Babylon 5 episodes 12-14
Well I have to be honest..I was not too crazy about “By any means necessary” and “Signs and Portends” and even though I was warned that TKO is supposed to be the worst episode ever, I thought it was better than these two! They just felt limp….boring and the acting was stilted. I thought the fight scenes in TKO were good and Greg McKinney was very good as the boxer and Theodore Bikel was great as the Rabbi…maybe I’m crazy but “By Any Means Necessary” nearly put me to sleep and that gal who played the head of the dockworkers was really annoying . The workers holding up fake wrenches and various tools in a threatening manner was just plain silly.
Once again (I’m beginning to sound like a broken record) Peter and Andreas saved it for the two of us by being interesting to watch and fine actors…thank God for them! O’Hare was good in the scene in TKO where he talks to Ivanova about sitting Shiva, I thought it was a very real and compassionate scene without a lot of his trademark eye rolling and stiffness and Ivanova is finally becoming a little more human as well…everyone seems to be relaxing into their roles which is of course to be expected half way through the first season. It’s funny to watch it and remember the friendships forming and easy banter which would become all of our favorite reasons to come to work. There was a lot of laughter on the set and that’s something which carries through to this day when we see each other.
I am looking forward to this weekend, some of us are doing a convention in Burbank, The Hollywood Show
, which has been billed as a Babylon 5 reunion of sorts.
So far Bill Mumy, Jeff Conaway, Pat Tallman, Andrea Thompson, Julie Caitlin Brown, Steven Furst and myself are going to be there. It will be be nice to see them….