present.
 
2013-02-23 11:50:37 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: ...and better writers,


I'm sure you meant some other word.
 
2013-02-23 12:41:15 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: This only lasted like 5 minutes, but I kind of always wanted to see where it was going to go.

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That was science fiction? I'd have watched it, if I had known.  As it was, with a name like 'Mercy Point' I thought it was just another hospital drama like ER and Chicago Hope and St. Elsewhere, and I wasn't intereste in watching a hospital drama.

Hope it's on Netflix.
 
2013-02-23 01:04:14 PM  
I want Life on Mars to come back. I said it, and I won't take it back.
 
2013-02-23 01:18:30 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: I want Life on Mars to come back. I said it, and I won't take it back.


Life on Mars is over. Hell, Gene Hunt's story was finished up in Ashes to Ashes.

If you're talking about Life on Mars US, why bother? The good show from the UK is over and done with.
 
2013-02-23 01:33:09 PM  

Bloody William: Barely off-topic, but can we agree that a sci-fi buddy cop show starring Keith David and Avery Brooks as themselves would be the greatest program ever made?

/I really want to know where Brooks buys his pot. If you've seen him talk, you know he has the farking HOOKUP.



It'd only last 4 episodes because the networks are pussies.
 
2013-02-23 02:24:31 PM  

Nem Wan: Omnivorous: War of the Worlds (1938).

Now get off Orson Welles' lawn.

/John Houseman produced that broadcast.

I liked the TV series.
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Which came in two flavors thanks to gigantic reboot between seasons.
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The Norton Drake era was must-watch tv.
The Kincaide era was meh tv - same old post-apocalyptic shiat, but I still watched it.

/never should have killed off Norton Drake
//never
 
2013-02-23 02:56:25 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: ExperianScaresCthulhu: I want Life on Mars to come back. I said it, and I won't take it back.

Life on Mars is over. Hell, Gene Hunt's story was finished up in Ashes to Ashes.

If you're talking about Life on Mars US, why bother? The good show from the UK is over and done with.


Bother because the music was good, the plot lines intertwined together well after finding out what was going on, the leads had great chemistry and their relationship arcs grew organically, and I respect a show that attempts to provide closure instead of trying to force a cliffhanger in an attempt to play chicken with the networks.

I need to buy the boxed set.  It's not boring, I find something new everytime I watch it on netflix and I'm sorry it's going away soon.  I know the Brits hate it, but I hate what the Brits did with Invasion: Earth so we're even.

Everything doesn't have to be Brit to be watchable -- or rewatchable.  I loved the show, and the year they took it off was the same year they took off Sarah Connor and Reaper (which some folks say isn't as good as Brimstone, but fk 'em).

2009 was a really bad year for cancellations :(
 
2013-02-23 04:00:26 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: FirstNationalBastard: ExperianScaresCthulhu: I want Life on Mars to come back. I said it, and I won't take it back.

Life on Mars is over. Hell, Gene Hunt's story was finished up in Ashes to Ashes.

If you're talking about Life on Mars US, why bother? The good show from the UK is over and done with.

Bother because the music was good, the plot lines intertwined together well after finding out what was going on, the leads had great chemistry and their relationship arcs grew organically, and I respect a show that attempts to provide closure instead of trying to force a cliffhanger in an attempt to play chicken with the networks.

I need to buy the boxed set.  It's not boring, I find something new everytime I watch it on netflix and I'm sorry it's going away soon.  I know the Brits hate it, but I hate what the Brits did with Invasion: Earth so we're even.

Everything doesn't have to be Brit to be watchable -- or rewatchable.  I loved the show, and the year they took it off was the same year they took off Sarah Connor and Reaper (which some folks say isn't as good as Brimstone, but fk 'em).

2009 was a really bad year for cancellations :(


The ending of Life on Mars US ruined the entire show. the final 10 minutes retroactively made the other 18 hours crap. It has no rewatchability, because you know that it's going to turn into a big pile of shiat.

But the UK version... wonderful ending, way better cast, better writing, and a sequel that was not quite as good as Life on Mars, but better than anything on US Network TV.

Everything doesn't have to be brit to be rewatchable, but if it was originally a British show, odds are that 9 out of 10 times a US Adaptation will suck the drizzling shiat out of a homeless crack addict's anus.
 
2013-02-23 08:31:21 PM  
Over 350 comments and you guys still don't get it right:

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2013-02-24 09:00:24 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: PIP_the_TROLL: This only lasted like 5 minutes, but I kind of always wanted to see where it was going to go.

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That was science fiction? I'd have watched it, if I had known.  As it was, with a name like 'Mercy Point' I thought it was just another hospital drama like ER and Chicago Hope and St. Elsewhere, and I wasn't intereste in watching a hospital drama.

Hope it's on Netflix.


Doubtful. It only had like four or five eps I think.

The basic idea was that Earth was pretty new to the whole intergalactic community thing. Mercy Point was a frontier medical outpost along some kind of crossroads or something. Basically it was a hospital version of DS9.

Pretty decent concept but died almost immediately.
 
2013-02-24 02:47:48 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: ExperianScaresCthulhu: PIP_the_TROLL: This only lasted like 5 minutes, but I kind of always wanted to see where it was going to go.

[www.episodeguide.us image 234x188][sciwiki.scifiontv.com image 251x188]

That was science fiction? I'd have watched it, if I had known.  As it was, with a name like 'Mercy Point' I thought it was just another hospital drama like ER and Chicago Hope and St. Elsewhere, and I wasn't intereste in watching a hospital drama.

Hope it's on Netflix.

Doubtful. It only had like four or five eps I think.

The basic idea was that Earth was pretty new to the whole intergalactic community thing. Mercy Point was a frontier medical outpost along some kind of crossroads or something. Basically it was a hospital version of DS9.

Pretty decent concept but died almost immediately.


Along those lines, "Century City" was a legal show in the future. Another interesting concept, but it died a quick death as well (nine episodes).

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_City_(TV_series)
 
2013-02-24 03:22:50 PM  

flaminio: Along those lines, "Century City" was a legal show in the future. Another interesting concept, but it died a quick death as well (nine episodes).

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_City_(TV_series)


Jeez, that sounds interesting as heck. As a scifi fan and an L&O junkie, this would have been right up my alley. I doubt I'd have any luck finding the eps though, even through torrents.
 
2013-02-24 04:18:49 PM  
I lost my copy of B5 season 5 a few years ago, and figured it wasn't that big of a loss.  This thread just prompted me to repurchase it though, dammit.  I really hope it's better than I remember.
 
2013-02-24 10:40:30 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: flaminio: Along those lines, "Century City" was a legal show in the future. Another interesting concept, but it died a quick death as well (nine episodes).

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_City_(TV_series)

Jeez, that sounds interesting as heck. As a scifi fan and an L&O junkie, this would have been right up my alley. I doubt I'd have any luck finding the eps though, even through torrents.


Surprisingly, it's on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/#!century-city
 
2013-02-25 08:29:25 AM  
Heh, wow. I'm definitely checking this out.
 
2013-02-25 10:02:27 AM  

Bloody William: Barely off-topic, but can we agree that a sci-fi buddy cop show starring Keith David and Avery Brooks as themselves would be the greatest program ever made?

/I really want to know where Brooks buys his pot. If you've seen him talk, you know he has the farking HOOKUP.


Dude, do you WANT to destroy the universe by making such a paradox happen?
 
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