Re: the question of consistency/inconsistency in the B5 universe:
where you get inconsistency is generally when you have more than one
voice in the show, creation by committee or different administrations.
B5 is my show, and it's as consistent as I am...which means sometimes
you'll catch something small, a glitch between scripts written far apart
(calling the main console Station One instead of the Primary Console),
but on the big issues...I doubt very much it'll happen. I've thought out
this universe pretty thoroughly over the last 7 years.
Just a minor correction: I was never involved with the production or
writing of the original V series or miniseries; I was hired by Warners to
write a new (and as yet unproduced) 4-hour miniseries to revive the V
series in syndication. The project was shelved when it was realized that
it would be too expensive to try it for the syndicated market.
"I object to the PSI stuff because the show was said to be SF."
Yes, and telepathy has been dealt with considerably throughout the
long history of SF. One of the finest novels in the genre is Alfred
Bester's "The Demolished Man." Telepathy has also been used as a valid
plot device in SF by Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Kurt Vonnegut, Brian
Aldiss, John Brunner, Kate Wilhelm, Robert Sheckley, Eric Frank Russell,
Walter M. Miller, Anne McCaffrey, Richard Matheson, Fritz Leiber and
Samuel Delaney, to name but a FEW.
If you want to argue that telepathy isn't a valid area for SF, or
doesn't qualify as SF, then your argument is with them, not with me.
And you'd lose.
(With luck, this will close this discussion once and for all.)