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  • John Sheridan was taking a stroll out on the stabilizer arms as Kosh Vader arrived at the station.

    What was the message that appeared to John on the skin of the Vorlon's ship??

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    • Originally posted by Marsden View Post
      Me, too.
      Just my little ode to background walla. Chief Willis gets paged to cargo bay seven during virtually every fifth season scene in a docking bay. Once you've noticed it, you can't un-notice it; you find yourself obsessing about Willis's life, how he feels about Lochley, the situation with the Centauri, etc.

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      • Originally posted by JasonDavis View Post
        Just my little ode to background walla. Chief Willis gets paged to cargo bay seven during virtually every fifth season...
        But...but... you said:

        Originally posted by Jason Davis
        ...why does he spend so much time in cargo bay four?
        How are we supposed to get it right if you don't give us the correct information?!?

        Sheesh...

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

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        • It's whatever I said the first time; I had the info in front of me the first time. The number probably slipped out of my mind when I logged on and saw all that goose spam this morning.

          Originally posted by Jan View Post
          But...but... you said:



          How are we supposed to get it right if you don't give us the correct information?!?

          Sheesh...

          Jan

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          • Maybe it's like one of those never-answered pages at the airport; like the person requesting it got the name wrong and they forgot to delete it from the daily log so whoever reads the announcements has been paging Willis for months...

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            • Well, there were about ten people stationed in C and C normally, can you name any of them but Corwin?* So, Willis certainly could be in charge of (some of) the docking bays.

              But I know what you mean, the gravity on the Enterprise got knocked down to .8 everytime something happened because they played the same "background chatter" they recorded in the pilot.


              * Main characters excepted, of course.
              "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 DaveNarn View Post
                John Sheridan was taking a stroll out on the stabilizer arms as Kosh Vader arrived at the station.

                What was the message that appeared to John on the skin of the Vorlon's ship??
                JMS has never said what the message was.
                Andrew Swallow

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                • Originally posted by DaveNarn View Post
                  John Sheridan was taking a stroll out on the stabilizer arms as Kosh Vader arrived at the station.

                  What was the message that appeared to John on the skin of the Vorlon's ship??
                  I got a few

                  We don't brake for pebbles
                  My other ship is more impressive
                  How many licks does it take to get to the center of our encounter suits?
                  I'm also at Milliways. They make killer Jovian Sunspots
                  RIP Coach Larry Finch
                  Thank you Memphis Grizzlies for a great season.
                  Play like your fake girlfriend died today - new Notre Dame motivational sign

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                  • Which way to docking bay 13?
                    The Optimist: The glass is half full
                    The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
                    The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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                    • Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
                      Which way to docking bay 13?

                      It's next to bay 12.
                      "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

                      The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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                      • I watched "Z'ha'dum" yesterday. Justin had a line that made it dawn on me that he had been there before the Icarus. Based upon Straczynski's response below, Justin must have been "recruited" somewhere and then moved to Z'ha'dum. It seems like one of the novel trilogies might have touched on this...anyone?

                        Who or what is Justin? Where did he come from? Was he also a member of the Icarus crew?
                        Did Justin go to Z'ha'dum on the Icarus?
                        No, he was assigned there later.
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                        • They mention him in the Techomage trilogy, but the don't give his back story, other than he was in charge of trying to make Anna Sheridan's corpse back into a person. Training her with information the Shadows had from her past life and trying to get her to act like a person. Apparently, even though the person is the cpu for the Shadow vessel, the interaction destroys the personality and individual self and the person only wants to be connected to the machine.
                          "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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                          • I have some questions.

                            In the episode where they finally drive the shadows off for good, there was a scene where John was talking to the Shadow and Vorlon. The shadow was showing up as people John knew and the Vorlon looked like a human woman in a frozen cube. Is that what the Vorlon truly look like? Or was it an illusion given to imply that the Vorlon are at an evolutionary dead end?

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                            • Originally posted by calloutdrummer1247 View Post
                              Is that what the Vorlon truly look like? Or was it an illusion given to imply that the Vorlon are at an evolutionary dead end?
                              The latter. We see (sort of) their true appearance in 'Falling Toward Apotheosis' (episode 404) when the piece of Kosh that's inside Sheridan comes out to fight 'Kosh Vader' and Lorien has to replenish his Sheridan's life force "...for a little while."

                              Though thinking about it, I think it's more that the Vorlons are rigid and cold more than an evolutionary dead end. At least no more so than the Shadows.

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

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                              • Originally posted by calloutdrummer1247 View Post
                                I have some questions.

                                In the episode where they finally drive the shadows off for good, there was a scene where John was talking to the Shadow and Vorlon. The shadow was showing up as people John knew and the Vorlon looked like a human woman in a frozen cube. Is that what the Vorlon truly look like? Or was it an illusion given to imply that the Vorlon are at an evolutionary dead end?
                                I don't know about an evolutionary dead end, but I do think it's a metaphor for the Vorlon philosophy of unchanging order, "frozen" if you will, with eyes closed (and covered), arms crossed to be even more insular, and speaking without even moving their mouths.

                                Contrast that with the Shadows, who are all about shaking things up, represented by the chaotic jumping between avatars (they were talking to Delenn, btw). This is also emblematic of the way they used individuals to pursue their goals.

                                Anyway, I think each is just a metaphor for their philosophies, not a representation of their true forms or anything like that.

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