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Old January 6 2013, 07:22 PM   #517
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Re: Farscape or Babylon 5?

Reverend wrote: View Post
Yeah the "head bones" on the Minbari are actually two separate ridges that grow out and back from the temples and fuse where they meet in the middle. The "bone" itself is not actual bone but more like horn or antler and through binding and carving can be shaped into specific styles. This is why religious caste Minbari (and especially females) have a more ornate, smooth look while those of the warrior caste have a more rugged (and probably more natural) rough hewn style. It also grows more with age, hence Lennier's looking the way it does. If you look back it actually grows over the course of the show.
I always thought the female Minbari had a rounded crested look while the males were all rougher and spiked.
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