Category Archives: Babylon 5

Babylon 5: Atonement

This is one of those weird episodes that are all about backstory for a storyline that feels like it was wrapped up long ago but when looked at carefully, that may not be the case.  The only B-plot going on … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Illusion of Truth

For reasons that will become obvious, we break with tradition and present here first… The view from across the pond: Once again Babylon 5 takes one step forward and two steps back. We have had a great run of high … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Epiphanies

The shadow war is over!  Babylon 5 is having a party to celebrate and the whole start of the episode might as well be the start of a new season.  It’s an interesting structure for a series, but life is … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Into the Fire

Last week John Sheridan said they were going into the heart of the fire.  We begin the aptly titled dawn of the third age of mankind with Into the Fire.  But not before we open the episode with another captains … Continue reading

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Michael the Deadpan Snarker

Today is our Mike’s birthday, so I’m going to make the ultimate sacrifice and drag myself away from the world of anime to write something different in his honour. After all, when a man reaches such a grand old age … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Long Night

You know, one of the toughest shows I’ve covered from a writing perspective has been Babylon 5. It’s still my top Science Fiction show but it’s one long epic which makes writing about it very challenging.  Series that are individual … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Falling Toward Apotheosis

What a great title, huh?  Apotheosis is the elevation of someone to divine status, which is the goal of Centauri Emperor Cartagia.  But the episode focuses a lot more on Sheridan and the Vorlon problem and it’s evident from the … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Summoning

It’s Delenn’s turn to open the episode with her “captains log”.  I imagine that’s a creative choice now, based on the way the opening credits begin for the season.  I don’t love it but the episode makes up for it. … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

I often find myself saying “that was one of my favorite episodes” when referring to Babylon 5 and that’s a silly thing to say for two reasons.  Most obviously, a favorite is the best.  To have several, seems like an … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Hour of the Wolf

Babylon 5 comes back for a 4th season with a strong opener in The Hour of the Wolf.   G’Kar recaps what has gone on over the last seven days since Z’Ha’Dum:  Ivanova is burned out.  Londo is on Centauri Prime … Continue reading

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