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Forum: B5.world May 2nd 18, 19:35
Replies: 9
Views: 393
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Re: Question about Eilerson spoiler

I hardly think Eilerson's increasing commitment to the crew of the Excalibur and their mission would preclude him having an interesting backstory. Should we accept that Ivanova is just as she is...
Forum: B5.world May 2nd 18, 05:53
Replies: 9
Views: 393
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Question about Eilerson spoiler

I believe it was before Crusade even aired, that the Spoiler Junkies Page had a tidbit that Max Eilerson was a Psi Cop. Well, more likely an ex-Psi Cop, since Psi Corps had been defeated in the...
Forum: B5.world April 6th 18, 03:26
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Real-world inspiration for Babylon 5 station?

Sinclair, it was different. It's a busy place, with most people working 9 hours a day, 6 days a week, plus some part-time gigs like bartending, working in the store, or pinsetting in the...
Forum: B5.world March 23rd 18, 20:07
Replies: 7
Views: 751
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Re: Real-world inspiration for Babylon 5 station?

Not one Norwegian in McMurdo! And no dogs. Or guns. And if you ask where to find the flamethrowers, people ask if you're crazy. So that was all very disappointing. The Thing is a terrific film,...
Forum: B5.world March 13th 18, 21:25
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Raw Shark
Real-world inspiration for Babylon 5 station?

I've long wondered, did JMS have any real world inspirations for operations and daily life aboard the Babylon 5 station? He wrote quite a bit about the messy, imperfect ways that things work on B5,...
Forum: B5.world March 7th 18, 23:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

1. Probably bombed centuries ago by allies of the Vorlons..

2. The Eye (controlled by an imprisoned Wierden for a thousand years) was turned away by Galen which allowed the White Star to approach...
Forum: B5.world March 1st 18, 06:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By Raw Shark
Biggest unanswered questions...

I'm looking forward to seeing my B5 Encyclopedia, but I have to wait another week and a half because I'm out of town. I'm not sure what I'll be looking up first.

But I do have a list in my head...
Forum: B5.related February 22nd 18, 18:33
Replies: 28
Views: 6,853
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Babylon 5 Encyclopedia

Thanks guys! I found the email address and they got back to me pretty quickly. It was indeed the shipping fee, I'm definitely one of the people who was thrown off by that. Should be on its way...
Forum: B5.related February 21st 18, 21:40
Replies: 28
Views: 6,853
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Babylon 5 Encyclopedia

How many of you have received your copy of the B5 Encyclopedia? I got an email about it shipping in January, but I'm thinking that didn't happen.

Raw Shark

"I'm a hero hunter. I hunt...
Forum: B5.world February 11th 18, 21:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
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Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

KoshFan, this is all terrific! And not all that tenuous. I had never given any thought to the first Centauri Emperor consulting with a Technomage, but it certainly does point to an important event....
Forum: B5.world February 11th 18, 02:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
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Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

KoshFan, I've wondered that as well. Since the Centauri have telepaths, I have long thought that the Vorlons once favored them, or at least saw them as a useful race which should be gifted with...
Forum: B5.world February 10th 18, 06:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

"What the hell just happened out there? I was stranded, out of communication, and suddenly I was hit by a sense of great personal danger."

Alfred Bester, Dust to Dust

We haven't heard many...
Forum: B5.personnel November 26th 17, 00:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Raw Shark
RIP Rance Howard

Rance Howard has passed away. He played Captain Sheridan's father David, starting in Severed Dreams. I absolutely loved his performance representing Kosh in Interludes and Examinations.
...
Forum: B5.world November 7th 17, 23:03
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: The Wind Swords

I've nearly finished my umpteenth read through of the techno-mage trilogy and have yet to see any statement to that effect. Besides Joe has said the Vorlons are physical beings and I was never led to...
Forum: B5.world October 28th 17, 03:35
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: The Wind Swords

In one of the Technomage novels, someone thinks (maybe Kosh?) about how the Shadows have evolved to the same extent that the Vorlons have, that they are energy beings, but still prefer to use...
Forum: B5.world October 26th 17, 17:22
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By Raw Shark
The Wind Swords

I'm just finishing watching The Gathering again, it's been a while. Like all pilots, it's clunky, but interesting. The road not taken is always an interesting subject, especially in the B5...
Forum: B5.world October 1st 17, 23:40
Replies: 28
Views: 3,716
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Read Between The Episodes

Yes, new thread. I've been thinking lately about The Gathering, too.

Raw Shark

"The facts have been altered!"
Jim Garrison
Forum: B5.world May 3rd 17, 18:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By Raw Shark
Epsilon Eridani news

Interesting findings surrounding the Epsilon Eridani star system:
...
Forum: B5.world March 11th 17, 03:37
Replies: 3
Views: 2,408
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Thoughts on the Great Eye

"Our new home..."

