History YMMV / BabylonFive

25th Nov '16 10:02:13 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Cartagia, [[TheCaligula the mad Emperor of the Centauri]], from season 3, was a psychotic despot who let his whims dictate Centauri society. He authorizes the ethnic cleansing of Narn and when the Narn leader G'Kar falls into his clutches, Cartagia has him [[ColdBloodedTorture viciously tortured]] simply [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], before opting to attempt to sacrifice his own race just because [[AGodAmI he feels he's a God and can do whatever he likes]].

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** Cartagia, [[TheCaligula the mad mad]] [[TheEmperor Emperor of the Centauri]], from season 3, was a psychotic despot who let his whims dictate Centauri society. He authorizes the ethnic cleansing of Narn and when the Narn leader G'Kar falls into his clutches, Cartagia has him [[ColdBloodedTorture viciously tortured]] simply [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], before opting to attempt to sacrifice his own race just because [[AGodAmI he feels he's a God and can do whatever he likes]].
8th Nov '16 3:12:13 PM LondonKdS
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* BrokenBase: Whether Season One is worth watching all the way through, or only selected episodes that are key to later plots, and whether Season Five is worth watching at all apart from the previously-created finale.
21st Sep '16 3:07:05 AM LondonKdS
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%%* JerkassWoobie: Londo.
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Londo. Even at his absolute worst in the second and third seasons, his original motivation is so sympathetic and his moral conflict so clear that you never really give up on him. And the consequences that happen to him later are absolutely horrible and heart-wrenching.


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** The show's attempts to create "monsters" are generally not very good. The worst include the Nakaleen Feeder in "Grail", the show's first attempt at an all-CGI "character", which looks utterly artificial and devoid of interaction with the physical sets and actors, and the terrible physical costume for the Zarg in "Grey 17 Is Missing".
20th Sep '16 2:03:23 PM Divra
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* HeReallyCanAct: Creator/WalterKoenig proved once and for all that he was so much more than cuddly Pavel Chekov, after his semi-recurring role as the intense, manipulative Psi Cop Alfred Bester.
1st Sep '16 5:50:29 AM Pren
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*** Jerry Doyle, age 60

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*** Jerry Doyle, complications from alcoholism at age 60
27th Aug '16 11:18:30 AM Galle
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** In the midst of the 2016 American presidential election, the dangers of President Clark's brand of authoritarian ultranationalism and xenophobia seem more relevant than ever before.
18th Aug '16 11:25:59 PM Catalyst375
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** In ''The War Prayer'' in Season One, the home guard members mention their conspiracy to stage a mass assassination of the major ambassadors of Babylon 5 - Delenn, Londo, G'Kar...[[PhysicalGod And Kosh]]. TooDumbToLive embodied right there, if the Home Guard thought they could kill a Vorlon.
2nd Aug '16 2:28:21 PM StarSword
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** Sheridan comes perilously close to crossing it when he [[spoiler: orders the use of human telepaths altered by the Shadows as weapons against Earthforce]]. Only the fact that [[DirtyBusiness he does it reluctantly and fully understands the implications of what he's doing]] prevents him from fully succumbing to the MEH.
*** On the other hand, Sheridan did it specifically to disable Earth ships so he wouldn't have to destroy them and kill their crews, and the fact that ships were only disabled becomes important later.
** The Season 5 episode "Learning Curve" shows the Rangers as a violent, completely unaccountable paramilitary group who will violently avenge any offense against one of their members with no regard for local law enforcement or due process.

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** Sheridan comes perilously close to crossing it when he [[spoiler: orders the use of human telepaths altered by the Shadows as weapons President Clark ordering airstrikes against Earthforce]]. Only the fact that [[DirtyBusiness he does it reluctantly and fully understands the implications of what he's doing]] prevents him from fully succumbing to the MEH.
*** On the other hand, Sheridan did it specifically to disable Earth ships so he wouldn't have to destroy them and kill their crews, and the fact that ships were only disabled becomes important later.
** The Season 5 episode "Learning Curve" shows the Rangers as a violent, completely unaccountable paramilitary group who will violently avenge any offense against one of their members with no regard for local law enforcement or due process.
civilian targets on Mars.
29th Jul '16 5:23:19 AM Pren
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** The sheer amount of untimely deaths suffered by the cast, which even more than ''Film/Poltergeist'' can make you wonder if there's a curse on them:

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** The sheer amount of untimely deaths suffered by the cast, which even more than ''Film/Poltergeist'' ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' can make you wonder if there's a curse on them:
29th Jul '16 5:22:46 AM Pren
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** The sheer amount of untimely deaths suffered by the cast, which even more than ''Film/Poltergeist'' can make you wonder if there's a curse on them:
*** Richard Biggs, congenital heart defect at age 44
*** Tim Choate, motorcycle accident at age 49
*** Andreas Katsulas, lung cancer at age 59
*** Jeff Conaway, drug overdose at age 60
*** Michael O'Hare, heart attack after years of schizophrenia at age 60
*** Jerry Doyle, age 60
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