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(io9)   Today marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the greatest science fiction program ever to grace the American airwaves   ( divider line
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2013-02-22 10:18:17 AM  
7 votes:
2013-02-22 10:00:28 AM  
7 votes:
Reading this thread, I feel like I'm being nibbled to death by ducks.
2013-02-22 09:55:18 AM  
5 votes:
Quark debuted over 35 years ago.
2013-02-22 09:46:46 AM  
4 votes:

2013-02-22 01:42:27 PM  
3 votes:

Hyatus: [ image 500x342]I
t's been 20 years, eh?
Everyone knows a beaver's favorite food is wood. I just hope we brought along enough of it for our three day galactic space journey... So let's do the math! If Robin's beaver devours six inches of wood every half hour and Jessica's beaver devours eight inches of wood every 45 minutes, how much wood will I need to keep both of these beavers well fed all weekend long?
2013-02-22 11:09:19 AM  
3 votes:
Since Quark has been mentioned... I present to you this...
2013-02-22 10:44:35 AM  
3 votes:

Now hang your head in shame and slowly walk away subby.
2013-02-22 10:15:03 AM  
3 votes:
2013-02-22 09:20:27 AM  
3 votes:
Gwen Stacy had Norman Osborne's children. Therefore B5 is retroactively not great.
2013-02-22 02:51:10 PM  
2 votes:

Saiga410: KingKauff: "You are The One that was. You are The One that is. You are The One that will be"

Zathras was the only character that I dispised.  I dont know what it was about him.

Could it be because Zathras is used to being beast of burden to other people's needs. Very sad life. Probably have... very sad death. But... at least there is Symmetry.
2013-02-22 01:44:01 PM  
2 votes:

Zombie DJ: True story time,

I'm working in our comic shop (about 4 months before Tron 2 comes out) and this guy comes over and says, "You don't have much in the way of babylon 5 stuff I see."
I knew before I even looked up that it was Bruce Boxleitner . He just has that great voice.
His wife was doing a play in town and he stopped by to look around. We talked for a good 15 minutes about the show and everything. Really nice guy.

Babylon 5 was the reason I didn't watch DS9. I couldn't get into a "jr. edition" of something. I knew no matter what happened, Star Trek would usually hit the reset button at the end of the show, while B5 wasn't afraid to kill characters off.
Also, the end, the last episode, with Claudia Christians voice over, showing Garibaldi as a family man....that left me in tears.

What an overweight comic book retailer and Bruce Boxleitner might look like.
2013-02-22 01:18:43 PM  
2 votes:
t's been 20 years, eh?
2013-02-22 12:10:20 PM  
2 votes:
"We don't watch Babylon 5."
2013-02-22 11:37:34 AM  
2 votes:

yves0010: Callous: soporific: I defy anyone to name a sci-fi series finale that can top the finale of Babylon 5. "Sleeping in Light" is still one of the greatest final episodes of all time. Say what you will about the series, it knew how to end with a bang. Lost? Battlestar Galactica? They don't even come close, and I suppose B5 ruined me on final episodes because after that one, every one since has been found lacking.

I though "All Good Things"(ST:TNG) was awesome and should have been a movie.

I can not say much because I never really watched Babylon 5 but I am a Trekie and I have to admit. All Good Things was a great season finally. The last line by Picard "Should of done this a long time ago" was a great way to end TNG series.

Picard's last line would have been even better if he had been shooting Wesley while nailing Beverly.
2013-02-22 10:54:44 AM  
2 votes:

2013-02-22 10:51:55 AM  
2 votes:

Babylon 5's a big pile of shiate!
2013-02-22 10:09:26 AM  
2 votes:

Then again, how could you leave out the Amish is Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace?
2013-02-22 10:00:07 AM  
2 votes:
2013-02-22 09:27:22 AM  
2 votes:
Computer graphic FX courtesy of Commodore Vic 20.
2013-02-22 08:55:12 AM  
2 votes:
The avalanche has already started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote.
2013-02-22 08:48:31 AM  
2 votes:
No no no no, "Jason Of Star Command" came out in 1978!
2013-02-23 05:48:16 AM  
1 vote:

Tyrone Slothrop: Ahem.

