Monday, May 17, 2021

Babylon 5 (1993)


I never saw all episodes of B5 thus far, so I'm watching them now. (But I realise that I saw quite a few, to be honest.) I watched this late at night, on a Hong Kong television channel whilst I was working in China, back in... 1994? Time flies...


One of the first things that strikes me is that this show did not age very well. I can't say why, but it seems the sets, props, and even some of the plots are simply outdated, even though the characters and costumers are still great.

The graphics looked great on old televisions but not-so on modern flat-screens certainly doesn't help. If you are going to watch this, use a screen as small as possible, and preferably in an airplane or car...


Still the overall story line is fine, even great. I can't help myself but to like Garibaldi and Lando, in spite of all their flaws. Never liked G'Kar much, too much of a whiner I guess... Then again, the intertwined destiny of these two ambassadors... Great story telling.


Absolutely worth your time, if you watch it on a small screen, and / or if you can stand outdated CGI... Tik. You're alive. Tok. You're dead...

Dapper / TellTales! 53

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