History Awesome / BabylonFive

9th Jun '18 7:01:03 PM nombretomado
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* Garibaldi, having tracked down the thugs who kidnapped Lise, introduces himself by throwing in a flash bang grenade that, just before it goes off, plays a Porky Pig "T-t-that's all folks!" Who could have guessed Garibaldi's love of Looney Tunes would have such a badass payoff? (Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.)
* Another crossover with CrowningMomentOfFunny: At the end of the Centauri Prime trilogy, when Vir has just gotten the Drakh leader to confess to all manner of Bad Things that they've done, Garibaldi pops up out of a just-delivered wardrobe with the line, "What's up, Drakh?". (Garibaldi then proceeds to Shoot Him A Lot.)

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* Garibaldi, having tracked down the thugs who kidnapped Lise, introduces himself by throwing in a flash bang grenade that, just before it goes off, plays a Porky Pig "T-t-that's all folks!" Who could have guessed Garibaldi's love of Looney Tunes would have such a badass payoff? (Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.)
* Another crossover with CrowningMomentOfFunny: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: At the end of the Centauri Prime trilogy, when Vir has just gotten the Drakh leader to confess to all manner of Bad Things that they've done, Garibaldi pops up out of a just-delivered wardrobe with the line, "What's up, Drakh?". (Garibaldi then proceeds to Shoot Him A Lot.)



** The line he delivers to the Drazi while doing so makes the moment both Awesome [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and Funny]] at the same time.

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** The line he delivers to the Drazi while doing so makes the moment both Awesome [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments and Funny]] at the same time.



* Marcus is looking for the Nightwatch agents who kidnapped Delenn. So he goes into one of the roughest bars on the station, sits down at a card table and states that they don't tell him what he wants to know, in five minutes he'll be the only one at the table still conscious. And if he still doesn't get the information he needs five minutes after that, he'll be the only person in the ''bar'' still conscious. Ten minutes later he shouts out [[CrowningMomentOfFunny what is arguably the single funniest line in the entire series.]]

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* Marcus is looking for the Nightwatch agents who kidnapped Delenn. So he goes into one of the roughest bars on the station, sits down at a card table and states that they don't tell him what he wants to know, in five minutes he'll be the only one at the table still conscious. And if he still doesn't get the information he needs five minutes after that, he'll be the only person in the ''bar'' still conscious. Ten minutes later he shouts out [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments what is arguably the single funniest line in the entire series.]]



* The entire first season is a meta CMOA for Michael O'Hare, who managed to film every single episode as the main character while battling a severe case of schizophrenia. In fact, JMS offered to suspend filming for several months so he could seek treatment, but O'Hare, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming afraid that an extended leave of absence would destroy the show before it began and put too many other people's jobs at risk]], flatly refused, instead promising to finish out the first season and only seek treatment after filming was complete. The truth of this was only revealed in 2013, some nine months after O'Hare passed away; JMS had originally promised to take the secret to ''his'' grave, but O'Hare asked him to keep the secret only until he passed away, saying that the fans needed to know the truth and that he hoped that his story could raise awareness and compassion for mental illness like the one he suffered. Godspeed, old friend. You are loved.

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* The entire first season is a meta CMOA for Michael O'Hare, who managed to film every single episode as the main character while battling a severe case of schizophrenia. In fact, JMS offered to suspend filming for several months so he could seek treatment, but O'Hare, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments afraid that an extended leave of absence would destroy the show before it began and put too many other people's jobs at risk]], flatly refused, instead promising to finish out the first season and only seek treatment after filming was complete. The truth of this was only revealed in 2013, some nine months after O'Hare passed away; JMS had originally promised to take the secret to ''his'' grave, but O'Hare asked him to keep the secret only until he passed away, saying that the fans needed to know the truth and that he hoped that his story could raise awareness and compassion for mental illness like the one he suffered. Godspeed, old friend. You are loved.
30th May '18 6:40:18 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Way back in season one, while offering to pilot a seemingly suicidal mission:
-->"As a young and foolish Centauri, I swore that I would die on my feet doing something noble and brave and futile. Perhaps it was not so wild a dream as I thought. Or as foolish. Better than waiting for the inevitable."
1st Dec '17 7:14:37 PM lordlundar
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* A special note goes to JMS who took on the role of Executive Producer simply so ''no one above him could mess with the show.'' Everything listed above, as well as the considerable amount of effects, techniques and tricks used but never overused, originated from his mind. The cast and crew get credit for the delivery, but without JMS as the brain and the lead, the series would never have come out as well as it did.
28th Nov '17 2:06:51 PM ErikModi
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** Another subtle point: did the Earth ships withdraw because they were hopelessly outmatched by the Minbari ships, or because they'd probably spark another war with the Minbari, who may finish what they'd started over ten years ago (namely, wiping out the human race)? Either way, Delenn put [=EarthForce=] in an unwinnable situation ''simply by showing up''.
20th Sep '17 7:38:54 AM timemonkey
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* Regarding Sinclair's martial dealings with the Minbari, Sinclair was greatly feared by them by the time he was made ambassador. He was somewhat feared by the Minbari fighter pilots during the war. He had an unusually high kill rate against Minbari craft that were faster, better armed and better armored. At the war's start, Minbari pilots were told their craft were invincible against Earth fighters. After the Pilot movie (not the first episode), Minbari started to fear him because Sinclair killed one of them in single combat involving firearms. Minbari are much stronger and physically tougher than humans. What really made Sinclair a living legend was his brief fight with Nerroom. Nerroom ambushed him from behind and despite having the advantages of surprise, superior physical strength, and physical toughness, Nerroom lost ... quite quickly. Nerroom was one of the best Minbari warriors, he attacked in a dishonorable way, and lost to a human. Much of this comes from the first cannon B5 novel, written by JMS's exwife.