Babylon 5's a big pile of shiate!
[ image 440x247]



/ Came here for Tim Bisley
// leaving satisfied
2013-02-23 01:45:18 AM  
1 vote:

Mentat: Reading this thread, I feel like I'm being nibbled to death by ducks.

Speaking of ducks...
2013-02-23 12:26:57 AM  
1 vote:

ristst: FirstNationalBastard: ristst: Wonder how RF's DS9 pay compared to his B5 salary?  My guess is it was probably better on DS9.  Plus DS9 was on a major network, which would potentially lead to him getting more work.

Uh... DS9 was on the same "major network" as Babylon 5... meaning it was a syndicated show.

Hell, B5 was actually on a network when it went to TNT. DS9 was a syndicated show until the end.

/Voyager and Enterprise were the shows on UPN... but you can't really call that a major network.

I stand corrected.  But I'd still wager that DS9's production had somewhat deeper pockets that B5's, and most likely a broader fan base.  But a lot of that was due to B5's schedule bouncing around so much during the PTEN days.  Geez, at one point it aired at 1:00AM on Sunday nite!  Got good use of the ol' VCR back then....

A sort of CSB..

The local PTEN announcer in St. Louis, when announcing Babylon 5 in the first season, was just saying "And now, bad hair and all, it's Babylon 5!"  Not very respectful.

Well, once I complained about that on the Usenet B5 forum.  I never noticed a reply online... but I never heard that phrase again.  The next time the show aired, the guy had a few paragraphs to read!
2013-02-22 11:05:25 PM  
1 vote:

How did we end up in this dumazz episode anyhow??

2013-02-22 06:13:18 PM  
1 vote:

20? more like 40 subby...

/well I was 8 then
2013-02-22 06:06:12 PM  
1 vote:
No love for Starhunter?


2013-02-22 05:16:31 PM  
1 vote:
Let's not forget Walter White's finest moment, sacrificing himself to distract the Shadows.
2013-02-22 03:34:07 PM  
1 vote:

Alphax: Interesting.. I was on FidoNet back then as well.. some fun discussions.

I still have mental scars from Fight-o-Net.
2013-02-22 03:24:39 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-22 02:57:37 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: Publikwerks: Snapper Carr: Two more reasons why B5 > DS9: click - click

/Delenn and Ivanova over Kira and Dax any day
// Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is God

Side note - I would pay to see Delenn and Ivanova over Kira and Dax. Or vica versa, I'm not picky Throw Ezri in too...

ALL I am going to say on this subject, now or forever, is that once, around 2000, at a DragonCon, at one of the wilder late-night parties, I saw something involving one of the above-named actresses that comes very close to what you would have paid to see.

Okay, who was Claudia molesting this time?
2013-02-22 02:50:32 PM  
1 vote:
I still use "Not the one, not the one" around the house.
2013-02-22 02:08:19 PM  
1 vote:

Wellon Dowd: Quark debuted over 35 years ago.

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And today:
2013-02-22 02:04:42 PM  
1 vote:
One of my favorite lines, from one of my favorite episodes:

"And he made a very satisfying thump when he hit the floor."
2013-02-22 02:01:45 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-22 01:43:37 PM  
1 vote:
That one lady's weird skin-crown thingy always bugged me. Did it grow up over her hair (like just resting on her hair , but attached at the temples), or just pop straight up out of her head? If straight up out of her noggin'... her hair wouldn't lay/grow like that.

It's just stupid the other way.

DS9 was way better anyways
2013-02-22 01:17:16 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't realize that The Great Space Coaster anniversary was today!
2013-02-22 01:02:55 PM  
1 vote:

KingKauff: jonathan_L: OtherLittleGuy: Recommended for Season 1

- "The War Prayer", Danica McKellar and Londo's best quote about dancing
- "Believers", only shows like "Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad" would 'go there'
- "Chrysalis", the season finale,

Can't miss 'Signs and Portents', our first indication that some serious shiat is up.

