In a comment about the Babylon 5 episode…

In a comment about the Babylon 5 episode “Atonement,” Joe Straczynski addressed an apparent conflict between the episode and an earlier online comment:

What airs is considered canon; in 15 years, nobody’s gonna be hauling these messages around. But the show will still be on the air. If it airs, it’s canon.

Unfortunately, he’s wrong on both counts. OK, it has only been twelve and a half years, but I don’t expect the Lurker’s Guide to vanish before 2012. B5, on the other hand, is not currently on the air anywhere. As far as I know, the only way to see the show now is on DVD or (for the first two seasons) Hulu.

Oh well … who said SF writers are good at predicting the future?

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