History ShoutOut / BabylonFive

24th Oct '15 7:35:28 PM nombretomado
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* ThePrisoner gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.

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* ThePrisoner ''Series/ThePrisoner'' gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.
7th Oct '15 3:57:43 PM ThallianGold
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* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.

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* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.different.
* ThePrisoner gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.
11th Aug '15 10:26:39 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* "Born to the Purple": Trakis tells Adira to use the mind probe. ''Series/DoctorWho'' Fans: "No, not the mind probe!"

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* "Born to the Purple": Trakis tells Adira to use the mind probe. ''Series/DoctorWho'' Fans: "No, not the mind probe!"probe!"
* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.
14th Jun '15 4:21:33 PM nombretomado
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* Such as a Martian representative named Amanda [[JohnCarterOfMars Carter]] in the episode ''Spider in the Web''. With an ancestor named John, [[{{Anvilicious}} in case you didn't get it]].

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* Such as a Martian representative named Amanda [[JohnCarterOfMars [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Carter]] in the episode ''Spider in the Web''. With an ancestor named John, [[{{Anvilicious}} in case you didn't get it]].
30th Mar '15 10:38:09 AM nombretomado
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* Vir's conversation with the technomage in "The Geometry of Shadows" includes two: The technomage's name is [[TheElricSaga Elric]], and he quotes "an old saying" about not trying the patience of wizards that originates in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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* Vir's conversation with the technomage in "The Geometry of Shadows" includes two: The technomage's name is [[TheElricSaga [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]], and he quotes "an old saying" about not trying the patience of wizards that originates in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
28th Mar '15 12:53:03 PM Tallens
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** In another episode, where Babylon 5 has been forced to open a gift shop selling B5-themed merchandise to offset operating costs, Ivanova rants about how Babylon 5's not supposed to be some [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Franchise]].

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** In another episode, where Babylon 5 has been forced to open a gift shop selling B5-themed merchandise to offset operating costs, Ivanova rants about how Babylon 5's not supposed to be some [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Franchise]].Franchise]].
* "Born to the Purple": Trakis tells Adira to use the mind probe. ''Series/DoctorWho'' Fans: "No, not the mind probe!"
19th Mar '15 9:57:10 AM Willbyr
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* Much of the philosophy spouted by various races is only slightly re-worded from human thinkers. For instance, much of Minbari philosophy is a reworking of things CarlSagan said. His "Star Stuff" speech from the ''Cosmos'' special is repeated almost verbatim by Delenn in the pilot. Given that modern Minbari philosophy and religion was essentially created ''en masse'' by [[spoiler:a time-traveling Sinclair in his guise as Valen, it may be that Sinclair directly cribbed from Sagan]].

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* Much of the philosophy spouted by various races is only slightly re-worded from human thinkers. For instance, much of Minbari philosophy is a reworking of things CarlSagan Creator/CarlSagan said. His "Star Stuff" speech from the ''Cosmos'' special is repeated almost verbatim by Delenn in the pilot. Given that modern Minbari philosophy and religion was essentially created ''en masse'' by [[spoiler:a time-traveling Sinclair in his guise as Valen, it may be that Sinclair directly cribbed from Sagan]].
3rd Mar '15 9:41:02 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In one episode, a plaintiff in a courtroom is suing one of TheGreys because his ancestor was abducted by the alien's ancestor, a ShoutOut to the modern day abductee phenomenon.
27th Jan '15 5:52:29 AM AFP
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* In "Voices of Authority", Ivanova comments to Sheridan about the woman in his quarters trying to seduce him, "Good luck, Captain. I think you're about to go where... ''everyone'' has gone before." referencing ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s "To boldly go where no man has gone before."

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* In "Voices of Authority", Ivanova comments to Sheridan about the woman in his quarters trying to seduce him, "Good luck, Captain. I think you're about to go where... ''everyone'' has gone before." referencing ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s "To boldly go where no man has gone before.""
** In another episode, where Babylon 5 has been forced to open a gift shop selling B5-themed merchandise to offset operating costs, Ivanova rants about how Babylon 5's not supposed to be some [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Franchise]].
27th Jan '15 5:51:00 AM AFP
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* Earthforce ''Omega''-class destroyers, and in particular the rotating section, are similar to the ''Leonov'' from ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact''

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* Earthforce ''Omega''-class destroyers, and in particular the rotating section, are similar to the ''Leonov'' from ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact''''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact''. The artist responsible for it intentionally made the rotating section similar, assuming his bosses would catch the joke and have him change it, but nobody noticed and it went into production.
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