Deep Space Nine vs. Babylon 5

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Picard Sisko, Feb 17, 2013.

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Which is better: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -or- Babylon 5?

  1. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  2. Babylon 5

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  1. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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    I am the kind of guy who hates comparing franchises, especially Star Trek and Star Wars. However, I think DS9 vs. B5 is rather appropriate. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, here is a little history lesson:

    The similarities are obvious, and I'm sure Paramount took some ideas from B5. What do you guys think? Personally, I don't think Babylon 5 aged very well, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is better in the long run.
     
  2. Idun Destroyer of snowmen

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    I agree. DSnine has aged better.
     
  3. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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    DS9 has its "90s" moments, but B5 has 90s written all over it. Their biggest mistake was the use of CGI, but I guess that was a result of their budget.

    I would give the show a better chance if only there wasn't so much competition between the two. Watch this promo:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9xMd0ln_rE
     
  4. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Never really got into Babylon 5. Tried watching it a few times but couldn't stick it. I always preferred DS9 and found it way more interesting.
     
  5. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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    Agreed completely.
     
  6. Soapy Registered

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    I liked Babylon 5 as a kid. Tried to watch it recently, it doesn't hold up well at all. I got into Star Trek as an adult, and Deep Space Nine is easily the better show and holds up significantly better as well.
     
  7. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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    I think B5 gets praise because it was very serialized?
     
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    I like best but let's be honest the final season of Babylon 5 was big letdown.Espeilly the finale.During the final arc on DS9 you didn't want show to end.B5 fans can't say the same.
    Making B5 fans buy novels to get full story on Centuri Is cop out.Plus never showing us
    the telepae war or how the plague launched In B5:A Call to arms was cured Is pathetic.
     
  9. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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    I remember the DS9 finale was a bit of a letdown for me since the Dominion war just ends. But I understand that there were budget constraints, so that is part of it. But what you said about B5 does sound pathetic.
     
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    They had to wrap up the war In finale on TV budget.I was really disappoint IN NG films we never got to see what Enterprise was doing during the war.Or more on fallout for war.

    To me I was never disappointed by end of war.any disapointment from finale was of SIsko
    becoming one with prophts but I realize they clearly Intended that from ending by the begining of final season once they revealed a prophet had basiclly been his mother.

    Before enterprise season 3 DS9 was most serialized of STar Trek.
     
  11. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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    I never understood why Paramount never made a Dominion War film. It could have the flagship vessel (The Enterprise) fighting alongside with DS9 characters and other starships, but instead we got Insurrection. Rather than fighting for the Federation, the Enterprise is busy helping 600 people on some planet that nobody cares about. Such a wasted opportunity.
     
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    I liked DS9 better, but I still got to say I really liked B5 a lot. JMS did a wonderful job.
     

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