The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:41 pm

Tyyr wrote:Of course the League and EA were stone cold bastards and confined the Dilgar to their home system till their sun went nova and wiped them out.


Part of the Mongoose Theory is that the Shadows may have caused that. However, if the Dilgar wouldn't have tried to kill everyone. No one would have minded them moving out of their home system.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Tyyr » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:43 pm

They pretty much had it coming sure. Just sort of an interesting contrast with Starfleet's method of handling things.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Aaron » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:52 pm

Tyyr wrote:They pretty much had it coming sure. Just sort of an interesting contrast with Starfleet's method of handling things.


Well the Federation are kinda like those guys that think violence would go away if all weapons were banned, "oh hey dudes we got rid of all the nukes so we can live in harmony around the hooka. Hey man, what are you doing with that pointy stick?"

The races in B5 are slightly more realistic, if leaning towards assholerly, EA and the League bottling the Dilgar up was pretty harsh as was the League bombing Centari Prime.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:53 pm

When B5 Universe gets into something, they don't play around with pretend morals. When its time too fight, they go all out!
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Tyyr » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:55 pm

Lighthawk and I have called the Federation the battered wife of the Galaxy, no matter how many times you hit them they still think you mean well and will change.

I like Babylon 5's rendition of humanity. They actually seem human, and the Psi Corps is probably one of the few realistic depictions of normal people trying to deal with telepaths I can recall.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Vic » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:34 am

If the Dilgar had won then the galaxy would have been a far darker place. With the EA in drawn out war the Narn would have been able to get their big ships out in numbers before the Dilgar looked their way.


This is what I don't get about the morals debate, would you rather be morally right and dead or alive and feel a bit guilty afterwards?

This is why I discount any claims of hypocrisy on the part of Star Trek......or any other fictional universe.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Deepcrush » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:45 pm

Vic wrote:If the Dilgar had won then the galaxy would have been a far darker place. With the EA in drawn out war the Narn would have been able to get their big ships out in numbers before the Dilgar looked their way.


The LoNAW would have been trashed. Both the Narn and the EA would have completed their new Cap ships (G'Quan and Omega). The EA would more then likely come bowling in for payback. The Narn are 50/50 IMO as to if they'd return to the fight or sit it out.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Vic » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:41 am

The Narn seem to be the type to jump in just the opposite way you think they may. They seem to be rather random in this way. I do like the B5 Earth in that reciprocity is still very much in vouge. If you don't put me down I will recoup and come back bigger and badder than before and I WILL put you down. That additude has alot going for it IMO.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Sonic Glitch » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:16 pm

Vic wrote:If the Dilgar had won then the galaxy would have been a far darker place. With the EA in drawn out war the Narn would have been able to get their big ships out in numbers before the Dilgar looked their way.


This is what I don't get about the morals debate, would you rather be morally right and dead or alive and feel a bit guilty afterwards?

This is why I discount any claims of hypocrisy on the part of Star Trek......or any other fictional universe.

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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Vic » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:57 am

Maybe I should modify that, the ultimate in self condemnation.
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Re: The Dilgar win the Dilgar war...

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:18 pm

I think its important to remember that the statement isn't true of aliens but of humans as well. Both in B5 Universe and in reality.

The Dilgar War was both a bright spot and a stain for the Human race. Its bright in that EF stood up and defeated an enemy that was intent on destroying all life they could. It was a stain that EF didn't get involved for that reason but that EF wanted to test its muscle and couldn't have cared less about the actions of Dilgar. The EF just needed to pick sides and they liked the Dilgar less then they liked the LoNAW.
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