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I am just now starting to watch this and what I really want to say is: Tracy Scoggins, get off my screen! You're a sad replacement for Ivanova - you're not even the poor man's Susan, you're just annoying. Everything about you irritates me.

And not related to the above at all, but in light of [livejournal.com profile] meyerlemon's recent posts on George Clooney's opera dancer/current girlfriend, why does Yahoo constantly tell me that he has no plans to marry ever? About every 2 weeks they have a 'story' about this completely uninteresting piece of celebrity 'news.' It's even less interesting than celebrity news normally is. Is this about all his PR machine can come up with - endless stories on how he will never wed? Are we supposed to care?

Speaking of Yahoo, here's a quotation from their coverage of Bush's defense of US interrogation methods (i.e. torture) on terrorist suspects:

Speaking emphatically, the president noted that "highly trained professionals" conduct any questioning. "And by the way," he said, "we have gotten information from these high-value detainees that have helped protect you."

Well, I for one am heartened that the torture was done by highly trained professionals. I'd hate to think that the US government was just letting any old person have a go at tormenting suspects. I assume that this means that Bush is also admitting that they have torture 101-501 courses somewhere so that these people can become highly trained. And professional! Can't forget the professional element. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go and throw up.

Date: 2007-10-06 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sucrelefey.livejournal.com
"we have gotten information from these high-value detainees that have helped protect you."

Prove it moron!

Ahem. Season five does show the effects of creator burn out and last minute changes, very uneven and Byron sucks!

Date: 2007-10-06 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Prove it moron!

But if we make him prove it the terrorists have won!

I am not excited about season 5 so far but hopefully it will pick up.

Date: 2007-10-06 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sucrelefey.livejournal.com
There are some good parts and stand alone episodes but it takes a while to get to them.

Date: 2007-10-06 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenavira.livejournal.com
Tracy Scoggins, get off my screen!

You and everybody else. She's definitely the second-worst part of Season 5. (Season 5 is improved greatly if you remember that "Into the Fire" was probably meant to be the Season 4 finale, and so the rest of Season 4 was meant to be Season 5, and most of Season 5 was meant to last for about 10 episodes at the absolute most. There are plotlines that would work much better as one-episode things...and then there's the end of Londo's arc, and that makes up for it.)

Date: 2007-10-06 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Tracy Scoggins is only the second worse? Is there even worse to come? That scares me a bit. I'll keep watching but I have to say that at the moment it is only out of a completist urge. And a love for G'Kar.

I actually think the idea behind the season is interesting (what do you do when you've won the war and have to rebuild with people still trying to destroy you) but the writing is a bit heavy handed and they've made some unwise casting choices. Though in Scoggins' defense, her character is really annoying as written: they went for tough and feisty and got unreasonably aggressive, annoying, and someone you'd hate to work for. Oh Susan, why did you have to go and mourn your ranger? He wasn't worthy of you!

Date: 2007-10-08 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenavira.livejournal.com
Hatred of Tracy Scoggins is nearly universal. Hatred for Byron is totally universal. But like I said, once that bit goes (you can mark its passing by the return of Bester) then it's Londo and G'Kar all the way, baby.

Yeah, I do love Season 5 sometimes more for its concepts than what it actually does. Lochley was generally just not a good idea, but I think something they kind of got stuck with. But I can't hate a season that includes both Day of the Dead and The Fall of Centauri Prime. <3

Date: 2007-10-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
So far I don't hate Byron as much as I hate Scoggins. Maybe it's because while Byron just seems smug and pointless, Scoggins is being shoved down my throat. People keep saying how amazing she is but she just seems, well, shouty and unwilling to listen to anything anyone says even when logic would tell you that it's not much point pissing off the people you might need in future. Plus she has the disadvantage of replacing a character I really liked - Susan - and being a rubbish version of her.

Date: 2007-10-08 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenavira.livejournal.com
Jesus H. Christ, have you gotten to the Telepath Singalong yet? It burns, it burns.

I try not to think of Lochley as an Ivanova replacement, because while she's taken over what would have been Susan's position in the show-universe she doesn't and obviously can't be filling Susan's wider plot functions in terms of how season 5 was written. That makes it a little bit better. But yeah, she's annoying entirely on her own merits, too. I do block her out of my mental Season 5 a lot.

Date: 2007-10-09 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
have you gotten to the Telepath Singalong yet?

*boggles, then boggles some more*

Date: 2007-10-09 11:58 pm (UTC)

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