Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads
Sheridan's line really didn't bother me all that much, perhaps because I was so caught up in the seeming newness of the type of resolution.
But yes, Lorien's presence was key because both the Vorlons and Shadows venerated him so. It's true that the willingness of the younger races to protect Sheridan's ship helped drive the point home, but it was Lorien who made them understand it deeply enough.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
- Terry Pratchett -