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Old August 20 2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

Every few days, a new starliner arrives from Earth, Mars or some damn place. Among the passengers are always some who have never been in space before... and they'll stand at a porthole, looking out at the infinite horizon... at the intersection of what's known and what's not... and comment on how cold and dark it is in space. They're wrong. When I look out into space, into the sea of stars... I see a billion times a billion lights, each calling out to someone: "Remember me, my child." Each of them whispering to someone, "Come home."

-Capt. Lochley, "Voices In the Dark"
Quotes have long been a staple of B5 and DS9 fandoms. You get thoughtful, funny, quizzical... everything. So it seemed a go place to start with the new thread.

Have at it. What are some of your faves?
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Old August 20 2007, 03:29 PM   #2
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

^ Oh wow, I'm gonna have to think about that! I have a ton of favorite quotes from B5...although not many of them are as contemplative as that one. Most of my faves are hilarious comments that Londo made.

However, I think I can dig up a few Delenn quotes that made me think.....

Oh...and by the way, I've not watched The Lost Tales yet because I've been working a ton of hours this past week. However, I am taking tomorrow and Wednesday off as comp-time, and hope to get to at least one of them then!
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Old August 20 2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

I've found a few excellent qites that have compiled a goodly amount of B5 quotes. Interestingly enough the "Down Below Sound Archive" is a great resource, if you're looking for one in particular.

Over the years I've maintained my own collection of favorites, that comes to around 250 now. Heh, it probably covers a singificant portion of the actual spoken words in the series.
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Old August 20 2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

Okay...here's a Londo qoute (one of many) that always makes me laugh:

Physics tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. They hate us, we hate them, they hate us back. And so, here we are, victims of mathematics!



It is comments like this that make Londo my favorite character in all of scifi!

Here's another classic:

Ah Vir, I have heard political naivete this complete only once, from Lord Jhano in a speech he made before the Centarum. We voted to have him sterilized as a favor to future generations, then we remembered that he was married to the Lady Ahrnos so really, there was no need.
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Old August 20 2007, 08:18 PM   #5
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

Well, so far, I've watched the pilot movie and the first eight episodes...my favorite quote would be the one from G'Kar, when he picked the ant up from the flower in 'Mind War' (I think).

I'd have to pop the DVD back in to get the exact quote, though.
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Old August 20 2007, 08:21 PM   #6
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

^ So are you finally breaking down and watching Babylon 5???? Good for you! And if so, it's about damn time!
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Old August 20 2007, 08:32 PM   #7
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od0_ital said:...my favorite quote would be the one from G'Kar, when he picked the ant up from the flower in 'Mind War' (I think).

I'd have to pop the DVD back in to get the exact quote, though.
No problem

"There are things in the Universe billions of years older than either of our races. They are vast, timeless, and if they are aware of us at all, it is as little more than ants and we have as much chance of communicating with them as an ant has with us. We know. We've tried and we've learned that we can either stay out from underfoot or be stepped on."
-- G'Kar to Sakai in Babylon 5:"Mind War"
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"They are a mystery and I am both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the Universe. That we have not yet explained everything. Whatever they are, Miss Sakai, they walk near Sigma 957 and they must walk there .. alone."
-- G'Kar to Sakai in Babylon 5:"Mind War"
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Old August 20 2007, 08:40 PM   #8
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

Okay...here are a few of my favorite Marcus Cole quotes:

You know I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
I have always said, you can get more done with a kind word and a two by four, than you can with just a kind word.
If you are going to have delusions, you may as well go for the really good ones!
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Old August 20 2007, 08:49 PM   #9
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

PKTrekGirl said:
However, I think I can dig up a few Delenn quotes that made me think.....
Or ones that are simply awesome, like...

Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else.
-Ambassador Delenn, "Severed Dreams"
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

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od0_ital said:...my favorite quote would be the one from G'Kar, when he picked the ant up from the flower in 'Mind War' (I think).

