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Today's topic is best series opener. I think everyone must agree that that's The Way Back, and not just because of the shock of Tal and Masha Varon getting shot at the end. It's a great episode for establishing the Federation and how it works, with surprising and fresh writing all the way through.

Like [livejournal.com profile] aralias, though, despite thinking it's the best series opener, it's probably not my favorite. For that, I'd have to choose "Aftermath," which is sexy and fun (although it's not all fun and games, obviously). It doesn't follow on that well from "Star One," which is disappointing, but it's a great episode for Dayna, Avon, Servalan, and Hal Mellanby (sadly his only one, which is what makes this episode not all fun and games). It's sort of interesting that they seemed to toy with making Avon more heroic in this ep. It doesn't really seem to have been part of a serious, sustained effort to change his character in Series 3, so I wonder what was going on there. Still, I like that about it. I also like that it works as a two-parter with Power Play, which is another favorite episode of mine.

1. What you wish happened
2. Favourite guest character
3. Your song/fan mix for the show
4. Favourite photo/screenshot
5. An unpopular/cracky opinion you hold
6. Worst decision
7. Best use of a hoary old trope
8. Something that made you happy
9. Something that made you think
10. Something that made you laugh
11. Best series opener
12. Best season finale
13. Which character would you like to go to lunch with?
14. Talk about the music
15. Best scene involving music/dancing
16.Favourite quote(s)
17. Favourite non-romantic OTP
18. Most surprising moment
19. Favourite location
20.Favourite costume/clothing/accessory
21. Favourite character moment
22. Something from your head fanon
23.Best fight
24. Best scene
25. All the pairings you ship
26. Best weapon
27. Most taxing problem
28. Favourite director
29. Best scene involving eating/drinking
30.The coolest thing

Date: 2014-05-15 08:31 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] lost_spook
lost_spook: (b7 - dayna/tarrant)
Aftermath is fun, I love it. Apart from all the heartbreak and that, but yes. Also, it has the GALACTIC WAR of washing bottle top space ships of all kinds from the back of the props cupboard which was, as far as I was concerned, the absolutely best thing ever in B7 for quite a while after.

And they casually kill Mike Yates, too. Poor Mike, he never has much luck. Even reincarnation didn't work out...

Date: 2014-05-15 12:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] executrix.livejournal.com
Said it before, so I'll say it again...TWB is the opener for a *different* show, and actually one I'd like better than the real one. If you ignore the fatal omission in TWB, which is of course hard to do.

Date: 2014-05-16 09:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] sallymn.livejournal.com
Definitely TWB is a great opener, and absolutely necessary viewing if you want to understand what comes afterwards...

I love Redemption, for the utterly shallow reason that it's the slashiest episode in the whole damn canon :)

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