“How many wives has he got?” Did you see this revelation coming? Did it make sense? How are things going for our wayfaring telepaths? What do you think of Byron now? Aisle or window seat? Let’s talk about everything but the spoilers…
When Chip first watched this episode, back in the day, he had this delayed reaction of, “Oh, yeah. Telepath colony? Of course Bester would show up!”
Chip is not very smart.
Please feel free to discuss future episodes of Babylon 5 and all the hints to the future that are seeded in this episode. Which Chip probably missed at the time as well. Because he’s not smart.
We use the word “spackle” a few times in this podcast. We like that word. Rolls off the tongue. MEANWHILE, for the second episode in a row the stars of the show aren’t our regulars. What’s up with that? Is it worth it to get the delightful Turhan Bey back? It’s a deep dive into Rangers and Minbari, and an exploration of the ever more fraught partnership between Garibaldi and Lochley in this episode of B5AG!
In which we see Ranger trainees as they try to apply what they’ve taken from their lessons to the reality of Babylon 5 and Captain Lochley as she continues to adjust to the realities of her new position. Does the titular learning curve get too steep at times? Talk about this episode and everything that came before here.
A second crime boss has been thwarted by security. Will there be a third down the road?
We get a closer look at how Ranger training works and the personalities involved. Will we see more of them once Sheridan and Delenn move the ISA headquarters to Minbar?
Lochley has been overruled a second time on station matters by an ISA leader. Will there be a third and is she going to start fighting this?
Here you can talk about this episode and everything that happens after it.
DEPLOY THE GREEK CHORUS! Two never-before-seen minor characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern their way through the space station and their cast. In Spoiler Space for the previous episode, our intrepid podcasters expressed their dread of “A View from the Gallery.” Was it misplaced? Did the memory cheat? Are we on Team Mack and Bo now?
Mack and Bo are your guides to the mysterious world of Babylon 5 (and Babylon 5). And yet, you’ve presumably seen four seasons and change, so you pretty much know the place already, right? What did you think of their observations, the unusual format of the show, and what spoo tastes like? (Spoilers for the rest of Season 5 go in the other thread, please!)
A bit of a bottle show, “A View from the Gallery” is. And yet, Chip, Shannon and Erika found a few things here that are markers toward the rest of Season 5. What about you?
Telepath politics. Gunboat diplomacy. Newlywed apartment living. Doesn’t sound like much. SPOILER ALERT: We absofragginlutely loved this episode.
It was easy to get everyone to agree to do something. Now President Sheridan has to get them to all agree on how to do it. He gets unexpected help from the same telepath group that he granted sanctuary to.
Talk about this episode and everything before it here.