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CRMcNeill
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sutehp wrote:
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I've never seen Babylon 5.


You need to remedy that. It's good sci-fi.

Seconded. Complete DVD sets are a bit spendy, but it's worth the investment.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
Sutehp wrote:
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I've never seen Babylon 5.

You need to remedy that. It's good sci-fi.

Seconded. Complete DVD sets are a bit spendy, but it's worth the investment.

I've heard. I just don't need another franchise. Star Wars, Star Trek, MCU, DC, James Bond, Mission: Impossible, Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts are just the active ones with films. Last year my family cut the cord on cable and we lost our ability to record any TV (even broadcast). I stopped watching almost all TV shows I had been watching. I consider myself a big Trek fan but never watched much of DS9 or Voyager, so I am slowly working my way through those series (I just started season 3 of DS9). Some Trek fans don't even consider me a true fan because I haven't even watched those series yet. My son and I just finished the Star Wars Rebels series on Friday.

So thanks for the friendly suggestions but I'm "full" on franchises right now.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, I can relate to the feeling of not wanting to get into another franchise. Ditto for not watching any TV presently. I heartily approve of you getting through DS9; as a Niner myself, I consider DS9 to be the best of the Star Trek series, though TNG is second only by a small margin IMHO. As for Voyager, I can only say this, with as much force and verve as I can possibly muster:

DON'T WATCH "THRESHOLD!!!!" SERIOUSLY, DON'T WATCH IT! IT WILL TURN YOU INTO A NEWT! (AND YOU WON'T GET BETTER!!!)

I still have to get the first four seasons of DS9 on DVD, but I like the later seasons, especially the last two. Hell, I'm so much of a Niner that "In the Pale Moonlight," the 6th season episode where Sisko gets the Romulans into the Dominion War, is one of my favorite all-time Star Trek episodes. That one tends to divide Trekkers quite a bit since it's so contrary to Roddenbery's vision of a peaceful (or at least not-warmongering) future for humanity.

Yeah, I think you'll really like DS9.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my kids' first live action Star Wars:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9t-slLl30E
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sutehp wrote:
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I've never seen Babylon 5.


You need to remedy that. It's good sci-fi.


If you've never seen LOTR Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah, Technomages are cooler. Very Happy

I do like to watch the Star Wars movies in release order, only because episodic order completely spoils "I am your father," the best reveal in all of cinematic history. Nobody saw that coming!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
Bah, Technomages are cooler. Very Happy

I do like to watch the Star Wars movies in release order, only because episodic order completely spoils "I am your father," the best reveal in all of cinematic history. Nobody saw that coming!


This is true. I grew up with Star Wars always being in the house and was too young to remember if I was surprised by much. During the 90's theatrical re-releases, I took this girl from my high school to see them, who had never seen any of the SW movies at all. She was blown away by ANH (thought it would be corny and instead it was awesome) then ESB totally pushed her sanity off a cliff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
Bah, Technomages are cooler. Very Happy

I do like to watch the Star Wars movies in release order, only because episodic order completely spoils "I am your father," the best reveal in all of cinematic history. Nobody saw that coming!

Have you checked out the Mongoose Press Babylon 5 RPG? They have an entire sourcebook on Technomages.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WillTasker wrote:
Sutehp wrote:
Whill wrote:
I've never seen Babylon 5.


You need to remedy that. It's good sci-fi.


If you've never seen LOTR Wink


Hey, now. You're mixing up your genres. LOTR is NOT sci-fi, it's fantasy. Don't confuse apples with oranges. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the B5 books are out of print and not available through the usual online sources, except as used physical copies. Having missed these the first time around, I'd happily pay for some pdf versions.

Sutehp wrote:
LOTR is NOT sci-fi, it's fantasy. Don't confuse apples with oranges.


Apples and Oranges and Apricots. Oh my! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Scribd. You have to pay a monthly fee, so it isn't piracy strictly speaking, but they have a LOT of out-of-print games available in pdf format. I just did a search for Babylon 5 Rpg and got 8 pages of results. You'll have to weed through a bunch of off-topic results after the first page, but it looks pretty complete.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen several B5 RPG books in Half-Price books over the years. I don't recall ever even picking one up and looking at it because I've never seen the show.

CRMcNeill wrote:
Try Scribd. You have to pay a monthly fee, so it isn't piracy strictly speaking, but they have a LOT of out-of-print games available in pdf format. I just did a search for Babylon 5 Rpg and got 8 pages of results. You'll have to weed through a bunch of off-topic results after the first page, but it looks pretty complete.

Thanks for not posting any links here. Paying a subscription fee for pirate booty is just paying the pirates. Below is an article where the Scribd VP of Content Acquisition admits that piracy is a known problem they have an ongoing process for addressing, mostly depending on users to report bootlegged material. I didn't see any links to Scribd in the article.

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/60589-scribd-responds-to-writer-beware-on-pirated-content.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
Sutehp wrote:
LOTR is NOT sci-fi, it's fantasy. Don't confuse apples with oranges.


Apples and Oranges and Apricots. Oh my! Very Happy


Ok, now you're alluding to musicals. Granted, The Wizard of Oz is a fantasy musical, but still...musicals. Let's not borrow trouble, Pel. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also obtained my two B5 books from HPB. Sadly, those were the only two around, but I do occasionally make the circuit looking for more.

If they'd just put them on Drivethrurpg.com everyone would be happy!

Sutehp, I just saw the 80th anniversary showing of Wizard of Oz, so it's fresh on my mind. Never saw it on the big screen before and man, was it spectacular. Not normally one for musicals, but this one holds up well. It's also the first movie I ever watched on TV, as a wee lad of some few weeks old, accompanied by my grandfather, so that one's got a special place.
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When I was a kid and we only had 4 TV channels, it seemed like they put The Wizard of Oz on TV once a year. I watched it several times growing up. I did actually see it in the theater when it came back 20 years ago for its 60th anniversary. At the time I lived right across the street from a movie theater so I walked my girlfriend's kids over and we watched it. It was their first movie in the theater. Their second was TPM.

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