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warl...@es.co.nz (Matthew Vincent) wrote in
> Bil <bil_irv...@ntlworld.com> wrote:What? The site quotes many of the postings jms himself stated in this
>>>Yeah, quite frankly I think the site is full of shit. The
>>Jeez, give the guy a break! It's an *opinion*.
> An opinion that's presented as fact, for the most part.
newsgroup. It treated the actions of all parties with respect throughout
the article. It was a much better treatment the the unofficial guide to B5
part 2 which stated opinionated articles quite a few too many times.
>>Sometimes its fun to speculate on what might have been.Mayhaps I missed something, his article itself is title what might have
> That's not the part that I have a problem with. He's doing a lot more
been. That clearly states all that follows is speculation. He backs it up
with acts within the show and a little common sense. Where did this guy
>>I don't think the author was being disrespectful or dishonest,Again, where? And where were the criticisms? He seemed to go out of his
> His motives were dishonest, and many of his criticisms were clearly
way to complement all involved even when the person was the actress playing
Talia Winters (can't say her name, just too much pain)
>>on several occassions in the article he mentions how muchWell, I just read his article, nothing else that was provided or
>>admiration he has for jms in creating the show,
> Of course he did. If he just made a whole bunch of criticisms with no
hyperlinked. What was the criticism by the way?
>>B5 is a unique situation in any event. Not only was it a uniqueIt's true. We get dead certainty that Keifer is dead, Lyta and Lennier
>>show, we as fans also gained a (sometimes unhealthy) level of
>>inside knowledge on its evolution through jms.
> I disagree that we've gained an unhealthy level of inside knowledge.
will die, Along with confirmations in many episodes that were somewhat
vague in the aired ep. Good sometimes but you are left with tunnel vision
at points where you can only quote a jms post instead of backing up an
opinion with an episode itself.
>>One thing about the article that I did agree with was hisSeason 5 has that "set location" feel to it. You can tell it is a set,
>>assessment of season 5. [...] *But* (and I have done this)
>>it comes across as a very different show if you watch
>>seasons 1-4 then SiL.
> Yeah, I've tried watching it that way too.
>>Not 'better' per se, just different. It still works.
> Yeah, which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. JMS always said that
which for some reason the other season did not give off (maybe if I studied
production design I could put my finger on it). Season 5 was like the
interior shots of Doctor Who and stood out. Could be the lighting as it
did seem bright. That and the two distinct story lines with maybe 3 stand
>>Anyway, all I'm trying to say is, he's only expressing an opinion.nuke - 198 pound weakling
> He's doing more than that.
>>As am I.
> You, I believe. :)
>>Neither are threats to your own beliefs about the show.
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