ATTN JMS: B5 in Pournelle "Life on Mars" article.

B5JMS Poster b5jms-owner at
Tue Aug 13 06:45:21 EDT 1996

Subject: ATTN JMS: B5 in Pournelle "Life on Mars" article.
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+  1: Aug 12, 1996: jthorpe1 at HOME.SEAS.UPENN.EDU (jere7my tho?rpe)
*  2: Aug 12, 1996: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)


From: jthorpe1 at HOME.SEAS.UPENN.EDU (jere7my tho?rpe)
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    [Some characters may be displayed incorrectly] today's (8/12) Philadelphia Inquirer there was a
commentary by Jerry "I co-authored with Larry Niven" and Alex "Windows NT
Magazine" Pournelle about the potential discovery of life on Mars, and
what we as a nation should do about it.  Anyway, one bit caught my eye:

     "Man is not alone.  From members of the scientific community to the
staff of the TV show _Babylon 5_, the joyous response has been, "About
time!  When can we look for more?'"

     Any idea why the Pournelles would say this?  (Besides wanting to make
a plug for a show I guess they like.)  Have they been in communication
with people on the set?  B5 was the only piece of popular culture
mentioned; the rest of the article was pretty tech-based, so B5 stuck out
like a red flag.


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From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
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I know that Alex is a big fan of the show, have spoken with him several
times, so that's likely where the mention came from.


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