History Awesome / BabylonFive

1st Dec '17 7:14:37 PM lordlundar
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* A special note goes to JMS who took on the role of Executive Producer simply so ''no one above him could mess with the show.'' Everything listed above, as well as the considerable amount of effects, techniques and tricks used but never overused, originated from his mind. The cast and crew get credit for the delivery, but without JMS as the brain and the lead, the series would never have come out as well as it did.
28th Nov '17 2:06:51 PM ErikModi
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** Another subtle point: did the Earth ships withdraw because they were hopelessly outmatched by the Minbari ships, or because they'd probably spark another war with the Minbari, who may finish what they'd started over ten years ago (namely, wiping out the human race)? Either way, Delenn put [=EarthForce=] in an unwinnable situation ''simply by showing up''.
20th Sep '17 7:38:54 AM timemonkey
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* Regarding Sinclair's martial dealings with the Minbari, Sinclair was greatly feared by them by the time he was made ambassador. He was somewhat feared by the Minbari fighter pilots during the war. He had an unusually high kill rate against Minbari craft that were faster, better armed and better armored. At the war's start, Minbari pilots were told their craft were invincible against Earth fighters. After the Pilot movie (not the first episode), Minbari started to fear him because Sinclair killed one of them in single combat involving firearms. Minbari are much stronger and physically tougher than humans. What really made Sinclair a living legend was his brief fight with Nerroom. Nerroom ambushed him from behind and despite having the advantages of surprise, superior physical strength, and physical toughness, Nerroom lost ... quite quickly. Nerroom was one of the best Minbari warriors, he attacked in a dishonorable way, and lost to a human. Much of this comes from the first cannon B5 novel, written by JMS's exwife.

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* Regarding Sinclair's martial dealings with the Minbari, Sinclair was greatly feared by them by the time he was made ambassador. He was somewhat feared by the Minbari fighter pilots during the war. He had an unusually high kill rate against Minbari craft that were faster, better armed and better armored. At the war's start, Minbari pilots were told their craft were invincible against Earth fighters. After the Pilot movie (not the first episode), Minbari started to fear him because Sinclair killed one of them in single combat involving firearms. Minbari are much stronger and physically tougher than humans. What really made Sinclair a living legend was his brief fight with Nerroom. Nerroom Neroon. Neroon ambushed him from behind and despite having the advantages of surprise, superior physical strength, and physical toughness, Nerroom Neroon lost ... quite quickly. Nerroom Neroon was one of the best Minbari warriors, he attacked in a dishonorable way, and lost to a human. Much of this comes from the first cannon B5 novel, written by JMS's exwife.
27th Jul '17 12:45:27 PM Farnham
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* Early in season 2, Londo incurs the wrath of Elric, a powerful Technomage, for pestering him about getting an endorsement from his order. As a result, Londo and Vir suffer all sorts of technology-related mishaps and woes. As Elric and the other Technomages are about to leave Babylon 5, Londo approaches him one last time, asking for a prophecy. Elric complies, and gives one that is both awesome and frightening, indicating how deep Londo has gotten himself in trouble, and foretelling his doom.
-->'''Elric''': As I look at you, Ambasador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sound; the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
-->'''Londo''': My followers?
-->'''Elric''': Your victims.
8th Jul '17 2:02:52 PM LordArvidthe13th
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*Regarding Sinclair's martial dealings with the Minbari, Sinclair was greatly feared by them by the time he was made ambassador. He was somewhat feared by the Minbari fighter pilots during the war. He had an unusually high kill rate against Minbari craft that were faster, better armed and better armored. At the war's start, Minbari pilots were told their craft were invincible against Earth fighters. After the Pilot movie (not the first episode), Minbari started to fear him because Sinclair killed one of them in single combat involving firearms. Minbari are much stronger and physically tougher than humans. What really made Sinclair a living legend was his brief fight with Nerroom. Nerroom ambushed him from behind and despite having the advantages of surprise, superior physical strength, and physical toughness, Nerroom lost ... quite quickly. Nerroom was one of the best Minbari warriors, he attacked in a dishonorable way, and lost to a human. Much of this comes from the first cannon B5 novel, written by JMS's exwife.
30th May '17 11:04:28 PM jaquellae
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*** The next day? It was brought up 2 seasons later, in "A View from the Gallery" by the 2 maintenance workers we follow around during the episode.
19th May '17 9:38:46 PM MikeW
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-->''Bo''': Suddenly, I understand Sheridan a whole lot better.

