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Babylon 5.1
by Rick Norwood

Rick Norwood is a mathematician and writer whose small press publishing house, Manuscript Press, has published books by Hal Clement, R.A. Lafferty, and Hal Foster. He is also the editor of Comics Revue Monthly, which publishes such classic comic strips as Flash Gordon, Sky Masters, Modesty Blaise, Tarzan, Odd Bodkins, Casey Ruggles, The Phantom, Gasoline Alley, Krazy Kat, Alley Oop, Little Orphan Annie, Barnaby, Buz Sawyer, and Steve Canyon. Visit his web site at comicsrevue.com.

Ratings
Ratings are based on a four star system.
One star means that the commercials are more entertaining than the program.
Two stars watch if you have nothing better to do.
Three stars is good solid entertainment.
Four stars means you never dreamed television could be this good.

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Babylon 5.1 Columns

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2003
Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on the new version of Battlestar Galactica. What Ronald D. Moore produced is in the subgenre of military science fiction, which means we get a lot of "Captain on the bridge!" and "Permission to speak freely, sir!"

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Rick offers his thoughts on the return to TV of Battlestar Galactica. Also he gives episode reviews of Star Trek Enterprise titled "Similitude" and Jeremiah titled "The Mysterious Mr. Smith."

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on the episodes of Enterprise, "Twilight" and "North Star," Star Wars: Clone Wars as well as the DVDs of Neverwhere, Mahabharata, Dark Shadows Collection 7, Where the Wild Things Are and Looney Tunes Golden Collection. And if you want to know what is happening to the TV series of Tarzan and Jeremiah...

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick considers the question: when is a TV show science fiction? And he mentions a few which we may has missed. He also tells us what to watch in November.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his views on the Jeremiah episode, "Letters from the Other Side I," the Enterprise episode, "Raijin" and the Tarzan "Pilot" episode.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick reminds us of what is coming in October as the new TV season starts. He tells us what may be the best this year and which series may be the wild card. Oh yeah, he also notes that Enterprise has changed its name.

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Rick offers his thoughts on the first episode of the new season on Enterprise, "The Xindi." From the teaser, it makes one think Enterprise is all about torturing prisoners and alien sex. But is it?

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on the new TV season. Returning shows include Andromeda, Enterprise, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Angel and Jeremiah. New this year is Tarzan.

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Rick offers his thoughts on two classic SF DVDs; The Thing From Another World written by Charles Lederer and The Day the Earth Stood Still by Edmund H. North. "Klaatu barada nikto!"

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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There is nothing worth watching on TV in August. With that in mind, what could engage you until Jeremiah starts September 19th? Rick has a few ideas. He also has a few thoughts on why there is discussion between the merits of Stargate SG-1 (in) and Star Trek (out).

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Usually, Rick offers his thoughts on TV. This time, he gives us some opinions on the TV series, Cowboy Bebop, plus Cowboy Bebop -- the Movie. He follows that with whether Dark Shadows DVD Collection 5 is worth a look.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on why no SF or fantasy film has won an Oscar for Best Picture yet. And why some should have taken home the statue. As well, he provides us with some of the titles you can look forward to in the second half of 2003

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on his review of The Matrix Reloaded. After receiving some comments from readers, he watched The Matrix on DVD and the movie again. He's sticking to his guns. An he tells us of some news regarding the reprinting of Flash Gordon by Harry Harrison and Tarzan by Russ Manning.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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In his column, Rick offers his thoughts on what is worth watching this summer on television. Also, he has put together a 2002-2003 episode guide for Star Trek: Enterprise. Check it out, print off a copy of each one and keep them handy for the summer reruns.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on TV and the Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form and Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form. In Rick's opinion, who should win? Who will win? As well, he provides us with 2 capsule reviews for episodes of Enterprise, "Cogenitor" by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga and "Regeneration" by Mike Sussman and Phyllis Strong.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick has been watching a lot of TV lately. He gives us his views of recent episodes of Enterprise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing and some thoughts on what the ratings numbers mean. And he's thinking about what to watch in May.

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Rick offers his thoughts on the hows and the whys that some television shows are considered to be a hit while others tank, without much difference in numbers of viewers. And Firefly is coming to DVD!

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on the TV adaptation of Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. He says it is well worth buying when it comes out on DVD next month. As well, he provides us with what to watch on television in April.

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Rick offers his thoughts on DVD as a replacement for television drama, what we have to look forward to in that medium, and when it is scheduled for release. Best news: Babylon 5 Season 2 is finally ready to order.

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Rick offers some thoughts on reasons why Star Trek: Nemesis tanked at the box office. And he gives us a summary of what, if anything, to watch on television in March.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on TV -- the relationship of the current Twilight Zone to that done by Rod Serling more than a generation ago, the future of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and what we can expect from Enterprise for the rest of the season.

