D.C. Fontana’s first episode of Babylon 5: What didja think?
We’ve got our first guest co-host, and he’s a doozy: please welcome Chicago Sun-Times columnist and podcaster Andy Ihnatko to the B5AG Advisory Council, as we tackle “Mind War.” The telepath storyline expands significantly with the introduction of the PsiCops and Bester, and for a second straight episode G’Kar and the Narns shed their Klingonish cloak as Catherine Sakai drives into a rough part of town. Come for the peek into a possible future for humanity; stay for the Jerry Lewis impression.
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.