ATTN JMS: Jumppoint Question

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Sat Nov 11 06:41:42 EST 1995

Subject: ATTN JMS: Jumppoint Question
+  1: Nov  8, 1995: mjt at (Michael J. Thompson)
*  2: Nov 11, 1995: straczynski at


From: mjt at (Michael J. Thompson)
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A purely technical question, one I'm sure may have been asked before.

>From "Coming of Shadows" and "And Now For A Word," among others, we've 
seen jumppoints opening close to other objects (within a kilometer or 
less).  What prevents a jumppoint from being opened in the same 3-d area 
of space as another object--say a ship or station or asteriod?  (A planet 
would be pretty unlikely, since gravity does extend into hyperspace.)  I 
know that the chances of this happening accidentally are really REALLY 
small, but what prevents that from happening?

Another quickie--will we ever see a jumppoint or jump gate in operation 
from any angle other than directly in front?

Michael J. Thompson (mjt at
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."


From: straczynski at
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     Usually detectors in the ships prevent them from being formed on
top of something vital (though sometimes you *want* to do that as a
weapon)...and we *have* seen other POV shots of the gate opening, including
one from the back of the jump gate toward the oncoming ships (I think it
was in "All Alone").


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