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Kin Dza Dza
Arguably, it's the best sci fi comedy ever made and yet it's also the most famous film that nobody has ever heard of! Kin Dza Dza is a giant of science fiction and near the top of all good sci fi movie lists. If you like good, unusual cult sci fi -you need to see this film! Checkout the SadCAST review of Kin Dza Dza or click the links below to see the film on the Mosfilm Youtube channel.
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This episode was so good I fell asleep. I only appreciated it properly after seeing it twice.
Ivanova and Sheridan are chatting when Sheridan reveals that he hasn't seen or heard from his father much since they broke away from Earth (in the third series). There had been no word since the embargo.
Byron is the twerp leader of the Babylon 5 Telepaths, a bunch of namby pamby drifters seeking sanctuary from the Psi Corps (who desperately want them back). Bester wanted Byron most, not just because he was their leader, but because he was once his protégé! Byron is an ex-Psi Cop who left after being forced to destroy an unarmed ship.
If you were to meet Byron in a pub, you might find your girlfriend chatting him up. However, you would might be more worried that he might try and chat YOU up! Female Sad Geezers might ask him what shampoo he uses.
G'Kar gets his new prosthetic eye and is very pleased (and grateful). He finds that when he takes out the eye, it still sends images back to his nerves. It isn't said, but I assume G'Kar is thinking about how such technology could be used in covert operations. I could think of quite a few uses.
The Centauri are, in almost every sense, 'cool dudes'. In battle they could been seen as ruthless and yet socially they really know how to party (especially with the opposite sex).
Ivanova and Sheridan are discussing the problem of supplies to the blockaded Babylon 5. Even the Black Market is unreliable. Ivanova says that she will take care of the problem. She points out that Sheridan has not taken any leave for some time and insists that he does so. Sheridan makes a token gesture at defying her but we all know he's gonna loose.
The Minbari look exactly like humans except for two features, they are bald and the have an elaborate head bone which protrudes round from the back of the head almost to the eyes. It is supposed to be protective.
An aggressive Minbari can also head-but you with the back of his head.
Minbari babies are not born with head bones (no doubt to the relief of the Minbari mother); they gradually grow out as the child gets older.
Sheridan is still miffed at the ISN broadcast (see The Illusion of Truth). He is particularly annoyed at the way ISN are able to get away with broadcasting untruths about Babylon 5 unchallenged. ISN indicate that it will not be long before Earth Alliance attack the station again. Sheridan comes up with the idea that the only way win is to play them at their own game. He encourages a slightly unwilling Ivanova to become 'the voice of the resistance' and head Babylon 5's own news station. It looses much in my reporting, but the banter between these two can be very entertaining. Sheridan enters Ivanovas quarters ranting about his new idea...
The Gaim are a bunch of really hoopy people! They have an appearance that is determined by their queen. only the Gaim ambassadors for instance, have the appearance of humans. Actually the Gaim don't look like humans, Ok they have the rough shape of Humans but they are characterised by having a very ugly face and two fingers sticking out of their nose.
Garibaldi is being pressured by a man who has employed him to find his daughter. He listens for a while then asks the man to look behind him whereupon, as if by magic, his daughter is waiting, arms open. The thug Wade is watching from a corner and indicates to his colleague later, that Garibaldi is ready for his first assignment. When Wades colleague asks if Garibaldi is up to the job, he informs him that Garibaldi is ‘expendable’.
Review by Angelus.
"I was there, at the dawn of the Third age of mankind. It began in the Earth year 2257 with the founding of the last of the Babylon stations, located deep in neutral space. It was a port of call for refugees, smugglers, businessmen, diplomats and travellers from a hundred worlds. It could be a dangerous place, but we accepted the risk because Babylon 5was our last, best, hope for peace.
In Delenns Quarters, Sheridan wakes form a lonely sleep to find Delenn sitting in the next room alone. She has her head turned away and tears are in her eyes. Later, much later, it is morning and Sheridan, who also looks depressed as hell, tells Delenn that the shower is free.
The Alliance ambassadors begin a closed session and we also see Londo and Vir attempt to enter. A rather awkward Zack tells them that it is a closed session. Londo protests and Zack pleads, "Don’t do this Londo, it will only make things worse." Londo storms off and Vir looks at poor old Zack and says, "Worse than WHAT! Mr Allen?"
This episode opens with a whopping space battle between Centauri and Drazi battleships. The Drazi start by shooting torpedoes.... the Centauri close ranks and return fire.... they destroy ALL the torpedoes without any damage to their own ships! They make short work of the Drazi battleships and, it has to be said, they also looked pretty cool doing so.
This was a cracker of an episode and yet it started rather modestly. I half expected to see the very reverend JMS standing atop a mountain dressed in a robe, halo shining brightly, beckoning to we, the multitudes of Babylon 5 unworthy. His arms open wide, he would utter such introduction as to make us quiver with anticipation, something that would raise our hearts, dispel our fears and leave us in no doubt that final episodes of the Babylon 5 saga would elevate us to a new spiritual level. I sat there expectantly waiting patiently for those immortal words, "Aye up you lot! Cop this!"
This was another terrific Bab 5 episode. Stuff happened – BIG TIME!
The depressing inevitability of Londo’s situation, the scary effects of Lyta’s involvement with the Vorlons and that twit Byron, gives the impression of a saga REALLY hotting up. However, the feeling that this great saga was drawing to a close was overwhelming. Soon there would be no more Babylon 5 and I couldn't help feeling a little depressed.
