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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delenn delivers a blisteringly short one to a panel of armchair academics a hundred years in the future.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delenn delivers a blisteringly short one to a panel of armchair academics a hundred years in the future.future, who had just asserted that she couldn't possibly still be alive.


* 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.


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.

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* AbsenteeActor: This is the first episode in which Ivanova doesn't appear.

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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.


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.


** 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.

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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.

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* AndManGrewProud: The portion after the "Great Burn" as seen in the 32nd Century.


* 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.


-->'''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.


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. 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.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.


Daniel is pleased with the results and takes a moment to take some notes. Holo-baldi starts talking to Daniel, talking about what they're going to do once this is all done, probably a preemptive strike, right? Daniel is about to shut him down, but he keeps talking, saying he has some useful information, after all he, or rather Garibaldi, did all the strategic planning. That's a juicy resource that just might get Daniel a promotion. Daniel wants to hear more, but Holo-baldi want to hear the real-facts first: they are planning a first strike. Daniel admits they're going to hit the outer colonies and the enemy nations on Earth at the same time. The fleets leave within the hour. The targets are civilian populations, estimated casualties: [[AMillionIsAStatistic 15-20 million]]. Daniel then asks what suggestions holo-baldi has.

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Daniel is pleased with the results and takes a moment to take some notes. Holo-baldi starts talking to Daniel, talking asking about what they're going to do once this is all done, probably a preemptive strike, right? Daniel is about to shut him down, but he keeps talking, saying he has some useful information, after all he, or rather Garibaldi, did all the strategic planning. That's a juicy resource that just might get Daniel a promotion. Daniel wants to hear more, but Holo-baldi want to hear the real-facts first: they are planning a first strike. Daniel admits they're going to hit the outer colonies and the enemy nations on Earth at the same time. The fleets leave within the hour. The targets are civilian populations, estimated casualties: [[AMillionIsAStatistic 15-20 million]]. Daniel then asks what suggestions holo-baldi has.



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Daniel casually speaks of Politburo's plan to kill millions of civilians to demoralize the pro-Interstellar Alliance faction.

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* AMillionIsAStatistic: Daniel casually speaks talking of Politburo's plan to kill millions of civilians to demoralize the pro-Interstellar Alliance faction. He doesn't sound very happy about it, but...


* TheRemnant: Some of Clark's supporters remain active as a political party. According to WordOfGod the cause is that people don't hold grduges long enough.

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* TheRemnant: Some of Clark's supporters remain active as a political party. According to WordOfGod the cause is that people don't hold grduges grudges long enough.


This recording is a broadcast with a panel of professors doing a series on the centennial of the Alliance, concentrating on its origins and founders. On this panel are Jim Latimere of the University of York, Dr. Barbara Tashaki ot the University of Japan Tokyo, and Dr. William Exeter from New York University. Their first question is what role did the Babylon station play in the creation of the 100-year peace? Exeter and Tashaki don't think it had any real effect, it was just a vessel for social change that people of the time wanted, and Sheridan and Delenn themselves didn't actually do anything of consequence, they were just convenient figureheads for the hopes and dreams of the people. Exeter thinks their current image is only due to good publicity and that they very nearly blew it several times. Tashaki adds that only the force of history kept it from collapsing after so many died in its first year. She's about to bring up the incident with their son, but Latimere wants to stay focused on those two.

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This recording is a broadcast with a panel of professors doing a series on the centennial of the Alliance, concentrating on its origins and founders. On this panel are Jim Latimere of the University of York, Dr. Barbara Tashaki ot the University of Japan Tokyo, and Dr. William Exeter from New York University. Their first question is what role did the Babylon station play in the creation of the 100-year peace? Exeter and Tashaki don't think it had any real effect, it was just a vessel for social change that people of the time wanted, and Sheridan and Delenn themselves didn't actually do anything of consequence, they were just convenient figureheads for the hopes and dreams of the people. Exeter thinks their current image is only due to good publicity and that they in actuality very nearly blew it several times. Tashaki adds that only the force of history kept it from collapsing after so many died in its first year. She's about to bring up the incident with their son, but Latimere wants to stay focused on those two.



''A rather battered Garibaldi is in what looks like Medlab trying to talk down a group of unseen people, saying they can still work this out. He says he can get them out of this if they work with him, but before they don't respond. Sheridan then appears on the monitor. After consulting with Captain Lochley, he has determined that he will not negotiate with terrorists for the lives of hostages. He orders them to surrender or he will use lethal force. As he disappears, Garibaldi mutters, "Swell". Someone then points a gun at him and as the recording ends, a PPG shot is heard.''

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''A rather battered Garibaldi is in what looks like Medlab trying to talk down a group of unseen people, saying they can still work this out. He says he can get them out of this if they work with him, but before they don't respond. Sheridan then appears on the monitor. After consulting with Captain Lochley, he has determined that he will not negotiate with terrorists for the lives of hostages. He orders them to surrender or he will use lethal force. As he disappears, Garibaldi mutters, "Swell". Someone then points a gun at him and as the recording ends, a PPG shot is heard.''

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