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Orthos wrote:The best take on time travel (which I am not fan of in general) was in Babylon 5 - in big part because it was planned part of the story, thus reflecting the fact that if time travel would happen, the past results of future time travel would be already history and affecting the now from the beginning.The Vagrant Erudite wrote:Time Travel is only done right as a parody, like in Futurama, because it's such bad writing it exists only to be mocked by good writers.I am required to point out the requisite exception that proves the rule on this, which is of course Chrono Trigger, the best time travel story ever written IMO.
You are as wise as a Vorlon. Zathrus not trust you, what with all the eating humanoids and fire breathing and Xanatos gambits (also like Vorlons), but you are definitely wise.
I admittedly haven't seen B5, though it's on the list of "things to get around to watching eventually", so I can't much comment on it.
You should definitely try to find time to see it. Some of the dialogue is clunky, some of the acting is clunky, season 1 spends way too much time building all the arcs & plot threads, and season 5 is largely unnecessary, BUT! All that being said, the rest of it should be required watching for anyone who enjoys sci-fi and/or engages in world-building & story-telling. Mollari and G'Kar are wonderful, and the aliens (especially the Shadows and the Vorlons) feel alien.