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Old February 22 2013, 07:50 PM   #32
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Re: The old "DS9 stole from B5" thing

Takeru wrote: View Post
...what parts of the Babylon 5 pilot script were copied by Paramount?
I know I'm going to regret this but perhaps this would help since you're so insistant:

JMS wrote:
Re: the "stupid thread," and the "effective end of similarity" being that
the two shows were set on space stations...oh, you mean absent the fact that
the two shows both were helmed by commander ranked officers who had survived
major and emotionally devastating battles, both had female seconds-in-command,
both had a shapeshifter in their pilots, both had the female second leading a
counter-attack to a massive attack in that same pilot, and a lot of other
stuff in common....oh, you mean absent all THAT it's the "effective end of
similarity." Gotcha.
Then we can look at character name similarities such as Dukhat / Dukat and Lyta / Leeta

Note, however, that JMS has always steadfastly maintained that the ones directly involved with the show never would have done anything dishonorable and that any steering toward similar elements would have come from the development people.

Now then...does anybody else find it sad that this ancient fued has more posts than the 20th anniversary celebration thread?

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