Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What do they call us?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What do they call us?

    If Star Trek fans are called Trekkies and/or Trekkers, Farscape fans are called 'Scaper, and Serentiy fans are called Browncoats, etc... then what is a Babylon5 fan called?
    "The world is a dangerous place---not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it" --Albert Einstein

  • #2
    I've never really seen a nickname for us that I really like but I've always liked this post by JMS:

    From: [email protected] (Jms at B5)
    Subject: BABYLON 5 PILOT EPISODE ON CFT
    To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated
    Date: 2/3/1994 6:05:00 AM

    Most B5 viewers that I've heard from call themselves Fivers, when
    they identify themselves as anything other than what they are, people of
    infinite taste and sensibility....

    jms
    I can live with that...

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

    Comment


    • #3
      I haven't heard "Fivers" before, but it makes plenty sense of course. The one name that I have heard is "Babylonians."

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by vacantlook
        I haven't heard "Fivers" before, but it makes plenty sense of course. The one name that I have heard is "Babylonians."
        Strange. I've been referring to us as Fivers since before the first season ended. It just makes sense.
        "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

        The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

        Comment


        • #5
          Maybe we're Babblers?
          Radhil Trebors
          Persona Under Construction

          Comment


          • #6
            Hee! That's a fun one, Radhil.

            Comment


            • #7
              These links should give you the correct answers:

              http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17118
              http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-15161

              I am Sheridan
              Interstellar Alliance - Sweden's largest Babylon 5-club
              http://www.babcon.org/

              Comment


              • #8
                to be or not to B-fiver

                Personally I remember reading about the term fiver and not liking it much.

                I'd rather be a B-fiver.

                But I'd much rather identify as myself (not so sure about the "infinite taste and sensibility," certainly no sense and sensibility, much less pride and prejudice )
                Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
                James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

                Comment


                • #9
                  Next time JMS creates a series or universe, he really needs to pay attention to those little details. There needs to be a cool, catchy name for the fan base, there needs to be a common item that fans can inundate the studio/network with if the show needs a 'show' of fan support (ie; the Tabasco that Roswell fans sent in).

                  It was his first series, though, so I suppose we can forgive him.

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

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    You mean that the Jeremiah fans sent no jeremiads to MGM and Showtime?

                    Maybe we should have sent Babearlon Five teddys to TNT... The Babearlon Crusade could have been the last best hope for the Excalibur!
                    Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
                    James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Pitas

                      How about Pitas (People of Infinite Taste And Sensibility)?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PITAS
                        How about Pitas (People of Infinite Taste And Sensibility)?
                        yeeeees, well the only probelm there is we may get mistaken for a form of bread served with Indian meals
                        Phaze
                        on the " I should be studying now" ID
                        "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          No ... that would be Narn bread.

                          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

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I've always called myself a B-Fiver.
                            "Sector 87 by 20 by 42. At least a dozen ships have reported seeing something rather godlike in the area, and since neither you nor I were there, it must be one of the first ones." -- Marcus to Ivanova (J. Michael Straczynski)

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X