Februar 4, 2010
Something slightly different today…this theme isn’t much to write home about on its own, but it’s part of something I normally loathe – voiceover openings. I hate them. They grate on my nerves. „Babylon 5“ had them in all 5 seasons, and for reasons that probably make sense to only 5 people on this planet, the voiceover to seasons 1, 2, 3 and 5 is pure exposition (why??? I mean, people who’ve stuck with you until ep 5.11 are probably aware that Babylon 5 was your last, best chance for peace, and that it failed…just saying). But they did it differently for season 4…and it worked.
If anyone is interested, btw, this show is a good example of how much low-budget sci-fi crappiness (and even occasionally atrocious acting) can be overcome by a seriously gripping story. (Take note, SyFy!)