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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Melanie View Post
    The late discovery is either because of programming by the first ones or because she's had the cup for about a year and half before seeing a Shadow ship.
    If you had that cup for so long beforehand, you should have been screaming to Mr. Endawi that you'd seen a *bunch* of those mysterious ships!

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Melanie View Post
    <ISN mode>
    A few mornings ago our reporter discovered Shadow influences in her kitchen. The late discovery is either because of programming by the first ones or because she's had the cup for about a year and half before seeing a Shadow ship.
    Your viewers want to know if your Shadow cup makes a screaming noise when you pour hot liquid into it!

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  • Melanie
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    <ISN mode>

    Welcome back to our program featuring Babylon 5 pictures for Krakow.

    A few mornings ago our reporter discovered Shadow influences in her kitchen. The late discovery is either because of programming by the first ones or because she's had the cup for about a year and half before seeing a Shadow ship.

    As is tradition we also have a Drazi picture, this time of some lilacs in the same park as the Centauri stones are in.

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  • Melanie
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Wow, you've got Drazi all over Krakow, don't you? Hope they don't have one of their periodic battles...
    Once I started spotting the purple/green stuff I can't stop.

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  • Jan
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    Wow, you've got Drazi all over Krakow, don't you? Hope they don't have one of their periodic battles...

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  • Melanie
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    <ISN mode>

    We here at ISN hope our viewers have had a great Easter or a great weekend if they don't celebrate. This edition of Babylon 5 pictures in Krakow will feature pictures our reporter took during Easter.

    We start with this picture of stones in the pattern of the Centauri hairstyle. The picture is taken in a park that is half the length of the station.

    There were also two Drazi-colored shops. This flower shop and this place that mainly sells books, movies and games.

    Our reporter also visited the Easter market on the main square and bought these wooden Drazi Easter eggs.

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    I wonder if any major symphony has ever had a Babylon 5 concert. Highly doubtful, but you never know.
    I don't know about major symphony concerts, but Babylon 5 music has been heard in other places. For example, Iron Savior's "Condition Red" album (2004): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nts-ijDNNaQ

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  • B5-Stefan
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    I would have loved to hear it. I wonder if any major symphony has ever had a Babylon 5 concert. Highly doubtful, but you never know.
    Why don't ask Chris Franke. He should know.

    B5-Stefan

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    Was it odd or creepy hearing Frakes give that speech?
    Disconcerting. Jarring. Don't get me wrong, Frakes did it very well. But it focused my attention on what had also happened since I'd arrived at the theater.

    - An area in front of the theater where one used to be able to pull up for valet parking has been closed off. There are now 'decorative' obstacles so that it wouldn't be possible for a truck to barrel into a crowd.
    - My purse was searched. Not 'let me peek in and make sure there's no lit dynamite', it was 'please open all the pockets and I'll used this stick to move things around to look at everything in there'.
    - the next stop was being well and thoroughly wanded to make sure there weren't any weapons on my person. After all that, I was asked for my ticket.
    - Before the show, the man next to me had a text from a relative telling him to avoid a certain tourist area because a special terrorist response group had been summoned there. If there actually was something, In never found out what it was.
    - and then that speech by Kaatu from 19-freaking-51.

    What have we become....?

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  • Looney
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    Originally posted by Shan'waia View Post
    I've never watched it so I'm not sure what references there may be.
    I had to stop watching Arrow after the fourth season because I couldn't stand it. I was only watching it because my friends were watching it. They had no problem with me giving up on it. I guess the series has made a couple of Babylon 5 references this season and I believe Jan pointed out a Twitter post where a writer said that the previous episode was inspired by the Babylon 5 episode Intersections in Real Time 4.18.

    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    It was a lot of fun. I was almost disappointed because in the first part, Jonathan Frakes came out and told a couple of sort of lame stories about his audition and first convention. Hardly what I'd've graced with the title of Narrator (though the Conductor did a wonderful job).

    Then in the last part Frakes came back on and gave Klaatu's speech from 'The Day The Earth Stood Still':



    As for B5 - hearing the great pieces the orchestra did play just made me with I could have heard B5 that way, too.

    Someday...
    Well I would have loved to go. Was it odd or creepy hearing Frakes give that speech? I would have loved to hear it. I wonder if any major symphony has ever had a Babylon 5 concert. Highly doubtful, but you never know.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    Oh wow that looks like great fun. And yeah I highly doubt you'll be getting any Franke there.
    It was a lot of fun. I was almost disappointed because in the first part, Jonathan Frakes came out and told a couple of sort of lame stories about his audition and first convention. Hardly what I'd've graced with the title of Narrator (though the Conductor did a wonderful job).

    Then in the last part Frakes came back on and gave Klaatu's speech from 'The Day The Earth Stood Still':

    Klaatu: I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves and hired policemen to enforce them. We, of the other planets, have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets and for the complete elimination of aggression.

    The test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets in spaceships like this one and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us. This power cannot be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is, we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war. Free to pursue more... profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works.

    I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.
    As for B5 - hearing the great pieces the orchestra did play just made me with I could have heard B5 that way, too.

    Someday...

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  • Shan'waia
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    Is she aware of the Babylon 5 references with Arrow?
    Unless they explicitly mention B5 then no, since she's not seen the latter. I've never watched it so I'm not sure what references there may be.

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  • Looney
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    Oh wow that looks like great fun. And yeah I highly doubt you'll be getting any Franke there.

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  • Jan
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    For lack of anyplace better to put this...

    I'm going to this tomorrow:

    https://orlandophil.org/events/the-f...ntier-matinee/

    I've been to a Star Wars orchestral presentation and enjoyed it a lot so I'm expecting to enjoy this, too. But anybody wanna bet that there *won't* be any Christopher Franke music in the 'and more'! part of the program?

    PROGRAM:
    JOHN WILLIAMS -- Adventures on Earth: E.T.
    JOHN WILLIAMS -- Superman March
    JOHN WILLIAMS -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    BERNARD HERMANN -- The Day the Earth Stood Still
    JOHN WILLIAMS -- Duel of the Fates
    RICHARD STRAUSS -- 2001: A Space Odyssey
    and more!
    I'll let you know if there is, for sure!

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  • Looney
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    Originally posted by Shan'waia View Post
    But she keeps/kept up with several other shows like "Arrow"
    Is she aware of the Babylon 5 references with Arrow?

    Originally posted by Shan'waia View Post
    "There is infinite time. You are finite. Zathras is finite. This...is wrong tool."
    HAHAHA! Thanks for that.

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