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Old 11-02-2018, 09:22 AM
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Describe Babylon 5 (show or station-your choice) using only 5 words.
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:05 PM
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Describe Babylon 5 (show or station-your choice) using only 5 words.
Station: Last Best Hope for Victory!
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:02 AM
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Station: Last Best Hope for Victory!
Station: Last Best Hope for Peace.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:18 AM
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I can fill in for you Stefan :

Best show I ever saw.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:06 AM
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No words.
But Five iconic icons

Station: B1 B2 B3 B4 B5

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Old 11-08-2018, 09:41 AM
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:11 PM
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Lord of the Rings: Space
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:19 AM
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Old 11-10-2018, 04:56 PM
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Sorry, but I've never really gotten this analogy. I can see certain similarities, but not enough to put it this way. I'm sure someone has written out a detailed explanation somewhere, so just point me in that direction.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:28 AM
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Sorry, but I've never really gotten this analogy. I can see certain similarities, but not enough to put it this way. I'm sure someone has written out a detailed explanation somewhere, so just point me in that direction.
It's always been a heavy source of inspiration, and there are lots of little direct nods and cribs; the show is pretty heavy with LOTR references as well as other fantasy / SF references.

The Rangers, Mordor (Mr. Morden), Za'ha'Dum (Khazad'Dum), The Shadows (black riders).

G'Kar in Revelations (Season 2) - "Expect me when you see me." - also spoken by Gandalf in the first LOTR book.

Elric in The Geometry of Shadows (also Season 2) - "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger."

I'm sure there's a lot more if you take the time.

Be seeing you! (the Prisoner).

Kinda fun little nods to fellow nerds!

Sheridan's fall at Z'ha'dum and subsequent rebirth - Gandalf's fall at Khazad'dum and subsequent rebirth as Gandalf the White.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:26 AM
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Right, but those are nods. I find it a to be a stretch to go from nods to "Lord of The Rings: Space." Not singling sarthaz out. I've heard this reference made many times in the past. I just don't think it applies on the whole, but I am definitely willing for people to try to convince me.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:51 AM
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Jonas, go ahead to a ST-forum and post the "truth".
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:55 AM
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Sarthaz has the point.
But some refinements: Delenn is Lady of the Rings - not the Lord.

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... the show is pretty heavy with LOTR ...
So LotR is LOTR and is a part of B5.

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