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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Compressed 4yr Arc Omissions????
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/28/2000 3:17:00 PM  

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What people tend to keep forgetting in this discussion about "dropped threads"
is that the only way to wrap up ALL threads is to destroy the universe or make
sure nobody does anything not directly related to the plot. Life is going on
all around our characters, that's what makes the universe feel real...stuff was
going on before we opened the window to the B5 universe, and stuff started
during that time was going on afterward.

The key to B5 is that it's a history of the events covering these five years.
It's a slice of time. To talk about dropped threads in this respect is to talk
about a WWI documentary and complain that it didn't follow up the threads about
Hitler, who was after all, alive at that time. No, that's another story.

jms

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