History Recap / BabylonFiveS04E22TheDeconstructionOfFallingStars

16th May '18 8:27:35 AM CanuckGod
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Sol isn't the kind of star that can go nova, and it certainly wouldn't be a [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale mere million years from now]]. Background material[=/=]WordOfGod states this was artificially induced by someone opening jump points inside the sun to siphon off its mass and deliberately causing it to become unstable.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Sol isn't the kind of star that can go nova, and it certainly wouldn't be a [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale mere million years from now]]. Background material[=/=]WordOfGod states this was artificially induced by someone opening jump points inside the sun to siphon off its mass and deliberately causing it to become unstable.unstable, ostensibly to prevent the curious from trying to retrieve technology from Earth after humanity moves on from it.
16th May '18 8:23:39 AM CanuckGod
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He sends the younger monk off to finish his work. Before he does, Michael expresses the wish to walk among the stars just once before he dies. After he leaves, Alwyn comes over and speaks to the camera, reporting to someone about having enough information to reconstruct a gasoline engine and asks to arrange to have some gasoline "found" nearby - though he exhorts that the Supply Department should use an ''old'' container this time, because the ''last'' time they tried something like this, the ruse barely held because it looked too primitive to have been made pre-Great Burn. He then goes to his wardrobe and pulls out a Ranger's uniform, declaring they will rebuild the Earth. He also thinks Brother Michael is a promising candidate, or will be in twenty years or so. He concludes his report ("We live for the One, we die for the One."), and the record ends.

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He sends the younger monk off to finish his work. Before he does, Michael expresses the wish to walk among the stars just once before he dies. After he leaves, Alwyn comes over and speaks to the camera, reporting to someone about having enough information to reconstruct a gasoline engine and asks to arrange to have some gasoline "found" nearby - though he exhorts that the Supply Department should use an ''old'' container this time, because the ''last'' time they tried something like this, the ruse barely held because it looked too primitive modern to have been made pre-Great Burn. He then goes to his wardrobe and pulls out a Ranger's uniform, declaring they will rebuild the Earth. He also thinks Brother Michael is a promising candidate, or will be in twenty years or so. He concludes his report ("We live for the One, we die for the One."), and the record ends.
19th Jan '18 9:00:09 PM AJD
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* AbsenteeActor: This is the first episode in which Ivanova doesn't appear.
3rd Nov '17 6:11:15 AM Meppe
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: The panelists 100 years in the future cannot wrap their heads around the concept of someone being more interested in creating peace than ruling the galaxy, resulting in this for Sheridan and Delenn.


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* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Delenn interrupts the panel 100 years in the future for this.
--> '''Delenn:''' You came just as far to say less.
1st Nov '17 11:25:39 AM Theriocephalus
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Sheridan and Delenn return to Babylon 5 where they are ambushed...by a surprise party, courtesy of Garibaldi. They have a lot of things to celebrate and aren't going to let John and Delenn get out of it. Sheridan promises to pay him back for it someday. They find newfound attention throughout the station, which Delenn is a little perturbed by. Sheridan says it doesn't really matter what people say, only what they accomplished. Besides, in a hundred years they probably won't even remember it. Delenn is placated and joins him for their closeup...as the image skips and distorts before a message appears saying the signal has been lost. Command is given to reload the sequence, and options appear for the years 2262, 2362, 2762, and 3262, and autoplay is selected.

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Sheridan and Delenn return to Babylon 5 where they are ambushed... by a surprise party, courtesy of Garibaldi. They have a lot of things to celebrate and aren't going to let John and Delenn get out of it. Sheridan promises to pay him back for it someday. They find newfound attention throughout the station, which Delenn is a little perturbed by. Sheridan says it doesn't really matter what people say, only what they accomplished. Besides, in a hundred years they probably won't even remember it. Delenn is placated and joins him for their closeup...as the image skips and distorts before a message appears saying the signal has been lost. Command is given to reload the sequence, and options appear for the years 2262, 2362, 2762, and 3262, and autoplay is selected.
1st Nov '17 11:25:23 AM Theriocephalus
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** The FeudalFuture[=/=]TheDungAges Earth of 3262 occurs after a planetary civil war, where a monastery secretly run by The Rangers is attempting to re-introduce technology. [=JMS=] realized [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/088.html#JS halfway through writing the script]] that he was "channeling ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''".

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** The FeudalFuture[=/=]TheDungAges Earth of 3262 occurs after a planetary civil war, where a monastery secretly run by The the Rangers is attempting to re-introduce technology. [=JMS=] realized [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/088.html#JS halfway through writing the script]] that he was "channeling ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''".



* ShowWithinAShow: Most of the episode is revealed early on to be video clips from a historical archive being reviewed in the distant future , one million years after the founding of the ISA.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Most of the episode is revealed early on to be video clips from a historical archive being reviewed in the distant future , future, one million years after the founding of the ISA.
22nd Aug '17 5:08:28 PM Tallens
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* ApocalypseHow: Two of them; the "Great Burn", the nuclear war that reduced mankind to medieval level, and then the destruction of the entire planet when Sol goes nova.
22nd Aug '17 5:04:46 PM Tallens
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* AndManGrewProud: The portion after the "Great Burn" as seen in the 32nd Century.
13th Aug '17 9:44:17 PM SpaceDrake
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Barbara Tashaki and William Exeter accuse the ISA of doing this with Sheridan, both consider him a VillainWithGoodPublicity. By the time following the Great Burn Sheridan and his companions have become religious figures integrated into Christian mythology.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Barbara Tashaki and William Exeter accuse the ISA of doing this with Sheridan, both consider him a VillainWithGoodPublicity. By the time following the Great Burn Sheridan and his companions have become religious figures integrated into Christian Christian-esque mythology.
11th Aug '17 11:04:37 AM Kalaong
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-->'''Delenn:''' [[DueToTheDead John Sheridan was a good, kind, and decent man.]]
-->'''Dr. Jim Latimere:''' Delenn, wait! You came all this way just to say that?
-->'''Delenn:''' You came just as far to say less.

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-->'''Delenn:''' [[DueToTheDead John Sheridan was a good, kind, and decent man.]]
-->'''Dr.
]]\\
'''Dr.
Jim Latimere:''' Delenn, wait! You came all this way just to say that?
-->'''Delenn:'''
that?\\
'''Delenn:'''
You came just as far to say less.



* ShoutOut: The anti-[=ISA=] faction of 2762 has elements of ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'', especially the use of NewSpeak, and the FeudalFuture[=/=]TheDungAges Earth of 3262 calls to mind ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''. There's also something of an in-universe example in the form of the future-human's Vorlon-inspired encounter suit.

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* ShoutOut: The Straczynski dropped a little love letter to his favorite subject in each post-B5 age;
**The revisionist KentBrockmanNews station was his personal ''hate'' letter to revisionist historians in general.
**The
anti-[=ISA=] faction of 2762 has elements of ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'', especially the use of NewSpeak, and the NewSpeak.
**The
FeudalFuture[=/=]TheDungAges Earth of 3262 calls occurs after a planetary civil war, where a monastery secretly run by The Rangers is attempting to mind ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''. There's also something of re-introduce technology. [=JMS=] realized [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/088.html#JS halfway through writing the script]] that he was "channeling ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''".
**The final era has
an in-universe example in the form of the future-human's Vorlon-inspired encounter suit.
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