posted on Sep, 25 2006 @ 02:20 PM
I think Babylon 5 is actually one of the best if not the best sci-fi show of recent times. Farscape isn't my thing, but a lot of other people enjoy
so fair enough. Battlestar Galactica is also very good.
Babylon 5 successfully managed to create its own universe and style without copying Star Trek & Star Wars. I especially love how the various crafts
use inertia in combat, such as Starfuries suddenly cutting their engines, as they do a 180 turn then fire as they travel backwards. Similar with the
White Star as it's being chased by a lone Shadow Battlecrab, but it quickly changes direction rather than a 180 spin.
The fact that many vessels used the single beam as a cutting weapon, not just a straight point and shoot, which you'd get from sci-fi series such as
Star Trek, nothing wrong with that but it's different. Although the extensive use and crafting of bio-technology on ships. Truly distinguished the
older races from the younger ones.
Some felt the conclusion of the Shadow War was a little anti-climactic and disappointing, i guess it could've been altered, but nonetheless was an
entertaining and gripping one. Even the Minbari got it handed to them.
Although here's a question for the folks well versed in B5 lore. It's mentioned by some character about relations between the Minbari & Humans in
the future. Saying something along the lines of.."they will be friends, for now". Implying there may be another conflict between the two powers. The
"In the Beginning" tv film was brilliant, truly captured the devastation and carnage of the Earth-Minbari war. Although the Minbari have changed
little in their 1000 years of spacefaring, Earth seemed to be progressing quicker. Especially when they've incorporated alien technology with their
own, which is nothing new since all the races acquired bits of technology that way, including the Minbari, courtesy of the Vorlons & Shadows of
course. Apparently the 'Warlock' class vessel is supposedly able to go head-to-head against the Minbari Sharlin Warcruiser. Even though Humans
aren't quite at the level of the Minbari, it seems that they will be soon enough and any future conflict will prove unwise for the Minbari, since i
suspect they will take a heavy toll of casualties.
[edit on 25/9/06 by Flyboy211]