This was a GREAT episode, but ultimately too depressing.
The show opens with the sight of an old friend. The lovely Number one is on Babylon 5! Unfortunately she’s stuck in customs. Earth Gov. are still messing Mars around and Number one has a new Mars passport which Earth Gov. wont recognise. Zack is a little embarrassed by all this, but you know what he’s like for keeping to the rules. Her ol’ bed-buddy Franklin spots and vouches for her. The two are clearly pleased to see each other.
think that this was the final episode of Babylon 5. The next episode, Sleeping in Light simply tidied up some loose ends.
The show opens with Sheridan in C&C. It’s late at night and he can’t sleep. Lockley joins him and they talk about all that has happened in the last year. The new Alliance HQ is almost finished and he and Delenn can go at any time. Sheridan is finding it hard to leave Babylon 5.
An unsuspecting Lockley is walking down the corridor when a slightly tense Delenn joins her. They exchange pleasantries before Delenn tells her that she is fully aware of the reason Sheridan chose her for the job and that she supports his decision. Lockley smiles, she is glad to hear it, though she feels that it would be unwise to tell everyone else. This is a follow-on from the cliffhanger in the last episode. What is the reason we all ask? Apparently so does Garibaldi who was earwigging the conversation from behind a partition close by.
The opening scene is of Sheridan lying in bed next to Delenn. In the background, we here Garibaldi narrate an introduction, “The Interstellar Alliance, based on the homeworld of the Minbari Federation, was founded in the Earth year 2261, shortly after the end of the Shadow War 20 years ago, 20 years of history. Those of us who survived have seen it all. And those of us who understand have been waiting and dreading the arrival of this day.” It is now twenty years since Lorien saved Sheridan's life – The time of Sheridan's death approaches.
This episode opens with Franklin expressing concern over the possibility of cross species infection. He is looking forward to the cataloguing of medical information. He begins work conducting experiments on aliens visiting or resident on Babylon 5.
Zack is also concerned. His dislike for telepaths is heightened with the steady influx of teeps on Babylon 5. one of these is a rather pathetic character called Peter who is pleased to see Byron again when they meet in Customs. He demonstrates with pleasure his heightened telekinetic ability by raising an object using only the power of his mind.
This show was both irritating and magnificent!
It opens with the arrival of Penn and Teller playing a pair of miraculously famous comedians Rebo and Zooty to Customs.
This show was both irritating and magnificent!
This was actually quite a good episode. It had a complicated story line but the acting was good and it was well produced and directed.
The show opened with a presentation by Garibaldi of new data, which proved that there were a number of increasing and alarming attacks on Alliance shipping lanes. Typically, an attack would be without warning, ships would be destroyed with their cargo still aboard and there would be no survivors.
Babylon 5 really begins to hot up in this episode, in more ways that one. It opens with a bedroom scene in Lockleys quarters - naaa, it wasn’t particularly rude, but we did see Captain Lockley in a new light or at least her underwear, and very pleasant it was too (she definitely works out by the way). She wakes from a troubled sleep and discusses, in her mind, the political difficulties on the station. The teeps that are hold up in Brown Sector and there are raids on Alliance ships. It is affecting the moral of her crew. Lockley believes that the teep situation requires the services of a particular expert. She calls Earth Gov. for Bester’s help.
The episode opens with Delenn and Sheridan preparing for an important counsel meeting. Sheridan is rushing to complete a set of papers for presentation at the meeting and is only partly listening to Delenn. She recognises this and toys with him, saying that she is about to declare war on Earth. Sheridan says, sure, gimme the papers and I'll sign them. After she leaves for the meeting her joke registers.
This was one of JMS's filler episodes but it was marvellous nonetheless.
The episode opens with Sheridan and Delenn asleep in their quarters (wearing rather frumpy pyjamas if you don’t mind my saying so). Delenn gets up, something is troubling her. Sheridan asks if everything is ok, she says that it is, and then heads off for a sleazy bar !!
WHOA! - THE ZOCOLO IS DESTROYED, DEAD BODIES ARE STREWN ALL OVER THE PLACE, GARIBALDI IS THE ONLY ONE LEFT STANDING, BLOOD POURING FROM HIS BROW. A MESSAGE IN BLOOD LIES NEXT TO A DEAD ZACK, IT READS ‘WHERE WERE YOU!?’.... erm.... hang on a minute, have we missed an episode!!? Naaaa, it’s Baldi having a guilty nightmare. While lying in a drunken stupor, in his quarters he is dreaming of his dead best buddies, and how he has apparently let them down (as you do).
Sun Hawk Escort (sort of fighting frigate type of thing) -
(it's friggin ugly anyway!) We have seen a lot of the Drazi Sun Hawk in season five, usually being blown up by the Centauri! For a cruiser it is very small and can only house one fighter. It does however, have two powerful Laser Beam weapons. It is approximately 20 meters in length.
This was a tense opening episode. It introduced new characters and situations.
A cool graphics sequence opens the 5th season of Babylon 5 as the new Commanding Officer of Babylon 5 Captain Lockley, arrives through the jumpgate. A rather nervous Lt. Corwin greets her.
Another quite tense episode, a little frightening and also a little bit too close to US formula TV for my liking. Not enough sex, violence and special effects like the last episode, I hope things hot up soon.
Delenn awakes from slumber (in her quarters this time) and gets up to answer an incoming call. The call is from Ruell on Minbar and he is requesting some advice for choosing Lenniers replacement. Delenn looks surprised and mentions that she did not know Lennier was leaving.