DosFreak wrote on 2021-09-28, 10:38:
You must not be much of a Babylon 5 fan otherwise you'd know about Delenn. How about you quit with the fake controversy and wait until it comes out, JM knows what he's doing. Go back and watch B5 it was pretty dark for the time.
Hi. Um, was this response meant for me?
If so, I watched the whole series.
Well, as a kid, I thought it was totally strange/awkward, yes.
But I admit I learned to like the show as I was getting older.
It's a love letter to the 90s, the era of chances.
I also like the old props (CRTs of BabCom, early LCD panels) and the idea of artificial gravity by the use of centrifugal "force".
The latter reminds me of the space station shown in "2001 - A Space Odyssey", which is similar to Wernher von Braun's drawings.
Considering that I'm a Trekker, too, I'm unusually tolerant here, I think.
Most of them/most of us would probably do not so fair comparisons between ST:DS9 and B5 and would make fun of B5's early CGI, too.
I don't do that. I also like other SciFi series like SeaQuest DSV, Orville or Stargate. Or Space 2063, even. Heck, I've even watched Lexx: The Dark Zone/FarScape without going inside. 😎
What I can't stand, though, is the reboot of Battlestar Galactica from the early 2000s.
So here's my little rant :
All other people on earth seem to like it, but not me.
I think it's a hollow, superficial show with a flat story line, bad actors and too much drama.
It's completely melodramatic, I think. Also, the use of human looking Zylons (robots) was so Galactica 1980-ish.
The simple minded american show makers (imho) of the time probably thought
that this was somewhat ingenious, but in reality, it was just cheap/lazy (no costumes needed). Matching to the Zeitgeist of the 2000s, I think.
Except for some pretty computer graphics, that reboot had no depth. And maybe the pseudo character development and sad backstories.
But even in terms of computer graphics, the reboot was lousy and fake.
The original Galactica had functioning Tektronix terminals with storage tubes and real computer panels.
Realize: Everything shown in the original was REAL technology, thus!
That's why I have concerns when it comes to a Babylon 5 remake.
Imagine, they modernize it to match the Zeitgeist of the past years. That would be horrifying.
It would strongly cover topics like sexism, gender wars, racism, being offended culture, "wake" culture, excessive violence/gore, melancholy, and a dystrophic society.
And it would feature main characters struggling with their personality. Constantly.
In other words, it would loose all it's charms and warmth.
Or maybe, if we're lucky, it will come out as a parody of the original?
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