My logic on ItB was basically this: you can't keep the basic info on the series
a secret forever. Some things enter the common base of knowledge. So you may
as well play into that by showing what folks will pretty much know about over
time anyway, and make the suspense one of, "When are the *characters* going to
find out about this stuff?"
Playing B5 to some extent as a mystery only works when it's first on the air.
After that, the dynamic changes substantially.
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