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Old January 22nd 04, 19:23   #31
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Re: Drakh

Yeah, I think there can be little doubt that in "the real world" they are the same, or at least based off of the same model...

But the eyes are different; insectoid and "buggy" in the background alien, but receded and with "human" style eyes in the stretcher alien...so presumably in "B5 world" they aren't the same race.

Unless the background aliens are wearing Sci-fi shades, I suppose...

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Old January 22nd 04, 22:14   #32
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Its probably that they needed a weird looking alien, and realized that those in the background were never a major part of any episode, and that people probably wouldn't notice, so they just used their overall form for the dead one found on the transport.
Thereby completely underestimating the fanaticism and perceptiveness of us, the Babylon 5 fans of the near future.
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Old January 23rd 04, 02:15   #33
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receded and with "human" style eyes in the stretcher alien
Unless the story-world reason for the slight differences in the eyes between the two is explained as the stretcher alien having taken damage that destroyed its eyes. It was, after all, vastly multilated in it's injuries. Perhaps it suffered severe burns which burned its eyes into a deteriorated state.
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Old January 23rd 04, 06:07   #34
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receded and with "human" style eyes in the stretcher alien
Unless the story-world reason for the slight differences in the eyes between the two is explained as the stretcher alien having taken damage that destroyed its eyes. It was, after all, vastly multilated in it's injuries. Perhaps it suffered severe burns which burned its eyes into a deteriorated state.
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Old January 23rd 04, 13:15   #35
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Re: Drakh

KoshN, nice job with the screenshots.
Vacantlook, you were right, the aliens in the background are the same as the pilot on the stretcher.

It got me thinking: maybe that race was working for the Shadows just like the Drakh and others. Could that mean they wore somehow spying on Garibaldi? From the scene in 'And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place', I can't be sure if they are just walking by or not. They could be trying to find out which races were to be supplied with Telepaths. It would be very interesting to find out.
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Old January 23rd 04, 14:12   #36
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The fun thing about undeveloped background aliens like these is that a viewer, given to joy of thought, could dream up all sorts of interesting ideas and explanations.

For example, perhaps the main bulk of this alien species does work for the Shadows similarly to the Drakh and whatnot and that's why we've seen so few of them. However, maybe the two that are receiving a telepath during the telepath distribution scene have defected after having grown disillusioned with the Shadow's philosophy of instigating chaos.

It's fun to ponder.
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