Ask Kosh

Ask Kosh is one of the few pages that has survived the many revisions to my site over the years. It dates from about 1997. 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.

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.

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9 thoughts on “Ask Kosh

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

  2. Michael says:

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

  4. MIZIEYA says:

    Fewking Brilliant – I love Kosh.

  5. JamesSavik says:

    I have always been here.

  6. The Doctor says:

    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.

  7. Cyndi says:

    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. Kosh says:

    You have.. forgotten something..


    I do not understand, but you will

    1. Mike says:

      It’s fixed now.

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