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A CULTURAL ICON REBOOTED: THE BABYLON FIVE REBOOT…

Those who know me know that my all-time favorite science fiction series is Babylon Five, a five year series that was unique in its approach to science fiction television. This week so many people sent me the news of the possibility of a re-boot of the popular series, under its original producer and creator, J. Michael Straczynski, that were I to thank each one by my usual practice of listing their initials, we'd be here until tomorrow, and I still would not get to the main point of this blog, so a "thank you" to all of you who did. Here's the story:

The beloved Babylon 5 is getting rebooted, and series creator JMS is running the show

Now let me tell you why I was initially excited to hear about the reboot, and then, upon further consideration, and then reading the above version of the story of the reboot, I entertain "doubts."  Babylon Five was a unique concept in that it had a real story arc, that is to say, it was to tell a story, with some compelling characters involved in that story. The story was, literally, about a "cosmic war," but a war in which the whole causus belli was actually not about resources or economics or even ultimately about empires or politics. It was about those things, but behind it all it was really about something else, about something spiritual and metaphysical, revolving around two seemingly innocent and simple questions. For those who have seen the series, you already know what they are, and for those who haven't, I won't ruin it for you. Along the way, there are heroes and heroines, monsters both real and metaphysical, bottomlessly corrupt villains, moral quandries and surprising redemptions, and yes, a really big war and plenty of double-crosses and deep intrigues. As the article states:

In 1994, J. Michael Straczynski (Sense8, Changeling) brought the world a science fiction show like nothing we’d ever seen. Babylon 5 told a single five-year story, filled with foreshadowing, deep political intrigue, and characters who grew and evolved, at a time when most TV shows still reset the agenda after every single episode. He wrote the vast majority of the award-winning show himself, and it appears he may be about to do it again — Warner Bros. Television is now in development on a “from-the-ground-up reboot” of Babylon 5 with Straczynski as writer and showrunner, designed to air on the CW.

And that pretty well sums it up: it is a story, with a real beginning, middle, and end.  Even in episodes that seemingly have little to do with that story, they really do. Imagine, then, a television series that had to be sold as a story: buy the whole five years, or nothing at all. Contrast that with a series like Star Trek, that lurched from one episode to another, and telling no story. Characters? yes; special effects? yes; memorable episodes? yes; story? no.

Babylon Fivei was unique. Like all good stories, it had a plot.

So when I heard about the reboot, I had a big smile...

... until I remembered that this series will be rebooted in modern "woke" America, where every television series must constantly preach "wokery" to the audience. The article itself gives me pause and the fear that there is wokery lurking in between the lines, even these from Straczynski himself commenting on the reboot:

As noted in the announcement, this is a reboot from the ground up rather than a continuation, for several reasons. Heraclitus wrote “You cannot step in the same river twice, for the river has changed, and you have changed.” In the years since B5, I’ve done a ton of other TV shows and movies, adding an equal number of tools to my toolbox, all of which I can bring to bear on one singular question: if I were creating Babylon 5 today, for the first time, knowing what I now know as a writer, what would it look like? How would it use all the storytelling tools and technological resources available in 2021 that were not on hand then?

How can it be used to reflect the world in which we live, and the questions we are asking and confronting every day? Fans regularly point out how prescient the show was and is of our current world; it would be fun to take a shot at looking further down the road. So we will not be retelling the same story in the same way because of what Heraclitus said about the river. There would be no fun and no surprises. Better to go the way of Westworld or Battlestar Galactica where you take the original elements that are evergreens and put them in a blender with a ton of new, challenging ideas, to create something fresh yet familiar. (Boldface emphasis added)

It's in those boldfaced lines, I suspect, that lurk much promise, but I also suspect, much danger of wokery.

I sincerely hope I'm wrong about the possible wokery, but in the meantime, I'm ordering the old show, just for a backup...

See you on the flip side...

57 thoughts on “A CULTURAL ICON REBOOTED: THE BABYLON FIVE REBOOT…”

  1. Grump. All these complaints about “woke” (which my Black friends mean something less ideological by anyhow) and in fact the complaints about Lovecraft Country being woke have rubbed my face into the history of growing up with people like Lovecraft and with this reality

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoruIkp4z6M

    which my family grew up with as well. Even the difficult ones.
    s disrespectful to the creator of Susan Calvin.

    There isn’t one oversimplified history there are many of them, so please be patient.

