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Old May 4th 07, 18:21   #3
RMcD
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Re: Theory on "In the Beginning"

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- Satai Hadronn of the Religious Caste has become Satai Coplann of the Warrior Caste. (faulty Centauri intel, or the Emperor getting details confused)
That's interesting. Obviously his name changed (although nobody ever actually called him that in Points of Departure or All Alone in the Night, IIRC, it was only used in the credits). I hadn't noticed him changing caste, but yeah, I guess Kalain does strongly imply that he's religious caste, whereas Dukhat makes it clear that Coplann is warrior caste. On the other hand, maybe it's not meant to be the same guy. He does bear a passing resemblance to Na'Kal in Fall of Night and Walkabout, and General Na'Tok in late S5, for example, and of course there's no connection whatsoever between them

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- There is no way that Sheridan, Franklin & G'Kar had met before (its explicit at the beginning of Season 2... the same episode where we meet Satai Hadronn of the Religious Caste.... that Sheridan is new to Franklin).
That's not quite true. Ivanova asks him what he thinks of their new captain, and he replies that he hasn't seen too much of him yet, but what he has seen he likes. That's not totally incompatible with their having met briefly before (maybe it's even what he's referring to).

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- Gonya having served under Sheridan would have come up considering how close he & Cmd. Ivanovah were
This is stretching a point a bit, but there's more than one Hyperion class cruiser in that battlegroup, and although Ganya is clearly communicating with the Lexington, it's not clear which ship he actually launches from.

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- Mollari had been a weak joke in the Royal Court. There was no way he could have ordered a strike like that. The strike could have happened & he could have been in on it; but I think he was assuming more responsibility than he was due out of a general guilt complex relating to his... other deeds.
At the time he was an attache to the Centauri delegation on Earth, which might have given him some clout? Perhaps his luck changed and he fell out of favour after that? And the fact that he wasn't popular with Turhan and the Royal Court doesn't alter the fact that he did seem to be known to the Royal Court, not to mention head of one of the oldest noble houses in the Republic. Or, going along with your theory, maybe he's just feeling bloody-minded and wants to load some more guilt on himself, so he's exagerrating his position and his influence (although Lyssa did ask for a true story).

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Most glaring of all... Emperor Mollari II states he cared for all four of his wives... this more than anything else is the most blatant signal to the fans to take everything he says with a grain of salt.
Yeah, that one I can't explain. All very Keyser Söze..

Peter David's novelisation of In the Beginning might shed some more light on this, although it's been too long since I've read it to remember, and I don't know how canon it's considered to be..

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