It’s the feel-good edition of Babylon 5, a cheery, positive, romp of an episode. Feel free to talk about “Believers” in the context of the rest of the series here.
Na’Toth goes nuts. Earth makes a deal for immortality. A genocidal maniac plots her greatest revenge. And a good cigar is a Cuban. It’s “Deathwalker,” wherein one of the quieter races on the B5 Advisory Council flexes its muscle and Talia contemplates leaving the service industry. Who’s on Team Abbut?
We see an awful lot more of the Vorlons than we have to this point in a story that’s barely contained by 2,500,000 tons of spinning metal. What did you think of “Deathwalker”? Feel free to discuss it without fear of spoilers for the rest of the series.
Chip here, to make a special invitation to take advantage of the spoiler-free threads! We want B5AG to be a welcoming place for people to discover Babylon 5, so if you’re new to the series we’d love to hear from you–and if you’re a veteran, please give your thoughts about the episode on its own merits.
“Oh, don’t mind her, that’s just Na’Toth making friends again.”
Here’s your space to make friends with your fellow spoilerphiles and B5 veterans.
Radio Free Skaro‘s Steven Schapansky joins Shannon, Chip and Erika as we explore what someone new to Babylon 5 makes of “And the Sky Full of Stars,” probably the first “WHAM!” episode of the series. Sinclair’s character arc kicks into high gear as the mystery of the Battle of the Line is foregrounded, and your hosts and guest talk about the surrealism, The Prisoner, director Janet Greek and of course our regular Sinclair Check. Then we “space” Steven, leap into spoiler space and read Universe Today.
What do you want? (What do you want…? What do you want…? What do you want…?) Do you want a place to discuss “And the Sky Full of Stars” without being spoiled for future episodes? This is your thread.
Back in the day, the rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5 community described certain B5 episodes as “WHAM!” episodes–eps that dramatically kicked the story arc in gear. Here’s our first, which you may discuss here with all of the spoilers and implications you desire: “And the Sky Full of Stars.”
Like the Mark Twain short story itself (included as bonus audio at the end of the podcast), its namesake B5 episode “The War Prayer” is in no way, shape or form subtle. Find out what Erika, Shannon and Chip thought of this first foray into the B5 universe for legendary Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana.
Whether you’ve seen “The War Prayer” for the first time or would like to share your wisdom about the episode without spoiling future ones, this is your commenting space.
D.C. Fontana’s first episode of Babylon 5: What didja think?