Does Babylon 5 have a footwear agenda? Does Delenn need to pick up a copy of Leadership Lessons for the Newly Follicled? And how about that happy-go-lucky Captain Sheridan who has taken to gnawing his executive staff’s heads off? It’s just another day in hyperspace for the calm, collected crew of the EAS Cortez. (No it’s not and no they’re not.) Welcome to “A Distant Star.”
How does Sheridan handle his newfound fear that he’s been “beached”? Do you agree with 23rd-century dietary principles? What do you think of hyperspace in the B5 universe: a swell place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there? And how’d Dorothy Fontana do on this script? Talk amongst yourselves, but please, leave the spoilers at home.
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.