So, for weeks now I've been pestering my friends on twitter, facebook and tumblr about Babylon 5 and how awesome John and Delenn are. So, it's about time I made a post on LJ too :^p
When I was still unemployed and had no real life, I watched Babylon 5 again (yes, only a couple of weeks ago) and was reminded why, when I saw it for the first time, almost 15 years ago, I thought it was the best thing ever. Because yes, once again, I think it's the best thing EVER!!!!
Not only for the amazing storyline (it really does feel like you're watching one big movie) but also for the amazing cast and the amazing thing that is John/Delenn. Finally, FINALLY!!!! there is an actual ship in sci-fi that's not just all looks and sexual tension. This is a ship that evolves from the first moment they meet, onto their first date, to all the little moments that make them fall more and more in love with each other and then they kiss, get engaged, get married, have a kid... YES!!!!! Finally a ship that works out!!!!!
The final ep is heartbreaking and will leave you in a miserable puddle of your own tears feeling like you have lost a piece of yourself that you'll never be able to reclaim, but we will not mention that heartbreak right now.
I know many of you will scream 'what about John and Aeryn from Farscape'? And yes, I agree, they were also a full fledged beginning to end ship, but Farscape was made 1 or 2 years after B5 ended and if it hadn't been for 'The Peacekeeper Wars', John and Aeryn would still be in itty bitty pieces on the bottom of that lake and we would still be grieving them. All before they got married and before they had their kid.
I love both those ships, but John and Delenn, I dunno... They just have this insane cuteness and adorableness about them from the very beginning that I think John and Aeryn sorta miss and there's only that sexual longing between them for a very long time. Like every time Delenn walks into a room, John's face just lights up. For just a moment it seems like he has forgotten about all his troubles.
Anyway, this post wasn't meant as a rant about what ship is best, but to hand you all a list that contains all the moments between John and Delenn in Babylon 5. Both the series and one of the movies.
If you haven't seen Babylon 5 yet, please do! This is honestly the best sci-fi show ever.
Alright, list time!( List behind the cutCollapse )