History Fridge / BabylonFive

21st Apr '17 2:04:44 PM Gess
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** As a cherry on top, Vir's request was to "live just long enough" to see Morden's head on a spike. ''That also nearly came to be'' - just as Vir was waving his goodbyes the Vorlon Planet Killer was positioning itself to fire upon Centauri Prime and only left because a completely unexpected event elsewhere required its withdrawal.
8th Mar '17 3:31:47 PM AFP
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** Also, in Londo's narration that opens ''The Gathering,'' he states that B5 achieved its greatness "under the leadership of its final commander." It shows admirable foresight from JMS that he didn't name that commander. The problem is, the last commander of B5 we see is ''Lochley.''

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** Also, in Londo's narration that opens ''The Gathering,'' he states that B5 achieved its greatness "under the leadership of its final commander." It shows admirable foresight from JMS that he didn't name that commander. The problem is, the last commander of B5 we see is ''Lochley.'''' Or Zach Allen, depending on how you interpret his role in the station's decomissioning.
4th Mar '17 11:29:22 AM zarpaulus
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* Londo and G'Kar discover Na'toth in the palace dungeon after finding a bowl of fresh spoo, which Narn consider a delicacy. Why feed a prisoner a delicacy? Maybe the Centauri guards thought (or were told, by her) fresh spoo was as disgusting to Narn as it was to them. One imagines their reaction to G'Kar picking up the bowl and chowing down.
15th Dec '16 9:14:25 AM AFP
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** Even then, the circumstances around that involved Vir having to [[TheseHandsHaveKilled compromise himself somewhat]] and get involved in the notoriously dangerous politics of the Centauri court. Not to mention what Vir and Londo's relationship [[WeUsedToBeFriends will be put through]] as part of the Drakh's [[PuppeteerParasite revenge]] for Londo's ][[HeelFaceTurn betrayal of the Shadows.]]
15th Dec '16 9:06:04 AM AFP
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** On the note of the death dreams: It wouldn't matter if the pilot knew he would die ''in'' combat or ''out'' of combat. If he was destined to die in combat, he could fight with abandon knowing it would end the same. if he was destined not to, he could fight with abandon knowing he'd survive. As for those pilots who ''didn't'' have such visions, they might claim to for the sake of bravado.
15th Dec '16 7:10:38 AM AFP
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*** Maybe they [[KlingonsLoveShakespeare just happen to like it?]]
16th Nov '16 1:10:55 PM CheeseDogX
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*** Londo mentions in another episode that it's common in monarchies (which the Centauri Republic is, despite it's claims to the contrary) for a royal decree to be made which is then never rescinded. As a result the order continues to be followed, even after there's no reason for it. Possibly at some point in Centauri history, someone declared that the Centauri Royal Guard must always be in uniform, and no one ever added the proviso saying that undercover agents were exempt. Or maybe the guy used one of his spare buttons to replace a missing button on a civilian outfit, and never thought about it again.

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*** Londo mentions in another episode that it's common in monarchies (which the Centauri Republic is, despite it's its claims to the contrary) for a royal decree to be made which is then never rescinded. As a result the order continues to be followed, even after there's no reason for it. Possibly at some point in Centauri history, someone declared that the Centauri Royal Guard must always be in uniform, and no one ever added the proviso saying that undercover agents were exempt. Or maybe the guy used one of his spare buttons to replace a missing button on a civilian outfit, and never thought about it again.
16th Nov '16 1:10:35 PM CheeseDogX
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** On Zhabar (Drazi homeworld), Garibaldi is attacked by some guys in black cloaks. He grabs a button off one of them which Londo identifies (after randomly walking into a meeting in Sheridan's office) as coming from the coat of a Centauri royal guard. Why were the guards sent ''[[VillainBall in-uniform]]'' on a covert mission?

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** On Zhabar (Drazi homeworld), Garibaldi is attacked by some guys in black cloaks. He grabs a button off one of them which Londo identifies (after randomly walking into a meeting in Sheridan's office) as coming from the coat of a Centauri royal guard. Why were the guards sent ''[[VillainBall in-uniform]]'' on a covert mission?mission?
*** Londo mentions in another episode that it's common in monarchies (which the Centauri Republic is, despite it's claims to the contrary) for a royal decree to be made which is then never rescinded. As a result the order continues to be followed, even after there's no reason for it. Possibly at some point in Centauri history, someone declared that the Centauri Royal Guard must always be in uniform, and no one ever added the proviso saying that undercover agents were exempt. Or maybe the guy used one of his spare buttons to replace a missing button on a civilian outfit, and never thought about it again.
16th Nov '16 12:06:19 PM CheeseDogX
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** The only issue with that is that the robed figures sing a real life monastic chant, specifically part of Christmas Mass. Why would Pak'ma'ra be singing in Latin?
16th Nov '16 11:35:28 AM CheeseDogX
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** It's also possible that the joke is one of those "you had to be there" things. It was hilarious in context, but to someone only hearing about it via the hype machine, the joke goes over their heads. In Usenet, JMS specifically compared it to Steve Martin's {{Catchphrase}} "Excuuuuuuuse me!" At the time it was uproarious, and repeated to memetic proportions. But if someone were to say it today, it'd be obnoxious.
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