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  • I, Zathras
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    Good points, I engaged my fingers before my brain

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  • Garibaldi's Hair
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    I think it's safe to say that the Drakh war happened before Sheridan died. That's not really a spoiler.
    That particular point is even mentioned on screen.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by I, Zathras View Post
    There's also the Technomage trilogy and the Telepath War trilogy. I won't say which are the best as that would open a whole can of worms
    Typo Alert! Not Telepath WAR trilogy. In fact it completely *skips* the telepath war except for a few flashbacks if I recall correctly.

    I think it's safe to say that the Drakh war happened before Sheridan died. That's not really a spoiler.

    Jan

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  • I, Zathras
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    Cheers JasonDavis, I'm reading that and Behind the Scenes and enjoying them both. The more I read it, the more frustrated I feel for everyone involved, and the more I feel it was a massive missed opportunity on the part of TNT.

    Commander Raiden - I think people will be reluctant to put notes on about the Drakh war, purely because the Legions of Fire books cover that and they're soooooo good. Honestly, you have to read them, I'm with Marsden and Jan on this. If you look on Abebooks, Ebay or even Amazon you should be able to pick them up.

    There's also the Technomage trilogy and the Telepath War trilogy. I won't say which are the best as that would open a whole can of worms

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  • Commander Raiden
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    Well any details about the Drakh war then? What was the outcome?

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  • Marsden
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    If I answered any of those it would completely spoil the Centauri trilogy by Peter David which covers...all of those, as I recall. VERY well worth the read.

    Jan
    I second that. The books aren't cheap but I picked up a used 3 in 1 volume for $25 and I'm not one bit sorry.

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  • Jan
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    If I answered any of those it would completely spoil the Centauri trilogy by Peter David which covers...all of those, as I recall. VERY well worth the read.

    Jan

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  • Commander Raiden
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    I've got a question, seeing as the Drakh was the biggest threat to peace post the end of season 5, how long is it till matters came to a head with them? IE was there a war with the Drakh and when was it meant to have taken place, after sheridan died? How did the Centari get rid of the Drakh, or when Vir became emperor did he also get infected by a keeper?

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  • JasonDavis
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    Originally posted by I, Zathras View Post
    Like Columbo used to say, one last question:

    EAS Excalibur...I thought the Excalibur was the property of the ISA and on loan to the EA?
    From the documentation I've looked at while editing the Crusade: What the Hell Happened? books, it would appear that the Interstellar Alliance effectively gave the Excalibur to the Earth Alliance. It is--most assuredly--the EAS Excalibur. Presumably, Sheridan pulled rank just long enough to get Gideon in the captain's chair.

    Incidentally, there was another Earthforce vessel called the EAS Excalibur. It was one of the ships that attacked General Hague's ship prior to his fatal battle with the Clarkstown in 2260.

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  • I, Zathras
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    Like Columbo used to say, one last question:

    EAS Excalibur...I thought the Excalibur was the property of the ISA and on loan to the EA?

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  • Jonas
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    I think both the Shadows and the Vorlons have a physical basis (probably mostly energy) - a core, so to speak - but can also project an appearance and give it physical solidity. A lot like Lorien.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by I, Zathras View Post
    New question, and its probably because I haven't watched S5 for ages, but is B5 still independent when Lochley takes over? Just I would have thought security personnel uniforms would have changed back to EA when she took over, unless it wasn't directly under Earth control
    As I recall, there's some question about that still open. There's a line somewhere about B5 still being run by EA pending the possibility of the ISA buying it but then it seemed the idea was dropped. If it's the scene I'm thinking of, it was part of an ISN broadcast so they may not have had their facts straight.

    Jan

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  • I, Zathras
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    Ah yeah, happy with the Kosh projections and that, it just seems odd that he would shake Sinclair's hand when he / they were so unwilling to show themselves. I'm just being picky I'm actually happy there's still a mystery about it, its like life, not everything is easily explained. Keeps us on our toes

    Ha ha, I've now got a mental image of Shadow's wearing shades and a sombrero after coming back from holiday!

    Actually that description works for me! I remember playing Castlevania: Symphony of the night and the main character Alucard could transform into a cloud of smoke, a bat etc, and it reminds me of that slightly, in a 'its not the same at all' kinda way! I know what you mean tho, so I'll go with what you said

    As for the Minbari, I noticed that too and took it to mean their caste. Wonder if it went further, if any of their bones altered after they chose their clan?

    New question, and its probably because I haven't watched S5 for ages, but is B5 still independent when Lochley takes over? Just I would have thought security personnel uniforms would have changed back to EA when she took over, unless it wasn't directly under Earth control

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  • Marsden
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    Thanks, Jan! Sorry I took so long.

    The Minbari seem to choose their caste, but the Warriors tend to have sharper crests and the religous caste smoother. That could just be asthetics, but does it have something more to it?


    I can just see the Shadows going along with shopping bags over their arms, walking up the corridor in the Zocalo.

    I think they can turn non-corporial at will, kind of like a ghost. Actually that's dumb, what can a ghost do. I think somehow they can just control the actual substance of their bodies, they can be almost gaseous in nature yet not be detectable, walk through small spaces, not get blown away by wind currents, almost like they are in another dimension. My answer gets more confusing as it goes. D'oh!

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by I, Zathras View Post
    Still not clear on how the assassin (really hope I'm spelling that word right!) got the poison into Kosh in the pilot. Ah yes, he shook his hand....hold up, he shook his hand?!?!
    I know what you're saying but think for a minute. Kosh held Sheridan's hands as he guided him down from the exploded core shuttle, didn't he? Vorlons could obviously be corporeal or non-corporeal by choice.

    Which might be the case for the Shadows, too, but I'd have to look into it further.

    Jan

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