Greg Smith said:quote]
Kosh was well written as an enigmatic alien and the mysterious Vorlon agenda was good . But it doesn't take much of an actor to say a single line and have it electronically distorted. Good character, but not because of the actor.
Yeah - Easy - but they boy did good. Good head and cyclops eye movements as well there....
As for the human dialogue. I suppose I am a bit hard on the cast, they are not great actors, and did their best, but the humans seem a little cliche Sci-Fi.
That is amazingly patronising.
>> I wouldn't necessaryly say its patronising, just an observation. I have seen worse, but I also have seen good acting from Shakespear to cheap low budget art house. Often TV direction is quite poor and rushed. So I accept its not necessarily their fault. I don't particually like science fiction or fantasy, largely because its a lazy genre (generally - there are a lot of exceptions), and purely an entertainment medium. It sounds harsh and patronising, but patronising would be if I didn't know what I was talking about. I have a fairly extensive back ground in Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as some experience of media studies. Bruce Boxletter is never going to be a great actor, a fair one, but never a great one. The same applies to most of the cast.
And the Shadow and Vorlon war came to a very disappointing end 'Get out of here' lets face it, these races were so divorced they would probably have killed everyone rather than all of them just bugging off. Still it was probably the only way to do it.....
Very anti-climactic. [/quote]
Wasn't it just, I was all geared up for some horrific warfare (war is hell, as is other people) and then comes the cop out. Very disappointing, especially when you consider how bad series 5 was. Telepath War, Telepath bore more like. Could have pushed four into 5 and stretched the Shadow War over one and a half series as a kind of war and peace style epic. Tolstoy in space, now that would be an adpatation worth doing.....