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  • Official NASA image with a B5 twist.

    IÆve no intention of doing a major update to yon site I put together, but the other day I was looking over some of the stuff I didnÆt include and found this.

    It only took ten minutes to put together so slapped it onto the end of the miscellaneous art bit. (Partly because I remembered reading someone point at a NASA/JPL image of a nebula or some such and joking about how it looked like a shadow battle crab û though I canÆt remember where I read it now).

    Anyway, I havenÆt seen any other site mention this minor bit of trivia but I thought it was kinda cool. ; )

    http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scro...#Screen3_05_15

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    OMG it's all true
    Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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    • #3
      So the Shadows are behind what's become of the Trek franchise? It all makes so much more sense now...

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

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      • #4
        Except that Vulcan orbits 40 Eridani, not Epsilon Eridani.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars_a...ion#40_Eridani
        "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid." -- Quantum Crook, Casey and Andy Webcomic

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Doom Shepherd View Post
          Except that Vulcan orbits 40 Eridani, not Epsilon Eridani.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars_a...ion#40_Eridani
          After it was (apparently) decided to move the bloody thing back in 1991 as it was decided to be too young a star to have a planet with an advanced civilisation planted on it. I was wondering who would mention that. ; )

          But as the links show, a lot of sites (including trek ones) and the occasional NASA artist and news reporter still refer to Epsilon Eridani as Vulcan’s home star though!!?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Triple F View Post
            After it was (apparently) decided to move the bloody thing back in 1991 as it was decided to be too young a star to have a planet with an advanced civilisation planted on it. I was wondering who would mention that. ; )
            I'm fairly certain that Eps Eri was only ever the home of Vulcan in "fanon" materials. Though it's true that a lot of fanon stuff eventually found its way into the official canon, it's also true that fanon stuff is not official.

            (That was my problem with the main problem many people had with Enterprise. People said it countered established Star Trek history, but in most cases what it actually contradicted was established fanon.)

            But as the links show, a lot of sites (including trek ones) and the occasional NASA artist and news reporter still refer to Epsilon Eridani as VulcanÆs home star though!!?
            Opus the penguin once said something along the lines of "if a million people believe a wrong thing, it is still a wrong thing."
            "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid." -- Quantum Crook, Casey and Andy Webcomic

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            • #7
              True. But it would take up too much room to explain that. Besides I figure it's one of those myths/misconceptions that belong to Trek and I'll be buggered if I'm going to start tackling some of those as well. ; )

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              • #8
                According to Wikipedia:

                In the Star Trek franchise, Epsilon Eridani was once suggested as a possible location of the planet Vulcan, and was listed as such in the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology. Canon Star Trek later confirmed 40 Eridani as the Vulcan star system, but Epsilon Eridani was established as the location of Axanar in Star Trek Star Charts.
                Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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                • #9
                  Cool! Great picture and info. I'm thinking about getting the poster.


                  This is one of the reasons why I love B5 and can't discuss Star Trek stuff, I hate Cannon discussions. JMS has things planned and he's got a tight rein on his contributors. Star Trek is a cash cow with so many people involved I don't see how anything is cannon, much less unpaid trekkies argue over it like it's worth a damn. Sorry if I drifted off the topic of the thread, Jan.
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