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I would agree in theory. Both ought to crib notes from each other. But in practice I don't remember anything in Babylon 5 that looks like it came from Deep Space 9 (which is not to say there was nothing). Either B5 hid their influences better or they didn't steal much. DS9 may not have stolen anything else besides the Shadow War. (I am intentionally setting aside B5 fan accusations that DS9's concept came from B5 creator JMS' pitching B5 to Paramount. Not opening that can of worms) There are some format differences too. B5 was always intended as a massive 5-year story arc whereas all of the Trek Franchise shows were much more as episodic TV. Well we already found one example, so I would guess B5 was hiding better. The fact B5 looked very consistent and was always planned for 5 years except one moment when it was supposed to be shortened to four and then they changed mind again certainly helped. There's blame enough for both Berman and Braga. But Berman was the boss. The captain's always responsible. Ok, can agree with this. Wesley Crusher was Gene Roddenberry's Marty Stu. Jake Sisko was spared that at least. But I would say the only worse example of useful idiocy I've seen, was Jar-Jar Binks introducing Galactic Senate Legislation to make Palpatine an Emperor. But that was only one-time and Jar Jar wasn't only one who was played by Palpatine. Case in point, Anakin Skywalker. Meanwhile, Jake Sisko got into it himself. Seriously, son of commander of the station, how could he hoped they overlook him?