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Forum: B5.world May 9th 18, 14:19
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Question about Eilerson spoiler

As far as I know, no, Eilerson wasn't an ex Psi Cop or a sleeper agent certainly never mentioned in any official source at least. While it would be an interesting idea, as we see him on screen it...
Forum: B5.world March 14th 18, 07:00
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Real-world inspiration for Babylon 5 station?

By Any Means Necessary was written by Kathryn Drennan (Joe's wife at the time). Now I'm not certain there's been any really big discussions around the logistics but you could always check on...
Forum: B5.world March 9th 18, 07:14
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I don't think it retconned anything. Look at the sequence of events between Sheridan firing his PPG and then staggering along the cavern wall to the balcony. There's plainly been a bit of a battle as...
Forum: B5.world March 8th 18, 11:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

1. Well, sure, but which ones? And what sort of allies would have the firepower to attack the Shadows' homeworld in such a devastating fashion? This capability is far beyond Sheridan's attack with...
Forum: B5.world March 6th 18, 11:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I don't think it retconned anything. Look at the sequence of events between Sheridan firing his PPG and then staggering along the cavern wall to the balcony. There's plainly been a bit of a battle as...
Forum: B5.world March 6th 18, 11:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By b5historyman
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.related March 6th 18, 11:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By b5historyman
Re: B5 novels

I guess it depends on where you're looking for them and whether it's the individual novels or the SCIFI Bookclub hardback bind ups
Forum: B5.world February 13th 18, 05:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

That has always seemed very likely to me. Cartagia wasn't likely to want anyone around him who could read his mind. Couple that with how capricious he is (killing the jester for instance) and how...
Forum: B5.world February 12th 18, 09:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

The Taratimude weren't making waves because they were extinct, having wiped themselves out in fighting after Wierden founded The Circle from among the other races offered the tech.

Yes, Carvin...
Forum: B5.world February 12th 18, 09:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

Try watching "Secrets of the Soul" The Vorlons created Centauri telepaths, you see a Centauri neonate floating in an artificial womb there.
Forum: B5.world February 12th 18, 09:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

In 1258 with the extermination of the Xon, the new Centaurum chose the head of House Kiro (responsible for the final genocide of the Xon) to be the new Emperor. He consulted with the Taratimude...
Forum: B5.world February 12th 18, 09:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Telepathy - why not use it more often?

It's in the Centauri Prime novel Jan The Long Night of Centauri Prime. Cartagia had them shot as "he didn't want women poking into his mind."
Forum: B5.world January 4th 18, 12:54
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By b5historyman
Re: What was the original 5-year plan?

Oh? Was that why Sheridan arrived for season 2? I had been lead to believe by the guy that introduced me to B5 years ago that JMS had decided that there was too much plot to give to one character, so...
Forum: B5.world December 30th 17, 20:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By b5historyman
Re: What was the original 5-year plan?

I think/hope JMS is writing a biography that may include some of those anecdotes. One involves the sudden departure of Sinclair due to the actor's health problems. Not only did the departure have...
Forum: B5.FAQ December 22nd 17, 08:40
Replies: 35
Views: 136,244
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS' Viewing Order

Oh crikey, so they weren't even filmed in either "the original order" or in JMS's order?[/QUOTE]

This is the correct jms authorised chronological order from the Babylon 5 Historical Database
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Forum: B5.FAQ December 19th 17, 08:33
Replies: 35
Views: 136,244
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS' Viewing Order

So, there is no need to watch the movies in the order JMS himself advices, between the episodes of the series?
Just out of curiosity, does it make sense the suggestion to watch the season 4 finale...
Forum: B5.world December 10th 17, 10:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Reading Between The Lines - The Gathering

Yeah, Londo didnít turn up to greet GíKar on his arrival, he was gambling in the casino
Forum: B5.world December 4th 17, 07:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Theory on "In the Beginning"

THANK YOU! I was reading through this thread again trying to remember what was going on with this specific point and you just cleared it up. He was Satai traveling incognito. I knew there was...
Forum: B5.FAQ November 29th 17, 10:52
Replies: 16
Views: 3,915
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Pretty much as I saw it :thumbsup: Joe authorised it and he posted on the matter, which I copied at the top of the thread.
Forum: B5.FAQ November 28th 17, 11:05
Replies: 16
Views: 3,915
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Bearing in mind I did all the ground work over 20 years ago, I'll do my best.

Much of the dating from Season One was worked out on the dialogue and visual clues in the episodes. For example "And...
Forum: B5.world November 27th 17, 11:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Theory on "In the Beginning"

To answer your points:

The Rangers were charged in 1261 (after the end of the Shadow war) to watch for the Shadows return and intelligence gathering activities. They weren't actually...
Forum: B5.world November 20th 17, 11:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Reading Between The Lines - The Gathering

But would all of the things she did each step of the way, like altering the transport tube's records, have been revealed?

