Tuesday, April 19, 2011

But the Fifth One...

I just started watching Babylon 5 (via Netflix streaming), which I remember fondly from my childhood (I was 10 or so when it started). I couldn't help but notice an amusing parallel. Read this description of the Babylon project:
The Babylon Project began in 2248 after the resolution of the Earth-Minbari War, the war itself and it's start being inspiration for the projects foundations. The Babylon 1 was the first of the Babylon Stations, and was being constructed by the Earth Alliance when it's infrastructure collapsed due to sabotage. Babylon 2 began shortly after, and was also destroyed during construction when it exploded due to sabotage. A third attempt at the Babylon Project, Babylon 3 had also been sabotaged, and exploded during construction as Babylons 1 and 2. Finally, Babylon 4 was constructed and brought online in 2254 when it disappeared a mere twenty four hours later. The last of the Babylon Stations, Babylon 5 was constructed and placed into orbit of Epsilon III, thanks to the substantial assistance from the Centauri Republic and the Minbari Federation. Babylon 5 came online in 2257 and ultimately served it's purpose, being decomissioned in 2281, effectively ending the Babylon Project; there was never another Babylon Station.
Then watch this:

Coincidence? I think not!


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