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Old May 31st 08, 01:42   #10
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Re: Just watched B5: In the Beginning (Spoilers)

Welcome to the forum.

When I do my next B5 viewing, I plan on starting w/ ItB. I've not yet done that.

Galahad, I take issue w/ two of your points:

1. That the Shadows manipulated the Earth-Minbari war. I think fans are all too eager to blame everything on the Vorlons and Shadows. Remember that those races don't create order and chaos, those are natural- they just use it to their advantage, exaggerate it, etc. Earth Force was arrogant and naive about dealing w/ aliens at the time- and then war happens. It's how empires and nations work.

2. That Valen told Kosh when he was going to die. I would think he wouldn't want to reveal anything like that for fear of screwing up the timeline (time-circle?)
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