Category Archives: Babylon 5

Crusade: Patterns of the Soul

Patterns of the Soul poses a serious question in a post Covid world: is there any justification for suppressing information about the potential spread of a virus?  The story has Gideon and the crew of the Excalibur sent on another … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Path of Sorrows

I think I figured out the bizarre placement of these episodes.  The Path of Sorrows is listed as 109, meaning 1st season, 9th episode, but it aired at number 4.  So I started thinking: was this to get all the … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Well of Forever

The Well of Forever gives us the second story in a row focusing on Galen and it’s a second story that I’m not impressed with.  I can feel something bubbling beneath the surface: potential.  It’s there, but it seems to … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Long Road

You know what happens on the long road?  Crashes.  Whenever you’re driving for a while, the risk increases.  The longer the road, the higher the risk.  Alas, we’re only two episodes into Crusade, but The Long Road is a traffic … Continue reading

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Crusade: War Zone

Join us in the Junkyard as we enter the final few weeks of a major undertaking: the entire Babylon 5 series including the spinoff, Crusade.  We start Crusade with a typical setup episode.  You can’t expect opening episodes to be … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers

Time definitely changes us.  My first impression after watching Legend of the Rangers was that it really let me down.  I wanted more Babylon 5 and I was hoping to find it when this movie emerged.  But it wasn’t B5: … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

It’s funny how the brain works.  I remember hating River of Souls and loving A Call to Arms.  I can’t say my feelings have flipped, but I can say that one was better than I remember it and the other … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The River of Souls

Of all the movies in the Babylon 5 archives, I found River of Souls about as exciting as watching a sloth sleep.  At least, that was what I remembered so I was dreading watching it again for the Junkyard.  And … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Thirdspace

When Babylon 5 is good, it can be really good.  When Babylon 5 decides to bring in Lovecraftian nightmares, well… Thirdspace had a lot of potential.  As you might expect from JMS, we have some amazing concepts presented to us.  … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: In the Beginning

What is there to say about In the Beginning that hasn’t been said already?  That makes this probably the strangest of the B5 movies.  Not to mention, it’s also a strange movie placement-wise because you can’t watch this at the … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light

Sleeping in Light.  The words appear on the screen in the opening but there are no opening credits.  20 years have gone by since the last episode and Michael Garibaldi says that this is the day they all dreaded.  John … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Objects at Rest

“This place kinda grows on ya!” Well, leave it to the great JMS to surprise me.  Last week we saw some friends leave the station and I thought it would be a bleak affair without them but G’Kar and Garibaldi … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Objects in Motion

In 1985, there was a movie called St. Elmo’s Fire.  My cousin loved the soundtrack and back then, we were together a lot, so I heard it often.  One song had a line in it that disturbed me; a simple … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Wheel of Fire

It’s hard not to see what’s happening here.  The series is wrapping up and threads are getting tied together.  We’ve been leading here for a while but with the Centauri conflict resolved, we really start to feel the loose ends … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Fall of Centauri Prime

You know this is a big episode when it gets an opening monologue with “previously on Babylon 5….”  The Fall of Centauri Prime is in many ways an ending.  It’s pretty clear that we are cleaning up and ending the … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Movements of Fire and Shadow

It’s almost impossible to believe that so much happens here and it’s still just a regular length episode.  How can that be?  Delenn is sent on a mission to ask for a new ship.  Londo and G’Kar are knocked out … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

Last week we heard that the war with Centauri Prime was likely to begin by morning.  Things are bad and they will only escalate from here.  From a story perspective, this is a great episode.  But taking B5 as a … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Darkness Ascending

You can feel the shift in storytelling with Darkness Ascending.  The spoo has hit the fan and everything is coming together as we move into the final eight episodes of the series.  We are given an opening of Garibaldi having … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Meditations on the Abyss

Meditations on the Abyss is a weirdly structured episode.  We get three plots, none of which are particularly deep, but they all have a place: G’Kar and his teachings, the Centauri and the attacks on the Alliance ships, and Lennier … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father

I feel like it was just a week ago that I was saying how happy I was to finally be in the main story of Season Five without any more distractions.  Oh, wait… it was just a week ago I … Continue reading

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