What do you want?

I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this.  Can you and your associates arrange this for me, Mr. Morden?
2013-02-22 12:59:39 PM  
1 vote:

CarnySaur: Still wondering if they ever got home.
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Is that Greg Brady and the kid that sees dead people?
2013-02-22 12:59:24 PM  
1 vote:
Awesome Troll Headline +10
2013-02-22 12:14:14 PM  
1 vote:
Futurama premiered in 1993?
2013-02-22 12:12:40 PM  
1 vote:
What article says: "Show X was first Y show to do A, B, C and D"
What farkers read: "Your favorite Y show sucks"
2013-02-22 12:10:06 PM  
1 vote:

There - have three. No - no - make it four:
2013-02-22 11:49:42 AM  
1 vote:
20 years? You kids get off my lawn! The greatest sci-fi program ever was...

Salvage 1, featuring Matlock... I mean, Andy Griffith!
2013-02-22 11:37:58 AM  
1 vote:

soopey: Everything after Arturo being killed sucks.

You know what else sucked after Arturo got killed?
2013-02-22 11:37:12 AM  
1 vote:
Power Rangers didn't start until August 28, 1993.  You're a few months early.
2013-02-22 11:35:15 AM  
1 vote:

Tanukis_Parachute: Since Quark has been mentioned... I present to you this...

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Yet another so-bad-it's-good one.

Going back even further, I present you with this:
2013-02-22 11:07:10 AM  
1 vote:
2013-02-22 11:01:22 AM  
1 vote:

Mentat: Reading this thread, I feel like I'm being nibbled to death by ducks.

Londo: But this - this, this, this is like being nibbled to death by... what are those Earth creatures called? Feathers, long bill, webbed feet, go "quack"?
Vir: ... Cats!
Londo: Cats. Being nibbled to death by cats.

/just watched that episode the other day
2013-02-22 10:53:07 AM  
1 vote:
Red Dwarf is alot older than that.
2013-02-22 10:12:09 AM  
1 vote:

Wellon Dowd: Quark debuted over 35 years ago.

[ image 720x544]

Preach it, Brother!
2013-02-22 10:05:34 AM  
1 vote:
I loved towards the end when G'Kar was a spiritual leader and he mentioned that Narn books are replicated and reprinted exactly the same as the original manuscript, which was why on page 348 there was a giant ring in the middle of the text where Mr Garibaldi had put his coffee mug down while proofreading it.
2013-02-22 09:58:51 AM  
1 vote:
I'll back  you a long way on B5 - it was a really good show. I think DS9 just edges it out though.

Besides, everybody knows what the best scifi show of all time is:
2013-02-22 09:55:19 AM  
1 vote:
I pronounce it "Baby Lon 5", just to annoy everybody, including myself.
2013-02-22 09:54:32 AM  
1 vote:
L O S T started in 2004, silly submitter.
2013-02-22 09:51:49 AM  
1 vote:

Rev. Skarekroe: No no no no, "Jason Of Star Command"  "Quark" came out in 1978!

2013-02-22 09:51:30 AM  
1 vote:
2013-02-22 09:48:36 AM  
1 vote:
Farscape is 20 years old? Who knew...
2013-02-22 09:47:24 AM  
1 vote:
Funny, Deep Space Nine premiered in January of 1993.
2013-02-22 09:46:34 AM  
1 vote:
Who knew Sheldon Cooper had so many alts on Fark.
2013-02-22 09:38:55 AM  
1 vote:
That's a joke right?
2013-02-22 09:37:24 AM  
1 vote:
Giving Flounder a major role and the involvement of Bruce Boxleightner pretty much killed it for me.  Also the weird transylvanian accents that those space-vampire looking dudes had were pretty annoying.  Cool graphics for its time, though.

My vote goes to Space: 1999, with a nod to the Original Battlestar Gallactica (or more correctly stated, the ONLY Battlestar Gallactica).

/Off my lawn, you blasted kids!
2013-02-22 08:42:18 AM  
1 vote:
Oh HELL no

DS9 was greater than all other Treks plus Babylon 5 combined.
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