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Babylon 5: A Tragedy of Telepaths

A Tragedy of Telepaths opens like a season 4 episode, with one of those Captain’s logs.  Maybe it’s a needed buffer because this episode feels like only half a story.  I’m glad the story contains so much of Centauri Prime … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: In the Kingdom of the Blind

“In the valley of the blind, the one eyed man is king,” so the saying goes.  But which is the Kingdom of the Blind?  Byron’s people who are too blind to see that violence will not help their cause?  The … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Day of the Dead

When Roger and I started our Babylon 5 Friday’s, we never planned where episodes of Season 5 were going to fall but we managed to land our holiday, New Year’s Day, on a Brakiri holiday, The Day of the Dead.  … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Secrets of the Soul

Secrets of the Soul is one of those filler episodes for me, but it’s not as if it doesn’t make a few important points.  The A/B plots this week focus on Franklin trying to catalogue each species for his new … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Strange Relations

Strange Relations is the 6th episode of the final season of Babylon 5 and it does one thing very effectively: it starts giving us signs that the end is coming.  As Londo says, “the end of the line.”  This is … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Learning Curve

I do miss the momentum of seasons 3 and 4, but if there is one thing I do enjoy, it’s watching someone kick the stuffing out of a bully.  Learning Curve attempts the standard two plot format but really just … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A View from the Gallery

“Seems like every week something goes wrong around here…  Wonder what this one’s about!” Straczynski has been writing a continual run of episodes since somewhere in the middle of season 2.  It’s an impressive feat.  With the Shadow War, then … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Paragon of Animals

I wasn’t fond of the Fifth Season stories surrounding Byron because I find him a cold character.  He strikes me as creepy, hiding out in hallways waiting for the right moment to “walk by”, gathering data where he can, even … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari

What makes this a curious episode is that it’s the second of Season 5, one episode after the introduction of Lochley, but she doesn’t so much as make an appearance while Londo has his long night.  Instead we have the … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: No Compromises

Season 5.  I can’t believe how much fun it’s been writing about this series.  But of all the seasons, I love this opening the most.  The quotes from all 4 previous seasons conjure images of all that has gone before … Continue reading

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