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    From: STRACZYNSKI [Joe]
 Subject: No, the closest parallel to the...
      To: GENIE  
    Date: 12/30/1993 5:49:00 PM  

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No, the closest parallel to the Centauri would, I suppose, be
Rome. I tend not to go that much to contemporary sources for
metaphor, since
it's too obvious and over-done. Much of what's in B5 is drawn from
much older
sources. The only exception, the only means of creating a metaphor
for the
present, is one that will take some time before it's even
perceptible, though
by the end of the season, you'll see what it is pretty clearly.


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