    1. my keyboard likes to type over letters. The reference to Susan Calvin is what’s left over from my memory of Asimov, Poul Anderson, and I believe Larry Niven, talking at various times about how various characters were biracial, and I believe most of the Galactic Empire stories Asimov wrote were specifically referenced, though this is over forty years ago. To suggest Gaal Dornick from the TV series is disrespectful to the creator of Susan Calvin is laughable.

      Wait for specific issues and they may not have been imposed on Straczynski

      1. anakephalaiosis

        Abraham was distinct Caucasian, and his descendants – the ten tribes – went through Caucasus, and are so named, thereafter.

        Those, who pose as his descendants, and are not, are competitive therefore, and want Caucasian traits to be less dominant in art.

        It is a criminal case of stolen identity, and an attempt to cover it up, by pushing political agenda, that is unnatural, and harmful.

        Scythians are known, to have gone their own way, in every way, all over the map:

        https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/7zqjhdvk7d21yl0/scythian-for-dummies.jpg

  2. There is a must see programme on BBC iplayer. Supersized Earth. Episode 3 – Food, Fire, and Water.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zy57n/episodes/player
    Episode 3 was fascinating and basically covered the major leaps in the engineering of water and energy in USA and China that has occurred over the past 100 years. The Hoover Dam and the China South to North Water Project are monumental! The South-to-North Water Diversion Project in China is the largest of its kind ever undertaken on this planet. The project involves drawing water from southern rivers and supplying it to the dry north. 6 massive aquaduct pipelines are being constructed in some places.
    This massive scheme has already taken 50 years from conception to commencement and is expected to take almost as long to construct. Planned for full completion in 2050, it will eventually divert 44.8 billion cubic metres of water annually to the major population centres of the drier north.
    There are now so many made lakes and reservoirs dotted across Planet Earth, that the daily rotation speed of the planet has been slowed down by a fraction of a second over the past 100 years! Wow!

    Anyway, it got me thinking very deeply about Planet Mars and I had a revelation! We should be looking for evidence / ancient remains of lakes and dams (used to produce hydroelectric power energy) and copper mines (needed for manufacture of copper cable and wires to transmit electricity).
    So the biggest copper mine on Earth is in Utah – Bingham Mine. Therefore look for similar copper mines on Mars. Thank you Keith Laney! At Last!
    https://thehiddenmission.com/MiningMars.html

    1. Our( ?) ancestors were perfectly happy to ( ab-)use mighty rivers, without damning them or divertng to artifice lakes, for example to cool the “great” pyramid-weapon. IF that is indeed the case, then what else might large amounts of large groundbased water supplies be( immediately?) necessary for??
      An unusual amount of dam building, and thus reservoir encouragement( not all have been successful) has, for several( many) years now, been ongoing in Calipornia. The residents do not have access to this clear water. One has been in wonderment from the start of these projects, as to what could pissibly be any reasonable use of semiprivate “lakes’. — some esoteric form of self( =plantary) -defense???

    1. sorry, it sought ana on thought and language which are basically the same: intelligent self-aware dancing lightwaves (John 1.1.)

      on topic and the last words:
      i know star trek but not all and just a few episodes from b5
      on last words of yours doc: yes. there is always nethermore

  3. The X-Files by Chris Carter also had a golden thread running though the whole series of 11 Seasons and 2 feature films. The golden thread was concerned with human and alien hybridization.
    What as the meaning of Billy Connolly staring as Joseph “Father Joe” Crissman in the 2nd film “The X-Files – I Want to Believe” please? Father Joe was a clairvoyant and had visions.
    It didn’t make sense to me and I think there was some deeper meaning with the film.
    Also, in a post-credits scene of the same film, Mulder and Scully head across the sea towards a tropical island in a rowing boat, waving to the camera above. What did that mean?

    1. anakephalaiosis

      Well, both Star Trek and Farscape conclude, in a rowing boat, whereas Stargate concludes, by jumping through the puddle.

      STAR TREK PRIME DIRECTIVE

      Row, row, row your boat,
      Gently down the stream.
      Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
      Life is but a dream.

