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  • Marsden
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    True, but if Ivanova can find first ones, then you might think someone could use it to search for left over technologies.

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  • JoeD80
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    Originally posted by Hipapheralkuspo View Post
    I always wondered, why the crew of Excalibur never visited Draal. I'm pretty sure that Great Machine would have some answers for them... Or why Draal never showed to them?
    Who's to say they didn't? We only got 13 episodes. Also the Great Machine isn't a magic box that does whatever we want it to; it's a machine that might never have picked up any useful info for this. Also, in the script for War Without End, Draal mentions that he only uderstands about 3% of what the Great Machine does; kind of like finding a new technology without a user's manual.

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  • Hipapheralkuspo
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    I always wondered, why the crew of Excalibur never visited Draal. I'm pretty sure that Great Machine would have some answers for them... Or why Draal never showed to them?

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  • Marsden
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    Wow, I'm so happy to be able to post finally! But enough of that, What I'd really like would be a movie in the vein of In the Beginning that is all about the Dilgar War. You don't need to really get anyone for it actors wise and as long as the person playing Deathwalker resembles the actress that played her originally, that shouldn't be too hard. I'd also like to see a younger Capt. Jankowski.

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  • rallytbk
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    Originally posted by Capt.Montoya View Post
    Regarding your #2...
    I think that JMS said that by awakening the sleeper personality in Talia the original was erased, Ironheart's gift and all (can't find a quote to confirm, might be just my opinion).
    To erase her personality make sense, but to also lose Ironheart's gift? that would be wrong... As I understood it, the sleeper personality is a new personality programmed to take over Talia when it was completed...

    The recording made by Kosh had nothing to do with helping or destroying Talia, it was made for Vorlon interests.
    Kosh recorded Talia because the Vorlons would realize that she had been changed by Ironheart and would be interested in knowing what were those changes (given that they created TPs and TKs) "for the future" to introduce that in other races or to keep manipulating humans.
    My comment was a story idea - sorry, but it would be nice to see Talia fight Lyta...

    The recording of Talia also served plot purposes, to be able to return the original Talia personality if Andrea Thompson had stayed in the show or the character of Lyta had not come back to replace her.
    Cool.

    As for #1, I don't think there's much base to your speculation. Talk about the "Dark Angel of Drafa" was allegorical, like calling the disease a "boogeyman". But Drafa (the disease) was real, and biological. The episode itself establishes that the disease originated naturally in the Markab homeworld (think Ebola, Black Plague, HIV, Avian flu, all rolled into one: if that were to happen it could be the Drafa equivalent for humanity).
    Yeah, but if writers can be creative, the question can still be valid.
    Think about modern conveniences being toxic to third world countriesà Think about modern vaccines being introduced to small isolated villages, because research teams and modernization is bringing their sickness with themà Then think about how the VorlonÆs visited everywhereà Star Trek OS ôThe way to Edenö comes to mind when I think of these thingsà

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  • thunderstruck
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    Would love some more info on the First Ones, as well a little more on the Techo-Mages.

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  • raw_bean
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    I was thinking that for JMS the image of starting the show with a battered character arriving on the station and collapsing was more important than what specifically they were being hounded by.

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  • JoeD80
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    Well, we don't know what was chasing Takashima, so I'm not sure that really is the same as with Marcus (in the original "Matters of Honor" script Marcus comes to Babylon 5 by just walking in). And the information about her being involved in the conspiracy never did come to light during the series.

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  • Clark Kent
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    Originally posted by raw_bean View Post
    Sounds like he reused that idea on Marcus already, though.
    He used it a couple of times.

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  • raw_bean
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    Sounds like he reused that idea on Marcus already, though.

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  • Clark Kent
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    Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post

    I hadn't heard that one before. I suppose this probably would have had something to do with the classified mission she was supposed to be on. I want more Takashima!!
    Since I moved back to San Diego, I've found all my old B5 mags. Here's the quote from the article:

    Excerpt from "Casting Changes: New Faces were brought on board after the pilot to enliven the mix" by Mark A. Altman from "Challenging Star Trek: Babylon 5" (main article also by Altman), Cinefantastique, Vol. 25, #2 -- pg. 61

    Straczynski added that he'd consider bringing back one or more of the characters in the future, "I think that it would be great down the road because there are definitely ways they could fill in," he said. "There are some revelations about Laurel I'd love to make. There are about ten things that point to the fact that she was involved with the conspiracy, perhaps not of her own volition. I can bring her back for an episode where a ship comes in, the door opens and Laurel Takashima is bloody and battered and passes out and there's your teaser. Now something is chasing her back to Babylon 5."

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  • Ranger 6 and 7/8
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    Originally posted by Spoo Junky View Post
    I recall Bester saying to Garibaldi that she was "dissected". Not sure if she really was, or if Bester was just trying to get under Garibaldi's skin.
    I would say she was dissected psychically. and that it was also to get under Garibaldi's skin because there was the underlying love he was feeling for Talia from the beginning, which it woudn't have taken a P1 to pick up on.

    I would liked to see more on the Teep war as well. We know it happened between the end of the Season 5 and "A Call to Arms", because the Teep on the Excalibur said he knew it would take a while for people to get used to a telepath in the regular miitary "since the disolvement of the Psi Corp"

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  • Spoo Junky
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    Originally posted by rallytbk View Post

    2) Talia Winters - What happened to her and the sleeper program? Jason Ironheart gave her a gift... Then Lyta Alexander forced her sleeper program out... What happened to her, did she regain her personality... and what of the data crystal Kosh made? Was it used to help her or destroy her?
    I recall Bester saying to Garibaldi that she was "dissected". Not sure if she really was, or if Bester was just trying to get under Garibaldi's skin.

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  • Hipapheralkuspo
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    what about the Great Machine on Epsilon 3 under Babylon 5? That could be pretty interesting

    Or how Lyta died? I think it was in the book of "Fate of Bester" - he told Garibaldi that Lyta has been killed because she overestimated her powers (or something like that)

    or some prequel - between "Legions of Fire" trilogy where there are new technomages (and Galen himself has an apprentice) and "The Passing of the Technomages" where it was said that there will be no more of their kind, since Shadow technology has been destroyed on Z'ha'dum...

    or more stories about Great War 1 000 years ago (especially about Valen and Catherine Sakai, who disappeared in time rift in the book "To Dream in the City of Sorrows")

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  • brian
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    Would love to see the Dilgar war.

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