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Friday, October 14, 2005
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I like good writing, and enjoy it even more when it is delivered via a good Sci-Fi/Fantasy epic.  I was re-organizing some material on my computer and came across some quotes I had collected from the Sci-Fi show Babylon 5.

Here is a sampling:

"The universe is driven by the complex interaction between three ingredients: matter, energy, and enlightened self-interest." - G'Kar

"All life is transitory, a dream. We all come together in the same place at the end of time. If I don't see you again here, I will see you in a little while. In the place where no shadows fall. " - Delenn

"The avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote."  - Vorlon Ambassador Kosh

"There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always paved in pain." - G'Kar, (Quoting G'Quon)

"I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate." - Ivanova

"Tell them, that from this place we will deliver notice to the parliaments of conquerors that a line has been drawn against the darkness. And we will hold that line, ... no matter the cost." - John Sheridan

"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. Then you accept it, or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking into mirrors." - Londo Mollari

"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." - Marcus Cole

That was a great show! I think the only currently running show that is in its league or better is Battlestar Galactica.

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10/14/2005 9:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time  |  Comments [1]  |  Disclaimer  |  Permalink   
Friday, October 21, 2005 11:41:53 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
That was indeed a great show. It had the best character development of any sci-fi to date. I loved how the seemingly good guys became the the bad guys and vice-versa over the course of its run.

Too bad the follow up didn't do so well.
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