What happens when a sci-fi show that has made it to the last of its planned seasons lands one of the hottest writers in comics to pen an episode?
You get a Babylon 5 episode that goes to some interesting places.
Here you can talk about Neil Gaiman’s “Day of the Dead” and the things that came before it.
Here we can freely talk about the fallout from Lochley actually selling a part of the Babylon 5 station to the Brakiri when the Drazi had put in an offer first. And also Rebo and Zooty’s stellar careers as politicians, ushering in an era of peace that lasted centuries.
Or, you know, true spoilers from “Day of the Dead”.
In which we see Ranger trainees as they try to apply what they’ve taken from their lessons to the reality of Babylon 5 and Captain Lochley as she continues to adjust to the realities of her new position. Does the titular learning curve get too steep at times? Talk about this episode and everything that came before here.
A second crime boss has been thwarted by security. Will there be a third down the road?
We get a closer look at how Ranger training works and the personalities involved. Will we see more of them once Sheridan and Delenn move the ISA headquarters to Minbar?
Lochley has been overruled a second time on station matters by an ISA leader. Will there be a third and is she going to start fighting this?
Here you can talk about this episode and everything that happens after it.
It was easy to get everyone to agree to do something. Now President Sheridan has to get them to all agree on how to do it. He gets unexpected help from the same telepath group that he granted sanctuary to.
Talk about this episode and everything before it here.
As if nearly being assassinated on the eve of his inauguration wasn’t bad enough, Interstellar Alliance President John Sheridan now has to pull off the impossible and convince everyone to sign the declaration of
independence principles even as G’Kar continues to edit the darn thing. And Lyta meets the new telepaths.
Chat about how these things shake out later in the season here.
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.
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.