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  • Shr'eshhhhhh
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    I understand what you are say bakana but the B5 series was mean't to be a 5 yar tv novel with a beginning middle and end. When JMS had to move forward alot of the story when he thought season 5 wouldn't happen it left a hole which he filled with a few not too satisfactory stand alone episodes. We also had some none arc t.v. movies. Things like the keeper in the jar and Lennier's redemption should have either been resolved on screen or nor introduced at all. Every story should leave some questions unanswered but not huge plot developements like these. I'm all in favour of the comics and novels being tied close to the whole story, but the main aspects should have been seen on screen I'd rather have the centauri and telepath storylines resolved in tv movies than books and River of Souls, View from a Gallery etc would have made very good comic/novel stories.

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  • bakana
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    Shr'eshhhhhh, having large parts of the story told in Comics and Novels is the way JMS planned it from the beginning.
    He is (and has always been) a Fan of all three forms and he wanted B5 to be a "multithreaded" experience.

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  • wataru
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    Originally posted by Jan
    Welcome, Wataru!

    Those are questions that everybody wondered after the series ended. They're answered in detail in the Centauri Prime Trilogy written by Peter David. You find out more about Londo's wife, Timov, too, and other loose ends are tied off.

    I highly recommend it!

    Jan
    Thank you for that, I will definitely look for that.

    Wataru

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  • B5_Obsessed
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    Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
    I have a question/thought on IIRT.

    Okay, the Interrogator is trying to do his job, we know that much. Do you think it's possible that he was punished for not being successful in his task? I am coming up on that episode, so I will be able to offer more evidence when I watch it again, but last time something struck me in his words that he'd catch hell if he didn't get the job done.

    Was he sent to Room 17? Was he fired? Demoted?

    Thoughts?
    I think his superiors would have been surprised if Sheridan HAD broken on the first attempt. It would have looked good on his resume, but it was statistically unlikely. As shown in the episode, the interrogation progress continues on and on in an effort to confuse, weaken and finally break the prisoner. In true tag team form, Interrogator #2 begins his work and starts the whole process over again. Meanwhile, Interrogator #1 was probably warming up another prisoner two doors down.

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  • Shr'eshhhhhh
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    I just read (against my usual rule against reading tie-in novels)' To Dream In The City Of Sorrows'. I liked it alot, It felt like watching a new episode of the series and did tie up alot of loose ends. But I still wish these plot lines had been tied up on on screen. The B5 tv movies were ok (In The Beginning and Thirdspace were very good infact.) but I'd rather have had the holes in the story arcs plugged before going off and doing new stuff. Hopefully if TMOS is a success JMS may get the backing to do something about that. I will try and seek out the trilogy of trilogys now and add them to my reading list of thousands.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    <<Don't remember if Daggair was in it, though.>>

    Mentioned. They ask Mariel if she thinks Daggair would be interested in working as a spy.

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  • KoshN
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    Originally posted by Jan

    Those are questions that everybody wondered after the series ended. They're answered in detail in the Centauri Prime Trilogy written by Peter David. You find out more about Londo's wife, Timov, too,
    Don't forget Mariel. She figures prominently in the trilogy. Don't remember if Daggair was in it, though.



    Originally posted by Jan
    I highly recommend it!
    As do I !!!

    Plus, Garibaldi gets to utter one of his best lines of all time. (NOBODY SAY IT, OK?)

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by wataru
    Does anyone know what happened to the son of sheridan and delenn. Molari gave sheridan a present to give to his son on his sixteenth birthday, and inside there was a keeper.
    At the end of the series 5, nothing is said about this any more....
    The same goes for the keeper on molari. How comes the Drakh did not put one on vir after molari died?
    Welcome, Wataru!

    Those are questions that everybody wondered after the series ended. They're answered in detail in the Centauri Prime Trilogy written by Peter David. You find out more about Londo's wife, Timov, too, and other loose ends are tied off.

    I highly recommend it!

    Jan

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  • wataru
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    Does anyone know what happened to the son of sheridan and delenn. Molari gave sheridan a present to give to his son on his sixteenth birthday, and inside there was a keeper.
    At the end of the series 5, nothing is said about this any more....
    The same goes for the keeper on molari. How comes the Drakh did not put one on vir after molari died?

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  • bakana
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    Recycling was mentioned in passing several times.

    But, only in passing: JMS took it for granted, so it never became a plot element, unless you count the Carrion Eaters.

    Pak'ma'ra quarters = The ultimate Recycling plant.

    Why do you Think they were hanging around?

    Wanted: Environmental Technician.
    Excellent Salary.
    Added Benefit: all the Garbage you can eat.
    Send resume to Babylon 5 personnel office.

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  • grumbler
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    NP. Thought I had read to the end, but hadn't.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    <<In the ep where Garibaldi made the Bagna Cauda does anyone know what the other thing he made?

    -

    I don't recall any other items in that episode. He made pasta another time as I recall, though.>>

    I think he is referring to the dessert:

    Michael: ...just wait for dessert.

    Stephen: Wait, I didn't approve dessert.

    Michael: Well, then, you can't have any.

    I passed the ep a few weeks ago and I am on Comes the Inquisitor tonight.

    EDIT: As for what they were dipping in the baugna cauda, it was probably figasa bread, the greatest tasting bread on Earth.
    Last edited by Dr Maturin; 11-23-2004, 06:41 PM.

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  • circularREASON
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    i'm still drooling....

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Night Marshal
    I seem to remember it was white-yellow cubes of some kind. but I don't know what they were and I know it wasn't the thing that john made for Delen
    Could it have been bread? As I recall, Bagna Cauda is a fondue-style dish and they were dipping bread cubes into it. I may need to check my B5 cookbook when I get home, though.

    Jan

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  • Night Marshal
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    I seem to remember it was white-yellow cubes of some kind. but I don't know what they were and I know it wasn't the thing that john made for Delen

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