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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Star Trek v Star Wars you post a picture of Babylon 5 (better than the other two?) but do have it as an option to question one. Are you trolling us?

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Re: Snowy

Actually, ITYM Deep Space 5.

C.

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Re: Snowy

DS9 was a rip of B5 because JMS gave paramount the series outline when he was pitching it to the various studios....

Anyway thats what Bester told me to write

The corps is mother, the corps is father

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Re: Snowy

There needs to be a Holly icon for stating terribly obvious facts like this.

Can these icon thingies be hacked?

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@diodesign

No, he clearly meant Babylon 5.

Check out the pics here if you have any more doubts.

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Re: Snowy

Bester would not tell you anything. You would coincidently share a transport with him, then somehow feel strongly about DS9 being a rip off. You'd never be sure how the thought got in your head.

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Re: In a fight over...

"What Star Trek fan carries a pocket knife?"

An American that can't afford a gun?

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Re: Snowy

If nothing else, Babylon 5 AND DS9 were both very very good (B5 wins IMHO).

Just watching B5 again after the death of Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi).

25 years on and its STILL damn good viewing.

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Re: Snowy

Bah! Farscape beats both Babylon 5 & DS9.

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Re: Snowy

Lexx.

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Re: Snowy

Kevin. I'm having heart palpitations. Yes, because of your icon, but more so your last comment. Hmm...

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Re: Are you trolling us?

Yes, obviously.

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Re: In a fight over...

"What Star Trek fan carries a pocket knife?"

One that can not do a Vulcan Nerve Pinch I should think.

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Re: In a fight over...

https://youtu.be/auwSYKzQDdc

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Re: Snowy

Lexx.

No joke icon?

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Re: In a fight over...

Who voted for Star Trek being better than Star Wars? Name a time and a place. I'll see you fuckers later.

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Re: Snowy

Absolutely not. It might not have been "serious" in terms of it having a high amusement content, but it was one of the best made SciFi series of all time, taking certain SciFi staples to their peak:

Bio-technology, Quasi-religious oppressive regimes, Sex-slavery, Parallel universes, Robotic/AI presence and use, Assassin class characters, Undead military personnel. I'm probably only scratching the surface of the tropes it carried.

Utterly absorbing and entertaining.

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Re: Name a time and a place

Time: A long time ago

Place: In a galaxy far, far away

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Re: Name a time and a place

What about Andromeda?!

OK OK, I'm leaving...

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Re: Snowy

The corps is mother, the corps is father

"My mother was a test-tube, my father was a knife"

Bonus points if you can remember (without using a search engine) which book/series that was from..

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Re: In a fight over...

The Babylon 5 picture is the most blatant act of trolling there has ever been. So much hate for that show

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Re: In a fight over...

Wasn't bab5 rendered on an an Amiga rendering farm, though? Using... what was it? Damn my memory... Maya?

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Re: "My mother was a test-tube, my father was a knife"

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

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Re: "My mother was a test-tube, my father was a knife"

Mater tua criceta fuit, et pater tuo redoluit bacarum Sambucus

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Re: Snowy

Friday - that can only be Heinlein "The corps is mother, the corps is father" - not sure. Never read Starship Troopers so going to make a wild guess.

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Re: In a fight over...

@ciderbuddy; Get a grip, man. Yes, it was trolling- but so obviously so that it's clearly a good natured joke most of us are going to get, like this or this.

No-one's actually insulting Babylon 5, which was a great show. I myself tuned in every week to watch Captain Rogers fight the Cylons. Happy memories...

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Re: Snowy

"Just watching B5 again after the death of Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi)."

I watched all of B5 for the first time a couple of years back when they repeated them all on one of those "Ten Quid TV" channels. Might have been Watch, I can't remember. The whole story arc over series 1-4 was awesome, much better in many respects than Star Trek.

I never got into it at the time, I think because I was a student and didn't watch much TV.

I really hope that someday, someone re-renders all the CGI in high def and releases them on Blu ray.

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Anyway we all know George La Forge was the best Babylon 5 character, and in his wise words: "Use the Force Harry"

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'Wasn't bab5 rendered on an an Amiga rendering farm, though? Using... what was it? Damn my memory... Maya?'

NewTek LightWave 3D.

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For the pilot and seasons 1-3 all special effects were done by Foundation Imaging, The networked Amiga's were only used for the pilot, for the rest they used 12 Pentium PCs and 5 DEC Alpha workstations for 3D rendering and design, and 3 Macs for on-set computer displays

From season four on-wards special effects were brought in-house to Netter Digital Imaging (a subsidiary of the B5's production company). I don't know what hardware they used but they did say like Foundation imaging they did use Lightwave 3D.

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Re: Snowy

Babylon 5 gets my vote purely on the femme fatale talents of Lyta Alexander and Susan Ivanova

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Re: Snowy

The lovely Friday (aka Marjorie Baldwin) - said that in a rather enthralling book of the same name.

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Meh

The Star Wars trilogy was OK, I guess (apart from the one with the wombles). Such a shame they didn't make any more after RoTJ.

I will now simultaneously put my fingers in my ears and don my flameproof suit.

Beer, because it's Friday afternoon and we shouldn't take life too seriously.

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"RoTJ"

Rise of the Joe-jobs?

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Re: Meh

Rise of TJ Hooker.

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The problem with star wars (now) is disney retcinning everything. Almost everything star wars has been destroyed by disney so star trek wins by default.

In fact a star trek lover can win any argument now by claiming only canon arguments count.

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Read this in voice of yoda, you must!

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How wude!

Mesa day startin pretty okee-day with a brisky morning munchy, then BOOM! Gettin very scared and grabbin that Jedi and POW! Mesa here! Mesa gettin' very very scared!

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Re: How wude!

Of all the JarJar (de)motivational posters I'll never forget the one with "meesa a stupid geeza" caption.

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Ewoks.f@$!$ Ewoks

Who are you people voting for Return of the Jedi? The film in which sentient teddy bears win the day. I thought people here were mostly of unusual intelligence

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Re: Ewoks.f@$!$ Ewoks

Cos I'm a Star Trek fan and didn't know what to vote for out of the Star Wars choices. There should have been The Original Series as well as next generation in the last question of the poll too! :-)

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Re: Ewoks.f@$!$ Ewoks

As long as the Empire designs stupid dinosaur-like vehicles.... everybody knows little children like teddy bear and dinosaur toys...

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"Who are you people voting for Return of the Jedi? The film in which sentient teddy bears win the day."

Like the other episodes are any more credible?!

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Re: Ewoks.f@$!$ Ewoks

"There should have been The Original Series as well as next generation in the last question of the poll too! :-)"

I don't think including TOS as an option would have altered the results much.

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Re: Ewoks.f@$!$ Ewoks

DS9 deliberately left off?

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No contest

My vote for best goes to Bab5.

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Re: No contest

"My vote for best goes to Bab5."
And mine goes to Battlestar Galactica.

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> "My vote for best goes to Bab5."

> And mine goes to Battlestar Galactica.

Pfft! Firefly was best.

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> "My vote for best goes to Bab5."

> And mine goes to Battlestar Galactica.

>Pfft! Firefly was best

That would be Blakes 7.

mic drop

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