Deep Space 9 vs Babylon 5

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Which is the better series or space station

Babylon 5
Not bother because I don't watch any of them.
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Deep Space 9 vs Babylon 5

Post by resident paul » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:17 pm

Both series came out roughly the same time(DS9 1yr headstart).
Which do you think the better one?
I think Babylon 5 has the better stories & feels more like a airport with lots of people in it.
DS9 only got going when the dominion started to threaten.
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Post by necronom » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:41 pm

Yeah, Lightwave was used for the 3D rendering, and Will Wheaton (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: TNG) used to work there (Newtek, that is).

I liked both shows, but B5 was the best of the two, and one of my favourite shows ever.
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Post by markopoloman » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:44 pm

Babylon 5 for me too.

DS9 was brilliant when the Dominion were in it, but B5 was fantastic from episode one - right through to the final one. I wish they could do another one!

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Post by sscott » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:55 pm

DS9, but to be fair I only watched a few episodes of Babylon 5, DS9 did take a while to get going and will be probably the only time the Star Trek franchise attempt a space station. Both shows had longer term plots than many Next Generation one off episodes which helped. Although Next Gen was superb from Season 3 onwards...

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Post by felgekarp » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:05 pm

Babylon 5, it was quite grim in places.

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Post by jdanddiet » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:59 pm

I could never get on with B5 but watched DS9 a lot.

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Post by Matt_B » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:51 pm

Babylon 5; the ongoing plot made it much more involving, although you really needed to be in there from the first episode to fully appreciate it.

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Post by Devious » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:54 pm

I just looked at a several Babylon 5 clips on YouTube. What a bunch of corn.

The costumes take me back to 'Lost In Space'. I do remember that one sexy military lady, though.

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Post by TheDude18 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:44 pm

To quote spaced " Babylon 5's a big pile of sh*t!"

Of all the Sc-Fi stuff on TV B5 is the only one I watched for some time.

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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:25 am

Deep Space 9 is currently beating Babylon 5? The world's gone mad and this poll is invalid :lol: ;)

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Post by Scapegoat » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:37 am

Both had good bits and bad bits, both had fantastic and rubbish characters all the way through, but I prefer B5 purely because (to me) it was like an epic SF book in TV form, whereas DS9 was just a good TV show.

What about the story that Straczynski took his idea of a SF drama based around a space station to Paramount who rejected, then suddenly came up with the idea of DS9?

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Post by Slick2097 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:02 am

Bab 5 for me.
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Post by markopoloman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:04 am

B5 back in the lead - where it should stay.

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Post by dr_bob » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:09 am

markopoloman wrote:B5 back in the lead - where it should stay.

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Post by The Master » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:00 pm

What happened in the end with that guy with the hair who had an invisible goblin eyeball creature thing stuck to his shoulder that he had to keep getting bladdered? No, really. I found that storyline fascinating, but could never find it again...
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