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  • #46
    Re: Food for thought

    Originally posted by CRONAN

    Aslo I seem to recall hearing somewhere that in the *original* B5 arc, Sinclair was intended to realize the entire five years 2258-2262, then travel back through time to carry on the war then. Makes you wonder......
    It's been speculated about, but JMS has never stated whether or not it's true (although Sinclair was intended to go the 5 year run). I have my doubts, and listed in one of my previous posts the problems with that theory.

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    • #47
      Re: Re: Re: Newbie question

      Originally posted by colonyearth
      Actually, there's a thread on here under the Babylon 5 discussions about everyone's fav SF shows. It's a great read on the good ones out there.
      Yes I know. I started it. Stargate, Farscape, Quantum Leap, Next Generation are all decent shows, but NONE of them have a strong multi-year arc like DS9/B5... which is what the original poster asked for.

      .....

      re: MYSTERIES
      Original Arc (my theory) = Sinclair is not Valen. B4 goes to the past, but Sinclair does NOT. Therefore Sinclair stays all five years.

      Great Machine = Who knows? Perhaps it was built by an ancient first one that went extinct. It should be renamed "The Great Mystery".

      .....

      As for which race came first, I view the overall timeline like this:
      10 billion years ago- First Ones - Shadows, Vorlons, et cetera
      5 billion years ago- Second Ones - humans, minbari, centauri, et cetera

      The above cycle follows the pattern of star births. Stars are "born" in cycles... a "baby boom" of new stars every 5 billion years... likewise new races are also born in cycles. Since the First Ones were all born in the same time period, no race was dominant over any other.



      EDIT: And in case someone says, "humans/minbari/narns aren't 5 billion years old"... that is true, but our GENES are roughly that old... tracing all the way back to the earliest ameobas. Evolution doesn't happen overnight ya know.
      Last edited by RCmodeler; 03-31-2004, 09:57 AM.

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      • #48
        Re: Re: Re: Re: Newbie question

        Originally posted by RCmodeler
        [B]Yes I know. I started it. Stargate, Farscape, Quantum Leap, Next Generation are all decent shows, but NONE of them have a strong multi-year arc like DS9/B5... which is what the original poster asked for.
        Yes, I know you started it, and I wasn't responding to you. I was pointing out that there are other great SF shows out there. Your original statement was to the effect that DS9 and B5 represent the pinnacle of SF TV. That's a general and sweeping statement, not to mention a very opinionated one. I was offering another opinion. Personally, DS9, bored me to tears.

        He wanted to know other shows...you offer yours...I'll offer mine.

        And as for DS9's arc...maybe to some degree it was..50% at best. It changed direction so many times and was weak on character IMHO...although it did have some of the best ST characters since Berman was given full control. But I tend to credit Pillar for that...and Behr.

        To each his own. And just to let you know...now that I know DS9 is going to run again...I'll give it a second chance. I watched most of it in first run and usually felt turned off. But I'll refresh my memory just to say I tried again.

        CE
        Anthony Flessas
        Writer/Producer/Director,
        SP Pictures


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