      1. I’m not sure. First thing that came into my mind was The Owl and the Pussycat.
        The Owl and the Pussycat features four anthropomorphic animals – an owl, a cat, a pig, and a turkey, and tells the story of the love between the title characters who marry in the land “where the Bong-tree grows”.
        The Owl and the Pussycat set out to sea in a pea green rowing boat with honey and “plenty of money” wrapped in a £five-pound note. The Owl serenades the Pussycat while gazing up at the stars and strumming on a small guitar.
        Apparently, there was a sequel drafted by Edward Lear “The Children of the Owl and the Pussycat” and bits were published first posthumously, during 1938. The children of the Owl and the Pussycat are hybrid creatures – part bird and part cat, and they love to eat mice.
        The whole family live by places with strange names. The Cat dies, falling from a tall tree, making the Owl become a single parent. The death causes the Owl great sadness. The money is all spent, but the Owl still sings to the original guitar.
        https://www.nonsenselit.org/Lear/pw/cop.html

  4. Saw a blip about Babylon 5 in the past every now and then but didn’t give it a second thought since it seemed too-oo-oo much like a Los Angeles back drop but with strange fictional attire and scenery. In one’s opinion, most series that wanted to be hits seemed to have too much discontented big city garb worth pursuing let alone devoting precious time in front of a TV. Waited for the DVD’s to get released on series one thought could be useful toward discovery and the Others.

    If the Others are anything they’re Undiscovered Country and beyond.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      This is a sci-fi series I would like to make, in cooperation with history channel. It is a see worthy blockbuster:

      Genesis starts out, as meditation, around the time-compass (卐), with astronomical and agricultural year (Elohim-Yahweh), as pivotal principle.

      British tin trade begins, with the building of Stonehenge. Tin is a strategic metal, that added to copper, gives bronze, that defines the Bronze Age.

      Ever since the settlement of the tribe of Dan, in the Tin Islands, up until Joseph of Arimathea, there is a continuous tin trade, between the Tin Islands and Jerusalem.

      During Assyrian aggression, the tin trade is swapped, to a secondary seaport, Troy, until Greek mercenaries, paid by Assyria, wreck the Trojan seaport, in a sting operation, called “Trojan Horse”.

      In the meantime, haven been taken captive, by Assyria, the ten tribes – the Sakas – fight themselves free, and, destroy Nineveh, in a joint effort, together with the enemies of Assyria.

      Survivors from Troy travel, by the sea route of tin trade, to the Tin Island, that is hereafter named, by the Trojan settler Brute, as Brute’s Island, Britain.

      British tin trade has to rely on less friendly seaports, in the interim period, while Jerusalem is taken captive, by Babylon, until Babylon falls, by Saka-Scythian intervention.

      The moment of Christ becomes the last chapter in the tin trade, when final abandonment of Jerusalem takes place, by strategically moving its kingship to Britain.

      The Holy Grail, brought to Britain, is the Assyrian skull, filled with blood of the freedom fighters, to kindle resistance against the empire, the Roman beast at the doorstep.

      The Saka-Scythians enter Europe, but arrive to late, to prevent Roman conquest in Britain. Instead they start guerilla warfare, that lasts for centuries, until the Roman beast finally falls.

      The tin trade provided a cultural lifeline, between tribal settlements, explaining, why Adonai is the progenitor of Odin’s sports and Odin’s runes, that both derive from the time-compass (卐) – developed, as Scythian-British joint effort.

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/7zqjhdvk7d21yl0/scythian-for-dummies.jpg

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/pnz9jpb73u1gfla/druidry-for-dummies.pdf

      1. This is an alternate history that makes me wonder. Am accustomed to the concept that history is written by the victor. When hearing alternates, I am inclined to question how victorious (in control) the victors are since their version of history is not dominating as well as they want.

        And then I see alternate histories thrown up like so many layers of controlled oppositional story lines in every false flag event.

        1. In one’s view, timelessness has no history yet is more than the sum of its parts that humankind sometimes suggests is linear through kept records from a once corporeal presence.

          1. anakephalaiosis

            The chimeric misnomer “human+kind“ is a typical Jesuit maggot, in the Saxon corpse, that Old English haunts, from the grave.

            Greco-Roman academia is in defense of its own position, even today, because Scythian martial art is a dedicated empire-killer.

            The Greeks were operating, as mercenaries for Egypt, that had partly been occupied by Assyria. Source: Bible as History, Keller, 1956.

            Documented fact is no way around, and I want my “secondary seaport”, that connects Scythian and Druidic positions.

        2. anakephalaiosis

          My decisive moment is, when Norwegian masonry took stranglehold on my person, and cursed me in public, when I exposed their perjury.

          Since then, I have been at war, and I have returned to Norway, in act of warfare, because it is my nature, to do so. I am a full-blooded warrior.

          Scythian happens to be my Saxon warrior nature, that flows through my veins. It is not foreign to me, because it is my ancestry, by blood.

          I know, who I am, and I simply express myself, like a wild animal, born in wilderness.

