Topic “DVD”

Babylon 5

Babylon 5 CoverA local outlet (Costco) has/had the Babylon 5 box sets on for $29 a session. Given the prices around Vancouver are more than double that, I jumped. I'm now the happy owner of Seasons 1 through 5 and the movie set.

If Babylon 5 was before your time, check out Wikipedia Babylon 5 entry. It was groundbreaking in many ways.

During the first run Babylon 5 became the bastard child of the network owning the Canadian broadcast rights. The first couple seasons were in regular spots, then they started moving it all over the place. The last seasons wound up in a Sunday night/Monday morning midnight time slot! I missed quite a few episodes. For some reason Babylon 5 has never been in syndication on the West Coast so there's been no opportunity to catch up.

For over ten years I've wanted to fill in some blanks and now finally have.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Revisited

Buffy the Vampire SlayerI recently finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD. A two month marathon of 144 episodes, or 100.8 hours, of television viewing. A bit more with the DVD extras. It was worth the time investment!

I enjoyed Buffy when it first aired, but broadcast television being what it is I missed many episodes. This second time around watching the episodes on DVD one after another, without commercial interruptions was a far richer experience. I always thought the writing was a cut above, but didn't realize just how much until experiencing the story arc without missing episodes or being interrupted by commercials (when I tended to channel surf away and not make it back in time to catch the remaining story).

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