Re: Thoughts on merging/melding B5 and ST technology
But the Minbari are pretty isolationist. What reason would they have for sending a scout out near Earth when the warp ship goes by?
At leaset with Vulcans, they're not that far from Earth so the odds are better of contact.
If the Minbari are going to be Earth's 'first contact', I see the following scenario playing out: the Minbari detect Cochrane's warp flight from their homeworld and, for their own reasons (the Vorlons - with whom they are 'in-tune' - basically telling them that Earth is important and that they [the Minbari] need to initiate contact), send a ship to Earth to establish first contact, which happens weeks - if not months - after Cochrane's warp flight.
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