Captain John Sheridan is involved with/fighting against two conspiracies–and in this episode things come to a head when a transmission is discovered that thoroughly links them! Let’s talk about “Voices of Authority” here–but leave the spoilers for the other thread.
From the Long Island Who convention on, well, Long Island: here’s the audio of Chip and Erika’s panel, “The Whovian Guide to Babylon 5.” Mild spoilers for the series are ahead as a roomful of Doctor Who and B5 fans compare and contrast the two series and look back on a beloved moment in time when new B5 episodes aired on random independent TV channels.
Please note that we have no explanation for why Chip and Erika look like Grumpy Cats in the above photo.
This is possibly one of the best done-in-one episodes of B5: meaty, great sci-fi concept, cultural commentary, well directed and (mostly) acted, psychological drama, and a surprising amount of fodder for the spoiler section. And because someone dies horribly in it, that means it’s time for that cheery soul Jason Snell to join us again!
We revisit a theme from “The Quality of Mercy,” check in with Theo and his Brothers, welcome an old friend back (she’s different), and, uh, something happens. What’dya think? No spoilers, plz.
Just a nice, light, feelgood ep. That’s all.
This is the trail mix of Babylon 5 episodes: a little chunk of plot here, a chewy nugget of insight here, a scattering of tasty character development, and an A-plot that doesn’t really hold everything together. Which is why it’s a trail mix and not an energy bar. And now Chip’s hungry.
Apparently Babylon 5‘s third season isn’t too late for one of those slice-of-life episodes we got much more of a year or two ago. (Er, about 20 years ago.) What did you think of the Evil Probe that Bombs at Midnight? The return of the newly-named Ta’Lon? And poor, poor Vir…?
You didn’t remember what the episode was about, either.
THESE ARE CHAOTIC TIMES, CAPTAIN!
This is NYPD BLUE in Space, listeners! And it turned out better than we expected–although we were all looking forward to watching the famous Elevator Scene again…