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Old 10-23-2017, 04:20 PM
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The opinionated reviewer at SF Debris is back with a review of "Confessions and Lamentations".

As with his last review, "Severed Dreams", the heavy subject matter somewhat precludes the reviewer's ability to make jokes. However, I did particularly enjoy it when Keefer is referred to as "that flying mannequin".

I was surprised though that the reviewer only gave the episode a rating of "Fine".

https://sfdebris.com/videos/babylon5/b5s2e18.php
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:52 PM
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SF Debris posted a new Babylon 5 review on November 8, 2017:

The Quality of Mercy
https://sfdebris.com/videos/babylon5/b5s1e19.php

The description of Londo's cheating, which I won't spoil, is hilarious!
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The description of Londo's cheating, which I won't spoil, is hilarious!
Yeah that was pretty good. Can't say I always see the point in reviews like this. I don't know why anyone would want to watch something that gives away this much detail when it isn't to poke fun at how bad the subject is. If you think it is a "Fine" episode then why reveal everything that happens?! Why not save the plot points and tell people to watch it?! I don't know. I don't understand videos that are just summations of the plot with a little opinion given. It works when the subject deserves to be lampooned, but not when it is just an episode the audience should see. Of course I also think QUALITY OF MERCY is better than just fine, but I can definitely see the point where it aired did diminish its effect.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:02 AM
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Can't say I always see the point in reviews like this. I don't know why anyone would want to watch something that gives away this much detail when it isn't to poke fun at how bad the subject is. If you think it is a "Fine" episode then why reveal everything that happens?! Why not save the plot points and tell people to watch it?!
I'm guessing that because: 1.) the show in question is over 20 years old, and 2.) the review is hosted on a dedicated SF site, as opposed to Youtube, the reviewer assumes that his audience has already seen the episode in question.

But I agree it would be nice if there was a way for newbies to just see the rating without the spoilers. Perhaps a 1-6 or 0-5 rating* after the title in the menu on the left?

*His rating system seems to be:
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:34 AM
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I missed this with all my holiday activities, but the opinionated reviewer at SF Debris posted a review of "TKO" as his 2017 Christmas episode.

The reviewer declares "TKO" the worst B5 episode ever, and gives it a rating of "Avoid". The review itself is pretty funny.

https://sfdebris.com/videos/babylon5/b5s1e20.php
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SF Debris posted a new Babylon 5 review on January 31, 2018:

And The Sky Full of Stars
https://sfdebris.com/videos/babylon5/b5s1e08.php

The reviewer is harder on the episode than I expected. I enjoyed the revelation that Knight One and Knight Two were members of "The Order of Big-Chinned Blonde Men."
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:05 PM
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I'm not sure if this was a deliberate choice for Valentine's Day, but SF Debris posted a new Babylon 5 review on February 14, 2018:

Deathwalker
https://sfdebris.com/videos/babylon5/b5s1e09.php

There are some funny jokes regarding certain League members which I won't spoil.

I also particularly enjoyed this joke which makes reference to "Chrysalis":

"G'Kar shows up to apologize on Na'Toth's behalf. And given this rare act of diplomacy, Sinclair is willing to meet him halfway and lock Na'Toth up in G'Kar's quarters. And I think we can all agree that having to listen to him go at it with three prostitutes at the same time is punishment enough for anybody."
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