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Shrieking Banshee:

--- Quote from: Zelen on October 03, 2021, 04:31:29 PM ---What makes you say that? B5 had some pretty dark parts to it between Londo & G'Kar as well as the EarthGov / PsiCorps.

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I only watched season 1, but so much of it was "EVIL" anti-alienists. Or about how the government was wrong for spending on military stuff.
This is a setting where humanity was just purely accidentally spared from a war of extermination by a species of alien idiots. 10 years ago.

Bitch PLEASE! The earth should be militarizing itself in every shape and form possible after that! Maybe the next time a alien race decides to exterminate humanity, the military will buy itself enough time for the aliens to conduct genetic tests on humans BEFORE they are knocking on the door on the home planet.

People talk about the war as if the aliens attacked like 100 years ago. But 10?? Are you MAD?

HappyDaze:

--- Quote from: Shrieking Banshee on October 03, 2021, 04:43:19 PM ---
--- Quote from: Zelen on October 03, 2021, 04:31:29 PM ---What makes you say that? B5 had some pretty dark parts to it between Londo & G'Kar as well as the EarthGov / PsiCorps.

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I only watched season 1, but so much of it was "EVIL" anti-alienists. Or about how the government was wrong for spending on military stuff.
This is a setting where humanity was just purely accidentally spared from a war of extermination by a species of alien idiots. 10 years ago.

Bitch PLEASE! The earth should be militarizing itself in every shape and form possible after that! Maybe the next time a alien race decides to exterminate humanity, the military will buy itself enough time for the aliens to conduct genetic tests on humans BEFORE they are knocking on the door on the home planet.

People talk about the war as if the aliens attacked like 100 years ago. But 10?? Are you MAD?

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It was also only through military strength that Earth Force saved the League of Non-Aligned Worlds from the Dilgar.

Zelen:

--- Quote from: Shrieking Banshee on October 03, 2021, 04:43:19 PM ---
--- Quote from: Zelen on October 03, 2021, 04:31:29 PM ---What makes you say that? B5 had some pretty dark parts to it between Londo & G'Kar as well as the EarthGov / PsiCorps.

--- End quote ---

I only watched season 1, but so much of it was "EVIL" anti-alienists. Or about how the government was wrong for spending on military stuff.
This is a setting where humanity was just purely accidentally spared from a war of extermination by a species of alien idiots. 10 years ago.

Bitch PLEASE! The earth should be militarizing itself in every shape and form possible after that! Maybe the next time a alien race decides to exterminate humanity, the military will buy itself enough time for the aliens to conduct genetic tests on humans BEFORE they are knocking on the door on the home planet.

People talk about the war as if the aliens attacked like 100 years ago. But 10?? Are you MAD?

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I mean, I think you have a point but this is just such a conventional problem to get caught up on. Fictional stories almost always accelerate time in this way, so you can both have some major event in the past, as well as have new major events occurring to the same set of characters.

At the same time your critique isn't really informed since you only watched the first season. Definitely the weakest, and doesn't introduce much of the later elements that actually give some context & explain some of the issues you're hung up on.

Shrieking Banshee:

--- Quote from: Zelen on October 03, 2021, 07:20:14 PM ---I mean, I think you have a point but this is just such a conventional problem to get caught up on. Fictional stories almost always accelerate time in this way, so you can both have some major event in the past, as well as have new major events occurring to the same set of characters.
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Stories don't always do this, and when they do it actually does bother me. And the '10 years' part was my smallest part of the hangup. Even if it happened 100 years ago, being anti-military when a weak military almost ended up spelling humanities doom is a hard sell. Thats what I mean by niaeve.


--- Quote ---introduce much of the later elements that actually give some context & explain some of the issues you're hung up on.
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I read some of the spoilers (The aliens where morons, got their leader killed, and then blamed the humans for it). From said spoilers they don't seem to make it better.

HappyDaze:

--- Quote from: Shrieking Banshee on October 03, 2021, 07:37:19 PM ---
--- Quote from: Zelen on October 03, 2021, 07:20:14 PM ---I mean, I think you have a point but this is just such a conventional problem to get caught up on. Fictional stories almost always accelerate time in this way, so you can both have some major event in the past, as well as have new major events occurring to the same set of characters.
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Stories don't always do this, and when they do it actually does bother me. And the '10 years' part was my smallest part of the hangup. Even if it happened 100 years ago, being anti-military when a weak military almost ended up spelling humanities doom is a hard sell. Thats what I mean by niaeve.


--- Quote ---introduce much of the later elements that actually give some context & explain some of the issues you're hung up on.
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I read some of the spoilers (The aliens where morons, got their leader killed, and then blamed the humans for it). From said spoilers they don't seem to make it better.

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It wasn't a weak military that almost got the Earth Alliance destroyed--it was poor diplomacy and arrogance. Their military was weak compared to the Minbari, but so were all of the younger races (the Minbari were the pets of the Vernon's, one of the Ancient races).

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