Ask Kosh

Ask Kosh is the only page that has survived the many revisions to my site over the years. I created it in 1996. It uses a very simple randomizer script, giving a magic 8-ball kind of response to the questions you pose. Kosh was a character from the TV show Babylon 5 who always spoke very cryptically. So take a trip back in time, to when having a black background for your web page was really cool. And sadly, the webring no longer works.

Ask Kosh
The Babylon 5 Webring

Inquiring minds want to know

Enter Your Question Below:

Ask Kosh  Try Again

You have questions, and Kosh has the answers, but are you wise enough to understand him? Remember that Kosh is quite reclusive – click on him first to see if he’s feeling talkative. Even if he is, you might not get a friendly answer.


I’ve collected all the Koshisms used in Ask Kosh into a single .zip file, which I’m happy to share with other Kosh fans. It also contains several additional samples that are not used in Ask Kosh.

Download (size: 1.7Mb)


Total TV Top 10Way back when, Ask Kosh was selected by Total TV magazine as one of the 10 best Babylon 5 sites (Total TV is no longer published).

All of the images and sounds used in Ask Kosh are copyright © and trademark ™ PTN Consortium and Warner Bros.


  1. Reply
    Capt John Sheridan May 30, 2008

    Well, as answers go, short, to the point, utterly useless, and totally consistent with what I’ve come to expect from a Vorlon.

  2. Reply
    Michael January 19, 2009

    A window pops up with no content (HTML lists header, body, etc. but no data).

    Running Firefox 3.0.5

    We are all Kosh, thanks for keeping this around.

  3. Reply
    João Paulo Cursino April 4, 2009

    Absovorlonlutely brilliant. I am watching B5 for the first time, just finished watching season 1, and wish you all the luck.

  4. Reply
    MIZIEYA May 16, 2009

    Fewking Brilliant – I love Kosh.

  5. Reply
    JamesSavik September 2, 2009

    I have always been here.

  6. Reply
    The Doctor October 24, 2009

    Hi. Ask Kosh was one of my favorite websites when I was in undergrad many years ago, and I used it to introduce not a few of my friends to B5 when it was still on the air. On a lark I keyed in your familiar URL this morning, and lo and behold it was still around.

    I still love this page. Thank you for keeping it around well into the twenty-first century.

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    Cyndi February 20, 2010

    Well, when I poked into Ask Kosh in 1997, he agreed to be my prom date.

    And he never showed.

    Guess all that Vorlon business screwed up his schedule. Don’t worry, I forgive him XD!!

  8. Reply
    Kosh February 16, 2011

    You have.. forgotten something..


    I do not understand, but you will

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