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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Joe's story in latest B5 magazine. SPOILERS!
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/3/2000 8:23:00 AM  

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>1) The total cop out regarding what it looks like inside Kosh's ship. While
>I appreciate it would be hard to describe except, perhaps, in metaphorical
>terms, I doubt Ivanova would've given up so easily, and I doubt John would
>have been so incapable of stringing a few words together.

There's an old saying: to suggest is to create, to define is to kill. No
matter how amazingly I had described Kosh's ship -- and I do happen to know
what's inside and how it looks -- it would have eliminated the mystery of it.
The way it's written, you can see anything you want, as big as you want, and it
stays mysterious. It's the "behind the door" scenario: you hear something
knocking on the other side of hte door, and for as long as you don't open the
door, it could be ANYthing. The moment you open the door, and see that it's a
six foot cockroach, you can think, "Well, it could be worse, it could've been a
ten foot cockroach."

No matter what I would've described, somebody would have said, "Well, it wasn't
as special as *I* imagined it would be." So best to keep the mystery intact.

>2) One thing that doesn't jive with what Joe said in Sleeping in Light
>comments. He said Ivanova had never mentioned the name of Marcus since he
>died, hence the reaction of the others at the toast (and it says that in the
>script as well, which I saw when a legal copy was auctioned for charity

But it wasn't said in the episode, now was it? Wasn't said in dialogue. That
was written to give the actor in question a sense of weight for the line.

It's really only fair to hold the show to what's actually *said*.


jms

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