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Jan July 31st 17 00:49

Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.
 
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Originally Posted by Looney (Post 458973)
We know there are a variety of stores, restaurants, clubs, and bars on B5, but why not hotels? Can anyone tell me one instance where a hotel name was mentioned? I know there are episodes that discuss accommodations for travelers, but I only remember ever hearing it referred to as guest quarters in certain sections. Why not hotel names? And if there are hotels how would they work? Would they just be demarcated guest quarters in a certain sections? :lol:

Space (so to speak) being at a premium, any shops or kiosks on the station would have to have rent paid. In the case of hotel 'quarters', you're talking about the hotel chain having to pay rent on them even if they're not occupied. That would be ideal for the station but it's not likely that a hotel chain would be terribly interested in that deal since there'd be no way for them to attract occupancy. Chances are, Earthforce ended up operating guest quarters as much out of necessity as they did from a profit motive.

Looney July 31st 17 21:25

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 458980)
Space (so to speak) being at a premium, any shops or kiosks on the station would have to have rent paid. In the case of hotel 'quarters', you're talking about the hotel chain having to pay rent on them even if they're not occupied. That would be ideal for the station but it's not likely that a hotel chain would be terribly interested in that deal since there'd be no way for them to attract occupancy. Chances are, Earthforce ended up operating guest quarters as much out of necessity as they did from a profit motive.

Hmmmmmm . . . . . That is a really awesome answer Jan. It almost sounds like you might have insider knowledge of how hotel chains think. LOL :guffaw: :lol: :guffaw: ;)

Jan August 1st 17 15:47

Re: Rewatching Babylon 5.
 
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Originally Posted by Looney (Post 458983)
Hmmmmmm . . . . . That is a really awesome answer Jan. It almost sounds like you might have insider knowledge of how hotel chains think. LOL :guffaw: :lol: :guffaw: ;)

Well...maybe...just a little bit? :p

KoshFan August 1st 17 19:05

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Yeah, Jan's got a great answer there. Funny thing, though -- when we see Ironheart rent a room, it's from a civilian. Subcontractor?

Jan August 1st 17 22:04

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Originally Posted by KoshFan (Post 458985)
Yeah, Jan's got a great answer there. Funny thing, though -- when we see Ironheart rent a room, it's from a civilian. Subcontractor?

Probably. I mean, what ranking would be suitable for 'desk clerk'? Come to think of it, we didn't see if the B5 Emporium was being manned by a civilian or not, did we? :)

KoshFan August 2nd 17 23:56

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 458986)
Probably. I mean, what ranking would be suitable for 'desk clerk'?

Depends on the posting. Most bases? Private. HQ? Colonel.

Looney August 3rd 17 14:15

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Is the woman who showed Jason Ironheart guest quarters in the episode MIND WAR, 1.6, a civilian contractor or Earth Force regular in civilian clothing? We should all meet somewhere to discuss such matters. I vote for Havre, Montana because it is definitely off the beaten path for everyone. I doubt there are any tried and true Babylon 5 fans who wouldn't have to come a great distance to meet there, which would make it an equal hassle for us all. ;) Three days of discussions followed by voting on the fourth day and partying for the next five days after. :thumbsup: Naturally as a courtesy we would invite JMS, but I think we all know he would say he is, "Too busy." :guffaw:

Looney September 11th 17 03:54

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So is it safe to assume you gave up on your rewatch vacantlook? I am very surprised more people aren't posting about rewatches on Go90. I am doing two rewatches, one on my tablet in Season Two and one on my phone in Season One. :guffaw: :rolleyes: :guffaw:

KoshFan September 11th 17 13:36

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TWO rewatches? That would drive me insane.

I am about to employ Go90, but not for myself (I have the DVDs). Even though we broke up in July, my ex is adamant about finishing the series. B5 seems a particularly fitting neutral ground for post-breakup discussions...

Looney September 11th 17 19:50

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Originally Posted by KoshFan (Post 459329)
TWO rewatches? That would drive me insane.

I am about to employ Go90, but not for myself (I have the DVDs). Even though we broke up in July, my ex is adamant about finishing the series. B5 seems a particularly fitting neutral ground for post-breakup discussions...

In fairness I rarely watch it on my phone. And I watch it on Go90 just because I want them to take notice that it is getting views. I have all the discs as well, but I am hoping it is a streaming success so it continues to be renewed and generate revenue, i.e. possibilities. ;)

Looney September 26th 17 14:34

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So nothing vacantlook? Oh wait, vacantlook means you are staring off into space. SNAP OUT OF IT!!!! :guffaw::lol::guffaw:

Anyway, I guess you gave up.

Sinclair September 27th 17 22:45

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Yeah, I don't think I'd be able to do two re-watches at one time. I barely have time to watch one show once at a time!

Looney September 27th 17 23:57

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Well I am not re-watching them very quickly at this point. I am also trying to slowly go through The Gathering and pick up as many tidbits as possible. :rolleyes:


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