These are really just random musings that struck me as noteworthy, but not enough to put them into the previous post.
- The non-recurring characters on the show represent a veritable “Who’s Who of Who’s That?”. Nearly every episode, we’d lock onto the principle minor character in the action and say “That person looks familiar.”, and then, looking it up on IMDB, found out they’d appeared in dozens of TV and Film roles, always in a supporting role, and never in a big part — and more interesting, rarely in anything we’d really seen. Sure, there’s a few “big name” guest stars, like David McCallum, David Warner, and June Lockhart, to name just a few, but by and large, they were just career bit parters. I think that’s kinda neat.
- The guy at the end of the credits has the most annoying voice I’ve ever heard. “Babylon 5 is a production of Babylonian Enterprises and is distributed by Warner Brothers.” How utterly perky. I’m glad they found someone to tone down that tagline for season 2.
- Am I the only person who, every time Sinclair gravely intoned “The year is 2258. The name of the place is…”, finished the sentence “I Like It Like That”?