It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for. Steven Schapansky joins us for the Babylon 5 finale. We’ll be back, after a good long hiatus, to cover the spinoff episodes and movies. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey. (This episode is dedicated to the memory of Kay Sudderth.)
The station may be emptying out, but we’re not quite done yet. Jason Snell reminded us this Babylon 5 “movie” aired before the series finale, so we’re dutifully covering it now–and making Jason join us. He’s our very own Ian McShane. (We still like him, or he’d be our Martin Sheen.)
Final departures, fateful errors, and a first-and-last message to a child. Not to mention THE SHOT. Which SHOT are we talking about? Find out as we discuss the penultimate-penultimate story of Babylon 5’s fifth season!
…not that there’s much left to be spoiled about! There’s only one TV movie and one episode left in Babylon 5 proper! But if you’re new to the show and want to speculate about those episodes, here you are. For spoilers, go to the other place.
The thing happened. The thing that Spoiler Space in the podcast was made for. The thing that we spent so much time analyzing hints and signals from previous seasons finally happened here.
But maybe this isn’t the best place to talk about it because it’s not a spoiler anymore! So here’s the place to talk about the things that happened in “Objects at Rest” that are covered in the spinoff media…
So many feels: a huge chunk of our cast reaches their points of departure and Babylon 5 approaches the fall of night. JMS’s endgame is in sight.
So we can all just breathe now that the conflict with Centauri Prime is over, right? You would be wrong, friend! See Lyta go rogue as she’s never gone rogue before. See John and Delenn realize they’re going to have to add a dependent to their tax status once they’re on Minbar.. See Garibaldi reach a point of no return w/r/t his drinking problem. And see Tracy Scoggins as she’s finally given a hell of a lot to do! All this, and an accidental messiah too…
We’re so close to the end. Fortunately, Garibaldi seems to have gotten some help just before the finale. Unfortunately, G’Kar seems to have gotten a few followers too many, and Lyta’s Had Enough. What did you think of this one?
How’s this newly aggressive attitude going to work out for Lyta? Any thoughts on the bun in the oven? Spoilers go here!
What more can we say? Lizbeth Myles joins us as all of Londo’s chickens come definitively home to roost.