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Courtesy of an Amazon sale I bought Season 3 of Babylon 3 (and 2, but it hasn't arrived yet) and have been rewatching it. It's as awesome as I remember and I have a hard time believing that the person who was responsible for this was also responsible for the horror, YES HORROR, of Byron and the telepaths in season 5. A season I will not be rewatching because I like to pretend that never happened, along with Tracy Scoggins taking over Claudia Christian's role. But there are some small mercies in her leaving the show; apparently the horror that was Byron and his hair was intended as a romantic partner for Susan. I KID YOU NOT.

Why would someone come up with that? It was bad enough with Talia, but Susan!!!!

ETA: I had forgotten that Season 3 brings in Zathras and brings back Sinclair. *Sigh* Into each life a little rain must fall and so forth. At least they don't bring in Scoggins until season 5. If she had hit my screen at this point I would have stabbed myself.

ETA 2: Well, I will give Sinclair his due: he is a master of the artful and annoying pause.

Date: 2011-07-22 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenthesixth.livejournal.com
Coincidence alert! I've been rewatching my Babylon 5 DVD's as well. I only have season 3 and 4. I don't find Sinclair all that watchable, he's a grand actor but he seems to be like he's in a stage play rather than TV, if that makes sense.
I liked the Shadow War storyline. I thought it had a very epic feel even though sometimes it was very obvious that they were on little to no budget in some episodes. I also like Marcus Cole. He was actually the reason I bought seasons 3 & 4.
As for Byron, I wonder if they had cast someone who could act, would he have been less annoying? Because I unfortunately caught one of his episodes on F/X the other day and I never wanted to throw a chair at someone so much. He was condescending to Lyta Alexander. I mean, the woman was modified by the Vorlons, hasn't she suffered enough?!

Wow, good to see I can still geek out over a show that hasn't been on TV in over a decade. Hah!

Date: 2011-07-22 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
How anyone thought Byron and his telepaths were a good plot idea remains one of the mysteries of television. (the other is how do all the telepaths on the run manage to keep their hair so shiny...)

But yeah, B5 season 3 was glorious. Even the cheesy Arthur episode with Michael York.

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