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BABYLON 5…a different timeline

June 21, 2013

SPACE STATION

I have been stationary for weeks now; no travelling at all.  After a year of travelling and living in a tiny trailer this house is a bit like a space station, I have room to spread out and real showers.  I also have a lot of cleaning to get done, once a year whether it needs it or not!

I also completed my on line tour of the Star Trek universe again, and departed to Babylon 5 reruns.  This show has a very different take on the future.  The soap opera romances and pregnant male crew member are gone.  Although there are hints that Centauri guys have some prehensile body parts that can change card games, and other sports.

Babylon is not as liberal a universe as Star Trek, and it has some conservative leanings.  There are even some scriptures from our own Earth bible on occasions.  But there are some appearances of characters from Star Trek that suggest an alternate universe or perhaps a temporal anomaly…

CONSPIRACY CONFIRMED? Remember me saying that Babylon 5 resulted from a temporal mess during the Star Trek Voyager conclusion? Now we have seen the alternate universe: Trek actors resurfaced on the Babylon alternate universe. Ambasador J’Kar (Andreas Katsulas) was originaly a Romulan! Lennier was another Trekkie, but he had previously been “Lost in Space” as Will Robinson! Dwight Schultz (Barclay) Walter Koenig (Chekov) have already appeared by season 2. Bablyon 5 regulars and semi-regulars to have appeared on Star Trek include Walter Koenig, Andreas Katsulas, Caitlin Brown, Mary Kay Adams, Robert Rusler, Patricia Tallman, Tracy Scoggins, John Vickery, Marshall Teague, John Schuck, Robin Sachs, Rick Scarry, Anthony De Longis, and Reiner Schöne. But it may be no coincidence: Babylon 5 was pitched to Paramont before Warner Brothers picked it up. Or did Captain Janeway demolish the temporal prime directive?

Wow…I was right. Babylon 5 reveals the secrets of the universe. Remember how Star Fleet Earth had overcome poverty and greed, and used no money? Funny, Bashir and O’Brien had enough cash to challenge Quark to high stakes gambling on DS9 though. How is that possible? On Babylon 5 an Earth political observer made the same claim to Commander Sheridan. Asked when that became possible, the political observer said, “When we rewrote the dictionary”. So if you want the Roddenberry future, just rewrite the dictionary; it’s all semantics. It sounds a lot like politics doesn’t it?

Of course all this science fiction activity also betrays my online activity in the computer design realm too.  I am moving on new designs again in spite of a lot of medical issues and mundane chores.  I get a little progress on each project each day.

I did support one non-science fiction media project though.  Darren Burrows played Ed Chigliak on Northern Exposure.  I donated to his book project about the show.  There will be a release party in Denver in September.  That may be a little like a Star Trek convention though.  Northern Exposure floated along the mystical borders between alien space and the aurora borealis.  I enjoy theater that considers the possibility of realities beyond the measurement of science.  It takes faith to begin a journey that offers no promises.  If you want real life you have to go there.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/northern-exposed-by-darren-burrows–2

I have clothing items with the “Wings to Space…The Wright Stuff” logo now.  Check out the photos, and send your size, color choices, and mailing address if you are interested.  I can deliver the hats or polo shirts for $15 and lab coats for $25.   diluther@starband.net

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BLUE AND GREEN SHIRTS, HATS, AND WHITE LAB COATS

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GREEN HAT (TAN TRIM) 

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BLUE HAT

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 MR. GREEN JEANS

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OR POST SURGERY BLUES (ROTATOR FIX)

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THE HOUSE IS GETTING PAINTED TOO; GREEN TRIM IS GOING ON

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WHILE WHEATLAND IS STILL SMALL TOWN USA…

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AND THAT’S THE NEWS FROM WHEATLAND! 

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