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-->''Bo''': -->'''Bo''': Suddenly, I understand Sheridan a whole lot better.
19th May '17 9:37:42 PM MikeW
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* In "A View From the Gallery," when the station comes under attack, Sheridan wants workers Bo and Mack to get Delenn to a shuttle. Delenn manages to point out that if she's on a pod when Babylon 5 is destroyed, she'll sabotage it as she'd rather die than leave Sheridan. Thus, by letting her go, the men will be saving her life. They admit she's right as she turns to walk off with a smile.
-->''Bo''': Suddenly, I understand Sheridan a whole lot better.
-->'''Mack''': How so?
-->'''Bo''': Dead or alive, I'd crawl my way out of Hell and through ten miles of rock to see that smile again.
12th Mar '17 4:25:29 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* How he ended up on Z'ha'dum in the first place. They broke his wife, and then when they realized what they had and how she could be of use to them (besides as the core of a ship), they fitted her with a new, loyal personality and had her contact him. So, he went to their home planet, and crashed his White Star into it...while it was loaded with nuclear weapons. He'd said that if he went down in Z'ha'dum, he wouldn't go easy or alone. He took the capital city of the Shadows with him.

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* How he ended up on Z'ha'dum in the first place. They broke his wife, and then when they realized what they had and how she could be of use to them (besides as the core of a ship), they fitted her with a new, loyal personality and had her contact him. So, he went to their home planet, and crashed his White Star into it... while it was loaded with nuclear weapons. He'd said that if he went down in Z'ha'dum, he wouldn't go easy or alone. He took the capital city of the Shadows with him.



--> This is Captain John Sheridan. We are here on the authority of a multi-planetary force, that can no longer stand by and watch one of their greatest allies falling into darkness and despair. We are here on behalf of the thousands of civilians murdered under orders from the current administration, who have no one else to speak for them, and on behalf of the [=EarthForce=] units that have joined us to oppose the tyranny that has darkened Earth, ever since President Santiago was assassinated three years ago. We are here to place President Clark under arrest, to disband Nightwatch, and return our government to the hands of her people. We know that many in the government have wanted to act, but have been intimidated by threats of retaliation against your families, your friends. You are not alone anymore. We call upon you to rise up and do what's right! We have drawn their forces away from Earth and disabled them. The time to act is now! This is not the voice of treason. These are your sons, your daughters, whose loyalties have never wavered, whose beliefs in this alliance has [sic] forced us to take extraordinary means! For justice, for peace, for the future…we have come home!

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--> This is Captain John Sheridan. We are here on the authority of a multi-planetary force, that can no longer stand by and watch one of their greatest allies falling into darkness and despair. We are here on behalf of the thousands of civilians murdered under orders from the current administration, who have no one else to speak for them, and on behalf of the [=EarthForce=] units that have joined us to oppose the tyranny that has darkened Earth, ever since President Santiago was assassinated three years ago. We are here to place President Clark under arrest, to disband Nightwatch, and return our government to the hands of her people. We know that many in the government have wanted to act, but have been intimidated by threats of retaliation against your families, your friends. You are not alone anymore. We call upon you to rise up and do what's right! We have drawn their forces away from Earth and disabled them. The time to act is now! This is not the voice of treason. These are your sons, your daughters, whose loyalties have never wavered, whose beliefs in this alliance has [sic] forced us to take extraordinary means! For justice, for peace, for the future…we future... we have come home!
24th Dec '16 2:20:37 PM EDP
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** Note two things on the scene: Londo did it in the middle of a bar; and there's two bottles on the table, one filled with a liquid that's yellow as their drink and one that's either empty or containing a transparent liquid. ''Londo did it in public and didn't even bother to hide the bottle of poison''-and got away with it.
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