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Old March 5th 18, 07:37   #1
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Observations

I've been buying and watching seasons on google play and I noticed the minbari crests are strongly reminiscent of the chonmage hairstyle, traditionally worn by japanese samurai Their clothes are similar to traditional japanese styles as well. even the earth alliance pilot uniforms show hints of this.

Is any of this intentional?
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Old March 5th 18, 17:18   #2
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As Kosh would say, YES.
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Old March 5th 18, 18:47   #3
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As Kosh would say, YES.
lol thanks for the reply. Has anyone else noticed similar things in the visual elements of the show?
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Old March 6th 18, 01:37   #4
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Well just look at the Centauri dress with that hair style and let the discussion begin.
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Well just look at the Centauri dress with that hair style and let the discussion begin.
their dress always struck me as 19th century prussian. the hairstyle never rang any bells for me
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Old March 8th 18, 02:15   #6
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That's probably because it got into the show by accident.
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That's probably because it got into the show by accident.
How did that happen?
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Old March 9th 18, 19:07   #8
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I think this was in one of the DVD commentaries somewhere. Centauri hair was originally going to be more tightly curled -- like the guards seen in "Signs and Portents" -- and not stand up at all. But Peter Jurasik and his hairdresser decided to play a joke, put Peter's hair up in the style we now know so well, and went out to say to JMS "What do you think?" -- assuming he'd laugh, they'd laugh, and then go back to the way he'd originally planned. But JMS says, "Okay, do it that way," and JMS is God on set, so they did.

Turns out JMS, still finding his feet and his confidence, thought at the time, "Well, if that's what the actor wants, I guess it's okay..." -- not realizing that Peter wasn't serious.

Going by the Season One outtakes, I'm guessing that within a couple months they knew each other well enough that it would have been a big laugh and then they'd gone about their business. But it was a little too soon in their relationship.



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I think this was in one of the DVD commentaries somewhere. Centauri hair was originally going to be more tightly curled -- like the guards seen in "Signs and Portents" -- and not stand up at all. But Peter Jurasik and his hairdresser decided to play a joke, put Peter's hair up in the style we now know so well, and went out to say to JMS "What do you think?" -- assuming he'd laugh, they'd laugh, and then go back to the way he'd originally planned. But JMS says, "Okay, do it that way," and JMS is God on set, so they did.

Turns out JMS, still finding his feet and his confidence, thought at the time, "Well, if that's what the actor wants, I guess it's okay..." -- not realizing that Peter wasn't serious.

Going by the Season One outtakes, I'm guessing that within a couple months they knew each other well enough that it would have been a big laugh and then they'd gone about their business. But it was a little too soon in their relationship.

you guys seem to know a lot more than I. Thanks for the story. I just really love the series and the amazing acting, writing, etc. It saddens me that many of my favorites have passed. Watching it now and again is the only real way I have to appreciate it.


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So Veritas1980 I see you quoted KoshFan, but no comments?

Do you have anymore observations to share?

Not sure if people saw my post, but B5 has disappeared from the Go90 platform. Back to my DVDs.
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