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Patrick is a mid-40 year old geek with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master's degree in Information Systems. Nothing he says here has anything to do with the official position of his employer or any other institution.

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  1. Avatar Damon says:

    Finally the story starts really getting good. I always liked Sheriden more than Sinclair. I think the story lines start getting more interesting and dynamic now.Report

  2. Avatar daveNYC says:

    Is this the first time we see a Minbari warship in action?Report

  3. Avatar Reformed Republican says:

    We get a new voiceover with every season. The content always changes somewhat to reflect what is going on.

    Also, I have to be “that guy”–it is Minbari, not Mimbari.

    I remember when I first saw this episode, I spent a long time trying to figure out what Sinclair was gone. There was nothing in the previous season to foreshadow it. Everything was very vague. All JMS said was that it was a mutual decision and done for creative reasons. That always struck me as false, because he very clearly had important things involving Sinclair. It was not until earlier this year that JMS revealed the reason. O’Hare was struggling with mental illness (paranoia and delusions), and he could not hold it together to continue with the show. JMS promised not to reveal the reason until after O’Hare passed, which occurred at the end of 2012.Report

  4. Avatar James K says:

    What this episode helps demonstrate is just how badly wrong the “humanity was sold out” brigade actually were. Gicen the massive technological superiority of the Minbari, they could have destroyed humanity easily, if they hadn’t discovered what they did.Report

    • Avatar Patrick says:

      This is one thing I found kind of incomprehensible when I first watched the show, and now with basically twenty more years of dealing with humans I find totally plausible.Report

      • Avatar James K says:

        Yeah, it’s one of those “reality is unrealistic” things. “There’s no way anyone could be that stupid. Oh, wait”.Report

      • Avatar daveNYC says:

        It’s still a pretty impressive bit of mental contortion that’s needed to buy into it. Most stabbed-in-the-back theories don’t start with the winning side surrendering to the losing side. Which I guess is why Knight One (or Knight Two) was convinced that the Minbari surrendered at the Line because they were impressed by humanities resolve or something.

        Definitely some ‘keep the government’s hands off my medicare’ logic going on there.Report

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