Give us your thoughts about this key introduction to the telepath arc! And tune in next week for our review and commentary on “Mind War” with special guest Andy Ihnatko from the Chicago Sun-Times, The Ihnatko Almanac and Macbreak Weekly.
Watching “Mind War” for the first time in advance of B5AG episode 7? We’re happy to talk with you about it here without spoiling the rest of the show for you…
So many fishies, gods by the bushel, curiously attached spectacles and little red fruit: it’s an episode that Shannon and Chip thought would be a perfect jumping-on point and Erika kinda dreaded. Welcome to “The Parliament of Dreams”!
It’s an ensemble character piece, a love story, a comedy and a mystery all in one. What did you think of “The Parliament of Dreams”? Care to share without spoiling future episodes for new viewers?
Any thoughts about “Parliament” and how it fits into the broader tapestry? Please avoid any tragic airlock accidents and leave your spoilery thoughts.
We’ll come right out and say it: “Infection” ain’t exactly high art. There’s some stuff that works, some stuff that REALLY doesn’t, and more than a few allusions to the future of the series. That makes it worth watching, considering and enjoying (in places) with your co-hosts, who debate organic technology and soliloquies. And one of them keeps wailing “IKARRRAAAA!” to the heavens.
The “repackaged” Babylon 5 season and movie box sets currently are only $14.99 at Amazon US, and we’ve heard of similar deals at Amazon CA. If you don’t already have the series, this is even less expensive than digital media.
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
- The Movie Collection (“In the Beginning,” “The Gathering,” “Thirdspace,” “The River of Souls,” “A Call to Arms”)
And while we’re at it…
Have you recovered from your “Infection”…? There’s a fair bit of analogizing to, if not foreshadowing of, future plotlines in this episode–but how does it hold up? This thread is for all spoiler commentary on the episode, including after our podcast is released.
What did you think of “Infection”? If you’ve seen this episode for the first time, or would like to talk about it without spoiling or being spoiled for the rest of the series, this is your space.
Babylon 5‘s first proper love story revolves around the most unlikely subject, Londo Mollari, while security chief Garibaldi tracks down someone who’s making clandestine phone calls over the super-secure line. Will it lead to sabotage? Point to conspiracy? Or provide a weepy character moment?
Meanwhile, on 2014 Earth, Chip repeatedly gets himself into trouble for making unfavorable analogies to movies and television shows that Erika and Shannon like and Erika unforgivably steals Chip’s thing.