Episode 76: “Lines of Communication”

We are sorry to report that our Control Group, one Steven Schapansky (not appearing in this episode) had a conniption fit over the lack of descriptiveness in this episode’s title. Wait until he gets a load of next week’s.

Meanwhile, meet the Drakh! Watch Delenn take charge! See Susan roll her eyes at her next assignment! Let your breath catch in your throat as Babylon 5’s power couple prepare to go their separate ways! All this, and some pretty Star Trek-ish chair acting on the White Star bridge, too.

Episode 75: “Racing Mars”

Somehow we made it through the whole episode without a John Barrowman reference. Chip considers this a personal failing. But, hey, let’s advance the Earth plot line a bit, spend significant time on another planet, and continue the buddy-movie adventures of Marcus and Steven. Plus, the Sheribaldi shippers take another gut punch…

(Is “Sheribaldi” a thing? Some of us are curious, and some of us are afraid.)

Zocalo: Spoiler-free discussion of “Racing Mars”

Things are finally heating up on the Earth front. Stephen and Marcus have made it to Mars and are bickering like the married couple they’re impersonating. Ivanova is giving Sheridan some much-needed time off so she can make things happen. Given free time, Sheridan gets into trouble with Garibaldi…and Delenn.

Woo hoo.

Talk about everything leading up to this episode here.

Episode 74: “Atonement”

OK, did this episode have the best guest casting find ever in B5 history, with Reiner Schone, or did it have the best guest casting find ever? Yeah, the three of us are big fans of Dukhat. Plus, this episode was directed by Wally Cleaver! And Lennier was such a nice guy in this one! All this, and revelations about Delenn on screen and Valen in spoiler space…

Episode 73: “The Illusion of Truth”

It’s theĀ B5 directorial debut of one Vir Cotto (not appearing on your screen this time) and the flip side to Season 2’s “And Now for a Word.” Call them Alternative Facts, call it Fake News, call it what you like: Sheridan and Delenn discover the limits of truth-telling before Interstellar Network News in a 1997 episode that feelsĀ really darn uncomfortable 20 years later.