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  • Mariel
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    Ok, my first question posted here....
    In the movie The Gathering, Delenn uses a ring to hold G'Kar with 2, 3, then 4 gravities. I don't remember seeing this ring or any of the other ones she has behind that panel. Does she?

    Also, and interesting side... When Kosh comes onto the station he see's Sinclair and says "Entil Za Valen"(forgive my bad spelling)

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  • bakana
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    <If so: how did the females give birth to babies with possibly very sharp horns....>>
    JMS addressed that a Long time ago:

    They do it the same way Deer, Antelope, Moose & Squirrel do it here on Earth.

    The headbone grows during Childhood. They ain't Born with it.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    <<oo..here is a weird though to put in your mind..How do Vorlons mate? I am guessing like an amoeba, they break of a piece that grows into a new vorlon with the sentience of its predecessor and then goes on to gain its own experiences..
    thoughts anyone?>>

    Given their long lifespans, I'd think that mating would be a rare thing and therefore very ceremonial and probably difficult, not just slam, bam, thank you ma'am. You may be right, Ranger.

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  • Ranger 6 and 7/8
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    Scientifically, it would stand to reason that the bones in the head structure would be soft-cartilage for the first few days. Just as our babies have very soft bones the first few days of their life, so Minbari babies would have the same type of response.

    ooo..here is a weird though to put in your mind..How do Vorlons mate? I am guessing like an amoeba, they break of a piece that grows into a new vorlon with the sentience of its predecessor and then goes on to gain its own experiences..
    thoughts anyone?

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  • Dr Maturin
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    <<If so: how did the females give birth to babies with possibly very sharp horns....>>

    Well, you don't know what they're made of "down there." Gives the term "bonehead" a whole new meaning.

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  • Radhil
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    Can't believe I'm actually answering this...

    ... but after looking up what viviparous means, yes, they are.

    You don't see human babies come out with a full head of wavy hair, do you? Or anything resembling full fingernails? Bone crests probably grow with the child, not in the womb - or rather small if they do.

    My act of useless analysis and thought is done for the day.

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    question...

    Here's a question I never saw answered....

    Are Minbari viviparous mammals?

    If so: how did the females give birth to babies with possibly very sharp horns....


    That is a mistery of the B5 Universe to me.

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    Essentially we've had two parties in this country (US) for 230 years, so it would follow that EA has two main political parties.
    That's very US centric POV...
    If the Earth Alliance is a true Earth Alliance I'd expect to have more than two political currents. I'd speculate that there could be a conservative-right party, like the Republicans, as well a moderate left like the US Democrats, but other countries (e.g. Europe) should keep their Social-Democrat current and form a party along those lines, further left than the Democrats. In Latin American countries there is also a constituency for social-democrat parties (witness Chavez in Venezuela, Da Silva in Brazil, Kirshner in Argentina). I seem to remember that most European countries have three or more strong parties. Since it's more fragmented this means that many times there will be a coalition of two parties (or more) for the elections.

    Because of this I'd expect at least three political parties (conservative, left and social-democrat), if not four or five ( "moderate" center and moderate-right party).

    Of course maybe the Earth Alliance stemmed from a US hegemony that implemented (imposed?) the polarized two party system over all the world...
    I actually think that having only two extreme choices (that could keep any 3rd party from becoming a serious contender) would be a weak democracy. But that may be a discussion for a different forum....

    "Buying the party line" seems too much of a general saying IMO, that it may not refer to a political party per se but only to the "official word" from the government.

    From this comment I get the impression that JMS didn't care much for being specific about the politics...
    Yes, I wanted to keep Clark more a force than a person...
    http://jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-2880

    I'd say the party is unimportant... what mattered was that a democracy can become a dictatorship if people allow it.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    <<Whether that was a party line or just a wedge issue is up to viewer interpretation.>>

    I remember Hague saying something like "not buying the party line anymore" in reference to some people under Clark. Whatever that party line, or the party, we don't know.

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  • Radhil
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    I remember an ISN news bit that mentioned that they ran mainly on a platform of returning focus to matters and problems at home on Earth. That's all that was mentioned in the series, I think. Whether that was a party line or just a wedge issue is up to viewer interpretation.

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  • Andrew_Swallow
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    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    What party were Santiago and Clark before Clark siezed power? Is it unknown, unimportant or otherwise unrevealed?{snip}
    It did not say. It is also unimportant; people cheat irrespective of their party.

    It is the leaders of your party that you have to watch the hardest.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    I have looked this up on the search engine on the site here with various formats and I can't find an answer. So I shall ask it here.

    What party were Santiago and Clark before Clark siezed power? Is it unknown, unimportant or otherwise unrevealed? I don't necessarily want the party name, just the basic tenets. Essentially we've had two parties in this country (US) for 230 years, so it would follow that EA has two main political parties.

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  • AaronB
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    Originally posted by Joseph DeMartino
    [Kosh]Yes[/Kosh]



    Regards,

    Joe
    Joe,

    Get off your encounter suited butt and do something!

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  • I love Lyta
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    Thanks for the answers everyone.

    Concerning the mistakes I found a nice answer from jms.
    "Too often wearing the wrong color jacket with the right color pants."

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  • Joseph DeMartino
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    For some reason I am under the impression that Lyta didn't survive the war. Has there been any information about this?
    .
    [Kosh]Yes[/Kosh]



    Regards,

    Joe

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