Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist:
Originally Posted by Momentum:
Xum, I see you a Star Trek fan which series is your favorite? I'm a Star Trek fan too. You tell me yours I'll tell mines LOL
I regard myself as a science fiction fan not a Star Trek fan.
Babylon 5 is better than Star Trek in my opinion but Deep Space Nine is the best trek because it was stolen from B5. LOL
LOL, I absolutely loved Babylon 5 and DS9 but the stories were different. That contest of who is right and the best way to develop a species between the Vorlons and the Shadows was really interesting, manipulating and dividing species into opposing sides without them knowing it, to fight their proxy wars was really good story telling and both sides had its merits. Those 2 ancient species or 1st ones was too arrogant to go beyond the rim like the other first ones because they had to prove who was right. Sheridan was so clever and brave and what they went through we as humans right now can relate to. It makes you think is this really happening now? Londo and G'Kar's certainly make you think about the history of Africa and Europe and the economic exploitation that is still going on. Its a classic good and evil too but the good had issues too, the Vorlons because they wanted things on their terms they had this paternal attitude instead of allowing the younger races to determine their destiny without influence from them. All the younger species were were pawns in a galactic debate between 2 ancient species.
The Shadows believed that war and chaos leads to accelerated development of technology and suppression and torture elevated usefulness, they were the masters and are slaves, they had a very low value on life. If I had to take sides I'm with the Vorlons screw the Shadows, they look like insects anyway at least the Vorlons were kinda of spirit like and that was cool and god like from the perspective of humans.
The Vorlons believed in strict discipline, respect, 100 percent focus on improving and achieving, they had no fun or humor, they did not know that life is to be enjoyed too. I think at one time they were like that but they thought of themselves as gods but lowered themselves enough to prove a point to the shadows.
I loved DS9 too, it went 7 seasons and I enjoyed every minute of it. Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko was a rare character in TV history an African American in that role was intriguing and not only was a captain but he was also a Bajoran religious icon The Emiissary, the acting and stories were excellent. But the Ferengi had me rolling sometimes, Quark, Rom, their mom and Grand Nagus had me LOL. But they portrayed greedy capitalists with women with very low station in their society not even worthy of clothes LOL and it was interesting how they were portrayed and how they relate to conservatives today, greedy, cowards, strict ideologues and hypocritical as a whole.
But you know very few people I knew could not get into either one of those series they just was not nerdy enough I guess. I'm glad I was!
I know I got my nerd credentials!