more coming later & astronomizing londo
As you might have noticed my rewatch of B5, as is any rewatch I randomly start, is not quick nor is it consistent. However, tonight I feel like watching some B5 and thus things continue. We’re back in business!
That said, in class the other day we were discussing Alpha Centauri and I totally drew lots of little Londos next to my notes with different quotes, one of which definitely was, “But in purple - I’m stunning!”
Londo, however, will not be on the exam. Woe.
Londo approves. Cat ≠ duck.
Why can’t I have a cat that watches Babylon 5?
the parliament of dreams
"Ambassador, it is not my place to speculate on how anything gets into your bed."
- the fierce Na’Toth
This episode’s episode of Things I Love (and one thing I don’t):
- G’KAR. AND NA’TOTH! These two are so hilariously perfect together in all of the right ways that it’s pure comedic gold. I love this episode in particular because we get to see a wholly different side of G’Kar than the serious one of the first few episodes. His facial expressions in this episode were of another level entirely. Na’Toth has perfected bored sarcasm. I forgot how much I enjoyed this one.
- LENNNNNNNIER. How I’ve been waiting for you to show up, my dear! You can look Delenn in the eyes, it’s okay, she doesn’t bite. I completely forgot that Lennier was introduced in this episode and so I had to surpress a squeal of happiness when I saw him. My Minbari dream team is now complete.
- Londo. Is Perfect. In Purple.
pretty in pink?
- The one thing I couldn’t get behind, and never could, is the terrible Sinclair/Catherine bit. Terrible music plays in the background of every scene that sounds like it could be sort of light porn soundtrack. I know Sinclair needs some sort of history, but, really? Blah. No thanks.
"Did I ever tell you that you are very cute for a Minbari? Even you are cute, in an annoying sort of way. Everybody’s cute! Everybody’s cute! Even me. But in purple… I’m stunning!"
As if I could leave this one out. A bit of Londo perfection.
This is me. Before I start another episode. Really.
(WHY SO ADORBS JOHN SHERIDAN?!)
…and so it begins!
The gif spammage, that is.
And like I said…I have problems with “Infection” as well, so there is no flame from me. I guess part of it is knowing what was in the script that should’ve been carried off better, but wasn’t. And part of it is my fault; I tried to use the Nelson/machine as a metaphor; it wasn’t supposed to be about the Nelson/machine, but about the kind of people who would create it, the kind of people who would sell it, and the kind of people who would confiscate it even KNOWING what it was (and of course the kind of people who would *use* it). Unfortunatly, when you put somebody in that kind of suit, that *becomes* the story, and from that point on you’re pretty much doomed. It was also in places too much an obvious metaphor…"
Spot on what I liked/disliked about this episode.
"You still haven’t told me when the commander is due back?"
"How soon is soon?"
"Longer than a little while, faster than later."
- ISN News Lady & Garibaldi
born to the purple
In purple, I’m stunning!
- Your Very Own Londo Mollari (not in this episode)
This episode’s episode of Things I Love:
- VIR. I love Vir. A lot. What I like most about Vir here is that we can see how eager he is to help out however he can, but we can also see the beginnings of how much he believes he should do the right thing. For Vir this is essential. The development of his character throughout the series really makes my heart smile. Here, he’s a moon-faced assassin of joy. Later, well, I wouldn’t mess with him. But I would have him over for tea.
- Garibaldi. I meant to mention Garibaldi last time, but I didn’t. I really do love Garibaldi. I love this entire cast, but Garibaldi is probably the most human element of the show. He’s the character that I think watchers can relate to most: he watches Daffy Duck, he has that New York accent (I’m a New Yorker myself, it’s like home for me), and he’s gruff but in all the ways that make you want to have him as your friend because you know he’d protect you over his own self if he had to. In this episode we get to see his investigation into a comm system mystery and although he finds what he’s looking for, it isn’t what he expects, but he does the right thing in the end.
- Talia. I’m one of those people that prefer Talia to Lyta (Byron, oh Byron, blergh) and this episode helps to show why: Talia is just a normal girl who just happens to have telepathic abilities. She wants to engage herself with the people around her and do normal things with them, but she’s also there to help out when needed. Her banter with Sinclair here was sort of reaffirming for me.
- And Londo. This episode, like it does for most of the characters, shows you how they can be when they’re good. Londo can be loving and caring and passionate. He wasn’t always on a slippery slope to who knows where, he has potential. But, like all things with Londo, it’s taken from him
Onward to “Infection”! This one’s for Franklin.
brb, loling forever. ♥♥
My dear G’Kar. How can I ever thank you? You have saved my career, and the honor of the entire Centauri Republic.