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01 September 2010 @ 06:35 pm
Screencap Review  

















And for this half's prettehs:

 
 
 
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Shannon: b5 delenn profilekungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
What kills me is that the rest of the series makes many references to The Gathering, so even if we can kind of pretend that Delenn never looked like that, are we still supposed to assume she was able to just haul Garibaldi up and carry him over her shoulders? Because it's one thing to go along with a retcon of someone's appearance, but another to imagine a different resolution to the climax.

It's just so goddamn weird.

Mira was probably also upset with the direction she must have gotten to not move her face; any time she speaks or makes too much of a facial gesture, you can see all kinds of horrible things happening where her big fake jaw is blended into her actual face. She's kind of gritting out all of her dialogue through clenched teeth. It's awful.

There are also enormous gaps between her bone crest and her head. It's just an awful job all around. I wish I had that gif of Gary Oldman from The Professional screaming "I have had it with this Mickey mouse bullshit!" because it's really the only appropriate response.
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ghanima sun: b5ghanimasun on September 2nd, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Your comments crack me up &hearts

G'Kar also looking really awful in this, so glad they improved his look/everything.

Sinclair and his baseball diamond decoration? Is so ridiculous, and I sorta love it!

Lyta looks pretty kickass as usual though. And I'm looking forward to many more of these :D
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I ordinarily find G'Kar to be quite handsome, so his look in this was just weird. And kind of creepy. In that, I was afraid G'Kar was a creeper.
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there's coffee in that nebula: b5 besterun_crayon_rouge on September 2nd, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
All men are twelve-year-old boys. Just sayin'. And Garibaldi has Daffy Duck on his wall, you know. (I think I have a rare case of "defensive over Sinclair". WTF?)
Shannon: b5 commandkungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
Hee! I think with Garibaldi and Daffy, it's feels more like "this grown man just really loves classic cartoons," but that baseball thing just looked very much like the kinds of decorations they put up in model homes to show which room is for boys and which for girls.

I got a better look at it in another shot, and there were weird blotchy circles of color at the top, so I'm not sure what it's supposed to be. It sure as hell looks like a baseball diamond, though.
xphilehbxphilehb on September 2nd, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
I love your screencaps already. I cannot wait for more!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 3rd, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I did this for, like, five or six S1 episodes of The X-Files before I got bored and wandered off. I might post them here, some day. (Did anyone else even watch XF?)
xphilehb: XF - Trianglexphilehb on September 3rd, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
I actually tried to start an XF rewatch earlier this year, and stalled out mid S1. Someday I will do it. (And there is still a pretty active XF fandom on LJ. I just don't happen to be a part of it, really.)
nhpwnhpw on September 3rd, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
This is such a great idea. OMG.

(Stay the fuck away from Intersections, though. Unless you write something about taking him cookies. He needs a cookie real bad.)

Dude, Sinclair so does the smushy-faced kissing thing, too! Look, his cheek is all smoooshed up.

Also - "Huntin' changelings like a boss" - LMAO.

Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 3rd, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
I know WTF is with the smushy face?! Honest to God, I have not seen kissing like that outside frickin' Golden Age Hollywood cinema. It is so weird. Honestly, though, I don't think I'd have such a problem with Sinclair Smooshy Face if it weren't for TRG. I never found myself shouting out "NOOOOOOO" like Darth Vader when he was macking on Sakai.

Right after Sinclair and Garibaldi get off the elevator, and Garibaldi is shot, Sinclair goes after the Changeling. And he has to take cover behind some crate or something, so instead of just, you know, running over, he of course ROLLS ON HIS BACK AS HE DIVES FOR IT. I was going to put "Somersaulting like a boss" over it, but I could not get a decent cap of it to save my life. I was very sad.

Here is what I would do with Intersections. You know, just as an example. You can tell me if it would pain you too much, LOL.

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mac_beth13mac_beth13 on September 3rd, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
I always got distracted by the light up star chart globe I never noticed the baseball diamond pic. I've always loved the part where Delenn picked up Garibaldi like a sack o'taters ovre her shoulder. I always assumed her character lost some of her mighty-might strength after her change, bummer that. Thank goodness for Mira's accent making the voice dubbing thing not work so they made her less androgynous. Poor Mira, such a beautiful woman made to look that way. Love the pretteh screencap of Kosh, I always thought that moment spoke through posture.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 4th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
I love the star chart globe; it is so pretty. It is like the only piece of set design in the pilot that is pretty. Then again, I love globes in general.

It was her accent that made the voice dubbing not work? I didn't know that! That is kind of cool, actually. Funnily enough, after I watched The Gathering, I ended up watching that bit at the beginning of Atonement, with her in her pretty dress, because I wanted to see pretty Delenn - it's remarkable how much less of an accent she had by that point in the show. I mean, still quite there, no doubt, but it was much thicker in the pilot.
mac_beth13mac_beth13 on September 4th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Okay, so I did not gigglesnort at "I love globes in general" repeat I did not. *looks around innocently* :P

From my recollection from a commentary or Q&A with JMS he said they were still having a hard time getting the dubbing to sound good at a dropped octave level because of Mira's accent. So they previewed the pilot to the test audience with Mira's voice as is and the audience's response to her voice was so positive that they decided to leave it. I love her voice, it's so lovely. :)
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