I'd have to pop the DVD back in to get the exact quote, though.
No problem

"There are things in the Universe billions of years older than either of our races. They are vast, timeless, and if they are aware of us at all, it is as little more than ants and we have as much chance of communicating with them as an ant has with us. We know. We've tried and we've learned that we can either stay out from underfoot or be stepped on."
-- G'Kar to Sakai in Babylon 5:"Mind War"
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"They are a mystery and I am both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the Universe. That we have not yet explained everything. Whatever they are, Miss Sakai, they walk near Sigma 957 and they must walk there .. alone."
-- G'Kar to Sakai in Babylon 5:"Mind War"
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That first one, and the last part of the second quote.

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So are you finally breaking down and watching Babylon 5???? Good for you! And if so, it's about damn time!
Yeah, the Best Buy sale last week seemed like a good one, so I pulled some cash together & went shoppin'. I picked up the five seasons of the series, as well as Babylon 5 - The Movie Collection, which has The Gathering, In the Beginning, Thirdspace, The River of Souls & A Call to Arms for a grand total of just under $150. Considerin' the sticker price on the fifth season alone was $99.99, plus tax, I figured I was gettin' a pretty good deal.
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Old August 20 2007, 09:04 PM   #11
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

Steven said:
PKTrekGirl said:
However, I think I can dig up a few Delenn quotes that made me think.....
Or ones that are simply awesome, like...

Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else.
-Ambassador Delenn, "Severed Dreams"

Heh. My favorite moment in the entire show.

Delenn - ready to kick some ass and take some names. :thumbsup:
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Old August 20 2007, 09:30 PM   #12
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

THIS has to be my favorite speech from B5.

Susan Ivanova: Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova. Commander. Daughter of Andrei and Sophie Ivanova. I am the right hand of vengeance, and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am Death Incarnate, and the last living thing that you are ever going to see. God sent me.
And I loved this one as well.

John Sheridan: This is Captain John Sheridan. We are here on the authority of a multi-planetary force, that can no longer stand by and watch one of their greatest allies falling into darkness and despair. We are here on behalf of the thousands of civilians murdered under orders from the current administration, who have no one else to speak for them, and on behalf of the EarthForce units that have joined us to oppose the tyranny that has darkened Earth, ever since President Santiago was assassinated three years ago. We are here to place President Clark under arrest, to disband Nightwatch, and return our government to the hands of her people. […] We know that many in the government have wanted to act, but have been intimidated by threats of retaliation against your families, your friends. You are not alone anymore. We call upon you to rise up and do what's right. We have drawn their forces away from Earth and disabled them. The time to act is now! This is not the voice of treason. These are your sons, your daughters, whose loyalties have never wavered, whose beliefs in this alliance has [sic] forced us to take extraordinary means. For justice, for peace, for the future… we have come home.
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^ Yep! Both great ones! Excellent!
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Old August 20 2007, 10:32 PM   #14
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If we're going with quotes / speeches, here's one of my absolute favourites - just one among dozens:
Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. There would never be another. It changed the future...and it changed us. It taught us that we have to create the future...or others will do it for us. It showed us that we have care for one another, because if we don't, who will? And that true strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely places. Mostly, though, I think it gave us hope. That there can always be new beginnings...even for people like us.
- Ivanova, "Sleeping in Light"

Figured I'd get that in before Neroon does.
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Old August 21 2007, 12:58 AM   #15
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"When we are born, we are allocated a finite number of seconds. Each tick of the clock slices off a piece of us. Tick. A possibility for joy is gone. Tock. A careless word ends one path, opens another. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Always running out of time. Yours is almost used up. You're between seconds - lost in the infinite possibilities between tick and tock. Tick. You're alive. Tock ... Well, it was a good life, but a short one. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick..."
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A shame I procrastinated those final reviews for so long. If anyone has any last comments, they're still at the end of the old thread.

And I should clarify my response to Crusade. I enjoyed the series, though it was flawed. I also recognize that it lasted for so brief a time that's it's really impossible to evaluate it in the comprehensive way you can Babylon 5.

I'll be back with responses to the last four novels I have to read in December, and hopefully, jabber on a new Lost Tale or two every now and again. I said it before, but I'll say it again: it's been fun.
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