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==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
The Hyperion was designed by animator [[Mark Kochinski]], based on a napkin sketch by [[Ron Thornton]].<ref>[http://themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scrolls/B5Scrolls.htm#Screen2_01_2 B5Scrolls]</ref>
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*The Hyperion was designed by animator [[Mark Kochinski]], based on a napkin sketch by [[Ron Thornton]].<ref>[http://themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scrolls/B5Scrolls.htm#Screen2_01_2 B5Scrolls]</ref>
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*The Hyperion's name was a nod to Hyperion.com, the original home of the [[Lurker's Guide]].
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*JMS would later go on to write [[wikipedia:Supreme Power|Supreme Power]] for [[wikipedia:Marvel Comics|Marvel Comics]], which centered on a a [[wikipedia:Superman|Superman]]-like character named Hyperion.
   
 
==Other Sources==
 
==Other Sources==

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The Hyperion class heavy cruiser was an Earthforce warship manufactured by KarmaTech at the Neue Hanse Orbital Shipyard in Earth orbit.

Service History

Though it would later be surpassed by the Omega and Warlock class destroyers, during the period between the Dilgar and Earth-Minbari Wars it was considered Earth's top of the line, often supported by the heavily armed Nova class dreadnought. Hyperion heavy cruisers made up a great number of the fleet that was assembled for the Battle of the Line and though a great many were destroyed, the ones that survived continued to serve alongside their successors as the workhorse of the Earthforce fleet. Even though the design was far past its prime it continued to be in service as late as 2281. [2]

Technical Capabilities

Like most Earth Alliance ships of the period, the Hyperion lacked the capability to generate artificial gravity, either through the use of rotating sections or the later, more advanced gravitic drive systems.[3] Though rotating section were within Earthforces technical capabilities at the time, they greatly reduced a ship's speed and effectiveness. [4] As such the crew had to operate in a completely zero gravity environment, requiring the use of seat straps and hand holds to work effectively. [5]

Behind the Scenes

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