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  • Originally posted by calloutdrummer1247 View Post
    I think I much rather have a star trek combadge :-D

    come to think of it a watch phone would be better cause it's on your wrist and not on your clothes.
    I realise I'm probably in the minority here, but my favourite Trek has always been Star Trek - The Motion Picture. I particularly enjoy the design styles and costumes of the film, including... wrist-worn communicators!

    Here's a picture I found on Google...

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    • I'm reading on another forum about a new book, here's the link that was posted.

      http://campaign.r20.constantcontact....e-d4ae529a824a

      What's the skinny? Is there a thread here about this?

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      • Here's the link to the B5 books site:
        http://www.cafepress.com/b5books

        The thread about it is down in the Scripts forum but a lot of us are only just getting them now.

        http://jmsnews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36619

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • 1) Thanks!

          2) That was a fast response.

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          • You know who I'd like to know more about? Abbut. I just liked him. I don't think he was ever meant to come back, and calling him a Vicr. If B5 were made today, would he be called a Bluer? At least they didn't call him a Betamax.
            "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
            "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

            "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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            • Could he have been used to restore Talia's personality? Huh, I just now learned he wasn't played by Harlan Ellison. For some reason I had it in my head that it was him.

              http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Abbut

              (Damn those implanted memories!)

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              • Originally posted by Babel-17 View Post
                Could he have been used to restore Talia's personality?
                A lot of people have said over the years that the data crystal was suppose to be used to restore Talia but my feeling is that it was always to be used as a weapon.

                The part of Abbut was written for Gilbert Gottfried but he wasn't available.

                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • Originally posted by Jan View Post
                  A lot of people have said over the years that the data crystal was suppose to be used to restore Talia but my feeling is that it was always to be used as a weapon.

                  The part of Abbut was written for Gilbert Gottfried but he wasn't available.

                  Jan

                  A weapon against the shadows? I wish we could have seen a resolution for that arc. I liked Abbutt too, he was funny.

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                  • Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
                    A weapon against the shadows?
                    No, against Talia. If the recording were intended to restore her personality, I don't think terror and the rest would have been the emotions to do it. That's why I figured it would be a weapon.

                    Jan
                    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                    • Originally posted by Jan View Post
                      No, against Talia. If the recording were intended to restore her personality, I don't think terror and the rest would have been the emotions to do it. That's why I figured it would be a weapon.

                      Jan

                      Against her control personality? 'Cause Talia wouldn't hurt anybody, but I guess before the plans for her character may have been different if she hadn't left the show. Bad Talia could have been fun!

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                      • That was my thought too. the Vorlons had created powerful weapons (telepaths) that may one day turn against them. It was a personalized fail-safe for Talia.

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                        • Poor Talia, everyone had it in for her. if I was writing my version Susan would have saved her.


                          I have a new question: How long did it take to build Babylon 5?

                          Also how long did it take to for the Religious Caste to build the Whitestar?

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                          • Given that the Babylon Project was approved in 2248, three unfinished stations came and went before Babylon 4 went online and vanished in 2254. Babylon 5 celebrated its second anniversary of coming online in early 2258, so it was operational in early 2256.

                            I think it's a safe bet that construction took about a year. That would account for the Earth Alliance putting the money together with help from the Centauri and Minbari during the post-B4 part of 2254 and early 2255, then a year's construction to bring it online in early 2256.

                            As for the White Star, Sinclair, Sakai and Cole flew prototypes against the Shadows in Sector 14 late in 2259. Delenn then presented the first ship off the line to Sheridan in January 2260. By December of that year, over 100 had been manufactured.

                            The prototypes must have been developed and built between Sinclair's arrival on Minbar and the mission to Sector 14, so less than a year there. Mere months from prototype to the first full-size ship. Then roughly eight White Stars a month throughout 2260.

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                            • I snatched this from the TrekBBS, I think it's worth a smile here.


                              Originally posted by Robert Comsol
                              With all the information accumulated in this thread the following is understandable (hopefully):



                              Walter Koenig ("Konig" is "king" in German, BTW) was supposedly once asked at a convention about his personal, favorite episode.



                              His answer: "Mind War" (a "Babylon 5" episode featuring his B5 character Alfred Bester, the Psi Corps antagonist)



                              As you can imagine, that was most definitely not the answer the Star Trek convention visitors expected.



                              Bob
                              BTW, umlauts cause the posting bug, Konig is supposed to have one in the quote but it wouldn't go without taking it out.
                              Last edited by Marsden; 07-02-2014, 06:27 AM.
                              "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
                              "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

                              "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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                              • Originally posted by JasonDavis View Post
                                Given that the Babylon Project was approved in 2248, three unfinished stations came and went before Babylon 4 went online and vanished in 2254. Babylon 5 celebrated its second anniversary of coming online in early 2258, so it was operational in early 2256.

                                I think it's a safe bet that construction took about a year. That would account for the Earth Alliance putting the money together with help from the Centauri and Minbari during the post-B4 part of 2254 and early 2255, then a year's construction to bring it online in early 2256.

                                As for the White Star, Sinclair, Sakai and Cole flew prototypes against the Shadows in Sector 14 late in 2259. Delenn then presented the first ship off the line to Sheridan in January 2260. By December of that year, over 100 had been manufactured.

                                The prototypes must have been developed and built between Sinclair's arrival on Minbar and the mission to Sector 14, so less than a year there. Mere months from prototype to the first full-size ship. Then roughly eight White Stars a month throughout 2260.

                                Thanks so much! This helps a lot.

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