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Jack G
Sun, Mar 29, 2009, 2:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

There seems to be an ever growing habit of people online to question everything about anything created in our popular media that for me, only serves to detract from something that is very simple: enjoy the story for what it is, and leave it at that.

Over the last 25 years I've been online, I've seen this chorus of voices only get more and more critical of what was being discussed, that being their interest in a good quality show or movie or book. It's one thing to wonder how something in a show would be different if they'd done this, or to hypothesize what was meant by that, or give an opinion about the artistic qualities of a show... but the trend now seems to be "how I would have done it better."

JMS openly stated his dislike of this kind of thing over 10 years ago during the run of B5. He even stated that his openness to comments and discussions had perhaps negatively impacted his desire to produce any story let a lone a well-thought out and well-executed one. He nearly withdrew from any public discussions of his work because people were starting to only talk about what was wrong instead of actually enjoying his creation.

The reason I even bring this whole thing up is because not only have some of you fallen into this trap about the show in general, you have even started doing the same thing to Jammer, somebody who is REVIEWING the show. Jammer has being doing this for what, 15 years? I remember when I first came upon his reviews, I had been in sort of withdrawal over the exit of another excellent Star Trek reviewer, Timothy Lynch. Jammer was quite young, I believe he was in college at the time, and his reviews weren't the same quality as Tim Lynch's. But over the years, he's grown, he's matured, and there is a quality aspect to his insights that surpass people like Tim. Go back and read some of Jammer's early reviews and then read some of his recent ones. You'll see what I'm talking about. But what is amazing to me is his longevity and willingness to keep everything he's written available to anyone. The fact that he is willing to read these comments and still be positive about writing something HE HASN'T EVEN WRITTEN YET that has already had its credibility questioned shows a lot of dedication and a very thick skin. I would have told several of you to Frak off long ago.

Okay, just two cents on that subject. About the show as a whole, and especially the final episode, well done! The show wasn't perfect but it was incredibly enjoyable. I have started to rewatch it from the beginning. I'm currently in the first season and what is interesting is that I am enjoying it more than I did when I originally saw it. That's the power of a quality product.

But, in the end, like JMS suggested people do after the run of B5, I will put the book back on the shelf and perhaps look at it now and again, but I will move on. All good stories should be like that. I hope you all will do the same.
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