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Old January 17 2012, 02:31 AM   #4
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Re: Thoughts on merging/melding B5 and ST technology

it takes a lot of thought and research...

for example, the weapons in B5 are strictly fusion and x-ray laser based... with power sources being fusion power cells with only the slightly older races, such as the minbari and centauri having minor antimatter based power systems...

another thing to take into consideration is the views on aliens in B5... from a human perspective, a lot of the human / earth alliance anyway, the humans in B5 are mostly quite racist... with other races following the same views...

The minbari are extremely xenophobic, having barely any contact with other races prior to the Babylon project...

The narn are open to outsiders but cautious, willing to sell weapons and technology to the highest bidder no matter who it is, also willing to buy technology from any source, even black market and drug dealers...

The centauri are as xenophobic as the Minbari in their own way... having waged war with the narn for centuries on and off, and during the B5 seasons also had wars with 6 other races...

The drazi are at best bullies, at worst dictators and murderers... having treaties with raiders along their borders to keep the neighbouring worlds crushed down so they could never grow into a threat, and supplying the raiders with technology and fleet support to bomb them helpless worlds if they dared ask for help...

Bringing Star Trek into this sort of world is a lot of work, as i've found out... the Trek characters will have a lot of prejudice to fight through from their perspective, with Earth Alliance not trusting them because they work with aliens regularly, and most alien cultures trying to buy or steal the technology from them...

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