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* Regarding Sinclair's martial dealings with the Minbari, Sinclair was greatly feared by them by the time he was made ambassador. He was somewhat feared by the Minbari fighter pilots during the war. He had an unusually high kill rate against Minbari craft that were faster, better armed and better armored. At the war's start, Minbari pilots were told their craft were invincible against Earth fighters. After the Pilot movie (not the first episode), Minbari started to fear him because Sinclair killed one of them in single combat involving firearms. Minbari are much stronger and physically tougher than humans. What really made Sinclair a living legend was his brief fight with Nerroom. Nerroom Neroon. Neroon ambushed him from behind and despite having the advantages of surprise, superior physical strength, and physical toughness, Nerroom Neroon lost ... quite quickly. Nerroom Neroon was one of the best Minbari warriors, he attacked in a dishonorable way, and lost to a human. Much of this comes from the first cannon B5 novel, written by JMS's exwife.
27th Jul '17 12:45:27 PM Farnham
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* Early in season 2, Londo incurs the wrath of Elric, a powerful Technomage, for pestering him about getting an endorsement from his order. As a result, Londo and Vir suffer all sorts of technology-related mishaps and woes. As Elric and the other Technomages are about to leave Babylon 5, Londo approaches him one last time, asking for a prophecy. Elric complies, and gives one that is both awesome and frightening, indicating how deep Londo has gotten himself in trouble, and foretelling his doom.
-->'''Elric''': As I look at you, Ambasador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sound; the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
-->'''Londo''': My followers?
-->'''Elric''': Your victims.
8th Jul '17 2:02:52 PM LordArvidthe13th
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*Regarding Sinclair's martial dealings with the Minbari, Sinclair was greatly feared by them by the time he was made ambassador. He was somewhat feared by the Minbari fighter pilots during the war. He had an unusually high kill rate against Minbari craft that were faster, better armed and better armored. At the war's start, Minbari pilots were told their craft were invincible against Earth fighters. After the Pilot movie (not the first episode), Minbari started to fear him because Sinclair killed one of them in single combat involving firearms. Minbari are much stronger and physically tougher than humans. What really made Sinclair a living legend was his brief fight with Nerroom. Nerroom ambushed him from behind and despite having the advantages of surprise, superior physical strength, and physical toughness, Nerroom lost ... quite quickly. Nerroom was one of the best Minbari warriors, he attacked in a dishonorable way, and lost to a human. Much of this comes from the first cannon B5 novel, written by JMS's exwife.
30th May '17 11:04:28 PM jaquellae
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*** The next day? It was brought up 2 seasons later, in "A View from the Gallery" by the 2 maintenance workers we follow around during the episode.
19th May '17 9:38:46 PM MikeW
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-->''Bo''': Suddenly, I understand Sheridan a whole lot better.

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-->''Bo''': -->'''Bo''': Suddenly, I understand Sheridan a whole lot better.
19th May '17 9:37:42 PM MikeW
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* In "A View From the Gallery," when the station comes under attack, Sheridan wants workers Bo and Mack to get Delenn to a shuttle. Delenn manages to point out that if she's on a pod when Babylon 5 is destroyed, she'll sabotage it as she'd rather die than leave Sheridan. Thus, by letting her go, the men will be saving her life. They admit she's right as she turns to walk off with a smile.
-->''Bo''': Suddenly, I understand Sheridan a whole lot better.
-->'''Mack''': How so?
-->'''Bo''': Dead or alive, I'd crawl my way out of Hell and through ten miles of rock to see that smile again.
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