Shiv'kala, the Drakh leader who enslaved, tormented and controlled Emperor Mollari on Centauri Prime, laid out their objective in the aftermath of the last great war. The Drakh...
Forum: B5.world February 27th 17, 07:17
Replies: 3
Views: 2,408
Posted By Raw Shark
Thoughts on the Great Eye

We saw the Great Eye of Z'ha'dum only twice in the series. We saw much more of it in the Technomage novel trilogy. It is a vast, advanced and powerful machine which had tendrils throughout...
Forum: B5.world February 8th 17, 21:58
Replies: 99
Views: 12,152
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Is it time to go beyond the rim?

I would miss it too. Don't pull the plug just yet!

Raw Shark

"Vir! Yes or no?!?"
Londo
Forum: B5.related December 14th 16, 21:59
Replies: 28
Views: 6,853
Posted By Raw Shark
Babylon 5 Encyclopedia

A new B5 book project, hmmm...

http://b5books.com/


Raw Shark

"There is no greater joy than the ecstasy of victory."
The Great Eye of Z'ha'dum
Forum: B5.related September 8th 16, 06:18
Replies: 4
Views: 4,360
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Lookin for Crusade Other Voices

I don't blame you, Crusade was building up to some very cool stuff. It really all goes back to the B5 episode 'Infection,' the first one filmed, that goes into the idea that space-faring races have...
Forum: B5.related July 28th 16, 03:15
Replies: 79
Views: 37,064
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Jan, I hadn't heard about Warners blocking projects before. Is it possible JMS brought this upon himself? Didn't he say a few years ago that they had mentioned the possibility of other projects,...
Forum: B5.related July 25th 16, 01:54
Replies: 79
Views: 37,064
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

It would be nice if he would write a few more short stories for B5, just to let us know he's serious. I imagine he has many ideas for them.

And which piece of news is the one that we should be...
Forum: B5.personnel June 17th 16, 00:50
Replies: 5
Views: 5,829
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Ian McShane on Game of Thrones

I think those are the only two actors to appear in both shows. Most of the actors on B5 were Americans, and I think there have only been four Yanks in Thrones.

I agree, McShane kind of stole...
Forum: B5.personnel June 16th 16, 01:07
Replies: 5
Views: 5,829
Posted By Raw Shark
Ian McShane on Game of Thrones

Ian McShane (B5: River of Souls) appeared in an episode of Game of Thrones last week. I had never seen him in anything before River of Souls, he's a terrific actor.

Raw Shark

"I know more...
Forum: B5.world May 18th 16, 23:53
Replies: 8
Views: 8,236
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Cyclops cruiser

I never got into the miniatures, although I bought a few from Agents of Gaming as they were collapsing. I doubt there is a Cyclops miniature. The later books, like the trilogies, are considered...
Forum: B5.world May 17th 16, 21:54
Replies: 8
Views: 8,236
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Cyclops cruiser

Related to the motherships, I think, yes. I imagine it's a follow-up design, more of a military vessel, either for risky exploration missions (they already lost one ship on such a mission, along...
Forum: B5.world May 15th 16, 16:44
Replies: 8
Views: 8,236
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Cyclops cruiser

Just to break up the monotony 'new passports' for everyone...

'The Nautilus Coil' described a new Psi Corps ship, the Cyclops cruiser. Garibaldi and Lyta find one floating dead over a Vorlon...
Forum: B5.related March 29th 16, 17:51
Replies: 13
Views: 9,850
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: CNN at B5

I was thinking about that after my last post. I think it's more likely that JMS doesn't want to burn his bridges with TNT and maybe Warner Bros. Via his online statements since B5 began, he has...
Forum: B5.related March 27th 16, 23:28
Replies: 13
Views: 9,850
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: CNN at B5

But Jan, if Cafe Press or JMS is somehow prevented from publishing more Crusade books or anything else because they lack permission from Warners, then why not just say 'Hey folks, those Crusade books...
Forum: B5.related March 24th 16, 22:09
Replies: 13
Views: 9,850
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Re: CNN at B5

I might check this out. So I take it there's been no word on the further 'Crusade: What the Hell Happened?' volumes? They changed their whole site, I didn't see anything about them on there...
Forum: B5.world January 28th 16, 21:15
Replies: 0
Views: 5,038
Posted By Raw Shark
News from ancient Babylon

Here's something that instantly reminded me of 'Messages from Earth.' Apparently the ancient Babylonian astronomers called Jupiter the 'White Star.'
...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 15, 21:40
Replies: 1
Views: 2,664
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Re: Sinclair/Valen

