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  • Not really unexpected per se, but as I hope can be seen in the photo, I put up a B5CCG poster for The Shadows card set at work in the MMS Flight Dynamics Operations Area before our first long shadows season in operations in 2015. (The screen at the left show several orbits of MMS including where there were maneuvers on two successive orbits.)

    It is still there and there was a group of visitors dropping by today. One of them had been working during early operations. He noted that I still had my B5 poster up. One of the other people mentioned that "Babylon 5 is supposed to be the best SF show ever on television. .... At my previous job we had a discussion about the best SF show on television and the consensus went to Babylon 5." Indeed.
    Last edited by nottenst; 08-09-2017, 10:59 AM. Reason: added hyperlink

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    • I'm reading the "Superman: Grounded" comics. Now that I know they're written by JMS it's been really obvious that it's his comics, but I still wasn't expecting the line "Now, who are you and what do you want?".
      "It means living each moment as if it were your last one. It means doing each right thing because it is the right thing. The scale doesn't matter. The where, the when, the how, or in what cause... none of those things matter."

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      • Originally posted by Melanie View Post
        I'm reading the "Superman: Grounded" comics. Now that I know they're written by JMS it's been really obvious that it's his comics, but I still wasn't expecting the line "Now, who are you and what do you want?".
        I like that he has some signature lines that pop up everywhere.
        Thanks, Melanie, for the company at Worldcon on the last day or so.
        We did have a bit of fun, did we not ?
        Jan from Denmark

        My blog :

        http://www.babylonlurker.dk

        "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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        • Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post
          I like that he has some signature lines that pop up everywhere.
          Thanks, Melanie, for the company at Worldcon on the last day or so.
          We did have a bit of fun, did we not ?
          Indeed and thank you for welcoming me to the community.

          Now that I'm back on the countryside it's time to start working on the report. After lunch.
          "It means living each moment as if it were your last one. It means doing each right thing because it is the right thing. The scale doesn't matter. The where, the when, the how, or in what cause... none of those things matter."

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          • Originally posted by Melanie View Post
            I'm reading the "Superman: Grounded" comics. Now that I know they're written by JMS it's been really obvious that it's his comics, but I still wasn't expecting the line "Now, who are you and what do you want?".
            In at least one case, there was an intensely personal story in Superman: Grounded. I forget which number or if there was a title but it was the one with the little boy with a black eye on the cover. JMS showed it at Comic-Con and told how he'd needed Superman to rescue him.

            Looking forward to reports back.
            "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
              In at least one case, there was an intensely personal story in Superman: Grounded. I forget which number or if there was a title but it was the one with the little boy with a black eye on the cover. JMS showed it at Comic-Con and told how he'd needed Superman to rescue him.

              Looking forward to reports back.
              I knew that one was coming after researching the comics a few months back (I like having an idea of what I'm getting into) and I kept remembering that during the whole chapter.
              "It means living each moment as if it were your last one. It means doing each right thing because it is the right thing. The scale doesn't matter. The where, the when, the how, or in what cause... none of those things matter."

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              • In the last few weeks I watched "Let's Play" video playlists for two adventure games, Gabriel Knight 1 and Gabriel Knight 2.

                As it turns out both games have a B5 connection. In the first one, Gabriel's Uncle Wolfgang is voiced by Efrem Zimbalist Jr. In second game, Gabriel's assistant Grace is played by Joanne Takahashi.

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                • Yesterday I had an unexpected Babylon 5 moment as I had fallen asleep in the car and according to my dad snored. Without thinking I said "I don't snore. It's the sound humans make when we meditate."
                  "It means living each moment as if it were your last one. It means doing each right thing because it is the right thing. The scale doesn't matter. The where, the when, the how, or in what cause... none of those things matter."

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                  • My phone was unusually accurate. I was writing "reference to" and it suggested "Babylon" as the next word. As I was also writing about avalanche and pebbles it was the correct suggestion.
                    "It means living each moment as if it were your last one. It means doing each right thing because it is the right thing. The scale doesn't matter. The where, the when, the how, or in what cause... none of those things matter."

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                    • LotR means Legend of the Rangers to me.
                      "It means living each moment as if it were your last one. It means doing each right thing because it is the right thing. The scale doesn't matter. The where, the when, the how, or in what cause... none of those things matter."

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                      • Originally posted by Melanie View Post
                        LotR means Legend of the Rangers to me.
                        tmt
                        (aka: To me too)

                        Never really heard about some sinister "Lord"...

                        B5-Stefan

                        --
                        Elric: "You don't frighten easily."
                        Vir: "I work for Ambassador Mollari. After a while nothing bothers you."
                        [The Geometry of Shadows]

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                        • I've been reading about Tibet and China and the Dalai Lama, lately, and today as I was reading I remembered Sheridan's speech when he first took over Babylon 5 and how he mentions visiting the Dalai Lama. And it made me wonder what the state of Tibet was in Sheridan's day and whether it was independent or if he was still living in exile in India. So then I looked up the speech and saw that Sheridan visited them in Tibet, so that was kind of cool. I'm not sure if it was meant as a hopeful political commentary or not, or if Joe gave it that much thought. But it was a good speech, anyway. And I love how it seems no matter what I'm thinking about my brain can almost always bring the topic around to B5 at some point.

                          https://www.quotes.net/show-quote/7020

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                          • not unexpectedly, but whenever i see bishop brennan (jim norton) in father ted i think of bab 5. my user name might give that away

                            but it also works the other way around, i cant help but laugh when i see bishop brennan adjudicating in Bab 5.

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                            • Here's a fun reference. About 1:50-ish.

                              https://www.reddit.com/r/babylon5/co...nce_is_sudden/
                              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                              • What do Babylon 5 and "Mary Poppins Returns" have in common? Jim Norton! Ombuds Wellington, G'Quan and Dr. Lazarenn on B5 became Binnacle in MPR.

                                Let's see...seems like there was somebody else... Oh, yes! David Warner who played Aldous Gajic in B5 was Admiral Boom in the movie.
                                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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