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Old 11-01-2017, 05:46 AM
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JMS posted this, uh, 16 years ago:

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I think it's important to look to the past for (if you will) signs and portents
of the future. You take a historical scenario and lay it into a fictional
universe and see where it takes you.

For B5 I looked a lot to the history of Russia, Germany, Greece, ancient Rome,
and the Mid-East.

(One kind of fun aside: the story Londo tells about the guard assigned to watch
over the first flower of springtime was actually a true story, set during the
reign of the Tsars. Everybody thought, "How alien." Nope, that's just us.)
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