  5. Too bad our CW affiliate here in Puerto Rico collapse years ago so I wouldn’t be able to see the Babylon 05 reboot. It was one of my favorites science fiction series I have DISH tv.

  6. (spoiler alert – some details of the series end mentioned)

    They would have to “reboot,” given the number of original cast members who are dead. I hope they do not make the same stupid mistakes made with Stargate Universe (“a younger, edgier version”), and abandon everything that made the series what it was.

    Personally, I think the world is more like the B5 universe now than it was then. I don’t think the world has “changed” all that much, the process of degeneration we began to see clearly in the 60s has just gotten worse.

    Crusade, the B5 spinoff, never really had a chance to get its legs, and only lasted one season. Most of those actors are still alive (the captain just made an appearance on NCIS), so that would give them a base to start (since the B5 station was blown up at the end of the series). They had some interesting characters who never got to develop.

    I also hope JMS’s writing is better than what he put into Crusade. The writing was not up to the level of B5, and If I had a nickel for every time a character said “searching for a cure for the Drakh Plague,” I’d be rich. They must have repeated that line 5 or 10 times in every episode, almost verbatim. It was like an advertising slogan.

    I got into B5 because I was an Amiga computer fanatic, and that was the first TV show made with that platform.

  7. I don’t watch TV or Cable networks anymore. They makes me want to throw up. Met lots of parents who don’t let their children watch it either for same reason. Very picky about what free shows I watch online. I think half the population is disgusted and are tuning out for similar reasons.

  8. The interesting, bold move would be to portray how the B5 world might look after a Schwabian Great Reset, with constant, intrusive surveillance, stifling restrictions, etc. I’m not holding my breath… but we’ll see.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      I’m sure it will be there; either as successful, or not.
      Perhaps being overthrown
      by something even worse than the Great Reset?
      Now, granted that would take some heavy-duty dark-sided imaginations.
      Or, showing the the @0th Worst Century historical
      Great Culling of humanity, caused by fraudulent injections?

      W/O censorship, the possibilities are rich beyond measure.
      Straczynski is certainly capable, as are other writers.

      But what of those countless & worthless woke degrees in writing? You know, those graduating from the higher education of the McUniversities.
      You know, the education w/heavy emphasis on control dimensions; in the McDonaldization process of creating non human technologies in order to control human workers and prosumers[simultaneously produces and consumes/i.e., self service gas pumps and grocery check outs]. This is life in the drive-thru lane; the fewer parties, spaces, places, tables, and employees are needed.
      Perhaps the USA Today newspapers of the future
      will be called News McNuggets.

      Anyway, those woke writers will be hired,
      through algorithms straight out of Langley Virginia;
      and pepper Tinseltown w/homogenized tastes – atomized.
      Taking humanity into a computational culture of datafication.

      Yes!
      That’s the new Babylon 5 past that may be featured
      as part of just one episode.

      [rant over]

      1. I’m sure you’re right about the current generation of writers… A whole cohort of Borg-like neurotic halfwits with “McDegrees” from high-priced propaganda mills… *sigh*

  9. Talking about tweeked re-runs that are crappy compared to the original – the big pharma turds are coming out with pills to deal with covid-19.
    Something that should be named Mercky-mectin? Pfizer too.

    The question in my mind – will they bother to tweek the existing out-of-patent ivermectin molecule at all, or just immerse it in D3, zinc, quercetin, Vit C etc., pretend it’s something new and patentable, and run lots of advertising, then fleece the sheep with steep pricing?
    Assuming they care whether or not it works, my guess is that since it would probably take genuine skill and investment to improve on ivermectin, they’ll just do the absolute minimum.

  10. Robert Barricklow

    My concern as well; woke,
    or the purposed changing of the language/culture.
    The plus, is that Straczynski, isn’t on that corrupt the culture bandwagon.
    Yes, I’m going w/that perspective.
    Because, if otherwise; it means Stracynski is in name only.
    In other words, he’s not there. He wouldn’t sign on to killing his “baby”.

    Just ordered the last novel of one of my favorite characters, Silician detective/inspector Salvo Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri.
    The author purposely killed his creation years ago and left it in his will to publish upon his death.
    The reason?
    He didn’t want somebody coming along and destroy his creation.

    Great question!
    How does one write in a woke censored atmosphere of hysteria.

    Running late[left off, as noted in the announcement.
    Whit Rabbit

    1. anakephalaiosis

      Scythian symbols are too brutal, to be falsified. Playing football with Assyrian heads, and toasting from Assyrian skulls, is a clear message.

