The season that JMS and crew never thought would arrive arrived. Let us know what you think of the kickoff to Babylon 5‘s final year. Spoilers to the left, please.
Let us contemplate the futures of Tracy Scoggins/Elizabeth Lochley, John Sheridan’s beard, Michael Garibaldi’s job, and B5‘s fifth season itself!
So, it turns out there was an even more powerful alien-race-with-dubious-motives than the Vorlons.
In other news, water is wet.
There’s ALWAYS a bigger fish. Did “Thirdspace” pull off presenting the bigger fish in the B5 universe?
As part of the move to TNT, a couple of B5 TV movies happened. This is the one that didn’t crib chunks of its footage from previous episodes. This is the one that supposedly took place during Season 4, but has a lot of character and plot development that sometimes doesn’t gel.
In other words, retcons are rarely seamless and they shouldn’t have renumbered the Narnia books. Thrash it all out, past and future, here.
Four years into BABYLON 5, JMS took a mulligan with a brand new prequel movie that served as a pilot for the series’s relaunch on the TNT network! Is it a better beginning to B5 than the original pilot, “The Gathering”? Does it strain credibility to have our cast of characters interacting during the Earth-Minbari War, portrayed by actors who are not actually ten years younger? And why do we call it the Earth-Minbari war instead of the Human-Minbari war or the Earth-Minbar war? And why is Chip only now asking that question? Luckily we don’t distract our recurring guest Steven Schapansky with those last questions!
Put yourself in the mindset of someone who happened to turn on TNT on basic cable in the States on January 4, 1998, and saw Babylon 5 for the first time. Would this have grabbed you? Would it have spoiled too much from Seasons 1-4? How about that buzzcut on Sheridan?
There may not be all that much to talk about in the spoiler thread for this prequel–the project began when there was even doubt there would be a fifth season–but if you see some things that resonate with future stories, this is the place.
It’s a season finale, and it’s entirely cuckoo bananapants! We look into the distant future of the B5 universe along with our traditional season-ending appearance by our beloved Control Group, Steven Schapansky. Plot points are seeded for Season 5, soapboxes are climbed upon, and (spoiler alert) one of your four humble correspondents absolutely hated this episode. Find out who and why, and how horrified the other three were, as we pour one out for the Prime Time Entertainment Network.
We get a series of glimpses into the future of the “Babylon 5” universe in this episode, technically the second of four finales. You can talk about how well it stuck its landing for you here, but avoid the details from Season 5!
Okay, so now everyone knows there’s going to be a telepath war. And everyone knows that Sheridan and Delenn’s new coalition started something that worked for a very, very VERY long time, but had growing pains.
But the devil is in the details. Here is where you can hang out with the devil.