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Just watched all 5 seasons for the first time recently. Season 1 and 5 were pretty uneven (They both get good as towards the end though), but the rest was great, some of the best scifi I've seen.

I agree recasting this for a reboot would be very difficult, when it comes to Londo (Peter Jurassic) and G'kar (Andreas Katsulas) in particular, as you mentioned, they had some amazing performances.

regarding the opening credits, I quite liked them (especially season 3's, I thought that one was actually pretty epic: "The babylon project was our last, best hope for peace.... It failed Cue epic music), but I agree season 5's was awful.
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Compton is great, I can't stand using xubuntu or lubuntu without it :)

I always use the glx backend and vsync myself, because video tearing has always been the biggest issue with lubuntu and xubuntu for me, I absolutely can't stand seeing video tearing in fullscreen video, and the gl backend in mplayer and vlc doesn't reliably remove it for me (intel graphics), so I need gl compositing. Compton's gl backend has matured to the point where its rock stable too.

I use this to start compton on my machine:

compton --backend glx --paint-on-overlay --glx-no-stencil --vsync opengl-swc --shadow-exclude "! name~=''" --config ~/.compton.conf -b &

This enables the gl backend and one of the vsync methods (this method works for removing tearing on intel and I think nvidia, if it doesn't work you can try the other methods listed in the documentation: https://github.com/chjj/compton/blob/master/man/compton.1.asciidoc)

And I use this for my config. The way compton draws shadows has weird side effects on some application (particular applications that do odd things with argb and/or shapes, such as the new pop up download manager in firefox, the xfce4-power-manager popups, synapse, conky etc...), so I've added shadow exclusions for the known troublesome apps I found in my config If you want fading you can uncomment/tweak those lines:

# Shadow
shadow = true; # Enabled client-side shadows on windows.
no-dock-shadow = true; # Avoid drawing shadows on dock/panel windows.
no-dnd-shadow = true; # Don't draw shadows on DND windows.
clear-shadow = true; # Zero the part of the shadow's mask behind the window (experimental).
shadow-radius = 7; # The blur radius for shadows. (default 12)
shadow-offset-x = -7; # The left offset for shadows. (default -15)
shadow-offset-y = -7; # The top offset for shadows. (default -15)
shadow-exclude = [ "n:e:Notification", "g:e:Synapse", "g:e:Conky", "n:w:*Firefox*", "n:w:*Chromium*", "class_g ?= 'Xfce4-notifyd'", "class_g ?= 'Xfce4-power-manager'"];

# Fading
#fading = true; # Fade windows during opacity changes.
#fade-delta = 5; # The time between steps in a fade in milliseconds. (default 10).
#fade-in-step = 0.03; # Opacity change between steps while fading in. (default 0.028).
#fade-out-step = 0.03; # Opacity change between steps while fading out. (default 0.03).
# no-fading-openclose = true; # Fade windows in/out when opening/closing

# Window type settings
wintypes:
{
  tooltip = { fade = true; shadow = false; };
};
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I prefer triple threat stryder myself, but 40mm is awesome as well :)
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