Babylon 5 on Blu Ray

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Re: Babylon 5 on Blu Ray

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These discs arrived today.
It comes in quite a chungus of a blu ray case, but I'm told that we're watching the end of Voyager first.
So I can't say yet what the picture looks like.

Has anyone seen the Journey Home animation?
That looks interesting.

I'm also hankering after Fireball XL5 on blu ray, since my daughter really liked it.
It was interesting to see the episode where the idea for the aquaphibian had come from for Stingray.
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Re: Babylon 5 on Blu Ray

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I haven't watch the Road Home yet. My copy was massively delayed and the series set ended up arriving first, and it didn't seem right to slot it into the middle of season one. Definitely looking forward to seeing it once we're done with the series, but that will be a while.
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Re: Babylon 5 on Blu Ray

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100%

I think the animated method is a good way to continue the series now that a number of the cast members have left us for somewhere better...
Lower Decks is the current Star Trek that feels the most like Star Trek for me and sometimes it hit the right note.
The live action shows have nothing in common with it, is my reaction to them.

Whenever I see the Road Home title, for some reason it makes me think of the ending theme from Yukikaze, which was an impressive and enjoyable anime:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik-Hjc3Eihw
It has a very wistful and nostalgic feel, which I imagine this new B5 feature will.
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The picture quality of the main series of episodes looks good, from what I saw.
It's a lot better than Andromeda where they did a (probably) cheap AI upscale when the technology first became available from one of the worst sources they could find.

I had quite a fun time finding the introductory episode...
The Gathering is tucked away on a separate disc right at the back, hidden under the season 5 discs.
They don't seem to have touched that episode from the point of view of remastering, which is a bit of a shame.
That being said, the saturation and contrast are pretty good and there's nothing wrong with the picture but they've trimmed it to 16:9, which makes the framing look a little unnatural.

This is the special edition of The Gathering, where you don't get to see the 'zoo' sequence, which I thought was quite cool.
I also like the doctor better in this pilot, than the one from the main series.

The CGI on this show really isn't bad: even on the pilot. I don't know why people like to give Bab5 such a hard time for the CGI.

Bab5 has a funny quality, where you feel as though you're watching a theatre production, much of the time.

One remark from the pilot episode made me laugh. It mentions that the UN is dissolved at some point in the future. I thought the show was supposed to be a sci-fi dystopia. :D
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