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  •  Babylon 5... (5+ / 0-) far superior to Deep Space 9, which is a total rip-off (seriously, it is, Straczynski shopped B5 to Paramount, who dismissed the idea, and then only once they learned that Warner Bros. had picked up B5 did they start development on DS9). B5 existed in very detailed pre-written strokes (the show had been outlined so heavily that Straczynski designed the show to not last more than five seasons because the story had a definitive beginning, middle, and end before a single episode had been written). So things that were presented about B5 ended up copied into DS9, like having a station with a vortex form of space travel outside (B5 has the jumpgate into hyperspace, DS9 has the wormhole). Even character names are the same: Lyta versus Leeta, Dukhat versus Dukat. Both Sheridan and Sisko ended their part in the stories surrounded by white light after having obtained some level of quasi-messianic position within their respective stories. But, B5 came first. And B5, despite some not so great episodes, is an excellent story, full of very tense, dramatic political plotlines. B5 was the first tv show to film in widescreen (though a loss by Warner Bros. of CGI files prevented the always intended process of recompositing the show into widescreen from being a clean process as Straczynski had intended it to be). B5 was also the first show to have online content; Straczynski's first posting about B5 online was in 1992. B5 was also the first show to use CGI for all it's special effects; Star Trek at the time and for several years afterward was still using practical models. And B5 was the show that taught me that the story didn't have to end at the end of an episode. So, it holds a very special place in my heart.

    No, I'm not a nerd. :D

    If I remember correctly the Kinsey scale is:

    0 - completely hetero
    1 - mostly hetero
    2 - slightly less hetero
    3 - completely bi
    4 - slightly less homo
    5 - mostly homo
    6 - completely homo


    Or maybe it's reversed with 0 being homo and 6 being hetero; I can't remember exactly.

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