      The Holy Grail, as a symbol, of Joseph of Arimathea bringing an Assyrian skull, filled with blood of freedom fighter, is also a clear message.

      It is a promise in blood, that the Scythians are now entering Europe, to defeat the Roman beast, answering, to a plead for help, from a besieged Britain.

      Scythian narrative is too brutal, to be falsified, and can only be suppressed, as heathen, and burned at the stake, by Pope Satan.

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/7zqjhdvk7d21yl0/scythian-for-dummies.jpg

    2. You got to self publish for one because all the major publishers are pushing woke agendas. Not because they are popular but because their owners are determined to destroy society. If it’s not woke enough they likely are not interested in your work anymore. Music has been destroyed by the same group. And of course TV and cable networks. Interesting how the big hedge funds that handle pensions also own the most shares in vaccines and are the biggest lobbyist to make them mandatory. Sister talked to an elderly lady who has been to ten funerals the last few months. Lot less pensioners since CV.

      1. Robert Barricklow

        Now that’s an angle I didn’t see coming, but should have put a 1 and a 2 together = the retirement funds heavily invested in the injections: 1) the money coming in; and a 2) the money going out drops, as the seniors taking shots drop by the score.
        A Wall Street win/win score; for those “trusted” retirement CEO’s putting their retiree’s hard earned money in the Big Pharma stock exchange. Exchange: meaning give us your hard earned money and Big Pharma will inject you into a crap shoot injection fraud; from quick deaths, to torturous deaths, & wishing you were dead.

        Name of that Wall Street tune?

        Another One Bites the Dust!

        Ka Ching!

        1. Loxie Lou Davie

          Well put, Robert!!! The majority of Normies have been SO well trained to Trust The Authorities that if we were told to walk off a cliff, we would do so…..an apt analogy, I would say!!!

    3. Robert Barricklow

      The proof, of course, will be in the pudding.
      Can Straczynski can translate the new tyrannies happening before our eyes; into stories that make the ongoing hidden evil self evident, and get it past the woke censors?
      It is a cliche among political philosophers that if you expect to create the conditions for tyranny, you sever the bonds of intimate relations & local communities. Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized individuals.
      Babylon 5 showcased the humanity of man.
      Weber saw history as having departed a deeply enchanted past, to a disenchanted future. A journey that would gradually strip the natural world of both its magical properties and its capacity for meaning.
      Babylon 5 also showcased that famous line of Dylan Thomas:
      “Do not go gently into that good night…
      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

  11. Increasingly I can’t bear to watch any new show as the propaganda always leaks out around the edges. It’s been there forever, but it’s so obvious now I find it unbearable. My teenage daughter was an actress with an agent, but several years ago all opportunities dried up. Every teenage girl role was looking for either Blacks or Latinos; no room for European girls.
    Lately I’ve been watching 1950s gameshows. I haven’t had cable tv or commercials in decades. I wound up on Tubi, which has commercials, and they are each and every one dominated by Blacks and Latinos. I will have to return to buying dvds, though I long ago ran out of room for storing them.
    BTW, I was born at the start of 1955 and have vivid memories of the late 1950s. The younger generations have no idea how hypnotized and molded they are. For my generation the late 60s and early 70s were times when the blinders came off. I hope the same can happen to my five kids.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      The traditional formula is: page, squire, knight and king. These are quantum leaps, and four of the seven seals.

      To become a man, one has to grow naturally, through these stages. Learning technicalities of transitions, is the hidden warrior talk.

      This hidden science of initiation still exists, and revealing it, makes me the most dangerous man alive, in Scandinavia.

      Scythian=mushrooms+hemp+brew:

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/7zqjhdvk7d21yl0/scythian-for-dummies.jpg

    2. I agree. I didn’t mind some of the blinders coming off because as a ’55er I knew parents didn’t sleep in twin beds like I Love Lucy or the Dick Van Dyke shows. Later, I didn’t mind the gay characters because it just seemed like a mix of society that hadn’t been portrayed before. Now, the woke content far exceeds a typical mix of people and situations and if the networks had their way Sesame Street characters would be making out or even shooting up in the alley. TV feels like an assault on my being. And on a different, but related topic there has been a rise in sex addiction over the decades … even as a little kid I was taken aback by lingerie ads in the newspaper, the retail catalogs, and how those naked native photos in the National Geographic were in 2nd and 3rd grade class rooms – kid porn – and the boys flocked to those magazines during free reading period and the teacher didn’t notice? It takes effort to find intelligent and untainted entertainment these days.

