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    I just found this site, how exciting! I truly love Babylon 5 and am happy to see it continue to be legend! This was the only series, I've ever seen where it was hard to choose a favorite character as they were all so wonderful.

    What's neat is that it never gets old, probably because even though it's Sci-Fi is really is epic human drama, truly brilliant! I look forward to reading and posting in the future.

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    Welcome aboard! Glad to see you figured out how to post. Hope to see your addition to the discussion in the other threads.
    "If I could be a bird, I'd be a Flying Purple People Eater because then people would sing about me and I could fly down and eat them because I hate that song. " - Jack Handey


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      Welcome. It's always great to get some fresh insights and opinions.
      "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."


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        Indeed welcome, have you seen the entire series yet?
        I notice your location is mimbar, don't suppose that's anywhere near Dublin then
        on teh "seeking other irish sci-fi fans" ID
        "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "


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          Would That be Dublin, Ireland or Dublin, California?

          Seriously, I'd love to exchange ideas with you, I belong to an Irish Renaissance Group in Northern, California. One of my best friends over here is from Dublin and was kind enough to loan my son some maps when he recently visited Ireland.

          Glad you got B-5 over there. To me, it is the thinking man's sci-fi. I wonder who your favorite character was (though, I said it was hard to pick one).

          Your comment on the "replacement" and in fact "multiplication" of rebels is sooooo, sooooo true! It reminds me of the scene in B-5 where Delenn tells the inquisitor that if he kills her there will be another that comes behind her and then another after that! Sadly, that works for both sides of any disagreement. It is only obvious from the current political chaos that we are all witnessing, today. My heart cries for all the victims of man's extreme stupidity, vanity and greed.

          This is another reason I liked Bablyon 5. When I was told that J. Michael Straczynski is an agnostic or athiest, I forget which, I was quite suprised, because B-5 is almost bibical in it's parable-like stories. It almost reads like a futuristic bible and the Valen and Kosh and G'Kar characters border on the saintly and the angelic, not to mention Sheridan's "crossing over" at the end, most fascinating!

          But I think that where Straczynski shines far beyond all others in the genre is in his ability to create a futuristic drama that reads like a valid history. Add to this the incredibly vivid, multi-layered characters with all the concerns of (excuse the expression) humanity and you have the rare and wonder jewel that is Babylon 5.


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            Thank you Shadow-Sentient

            Originally posted by Shadow-Sentient
            Welcome aboard! Glad to see you figured out how to post. Hope to see your addition to the discussion in the other threads.
            Hope you will write again.