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22nd May '16 2:29:47 PM IronicMouse
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* TheWarJustBefore:
** The Dilgar War took place about thirty years before the series and established the Earth Alliance as a major power in the galaxy for the first time, through their joining the fight on the side of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds against the genocidal Dilgar. Garibaldi's and Franklin's fathers both fought in that conflict, and an escaped war criminal from that war, the Dilgar Warmaster Jha'dur, appears in the episode "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E09Deathwalker Deathwalker]]".
** The Earth-Minbari War ten years before the series was caused by a PoorCommunicationKills mishap at FirstContact between the Earth Alliance and the Minbari Federation. The war devastated the Alliance, and the Minbari Grey Council's order to surrender on Earth's doorstep deeply angered their warrior caste; there's still bad blood between the two races. However, the war also led to the creation of the Babylon stations to serve as the [[FictionalUnitedNations United Nations IN SPACE!]] and prevent another such conflict.
** ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' has the Telepath War, which an arc in the middle of ''B5'''s fifth season was building up to. This was a rebellion by telepaths against the Psi Corps which was supposed to protect normals' civil rights from telepaths, but had become a NebulousEvilOrganization in its own right. The result was the end of the Psi Corps and telepaths such as Gideon's NumberTwo John Matheson being allowed to serve openly in Earthforce (though still bound by personal privacy restrictions).
20th Apr '16 10:33:19 AM Geoduck
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: It was only revealed by JMS after Michael [=O'Hare's=] death that the real reason the actor left the series was that he was suffering from severe mental health problems. (He and [=O'Hare=] arranged this before [=O'Hare=] passed on.)
21st Feb '16 12:10:41 PM morenohijazo
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* StarfishAliens: The Shadows and at least on other race are insectoid. The Vorlons are some sort of tentacular energy beings.



* StarfishAliens: The Shadows and at least on other race are insectoid. The Vorlons are some sort of tentacular energy beings.

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* StarfishAliens: StarterMarriage: The Shadows relationship between Captain Sheridan and at least on other race are insectoid. The Vorlons are some sort [[spoiler: Captain Lochley]]. As she puts it, "We met, fell crazy in love, got married, realized it was a huge mistake, fell crazy ''out'' of tentacular energy beings.love, and divorced." It's implied the entire process took no more than a couple of months.
30th Jan '16 8:12:11 AM hamonrye
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* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: Almost every time someone has to leave the station urgently, someone tells them that "the next transport to X leaves in one hour." then suddenly someone says it is in 2 hours.
17th Jan '16 7:16:07 PM hamonrye
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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: Babylon 5 itself. See also the less-advanced Earthforce warships: they each rely on rotating sections to generate [[ArtificialGravity indoor gravity.]] In all other sections, officers must hold onto safety bars or strap themselves into chairs to keep from floating away. Even the super-advanced Omega class destroyers (built with Shadow technology) have rotating sections. It's [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Earth technology to that point hadn't discovered the secret to weightlessness. It is only later, once the Minbari and the Intersteller Alliance begin sharing their knowledge with Earth thay they begin catching up, beginning with the ''Warlock''-class.

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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: Babylon 5 itself. See also the less-advanced Earthforce warships: they each rely on rotating sections to generate [[ArtificialGravity indoor gravity.]] In all other sections, officers must hold onto safety bars or strap themselves into chairs to keep from floating away. Even the super-advanced Omega class destroyers (built with Shadow technology) have rotating sections. It's [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Earth technology to that point hadn't discovered the secret to weightlessness.gravimetrics. It is only later, once the Minbari and the Intersteller Alliance begin sharing their knowledge with Earth thay they begin catching up, beginning with the ''Warlock''-class.
17th Jan '16 7:14:57 PM hamonrye
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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: Babylon 5 itself. Also seen on less-advanced Earthfroce warships, which rely on rotating sections to generate indoor gravity. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Earth technology to that point hadn't discovered the secret to ArtificialGravity. It is only later, once the Minbari and the Intersteller Alliance begin sharing their knowledge with Earth thay they begin catching up, beginning with the ''Warlock''-class.

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* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens: Babylon 5 itself. Also seen on See also the less-advanced Earthfroce warships, which Earthforce warships: they each rely on rotating sections to generate [[ArtificialGravity indoor gravity. gravity.]] In all other sections, officers must hold onto safety bars or strap themselves into chairs to keep from floating away. Even the super-advanced Omega class destroyers (built with Shadow technology) have rotating sections. It's [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Earth technology to that point hadn't discovered the secret to ArtificialGravity.weightlessness. It is only later, once the Minbari and the Intersteller Alliance begin sharing their knowledge with Earth thay they begin catching up, beginning with the ''Warlock''-class.
29th Dec '15 3:10:08 PM hamonrye
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** Even putting aside the [[FauxSymbolism unlucky connotations]] of "Babylon", Earthforce has already deployed ''four'' Babylon stations, each of which has either blown up or vanished. Did it not occur to them to maybe name it different next time? Heck, they even [[IndianBurialGround reused the parts]] from the cursed stations to make the news ones.

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** Even putting aside the [[FauxSymbolism unlucky connotations]] of "Babylon", Earthforce has already deployed ''four'' Babylon stations, each of which has either blown up or vanished. Did it not occur to them to maybe name it different next time? Heck, they even [[IndianBurialGround reused the parts]] from the cursed stations to make the news new ones.
29th Dec '15 3:09:51 PM hamonrye
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* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt: Even putting aside the [[FauxSymbolism unlucky connotations]] of "Babylon", Earthforce has already deployed ''four'' Babylon stations, each of which has either blown up or vanished. Did it not occur to them to maybe name it different next time?
** Here's a tip for all future space travelers: If it's named ''Icarus'', or ''Titanic'', or some shit like that? Just FUCKING STAY HOME!

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* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt: WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt:
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Even putting aside the [[FauxSymbolism unlucky connotations]] of "Babylon", Earthforce has already deployed ''four'' Babylon stations, each of which has either blown up or vanished. Did it not occur to them to maybe name it different next time?
time? Heck, they even [[IndianBurialGround reused the parts]] from the cursed stations to make the news ones.
** Here's a tip for all future space travelers: If it's named ''Icarus'', or ''Titanic'', ''Prometheus'', or some shit like that? Just FUCKING STAY HOME!
27th Dec '15 1:21:02 PM hamonrye
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** Here's a hit for all future space travelers: If it's named ''Icarus'', or ''Titanic'', or some shit like that? Just FUCKING STAY HOME!

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** Here's a hit tip for all future space travelers: If it's named ''Icarus'', or ''Titanic'', or some shit like that? Just FUCKING STAY HOME!
27th Dec '15 1:20:49 PM hamonrye
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** Why do people keep insisting on naming ships Icarus? It never freaking ends well.

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** Why do people keep insisting on naming ships Icarus? It never freaking ends well.Here's a hit for all future space travelers: If it's named ''Icarus'', or ''Titanic'', or some shit like that? Just FUCKING STAY HOME!
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