This kind of desperation and inability to properly control it's civilian's would give a reason for the Federations actions and reliance on the military - rather than they 'wear black and are evil' approach which always annoys me.
Yeah, but, there is the whole black leather fetish thing that the Federation had going...after all, ever notice how Servalan is portrayed in white...in which she was anything but.
I like the idea of the post-B7 normal timeline. As the good thing about the original series is that the conclusion (although hotly contested) - the Empire won. And, in Space Opera that is a rather rare thing. So, any reboot can could carry on a struggle against the Federation. But, I have a copy of the B5 RPG, so I can do that any time.
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