BTW, the way it plays out in the show it doesn't appear she had to give...
Forum: B5.world November 16th 17, 08:04
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Reading Between The Lines - The Gathering

Yes, Laurel would have revealed as the traitor who shot Garibaldi.
Forum: B5.world November 15th 17, 08:11
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Reading Between The Lines - The Gathering

Their actions need to be taken into the wider context of what was happening around them, I touch on it a little here in my notes about Laurel:

Laurel Takashima, was a double agent with an...
Forum: B5.world November 10th 17, 10:50
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Reading Between The Lines - The Gathering

See that is interesting because I have always wondered why Lyta was sent to Babylon 5. When looking at the situation I have always thought that Psi Corps would be VERY interested in Babylon 5 and...
Forum: B5.world November 9th 17, 11:41
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Reading Between The Lines - The Gathering

It has to be said that Londo's narration is part of his conversation with Vir in The Legions of Fire: Out of the Darkness. So from the story point of view this is between Londo getting drunk after...
Forum: B5.world November 8th 17, 11:55
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
Re: The Wind Swords

Vorlons and Shadows are beings of light, by virtue of their natural luminescence. They both wear encounter suits but do not look the same out of them.
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Forum: B5.world November 7th 17, 10:50
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Reading Between The Lines - The Gathering

I think it's to do with Psi Corps not being interested in the affairs of Mundanes unless it impacts on them. Lyta was working for Xenocorp from 2247-2257 so to be generous, she could have been out of...
Forum: B5.FAQ November 7th 17, 08:03
Replies: 16
Views: 3,915
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

From a story viewing point of view, I wouldn't break off.

One of the things that people seem to miss is there is a lot of "layering" in the stories of the B5 universe.

The best example to...
Forum: B5.world November 1st 17, 07:20
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
Re: The Wind Swords

1. The extremist elements in the Wind Swords were intent on disrupting the Babylon Project by framing Sinclair for the attempt on Kosh's life.

2. Jha'dur gave them the means to poison Kosh, no...
Forum: B5.world October 31st 17, 14:20
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
Re: The Wind Swords

I posted previously as to where the Wind Swords got the poison from and where Jha'dur got the poison from to give to them.

Regarding the Vorlons, yes they're phsyical. But like ALL living...
Forum: B5.world October 31st 17, 08:55
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
Re: The Wind Swords

Joe has said the Vorlons are physical beings, I've posted links upthread. There's NOTHING in the canon to say they are energy beings. It's fan supposition nothing more.

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Forum: B5.world October 30th 17, 09:16
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
Re: The Wind Swords

There wouldn't be any kind of Shadow/Allies escort, Jha'dur came straight from Minbar. Why would the Shadows allies be bothered with someone who, to all intents and purposes was dead?

We can...
Forum: B5.world October 28th 17, 20:23
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
Re: The Wind Swords

That whole "warning shot" thing, is just fan myth and people are making something out of nothing. To wit, an organic vessel jumps out of hyperspace possibly slightly disorientated from the energies...
Forum: B5.world October 28th 17, 20:17
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
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.FAQ October 27th 17, 09:18
Replies: 16
Views: 3,915
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Slight edit to Divided Loyalties
Forum: B5.world October 27th 17, 09:06
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By b5historyman
Re: The Wind Swords

Firstly Vorlons are NOT energy beings. Joe has posted on this here

http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-7422&query=poisoning

This explains the reasons for the attempt on Kosh's life from Joe's...
Forum: B5.world September 5th 17, 09:28
Replies: 28
Views: 3,716
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Read Between The Episodes

Laurel Takashima, was a double agent with an implanted personality, working for the pro Earth Homeguard. It was her that allowed the Minbari assassin into Varner's quarters and erased logs of the...
Forum: B5.FAQ May 22nd 17, 12:43
Replies: 16
Views: 3,915
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

I plan to my friend. I plan to. :thumbsup:

Speaking of chronology I love how your lists reminds us that In The Beginning is meant to be viewed late. Yes the vast majority of the material is a...
Forum: B5.FAQ May 10th 17, 10:20
Replies: 16
Views: 3,915
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

This is the result of a lot of research and the Historical Database was a labour of love for me the fact that I was working with Joe and reference editor Fiona Avery on it was a bonus!
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Forum: B5.FAQ May 8th 17, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 18,329
Posted By b5historyman
Re: B5 Novels, Novelizations and Short Stories

Check out the new thread with the authorised chronological order of all the B5 canon, it covers the novels, comics and short stories.
Forum: B5.FAQ May 8th 17, 10:42
Replies: 35
Views: 136,244
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS' Viewing Order

Absolutely, but I've now posted on a new thread the correct order of everything in the B5 canon epsiodes (B5 and Crusdade), Movies, Comics and Short stories :thumbsup:
Forum: B5.FAQ May 8th 17, 08:16
Replies: 16
Views: 3,915
Posted By b5historyman
JMS approved Chronological viewing order

This is the real approved chronological viewing order of the B5 canon, from the In House reference The Babylon 5 Historical Database, researched and compiled by Terry Jones with the full input,...
Forum: B5.FAQ May 7th 17, 19:29
Replies: 35
Views: 136,244
Posted By b5historyman
Re: JMS' Viewing Order

This isn't the authorised by Joe Straczynski viewing order. The correct viewing order is in the Babylon 5 Historical Database, the In house reference researched and compiled by Terry Jones with the...
Forum: B5.related July 21st 16, 11:57
Replies: 3
Views: 6,323
Posted By b5historyman
Re: For Sale: Babylon 5 script books - see post

Guess these have gone then as I've not had a reply from this board member.
Forum: B5.world July 2nd 16, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 13,076
Posted By b5historyman
Re: Valen's fate

That was my speculation in the Babylon 5 Historical Database.
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