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    As jms built a rich world to write his stories in, he threw out details that were never delved into any further. I'm not thinking about big plot points like the telepath war, David finding a keeper, etc...., but some of the smaller details.

    Some examples to me would be, a better backround and follow up on the raiders from seasons 1&2, actually hearing a Pak'ma'ra sing, Franklin's hitchiking on alien vessels, Londo meeting his wives.

    What little things would you have liked to have seen followed up?

    (I apologize if there is a thread like this already.)
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    [QUOTE=glindros;53363]actually hearing a Pak'ma'ra sing/QUOTE]

    I'd be absolutely against that. The way it suddenly shows up in the last episode, after they have been portrayed as disgusting and lazy for so long... it just whacks you over the head. And it's much more powerful when combined with Vir's fond memories of Londo.

    Personally, I would like to have seen more Sinclair. Not necessarily what happens to him later/previously (get it? nyahaha *gargle*), but more messages from him during the second and early third season, establishing him as a behind-the-scenes player, might have been good. Then again, maybe that would make his eventual reapparance in WWE less powerful, so...

    More Bo and Mack!
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    • #3
      Takashima's classified assignment on the Rim.

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      • #4
        I would have loved more Stephen Franklin on Earth. *tear*

        I agree, Bo and Mack are awesome.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by glindros View Post
          As jms built a rich world to write his stories in, he threw out details that were never delved into any further. I'm not thinking about big plot points like the telepath war, David finding a keeper, etc...., but some of the smaller details.

          Some examples to me would be, a better backround and follow up on the raiders from seasons 1&2, actually hearing a Pak'ma'ra sing, Franklin's hitchiking on alien vessels, Londo meeting his wives.

          What little things would you have liked to have seen followed up?
          1. CRUSADE ! Oh, that's right, you said little things.

          2. Ivanova's first few months commanding a Warlock Destroyer, including "Hidden Agendas."

          3. What happened to Lennier after he left in disgrace.

          4. The experiments at Psi Corps. that led to Jason Ironheart's change.

          5. IPX digging up the Shadow Battlecrab on Mars. Sinclair and Garibaldi were in the area, too. Might be tough showing Garibaldi now, with hair.

          6. "The Shadow Within" filmed.
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          • #6
            Corwin coming out of the closet? I'd like to see that.

            And more Jane. That's my standard answer. :P
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            • #7
              The Telepath War could have been it's own series.

              I'd love to see what happened when Lyta came back to fulfill her vow to Garibaldi and how she collected on it. (yes some of it was address in the Psi-Corp trilogy, but it really needs fleshed out)

              Also how the Shadows made their inroads into Earth Alliance.

              Would be nice to also see the fall of David. We get the end of it in the Centauri Trilogy, but need the missing pieces put together. I think it would also be a good way to show Lennier's return.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by KoshN View Post
                5. IPX digging up the Shadow Battlecrab on Mars. Sinclair and Garibaldi were in the area, too. Might be tough showing Garibaldi now, with hair.
                There was a bit of Sinclair & Garibaldi on Mars in the comic. Would have been cool to see the comic as part of the live action episodes!

                Originally posted by Ranger 6 and 7/8 View Post
                I'd love to see what happened when Lyta came back to fulfill her vow to Garibaldi and how she collected on it. (yes some of it was address in the Psi-Corp trilogy, but it really needs fleshed out)
                There was a bit more on this in the short-story "The Nautilus Coil"

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                • #9
                  One thing (or 11) ZATHRAS.
                  Abso-fragging-lutely-dammit.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by glindros View Post
                    As jms built a rich world to write his stories in, he threw out details that were never delved into any further. I'm not thinking about big plot points like the telepath war, David finding a keeper, etc...., but some of the smaller details.

                    Some examples to me would be, a better backround and follow up on the raiders from seasons 1&2, actually hearing a Pak'ma'ra sing, Franklin's hitchiking on alien vessels, Londo meeting his wives.

                    What little things would you have liked to have seen followed up?

                    (I apologize if there is a thread like this already.)
                    Your comment about the Pakmara reminded me of Stephen King long ago talking about writing (the context was of course horror,) and he said that there are times when no writing can surpass what the imagination creates for us.

                    His example, and this is by very poor memory, was that if you know the scariest thing ever is right behind the door the hero is approaching... Well it literally is the scariest thing ever! But if the writer tells you there is a 40 foot monster behind the door, well you can handle that because it is just a 40 foot monster!

                    I think the Pakmara singing is like that monster, it cannot be conveyed how beautiful it is supposed to be. If they tried to put a sound to it, the magic, whatever we have all placed in our mind as that sound would be gone...



                    Oh, and rants like this are exactly why I should not post after the office Christmas Party

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                    • #11
                      I would have loved to see much more about Byron, maybe even a spin-off...!

                      No, guys, just kidding, I hate him.

                      I'm with KoshN, more Crusade would have been the best.

                      As for the small things... well, little sidestories about the fates of Takashima and Talia would have been nice, and a conclusion to the "Bureau 13"-thread (yes, I know they know they weren't allowed to use the name again).

                      And who are THE HAND???
                      Last edited by Morden; 12-12-2008, 03:11 AM. Reason: typo

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Morden View Post
                        And who are THE HAND???
                        That was answered in the episode. Don't you remember? "You are the hand."
                        "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

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                        • #13
                          The *other* Hand, Omaha. From Legend of the Rangers.
                          (assuming you were serious, of course...)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Morden View Post
                            I would have loved to see much more about Byron, maybe even a spin-off...!
                            There was more on Byron in the Psi Corps Trilogy, since he was Bester's partner at one point. I like that character personally.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jan View Post
                              The *other* Hand, Omaha. From Legend of the Rangers.
                              (assuming you were serious, of course...)

                              Jan
                              Sweetie, why would you assume that? Any time I can pull out a quote as "dorky as that" you know I'm all about it. :P
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