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31 August 2010 @ 09:33 pm
Screencap Review  
I am beginning my first-ever Babylon 5 rewatch!  I hope it will be the first of many.  I decided it might be fun to do some reviews as I go along, but I'm not very good at writing actual meta.  So I'm just going to make jokes on top of screencaps.

And a collection of prettehs:

Part II.
ghanima sun: j/dghanimasun on September 1st, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Gahhh! First of all this is way awesome and I haven't even read through it yet! *is excited*

Secondly, I am not sure I ever actually watched this entire episode/movie thingie. *hides* I had already seen a lot of the series when I tried to watch it and I was just too shocked by how different everything was.
ghanima sun: b5ghanimasun on September 1st, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
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Okay I definitely don't remember everything in here (what kind of a fan am I!?) but I do remember some of it.

I'm so glad Delenn didn't look like that the whole first season too, it's a pretty bizarre look. And imagine the whole race of Minbari being based off that--yikes!

Who is the woman Sinclair is in bed with? I definitely don't remember those parts, but it's entirely possible I just blocked them from my memory.

Also wtf is up with those harnesses they are wearing - is that supposed to be the tram thing? So glad they got rid of those too.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 1st, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
I think they're wearing harnesses because the tram is supposed to be low G? IDK, it's ridiculous. They're obviously just roller coaster harnesses.

The woman Sinclair is in bed with is his girlfriend or something? She seems like a Sakai prototype. The actress is awful, rough-looking, and unfortunately just not attractive at all. I do not want to hear her talking about frictionless sheets with Sinclair blargh no no.
xphilehbxphilehb on September 1st, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Oh, this will be fun! I'm not far ahead of you in my rewatch with the roomie.

Also, I freely admit I skipped The Gathering, and looking at this, I'm not sad I did.
Shannon: b5 londo bwkungfuwaynewho on September 1st, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
It's awful, dude.
nhpw: sheridanconfusednhpw on September 1st, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Yeeeah. I commented on this earlier, and then reread it and realized I sounded like a yeotch. So I deleted it and, yeah. Sorry. I'm having a DAY.

This is so cute. For reals. And I look forward to lots of pictures capped "This is where you should kiss her"; "Seriously, dude, kiss her"; "KISS HER YOU FUCKER!" etc.

K. I'm taking my cranky self to bed now. :)

Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 1st, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)
Now I am totally intrigued by what you originally said! Haha, I can't even imagine.

ETA: I'm sorry you had a day. :( I had one of those last week, and one of my friends said something really nice and comforting and I snapped back, "Why can't I just mope for one day?!" It happens.

Oh, I'm not sure how long I will keep this up, heh. I'd like to think I could get to "kiss her you fucker" but it's a tough call.

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Shannon: b5 delenn profilekungfuwaynewho on September 1st, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
lizbee had recommended these books by Jane Killick - episode guides with lots of interviews with the cast - and I bought them all super cheap off Amazon. I'm going to read through them as I do the rewatch, right? Anyway, in talking about The Gathering, Mira was definitely trying to be as diplomatic as possible, but talked about how after seeing herself in this makeup, with the chin and the bigger nose (she's Slavic, how much extra nose does she need?) and the bumpy forehead and the bald and the bone and the mottled skin...she got really upset.

I'm pretty sure that's code for "went home and cried." And they were apparently going to give her contacts, but that didn't work, and the voice thing, too? God, she must have just been a wreck. In contrast, her regular S1 makeup is just gorgeous. I'm so glad the voice altering didn't work because that's apparently the only reason she didn't end up looking like this. I can't even imagine.

What's so weird is actually watching it - she is completely unrecognizable. You expect it in stills, but when she's moving and acting? You'd think you'd catch glimpses of her - but no. Like, hearing her voice come out of that creature is kind of freaky, because at no point does she look like herself. I think the only thing up there that's hers is her mouth.
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Avelera: Harvey Dentathena799 on August 23rd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
I actually STARTED with Gathering and it confused the heck out of me because I was told you need to watch for all these hidden clues throughout the show, and that everything is very consistent, so when her makeup changed the next episode I spent forever trying to figure out the "hidden significance" of the sudden change (do they molt? do they change with the seasons or something? lol).
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Anne Marieindigoviolet on September 1st, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Poor Mira! I remember reading somewhere that even when she got to look mostly human again, she still wasn't happy about losing her eyebrows and thought it was unflattering. And in the only other English speaking role she's had, they've got her running round the jungle looking like Alice Cooper.

Heh, I've only seen The Gathering once and it was a good few years before I started watching the series proper like. I do remember G'Kar offering Lyta sweet lovings. And I think Takashima was going to be the Psi Corps mole, who shot Garibaldi at the end of S1?

Yeahhh, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone to get them interested in B5. Or most of S1 for that matter, but you have to sit through that to understand what the hell's going on.
Shannon: b5 mira creditskungfuwaynewho on September 1st, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'd be upset about losing my eyebrows, too, if I had such dark and lovely ones as she's got. Seriously, goddamn that picture of her up there. I don't think they work out her makeup issues until S4, really, which is just...how do you start with someone as beautiful as she is and just continue to fuck it up in many and different ways? So bizarre.

Yeah, Takashima was supposed to be the mole, which wouldn't have worked, I think. Because she is boring. There would have been the big reveal and we all would have been like, "...Her?"
there's coffee in that nebula: b5 mira and goranun_crayon_rouge on September 1st, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
See, maybe you noticed I stopped commenting on you fic because I am totally LAME and basically illiterate. Yes, sorry about that. On the other hand, pretty pictures with silly comment on them? Bring it on! God, I can't believe how bad The Gathering was. Best thing? Morden! And Lyta's hair, I kind of dig it. Although it's really hard to make Lyta not awesome. Except when she's, like, totally in lurve with Byron. I'm really looking forward to all the malicious Byron commentary, heh.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 1st, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
Lyta's hair makes her look so much older than she actually is, though; she looks ten years younger in S5 than she does here. And I think Pat Tallman is cute as a bug, but her acting in this...is not so great.

The Gathering is pretty much the worst pilot I've ever watched. I kind of can't believe this show got picked up, actually. Heh.
mac_beth13mac_beth13 on September 3rd, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
"Delenn's Magical Life Savers" killed me, ROTFL!