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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Hyperspace vs. Distance
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/27/1996 6:53:00 AM  

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Richard Wakefield <100534.504@compuserve.com> asks:
> How many Hyperspace hours away are the various races from Earth ?
> do all ships travel the same speed in Hyperspace, or can some go
> faster...meaning shorter travel times, etc ? And, finally :), we
> know the tech order of the races, does this also equate to their
> ships speeds ? Is this fast, or slow compared to EA ships ?

Hyperspace isn't like warp speed, you don't generally run into
the same problems with time dilation. It's largely the same in both
places.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Hyperspace vs. Distance
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/29/1996 8:44:00 AM  

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{original post had no questions}

No, what I said was that *time* works about the same way in
hyperspace, not distance, nor that there was necessarily a proportional
1-1 corrolation between realspace and hyperspace. There's still some
distance involved in hyperspace, yes, though again there isn't always a
1-1 corrolation. It takes 3 days to get to Earth. It takes 4 days to
get to Centauri Prime, even though CP is almost twice the distance from
B5. It's *extremely* confusing to navigate hyperspace, which is why
you need the beacons and transfer points, or it's extremely easy to get
permanently lost.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Hyperspace vs. Distance
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/30/1996 1:17:00 PM  

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Bill Dugan <71016.576@compuserve.com> asks:
> Is it confusing for the First Ones, or just for us younger races?

Dunno, but it confuses the hell outta me....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Hyperspace vs. Distance
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/30/1996 1:17:00 PM  

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Richard Wakefield <100534.504@compuserve.com> asks:
> Does this mean Ships travel at different speeds in Hyperspace ?
> And maybe the Vorlons and Shadows are so advanced they can go
> faster, hence the WStar + Battlecruisers ??

Actually, the White Star doesn't go to Earth in "Severed," it
goes in "Messages from Earth," and it's stated in dialogue that it
takes 3 days in that episode as well.

jms

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