“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 – 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)