The Vorlons needed to bring the Minbari and the humans together for the final Shadow war, so they planned ahead. Or behind, I don't know. Their allies Sheridan, Delenn and Sinclair used the Great...
Forum: B5.personnel July 21st 15, 22:59
Replies: 2
Views: 3,111
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RIP Theodore Bikel

Theodore Bikel has died at age 91. He played Ranger Lanonn in 'In the Beginning,' as well as Rabbi Koslov in 'TKO'. I loved the character of Lanonn, an ignored and ridiculed figure who never gave...
Forum: B5.world June 27th 15, 19:24
Replies: 3
Views: 3,355
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Re: Fate of Delenn and Valen

I don't remember issues 2 and 3 all that well, they got too silly, compared to the first. I'll have to dig mine out of storage and see what you're talking about. My favorite part in issue 1 was...
Forum: B5.world June 26th 15, 03:07
Replies: 3
Views: 3,355
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Fate of Delenn and Valen

Any idea when he said that? The 'In Valen's Name' comic series (3 issues) went into Valen's story a fair amount (no, not really what anyone was hoping for), and what happened after he met the...
Forum: B5.related June 20th 15, 05:07
Replies: 6
Views: 6,135
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: The Similarities between B5 and Game of Thrones

I agree, many similarities in structure, character development, and bringing previously unrelated elements together, among others. The White Walkers especially remind me of the legend of the...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 14, 06:56
Replies: 117
Views: 45,311
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

I liked the TNT movies, and I liked season 5. There are episodes I didn't care for at all, like Learning Curve. Do I wish they were never made? Nope. I simply skip over them when I watch the...
Forum: B5.world July 27th 14, 02:34
Replies: 17
Views: 8,690
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: JMS at SDCC - B5 News?!?

It's been hours, is there truly no word?!?

I'm thinking the B5 news is something about the script books (but it won't be Crusade, damnit). I don't understand his refusal to tell any further B5...
Forum: B5.personnel May 3rd 14, 08:55
Replies: 2
Views: 2,334
Posted By Raw Shark
Passing of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

http://news.yahoo.com/efrem-zimbalist-jr-star-fbi-dead-95-043831108.html

I got a lot out of the William Edgars storyline. It was such a key piece of the slowly-revealed telepath situation. 'The...
Forum: B5.world April 2nd 14, 04:17
Replies: 38
Views: 44,292
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Re: Michael O'Hare

Richard Compton directed 'Infection' and 'Midnight on the Firing Line,' both of which I thought were terrific. Some of his other episodes tended to be clunky, some of the ones which aren't...
Forum: B5.world March 17th 14, 23:09
Replies: 37
Views: 27,410
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Telepath War

Hmm, I haven't heard anything about Bill Mumy and a falling out or anything like that. He was at the Phoenix convention, no problems that I could see. But the circumstances of Andrea Thompson and...
Forum: B5.world March 15th 14, 21:19
Replies: 37
Views: 27,410
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Re: Telepath War

"Don't write off the Goose until you see the box going into the hole!"
Mad Max

Once the script is changed, then I would say yes, all bets are off. Lyta was written out of the series after 'The...
Forum: B5.world March 14th 14, 17:06
Replies: 37
Views: 27,410
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Re: Telepath War

I think I'm the one who summarized it before. 'Wars of the Mind' was intended to be a feature film. Looks like there’s a short story in the ‘TV Movies’ script book I didn’t see before.

Patricia...
Forum: B5.world March 11th 14, 16:33
Replies: 37
Views: 27,410
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Re: Telepath War

A script treatment (a partial one, really, just the set-up) appeared in one of the B5 script books, 'War of the Mind' I think it was called. After Lyta's Resistance stepped up their campaign against...
Forum: B5.world February 23rd 14, 23:25
Replies: 38
Views: 44,292
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Re: Michael O'Hare

There was a fair amount of emotion on display in Phoenix. I loved the stories about Jerry Doyle living with Andreas Katsulas, and the free ham he was obsessed with getting his hands on. And that...
Forum: B5.world February 20th 14, 17:24
Replies: 38
Views: 44,292
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Re: Michael O'Hare

Thanks! I looked up Michael O'Hare's bio on Wikipedia, and it mentions the stress of playing a character with his own mental issues as being overwhelming for him, and in turn making O'Hare's own...
Forum: B5.world February 16th 14, 04:34
Replies: 7
Views: 4,132
Posted By Raw Shark
Re: Talia's Fate?

I think the comics have been deemed 'somewhat canon' or 'mostly canon,' it's on the Lurker's Guide page someplace. As far as what in them is canon and what is not, you're on your own like the rest...
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