Category Archives: Babylon 5

Babylon 5: sic transit Vir

It’s July 3rd, 2260, and the series decides to take a trip into comedy.  Alright, it doesn’t stay there, and that’s smart because this episode marks the start of the second half of the series and we’re in the middle … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Ceremonies of Light and Dark

Let’s take a look at the art of planning: this is the 11th episode.  In a series where 22 episodes compose a season, and the show itself only has 5 seasons, this is the exact middle point!  Or more accurately, … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Severed Dreams

Here’s a bit of news: this episode won a Hugo Award in 1997.  It’s not surprising either.  This episode is a power house!  Let’s dive in… The episode opens with a bit of comedy as Londo speaks too freely about … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Point of No Return

Well, there it is!  Majel Barrett Roddenberry makes an appearance on B5 and the circle is complete.  What more could you want?  I was never really a fan of the characters Majel played in Trek but I still respect her … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Messages from Earth

Man, I don’t know if it’s the drums, or the tense music in general, but this episode pulled me in like I’d entered the gravitational well of a gas giant.  There’s a lot that goes on in 43 minutes.  It … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Exogenesis

I have a confession: I find Babylon 5 hard to write about.  Don’t misunderstand for a second: I love the show.  I think it holds up as one of the best examples of storytelling we’ve ever seen on television.  Wonderful … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Dust to Dust

If there’s one thing we’ve learned at this point, It’s that G’Kar is an outstanding character.  Actually, that wasn’t what I was going to say. I was going to say, it’s that Straczynski thinks big with his story telling.  But … Continue reading

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