“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)

Retrospective of “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 2)

Fan Art for Season Two of "Babylon 5". Source The larger ideals cannot exist if the smaller ones are destroyed in the process. If there is one thread that exists throughout the second half of Season Two for Babylon 5, the paraphrased quote from the episode “There All the Honor Lies” sums it up well. … Continue reading Retrospective of “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 2)

Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 1)

Fan Art for Season Two of "Babylon 5". Source The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. It … Continue reading Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 1)

A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 2)

Box Cover Art for Season One of "Babylon 5". Source In the first article in this series, I covered the first half of Season 1 for Babylon 5. The subtitle for the entire first season is Signs and Portents. This is significant because the first season lays the groundwork for storylines and character arcs that … Continue reading A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 2)

A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 1)

Box Art for Season 1 of "Babylon 5". Source "It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The Babylon Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where Humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call – home away … Continue reading A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 1)