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Old August 16th 18, 12:59   #44
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Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Originally Posted by Karajorma View Post
Originally Posted by b5historyman View Post
For your information, the point I was making about the viewer knowledge opposed to the character knowledge.

I know what the difference between character knowledge and viewer knowledge means. My point is that this alone isn't a reason to move an episode. Day of the Dead is quite obviously in the wrong place on the season 5 DVDs. It comes between two interconnected episodes. So it obviously needs to move. Now you could just roll a dice and place it somewhere or you could move it to wherever it fits best. I've given multiple reasons why I feel that Day of the Dead fits in with the characters and events of the middle of the season. If you think I'm wrong, I'd love to hear why. Instead you've just said it should be where you put it and if I don't like it, I can watch it where ever I want.

Well that's true, but if you want your list to have any kind of authority then it does need explanations for your reasoning. You did that with season one. I don't know why you're insisting on not doing it for season five.
It does have Joe Straczynski's authority, wasn't aware there was anyone else's needed. You are asking me to go back through copious notes just to satisfy you. With all due respect, it's not going to happen anytime soon, I have more important things to worry about in my life right now, my mother is recovering from major cancer surgery and having chemotherapy, my mother in law's health is rapidly failing and my wife is going through the menopause as well to cope with. On top of that my day job as an analyst has exploded recently and I am bogged down with work, so when I go home at night I am also tired mentally.

To finally settle this once and for all, I have just asked my wife to go through my notes and email me. This is the reasoning behind where DoTD sits in the chronology

1. From the material I received from Joe, Mars independence was ratified on March 3rd 2262.

2. In DoTD there is a Universe Today headline "Narn Consulate opens on Mars amid controversy" Why would it be controversial if the events of DoTD are AFTER Mars independence? As an independent state they can have who the heck they like opening a Consulate. So what was the controversy? I reasoned it was opened while Mars was still under the joint control of EarthGov, during a transitional phase before independence. Instead of dealing with EarthGov, the Narn deal directly with the interim MarsGov.

3. Garibaldi blaming the telepaths. Where I placed DoTD, Byron and his telepaths were still very much on the station.

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