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Rick offers his thoughts on the redefined Hugo Award categories for Best Dramatic Production, Long Form and Best Dramatic Production, Short Form. And he provides us with a list of what to watch in February.

Firefly Babylon 5.1
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Top 10 lists are almost irresistible to read -- and equally irresistible to write. A typical top 10 list in the media -- as people who can thumb their noses at books like to call the visual arts -- will consist of 10 movies -- sorry, films. His list is a little different, if only because genre art is not excluded.

2002
Firefly Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on what to watch in January including Enterprise and Farscape. He also tells us why the top twenty TV shows are all either very smart or very dumb.

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Rick thinks that Enterprise keeps getting worse and worse, while Firefly keeps getting better and better. Does his opinion match yours?

Firefly Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on what to watch in December, on Steven Spielberg's Taken and on how you can save Firefly. Something for everyone.

Firefly Babylon 5.1
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Rick thinks it is time to watch Firefly, the best new SF show since Babylon 5. It is in grave danger of being cancelled. And he gives us his views of the spate of TV shows in boxed sets plus capsule reviews of recent TV episodes of Firefly and Enterprise.

Firefly Babylon 5.1
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Rick tells how he reached his conclusion that local theatres have a policy never to screen any film that gets an A rating. And he gives us his views of recent TV episodes of Firefly, Enterprise and some thoughts on Birds of Prey, Smallville, and Buffy.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick has beeing watching a lot of TV lately. He gives us his views of recent episodes of Firefly, Smallville, Enterprise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, John Doe and some thoughts on Twilight Zone. And he's thinking about what to watch in October.

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Rick reminds us of what is coming later this month as the new TV season starts. As well, he provides us with a review of the DVD edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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With the start of the new TV season, Rick offers his thoughts on what to watch in September. If that's not enough, you could always try some episodes of Dark Shadows now on DVD. Find out why.

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Rick shares his thoughts after watching an episode of Farscape, going to the movies to see Lilo and Stitch and Reign of Fire and cueing up DVDs of It Came From Outer Space, Silent Running and Legend.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick has put together a 2001-2002 episode guide for Jeremiah. Check it out, print off a copy of each one and keep them handy for the summer reruns.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick spent a week watching a variety of SF TV programs. He offers us his thoughts on what was good and what wasn't. Does his opinion match yours?

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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In 10 years there will be no television. By that Rick mean that the network television dramatic series will have disappeared and nothing will be left but live sports, "reality" shows, and maybe sitcoms. Television became the world's most popular form of entertainment because it was effortless and free. That's changed.

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Rick offers his thoughts on Witchblade, season two, a new book by J. Michael Straczynski, Delicate Creatures and a look at the DVD version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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In his column, Rick offers his thoughts on what is worth watching this summer on television. Also, he has put together a 2001-2002 episode guide for Star Trek: Enterprise, and The X-Files. Check it out, print off a copy of each one and keep them handy for the summer reruns.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on the script for Dinotopia, what Andre Bormanis offers as a writer for Enterprise and the merits of the Roswell episode titles "Graduation" written by Jason Katims and Ronald D. Moore.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on what to watch in May, on TV Guide covers, on James Cameron and Dark Angel and on the series finale of The X-Files. Something for everyone.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers some tips on what to watch during late April. He also gives us his opinions on The X-Files episode titled "Improbable" by Chris Carter and one for Jeremiah called "The Bag" by Sam Egan.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on the DVD version of The Mists of Avalon. There were 2 reasons why he waited for the DVD. Read on to find out whether he thought the wait was worth it. Also, he gives us some notes on what to watch in April.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his thoughts on society as it is portrayed in Enterprise plus notes on Jeremiah by J. Michael Straczynski, the Enterprise episode, "Fusion" by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, a Roswell episode by Ronald D. Moore and 2 episodes of The X-Files, "Provenance" and "Providence" by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick continues his answer to the question, Whatever Happened to Mr. Straczynski? The gentleman who gave us the Babylon 5, Legend of the Rangers and Crusade TV shows has moved on to Jeremiah. And Rick offers us news on The X-Files along with tips on what's worth watching on television during March.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his mid-season thoughts about Enterprise. There have been some fine episodes like "Breaking the Ice" and "Dear Doctor" and some that we'll quickly forget. Have a look and see if you agree.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his notes on what to watch in February along with news on the future of The X-Files.

Babylon 5.1: Televison Reviews Babylon 5.1
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Rick offers his hopes for Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers. This series, written by J. Michael Straczynski, debuts on January 19, on the Sci-Fi Channel.

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Rick offers his thoughts on what to watch in January with new episodes of Enterprise and The X-Files. Highlights include the new Babylon 5 tele-movie. He also has had a chance to watch the DVD of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Copyright © 1998-2004 by Rick Norwood


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