Star Wars vs. Babylon 5 -- Round Two of the Scifi competition

Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by CounslerCoffee, Apr 16, 2005.

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Which would win?

  1. Star Wars

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    45.5%
  2. Babylon 5

    12 vote(s)
    54.5%
  1. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    You mean apart from the Centauri, the Minbari, the Narn, and the many other minor races that were on show during the series?
    The whole purpose of Babylon 5 (the space station) was an attempt to be a meeting place for the many races, a neutral place for diplomacy and trade, given the many inter-species wars. With humanity being the mediators / facilitators etc. It was as far from being about humanity being on our own as you could get.
     
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  3. river

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    Alone as in the , Shadows and Vorlons influence is no longer present . We'll have to figure this out on our own .
     
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  5. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Along with the Minbari, the Centauri, the Narn, and all the other species. I.e. NOT alone.
     
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  7. river

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    Alone , from a Humans perspective . None are Humans . No supreme beings , powers to interfere . On our behalf .
     
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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That definition of "alone" has the unusual distinction of never having been tried before.

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  9. river

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    It hasn't .
     
  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I know. That's because it's nonsensical. And most people like to be ... sensical.
     
  11. river

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    Fine

    But supreme beings are about themselves . Not Humanity .
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    No one is talking about supreme beings except you.
     
  13. river

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    Because they haven't watched the series . Babylon 5

    The First One , then the other two , are supreme beings . They are supreme beings , all three of them .
     
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  14. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    None ever were humans. None were supreme beings - merely ancient races.
    And as for interfering - given that we (humanity) didn't know that we were being interfered with, there is no difference between then and the absence of the interference. So that wouldn't contribute to humanity being "alone". Plus you still have every other race in the galaxy to contend with - so still no "alone".
    No, none of them were "supreme beings". They were just ancient, and among the first to gain sentience in the universe / galaxy - putting them possibly billions of years ahead of the younger races. Nothing "supreme"about them (plus given that "supreme being" is generally reserved for deities). Just old.
     
  15. river

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    Agreed

    Alone in the sense of our own decisions . And Actions .
     

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