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AVorlon   

To me it makes no sense to spend all kinds of money to get your kid into college when they don't have the smarts to be there in the first place.  You can't get a degree or graduate by faking it for four years. 

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uaintjak   

Once you're there, it's not like the college is that much more difficult than any other school, honestly.  It's getting in that's the key.  And anything that's too tough, well, just pay someone to do it for you.

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I've read that schools like Harvard, Yale, the Ivies, tend to actually grade much easier than your lowly state schools in the middle of the country. It looks much worse for kids to be flunking out of a $50,000 a year school, so while kids may drop out or flunk out for just not showing up, pretty much a C average is going to be the worst grades they will be doling out if students put even minimal effort into it.

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Magpie   

One of my all-time favorite shows! I didn't like Gabrielle all that much, but Xena was awesome. "I have many skills" made me laugh every time she said it. 

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Hey AVorlon! — Babylon 5 REMASTERED! In the original 4:3! https://www.comicsbeat.com/fandom-flames-babylon-5-remaster/ *but* no remastered movies yet.

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The show on HBO Max really looks incredible: the original film negatives were scanned in 4K, then put back into HD, with the SD CGI sequences, of which there are many, upgraded to HD. It’s only available in 4:3, the format in which it was originally aired from 1993-1999.

The remastered seasons apparently have been available for digital purchase on iTunes and Amazon as early as November 2020 prior to their HBO Max streaming debut.

I really hope at least "The Gathering" and "In the Beginning" get remastered, too. The latter more so since the pilot movie was really jarring when I finally watched it well into several seasons of the regular series.

I bought the complete DVD set when it finally went on sale, but the unnecessary letter-boxing of every CGI shots was awful. Apparently the live action was all shot widescreen, but WB wouldn't give them the budget to render the CGI in widescreen as well, and the original models were lost before the DVD sets were produced.

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AVorlon   

I've seen some "before" and "after" comparisons, and it truly looks much better now.

That show was a lot of fun for me, because it was the dawn of the Internet in the 90's and the creator of the show was on there all the time, talking with the fans. It was much more than just a TV show. It was an interactive event that lasted for years.  

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MrsGryn   

My husband is a big fan of Babylon 5. I think you made his day...and now we will probably have to get HBO Max.

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On 3/27/2021 at 6:06 AM, AVorlon said:

… it was the dawn of the Internet in the 90's and the creator of the show was on there all the time, talking with the fans. It was much more than just a TV show. It was an interactive event that lasted for years.  

Great Maker! I heard this in my head as a B5 opening credits prologue

Edited by ShyLurkerGuy

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