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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 7/28/1996 2:06:00 PM  

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Neville White <101352.1023@compuserve.com> asks:
> presumably Adira was actually poisoned by Mordens cronies, since
> he was looking for a way to hurt Londo, and we saw him finding
> out information about her? I don't remember seeing any rangers in
> this episode - where did he come in? Will we ever find out why
> Kosh allowed himself to be "poisoned" in the pilot episode now?
> What was the flash of light running across B5 when Kosh died? Does
> Delenn know what the shadows are after (considering the war from
> a 1000 years ago, I would have thought that the star faring
> Minbari would have had pretty good records)? Will you tell us?
> What happens to the information Kosh recorded about Talia back in
> year1?

Thanks...to your questions:

"1. presumably Adira was actually poisoned by Mordens cronies, since
he was looking for a way to hurt Londo, and we saw him finding out
information about her?"

Correct.

"2. In the final credits, a ranger is mentioned. I don't remember
seeing any rangers in this episode - where did he come in?"

His scene was snipped for time, it was a small one, didn't add much to
the story, but you have to keep those credits in under SAG rules.

"3. Will we ever find out why Kosh allowed himself to be "poisoned" in
the pilot episode now?"

You're assuming he allowed it.

"4. What was the flash of light running across B5 when Kosh died?"

A non-localized phenomenon.

"5. Early on, when Sheriden was talking to Delenn, he wants to know
"what the Shadows are really after". Delenn looks like she is
resolutely not saying anything and hoping that the conversation moves
on before Sheriden presses for an answer... which it does. Does Delenn
know what the shadows are after (considering the war from a 1000 years
ago, I would have thought that the star faring Minbari would have had
pretty good records)?"

They do, and she does, and she's making a few mistakes that may come
back to haunt her in the not too distant future.

"6. Will you tell us? (answer = cryptic "YES" no doubt!)"

In the fullness of time.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 7/29/1996 5:39:00 AM  

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{original post unavailable}

A personal transport is assigned to one vorlon for life,
changing and evolving over time. Little fighters have a more primitive
system. It's not the same thing as a shadow-vessel merge. A big
Vorlon cruiser has a full crew.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 7/30/1996 7:19:00 AM  

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Neville White <101352.1023@compuserve.com> asks:
> Another thought that occurred to me just now - and I haven't been
> back to the video to check it up, but in Dust to Dust didn't Kosh
> appear in G'Kars dream as *his* father, too?

Yes, by all means, I can't exactly lay claim to a patriarchal
system, after all. And that's what Kosh tends to play into, the whole
father aspect, though others might take the other approach in this.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 7/30/1996 7:19:00 AM  

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(blocked) asks:
> What significance was the fact that one of the Vorlon ships was
> red instead of the usual green/yellow ? Is it a prototype ?

Thanks. The different color just goes to show some measure of
individuality in design, and there are some hierarchies implied here.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 7/31/1996 8:18:00 AM  

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{original post unavailable}

No, I wouldn't say childish gods...that's too easy. It has to
be a bit more than that.

But good thoughts nonetheless.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 7/31/1996 8:18:00 AM  

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Margaret Rainey <100445.742@compuserve.com> asks:
> If the Shadows are already on-station, and can blow away Kosh (of
> all people), why don't they just rub out Sheridan, Delenn, et al,
> in a similar manner, and solve their "problems" at a stroke? why
> do I feel I must be over-simplifying....?

A good question, which we'll answer in the last episode of this
season.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 8/1/1996 5:21:00 PM  

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Al Lipscomb <75204.2225@compuserve.com> asks:
> The first question that needs to be asked is why did _most_ of
> the first ones leave? Were they tired of thousands of generations
> of war with the Shadows? Tired of this small galaxie?
> Or was there a general agreement to leave this place to the
> Shadows? Could the Shadows be higher levels of natural selection?
> If the clues we have about the death of a Vorlon support Minbari
> theology then what do the Shadows want? What is my bet?

Some of the first ones just got bored after millions of years,
and went off in general. The rest, for the most part, went beyond the
Rim for the same reason you cut down old trees to make room for new
ones.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 8/2/1996 2:13:00 PM  

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(blocked) asks:
> What's beyond the Rim?

A really, really, really MASSIVE Baskin and Robbins....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 8/3/1996 8:08:00 AM  

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Philip Hornsey <74053.2101@compuserve.com> asks:
> How many flavors?
> Seriously though, what is meant by "The Rim"?

The rim of the galaxy.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 8/4/1996 7:57:00 AM  

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{original post had no questions}

Jump gates go where gates have been constructed by long-range
explorer vessels. Nobody near our tech has ever built anything outside
the known galaxy, or frankly through about 80% of what IS known. Going
beyond is a one-way ticket.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: IaE in UK
      To: CIS  
    Date: 8/4/1996 5:17:00 PM  

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Brian A. Thomas <75231.1122@compuserve.com> asks:
> Crossing from here to say the Adromada galixy probably would take
> a great deal of time though even in hyperspace huh?

For one thing, it's a long, LONG trip outside the known
galaxy...it takes 3 days to go to Earth from B5, it's not
instantaneous...so you can well imagine how much time is involved in
getting outside the galaxy. Second, a ship like the Aggy isn't
configured or capable of constructing a jump gate, that's up to the big
Explorer-class vessels. Finally, the further you range afield from the
established series of hyperspace beacons, the greater the odds of
getting permanently lost out there, since points of reference outside
aren't on a one-to-one basis with hyperspace. (And outside the galaxy
you'd have little in the way of more conventional references as well.)
So any trip would be a one way trip, at least at this point in our
technology.

jms

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