B5 - The Lost Tales - Episodes 1 & 2 SPOILERS!!!!

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B5 - The Lost Tales - Episodes 1 & 2 SPOILERS!!!!

Postby Digger » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:56 am

Last night I watched the new B5-Lost Tales (I know its Friday night, I should get out more) and to be honest I was frankly disappointed.

The first tale was about a guy possessed by ‘the devil’ arriving on B5 and being analysed by a priest and Lockley; this has been done before and much better by other Sci-Fi programmes. There were very few external shots and not much inside action (no doubt the budget didn’t run to the cost of extras). However, there were a couple of good CGI moments, the demon guy on the cross and the station being enveloped by flame were pretty snazzy! Finally, the lame ending, the ‘demon’ was a possible ancient being who had been on earth for ages and decided a jaunt into space was on the books, no doubt it needed a vacation! Overall, only a 4 out of 10.

The second tale centred on Sheridan being interviewed by ISN on his way to B5 for the 10th anniversary of the ISA. Galen also popped up with a plot to kill the 3rd in line to the Centauri throne (Ventari – Catagia’s son) as he posed a threat to earth in the future. There were some good CGI shots of Sheridan’s ship and the new ‘Quantum’ Space drive. They have also sharpened up the B5 graphic as well, and that looked pretty neat. But alas the wooden acting and the terrible Centauri accent (reminiscent of those old Dracula movies – “I vant to drink yor bluud”) did tend to spoil it a wee bit. Overall, a 7 out of 10 though.

There were a couple of good extras on the DVD though and I thought the memorials to Andreas Katsulas and Richard Biggs were moving and heartfelt. The bit about the ‘Beyond the Rim’ phrase certainly made me aware of how much they will be missed and JMS’s description of the funeral brought a lump to my throat.

Let’s hope that the rest of the series will improve, not a promising start!
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Postby Guchi » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:04 pm

Im not so bothered, but you've posted some pretty big spoilers there :), I suggest you edit your message for those who don't want to know ;)
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Postby Banichi » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:50 pm

Have to agree with Guchi. You should put spoiler warnings on posts like this.
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Postby emperorpenguin » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:59 pm

agreed, too many spoilers :(

I quite like the Transylvanian/Eastern European accents. I thought Londo and Refa's were great and was impressed by the little I heard of Keegan McIntosh.
Plus my girlfriend (who is Slovak) says it was quite a good attempt at an eastern european accent
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Postby lastbesthope » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:00 pm

I'll use my mod powers to add a spoiler warning to the thread name

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Postby Chernobyl » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:20 pm

I didn't think the reference to the "waning of faith" in part 1 very congruous with the previous episodes regarding religion. Brother Theo, and his monks, watching over the persons sentenced to the "death of personality", let alone Sinclairs ability to assemble dozens of holy people for the episode about religion in season 1. Seems to me those points establish that faith is alive and well in the future...

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Postby nitflegal » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:21 pm

For those with interest, here are a few caps of the new Minbari cruiser and the Centauri fleet. It was nice to see the Balvarin in there, wasn't that Leo Dunin's design way back in the AoG War of retribution book?

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ ... uiser4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ ... uiser3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ ... uiser2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ ... ruiser.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ ... fleet2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ninjrk/fleet.jpg
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Postby Da Boss » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:58 pm

cool pics - thanks
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Postby prelude_to_war » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:38 am

Thanks for the Spoilers mod...

I thought the first episode was stronger than the first. Although not as visual it did have an interesting take on the possessed-by-a-demon story.

The second was so predictable, despite the cool CGI battle shots. The best B5 episodes were part of the larger picture, which this should/could've been. Hopefully we'll see more in the near future.
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Postby Celisasu » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:54 am

Well it is nice to see a ship from the game become an "official" ship in the TV universe.
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Postby emperorpenguin » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:13 am

excellent screen caps of the Balvarin and Kutai! :D

Thanks Nitflegal!

The Balvarin and Kutai are now officially canon! :D :D :D
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Postby MustEatBrains » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:36 am

emperorpenguin wrote:
The Balvarin and Kutai are now officially canon! :D :D :D
You know what kinds of hell you can conjure up with a comment like this on the forum, don´t you? :wink: :twisted:


But yes, those stills are great, much better for recognizing the Balvarin and the Kutai than the flimsy movie on youtube (still waiting for the DVD).

Now, someone said that the Tashkat had been in there, too? Is that true?
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Postby Romu » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:59 am

Yes you can see the tashkat flying around the station a few times.
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Postby emperorpenguin » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:42 am

can someone get a screen cap of that too please? :D

I realised the blur above the Omega in the Balvarin pic is a Primus
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Postby Romu » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:48 am

http://www.romu.be/stuff/b5-1.jpg
http://www.romu.be/stuff/b5-2.jpg


Best i could manage in this short time, have to prepare some food now :)
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Postby MustEatBrains » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:59 am

coooooool! :D
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Postby emperorpenguin » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:04 am

Nice work Romu! :D
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Postby prelude_to_war » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:14 pm

Excellent screen captures!
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Postby Greg Smith » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:13 pm

The Balvarin is a little more obvious here:

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Postby emperorpenguin » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:09 am

excellent! cheers Greg :D
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