Review of “Babylon 5” Season Four “No Surrender, No Retreat” Part Three

I can honestly say that up until the fourth season of Babylon 5, I had never seen a writer or showrunner end a years-long story arc as quickly and as satisfyingly as the Shadow War arc. Aside from the Earth Alliance Civil War arc, the Shadow War was the defining storyline from the 13th episode … Continue reading Review of “Babylon 5” Season Four “No Surrender, No Retreat” Part Three

Review of “Babylon 5” Season Four “No Surrender, No Retreat” Part Two

If you enjoy this essay, please click the Buy Me A Coffee button to the right and show your support. Every little bit helps with covering the costs of this site. Supporters and Members get early access to blog posts like this as well. The question of how to bring about the end of a … Continue reading Review of “Babylon 5” Season Four “No Surrender, No Retreat” Part Two

Review of “Babylon 5” Season Four “No Surrender, No Retreat” Part One

Box Cover Art for "Babylon 5" Season 4. Source (Amazon Associates Link) If you enjoy this essay, consider clicking the Buy Me A Coffee button to the right. Supporters and Members get early access to essays like this. Members get exclusive access to posts only available on Buy Me A Coffee. Continuing my essay series … Continue reading Review of “Babylon 5” Season Four “No Surrender, No Retreat” Part One

Point of No Return Part Six – Review of “Babylon 5” Season Three

DVD Cover Art for Season Three of "Babylon 5", Available on Amazon (Associates Link) To round out the series of essays on the third season of Babylon 5, there are three remaining episodes that set the trajectory for the final two seasons. By the end of the third season, sixty-six episodes had been filmed and … Continue reading Point of No Return Part Six – Review of “Babylon 5” Season Three

Point of No Return Part 5 – Season Three of “Babylon 5”

Box Cover Art for Season Three of "Babylon 5". Available on Amazon (Associates Link) If you enjoy this essay, consider clicking the Buy Me A Coffee button to the right and showing your support. Memberships start at $10 per month for early access to posts like this one. One-time donations also grant early access to … Continue reading Point of No Return Part 5 – Season Three of “Babylon 5”

“War Without End (Part Two)” – Season Three of “Babylon 5”

Two-parter episodes are often a mixed bag, mainly because the promise of the first half doesn’t get fulfilled in the second half. Thankfully, “War Without End (Part II)” does not live up to that standard. It surpasses it, becoming one of the pivotal moments in the series history and answering one of the background mysteries … Continue reading “War Without End (Part Two)” – Season Three of “Babylon 5”

“War Without End (Part One) – Season Three of “Babylon 5”

After the last essay on Season 3 of Babylon 5, I decided to skip the intervening episodes between the Earth Alliance Civil War arc and the next big arc of Season Three, War Without End. The episodes in between I’ll be covering in another essay after this. As it stands, I’ll end up with two … Continue reading “War Without End (Part One) – Season Three of “Babylon 5”

Point of No Return Part 2 – The Earth Alliance Civil War – “Babylon 5” Season Three

The first portion of Season 3, titled “Point of No Return”, helped to set up this four-episode arc that proved to be the major turning point for the season and the series as a whole. All of the decisions made by the lead characters and the tertiary characters back on Earth finally come home to … Continue reading Point of No Return Part 2 – The Earth Alliance Civil War – “Babylon 5” Season Three

Point of No Return – Retrospective on Season 3 of “Babylon 5”

To say that Season 3 of “Babylon 5” had some big moments is an understatement. This is the season that the story has been leading up to in the first two seasons. The arrival of The Shadows, the War that follows, and the trials the characters experience that move them from the relative safety of … Continue reading Point of No Return – Retrospective on Season 3 of “Babylon 5”

Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 3)

Fan Art for Season Two of “Babylon 5”. Source In the final part of Season Two of Babylon 5, the series enters arguable it’s darkest moments (up to this point). Throughout the season, we’ve seen the descent of Londo Mollari in the darkness of his own ambitions, regardless of the consequences. We’ve seen EarthGov slipping further … Continue reading Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 3)