  12. Being Straczynski behind Sense8 as well, a short comment is necessary.
    The premise behind Sense8 is significant; the series is warm-hearted, with fairly well developed characters and a handful of bold ideas.
    It however reeks of the worst wokeism one can imagine.
    My assumption therefore is that B5 reboot will be glossy, well constructed and very… Preachy

    1. anakephalaiosis

      The word “woke” doesn’t exist in my vocabulary. Nor will it ever.

      Man is animal instinct, and recognition of that fact makes him a man.

      When “man” is substituted with “human”, he no longer knows himself.

      Human is castrated man, and wokeness is looking for missing body parts.

        1. anakephalaiosis

          Sure. To question the obvious, is to challenge the dragon of consensus, into combat.

          When pulling the sword from the stone, one becomes overly eager, to slay a dragon.

          If I had settled for the obvious, I would never have become too clever for my own good.

          There be dragons in dungeons, and in Scythian caves, as myth of origin in Star Trek, at Khazad-dûm/Z’ha’dum.

          1. dragons may offer a ride or two
            u know not all of them are wile wyrms
            old memories fade harder 😉

          2. anakephalaiosis

            Yes, disturbing to some, there is romance in dragonry too.

            SIEGFRIED AND FLORADORA

            Pope did not want Siegfried to marry,
            and sent Jesuit spies in a hurry,
            budding romance to quell
            with Siegfried in hell,
            so dragon would cause no worry.

            Breathless became fiery tongue dragon,
            suffering pyrotechnic exhaustion,
            when Floradora barmaiden
            made mixture of gin,
            into a highly flammable solution.

            Siegfried drank his moonshine at home,
            sky walking over starlight dome,
            and Floradora’s great catch
            found a fiery match,
            and thus they burned down Rome.

  13. I did jump for join when I heard this yesterday. Like you Dr J, I’m a huge B5 fan….. the parallels to the real world are spooky.

    I was heartened to read this:

    ‘Claudia Christian for example, writing on Facebook, “I know some of you saw the announcement that WB is doing a B5 reboot series and I know you have lots of questions for me like ‘Are you playing Ivanova?’ ‘Are there going to be telepaths?’ ‘What year is it taking place in?’ Well folks, I know nothing … zip … nada. Joe has kept us in the loop from day one on this, because he wants us involved with the show, but we have no idea at this time what’s in the script or what the story is. Only Joe knows that for now, so you should go bug him about it. He won’t tell you, but the results should be amusing.’

    B5 done by JMS… using Expanse type graphics will be amazing. That said, G’Kar still makes me ponder…

    1. anakephalaiosis

      1. Star Trek is discovery, at the frontier, beyond the rim, in a postcard format of conclusive episodes.

      2. Babylon 5 stays, within the rim of a known universe, with a subplot of detective investigation.

      Classic Star Trek, and Classic Babylon 5, are supplementary, on artistic level. Both are intriguing and fascinating.

      Former discovers a new world, and latter discloses an old world.

      1. That’s an interesting analogy and comparison. Been an advocate for discovery for decades but hadn’t considered that disclosure could actually be written about as other series to date have been written – About the Others and a low level awareness toward investigative disclosure but in code.. Not familiar with Babylon 5 but know several of the others well in how they actually fit an upper level depiction of the Others yet wanton of disclosure. One has for some time considered that language, that lengthy, linear, and imprecise modality of communication, always a language conundrum. Lacking precision despite its many vocal utterances, symbolic glyphs, and multi level applications that nearly always lacked closure. Maybe that’s the point.

        1. anakephalaiosis

          Language is static, whereas thought is dynamic. Thoughts are a wake dream of symbols.

          Language is utterance of thought patterns, by flow of musicality, breathing rhythm and incantation.

          To me, English is a foreign tongue, that I breathe into, and bend by will, by limitlessness of thought.

          Smoke on the water! God!

      2. Loxie Lou Davie

        I am in my 4th reading of Thoth’s personal journey & I love his descriptions of what he found in space!! There is much “science” contained in The Emerald Tablets, which really blew me away!!
        Makes much more sense to me that the Generic Version of The Beginning that we get in Genesis!!

        Billy Carson(4biddenknowledge) put 45 years of his life’s research into “The Compendium of The Emerald Tablets”, but since I do not have a scientific mind I enjoy simply reading what Thoth wrote.
        We must lift ourselves out of the bondage that exists on this planet; no one is coming to “save” us!!

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