Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby LaughingCheese » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:54 pm

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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:14 pm

Ooh, pretty. Although not much of a cutaway.
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:36 pm

It's a big station.
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby LaughingCheese » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:51 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Ooh, pretty. Although not much of a cutaway.


True, but its the best thats out there from what I can see. :(

McAvoy wrote:It's a big station.


Indeed. I really hope JMS is actively working on his theatrical reboot, that would be amazing to see, especially with the latest CG.


Random thoughts:

What exactly are the blue fins?

I used to think that they were solar panels, but that doesn't make sense since they aren't oriented toward the sun, they're just there.

Then I remembered that B5 is fusion powered. So it must give off a lot of heat, so I suppose they must be radiators?
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:46 am

I always thought they were heat radiators.
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:10 pm

LaughingCheese wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Ooh, pretty. Although not much of a cutaway.


True, but its the best thats out there from what I can see. :(

Well, thank you for posting it. :)
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:37 am

I thought they were solar panels. Babylon 4 had them and the ships definitely did not have them.

I thought since Babylon 5 was stationary that they included them in the design since the station was always in direct contact from the sunlight.
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby LaughingCheese » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:59 am

McAvoy wrote:I thought they were solar panels. Babylon 4 had them and the ships definitely did not have them.

I thought since Babylon 5 was stationary that they included them in the design since the station was always in direct contact from the sunlight.



Was it?

It looks like far side doesn't get any light?


Also its pretty well established that it has a fusion reactor. Its located on the cylinder that sticks out from the main body, although I'm not sure if its the large one at the end or the disc in the middle.

Sadly there aren't any tech references for B5. =\
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:19 am

Well it never turned.

And the station stayed in the same place though it is hard to determine if the station stayed with the planet of it did orbit sun and have the similar issues as our Sun would have.


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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby Jim » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:10 am

I supposed that it did orbit/rotate with the planet as they did have sun rises, but I do not recall a time when the planet was between them and the jump gate...
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby McAvoy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:17 pm

Actually, wouldn't the jump gate be stationary?
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:30 pm

Stationary compared to what?

If it was stationary compared to the planet, it would fall into it.
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby Captain Seafort » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:35 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:Stationary compared to what?

If it was stationary compared to the planet, it would fall into it.


Unless it was at a Lagrange point.
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby Graham Kennedy » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:38 am

La Grange points move... if it was in one, it wouldn't be stationary.
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Re: Babylon 5 cutaway!!!

Postby Jim » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:08 am

I would expect that the solar system that they are in moves. Epsilon 3 would orbit its star, and so if the jumpgate was stationary in orbit around Epsilon 3 it would still be moving around the Epsilon star.
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