Babylon 5 and Number 6

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  • #39748
    pet
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    *hmm which forum to choose….*

    I’ve been working on gathering Priz reference clips for a short article on B5/ Priz nods, (I confess I’m finding it easier to dig up LOTR nods, only got about ten Priz) and I FINALLY got this slowed down and clear enough to see it on the net in WMP, or Videolan on Mac.

    It’s a very small file, no sound, and it loaded very quickly on dialup for me.

    http://tv.petserrano.com/nohotlinks/clips/b5_vitw2.asx

    Enjoy!

    Pet

    P.S. SCRIBBLE CRICKET has a whole new significance now. 😆

    #70008
    nursewhen
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    What’s a priz nod? What is this thing I just viewed? 😕
    Help 😳

    #70011
    Anonymous
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    You know what they say, “Never mix rubber uniforms with religion.”

    Great! Very cool Prisoner reference – possibly the most interesting of all the numerous Babylon 5 ones. That bit about the “special buzzards’ sack” sends shivers down this “hardly special humble human’s whalebone.” 😉

    This “suspicious scribble” of a post is “copyright a complete webbed floor.”

    Thanks, a lot of fun! However, I wonder if there are even more hidden messages there… 😀

    -Number 5

    P.S. Nursewhen, about that B5 “‘A Voice in the Wilderness” part 2″ ep’s nod to The Prisoner (B5’s JMS is a huge Prisoner fan and had many Prisoner references in his show)… I don’t want to give it away since it’s far better if you see it for yourself – you have to look very closely at the words. If you still don’t see it, here’s the key…

    Spoiler… highlight between bouncy balls to view:

    … Some words should catch a Prisoner’s eye pretty quicky, look for those, then follow along… Mmm, Patterrnnn…. If you still don’t see it…

    Look for “eye”…

    Major, major spoiler:

    Each “screen” or “page” has a cluster of words. Sequentially look at only the first word of each page, and you’ll see the message in the clip….

    #70015
    pet
    Participant

    Isn’t that sweet?! 😆 Hee Hee!

    #70017
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    AYE, it is indeed. 😀

    #70019
    Fatguy
    Participant

    “Insanity is the failure to get your point of view across to another” – Anon

    Actually I found Pet’s presentation far more interesting before Logan “spilled the beans”…..

    #70020
    nursewhen
    Participant

    Oh wow!, what a great find! Thanks for that Logan 😀
    I only ever noticed the ‘Be seeing you’ reference while watching B5 myself. It made me jump though.

    I shall have to go and watch A voice in the wilderness again. 😀

    #70028
    Fatguy
    Participant

    ”Insanity is the failure to get your point of view across to another” – Anon

    Actually I found Pet’s presentation far more interesting before Logan “spilled the beans”…..

    Oops….. Sorry Logan I should have put a smiley face at the end of that…..hope you did not take it the wrong way, and kudos to Pet for a job well done…..

    #70030
    Anonymous
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    NurseWhen, it’s really cool when you see it — what a neat, obscure way to make a Prisoner reference… A lot of references/messages must fly under the radar until people have ’em on DVD and can analyse the thing frame by frame. Good job with the clip, Pet.

    Fatguy, don’t worry, I got you — no smiley face required. 😀

    Oh, and if you don’t examine it that closely, then the screens have a lovely sort of abstract quality to them. Trippy even.

    #70032
    pet
    Participant

    “Who are you?” and “What do you want?” in addition to “Be Seeing You!” as well. Also, there’s a rendition of Dem Bones.

    Among other things.

    Wish I could take credit for it, but I didn’t find it, I just made a clip of it. 😉 Imagine it 16 times faster!

    83

    #70042
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Some people meticulously go through their numerous DVDs frame-by-frame in an effort to discover such “eggs” which the producers have left for us (must say if I saw the arcane text screens flashing by it would pique my curiosity, and if I had the DVDs, then I’d go through it with a fine-tooth comb as well – fun puzzle). While we benefit from the fruits of those researchers’ labours, what a time-consuming passion! Sometimes they have something to go on or they just happen to notice a clue, and sometimes people just like to watch in extreme slow-motion. 😉 When it’s purposeful [DVD] field-research, then it reminds me of an archaeological dig. The obscure stuff some people who have the time discover just amazes me….

    Incidentally, if you individually print out each screen (i.e. page) of text from that clip, line up the pages just right, then trace a line through all the letter A’s in the words, it looks eerily like a nude Number 6. 😆 No time on my hands, no sirree Bob. 😉

    While you didn’t find it yourself, what a great clip! Thanks for preparing it, and making it available to us. 😀
    -5

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