Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Babylon 5 - The Complete First Second Seasons|
Actors: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs
Directors: Bruce Seth Green, David J. Eagle, Janet Greek, Jesús Salvador Treviño, Jim Johnston
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
The epic sci-fi series Babylon 5 was a unique experiment in the history of television. It was effectively a novel for television in five seasons, consisting of 110 episodes with a clear beginning, middle, and end. The firs... more »
Great way to get rid of VHS taped episodes!
Linda | San Jose, CA United States | 06/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I started watching the original B5 episodes during the original 2nd season airing.. and since then have taped (on VCR) every single episode of B5 and have kept them. B5 is one of the most sophisticated, well thought-out SciFi series I've known. It takes a little getting used to as the characters are more raw than those from the refined ideal Star Trek world, but that adds to the grounded-ness of the storyline. Also, although each episode by itself is complete in itself, but unlike Star Trek, each episode builds on the previous episode and is chronological, so the full impact of the series can only be appreciated if you see the whole thing. Imagine it being a 5-year mini-series with 22 episodes/year. Thus buying the whole season makes sense (as opposed to Star Trek episodes you just want a select few of the whole season. you can still do that with this, but you miss out a lot if you do)Now with the DVD's I can get rid of my VHS tape clutter (DVD's are more compact!), get better screen resolution (shown in wide-screen letterbox format and DD surround) than you could ever reproduce from a taped show while it was on air.Highly recommended for those who taped the entire series. No commercials, you get the full ending credit (many of the TV airings either squashed or muted the end credits), DVD-quality sound and video, instant episode jumping, etc... in addition to some snippets from the actors. The chapters are done so that it is easy to skip the beginning and end credits too."