It’s a slice of life and character study episode, like we’ve had many times already in B5, only it’s in the shadow (ahem) of “The Coming of Shadows.” Whaddaya think about “GROPOS” and how does it fit into the five-year arc?
You might be forgiven for overlooking that “Soul Mates” isn’t just about Pestilence, Famine and Death–it’s also the conclusion to what Chip has decided to call the Talia Trilogy. What did you think about both plots and what they revealed about the future? It is a pleasure to host your spoilers here…
Talia Winters. Psi Corps. The future. Have at it.
The mysteries of Control and Bureau 13 are yours to discuss! Just, please, keep them to yourselves, in this thread.
Babylon 5 dips into Buck Rogers territory with a cryogenically suspended visitor from the past, Forbidden Planet territory with an invisible monster, and The A-Teamterritory with Dwight Schultz. How’d “The Long Dark” fit into the five-year arc?
We have two comparably sized pinnacles of Earthforce technology: the immobile space station Babylon 5 and the star-spanning EAS Cortez. We have a captain-turned-military governor going ever so slightly stir crazy when the latter’s captain visits him at the former. We have mysteries in hyperspace.
We have a spoiler section.
So, this is where you talk about the implications of Dr. Franklin’s food plans on the five-year arc.
If you sought your fortune from a Technomage, how do you think you’d fare? Why was Elric so tetchy? Do you have any other thoughts about the Technomages, Lord Refa, green and purple? Spoilers go here, y’all…
Arguably (and JMS alluded to this in his online comments at the time), this episode is “Chrysalis Part Three,” as a new status quo is fully established for Babylon 5. Talk about it, and where it all goes, here!
“Please hold, a commanding officer will be able to assist you in a moment.” But it’s probably not the commanding officer you were expecting, if you were watching B5 without the benefit of the internet community that was anxiously awaiting/dreading this episode. A new season and a turning point begin in “Points of Departure.” If you’re reading this thread, you know where it led–so what do you think about how well this episode set up the future of Babylon 5?