When Chip first watched this episode, back in the day, he had this delayed reaction of, “Oh, yeah. Telepath colony? Of course Bester would show up!”
Chip is not very smart.
Please feel free to discuss future episodes of Babylon 5 and all the hints to the future that are seeded in this episode. Which Chip probably missed at the time as well. Because he’s not smart.
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.
A bit of a bottle show, “A View from the Gallery” is. And yet, Chip, Shannon and Erika found a few things here that are markers toward the rest of Season 5. What about you?
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.
Wherein we discuss the putative redemption of one prime minister of Centauri Prime and the amorous pursuits of one Ranger trainee.
Let us contemplate the futures of Tracy Scoggins/Elizabeth Lochley, John Sheridan’s beard, Michael Garibaldi’s job, and B5‘s fifth season itself!
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.
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.
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.
The Earth Civil War has ended and this new thing called an Interstellar Alliance has risen from the League of Non-Aligned Worlds.
Talk about how well it goes here.