Thursday, November 15, 2007

I celebrate Christmas early

I’m still breathless from my trip to Costco yesterday afternoon. Costco has marked down all five DVD box sets of Babylon 5 — seasons one through five, every damn one of them — to just $15.99 apiece. I’ve been a big fan of the series for more than a decade, but have always winced at the $59.99 price tag I see on the sets. So as you can imagine, I quickly plunked down $79.95 at Costco and bought all five of ’em yesterday. An early Christmas present to myself.

For the next few weeks, it seems my life’s gonna be filled with Babylon 5. Hooray!

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At 11:02 AM, Anonymous tom novak said...

B5 is pretty retro. I'm jealous!

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous sunni said...

Woohoo! Just think, when you get to that scene with G'kar saying, "Dead, dead, dead, dead," etc., you can think of Iraq/Afghanistan. Just in case you're outrage-challenged, you understand.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

Tom, Babylon 5 was great space opera, so if that's "retro," I agree wholeheartedly!

At 6:06 PM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

So you're saying I should have kept watching after I wasn't impressed by the pilot episode?

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

B.W., I wasn't particularly impressed by the first season, but my mind rapidly changed with season two. In addition to that, as the series progressed, I realized that seeds planted in the pilot and the first season bore tremendous and shocking fruit later on. B5 was one of the few instances where the creator of a TV series actually planned a five-year story arc with a beginning, middle, and end. A fantastic sci-fi series, IMHO.

At 11:10 AM, Anonymous sunni said...

B.W., I second everything Wally said. It's just a damn shame that the threat of the series being cancelled bolloxed the fourth and fifth seasons.


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