Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×06 Mind War

This episode introduces Alfred Bester, a recurring character throughout the series who is on a mission for the Psi Corps. This alone is already significant for the overall plot as he will have major parts to play in it. During the episode we learn that the Psi Corps seems to be increasing its influence over…

Star Trek: Discovery – First Impressions

So, after seeing the first two episodes of this new series and hearing a few impressions other people have had on the series introduction, I thought I’d try to sum up my thoughts on it as well. To put it into a few words, I’ll let Krusty speak: Careful, spoilers ahead!

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×05 Parliament of Dreams

Thoughts on the episode Lenier arrives on Babylon 5 to serve as a diplomatic attaché to Delenn, introducing another of the main characters of the series. The scene where he and Delenn talk for the first time is used to emphasize once more Delenn’s connection to the Grey Council and her desire to keep it…

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×04 Infection

Thoughts on the episode Another rather character-centric episode, this time with Dr. Franklin being a focus, but also some more characterisation for Sinclair. There are a few details that are relevant for the overarching plot. During the episode, an ISN reporter is on the station because of a scheduled interview with Commander Sinclair, which he…

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×03 Born to the Purple

Thoughts on the episode There is hardly anything directly relating to the overarching plot in this episode, it is mainly used for character building (which is not a bad thing, well done and rounded characters are an important foundation for a fictional world and fleshing them out needs dedicated time).

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×02 Soul Hunter

Thoughts on the episode This episode is relatively self-contained, but there are some things that relate to the bigger story arc. The Soul Hunters are introduced in this episode, though it is also the only episode they make an appearance in (except for the television movie “The River of Souls”). They are mainly used to…

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×01 Midnight on the Firing Line

Preface As the series has been around long enough, simple recaps of episodes are readily available on many places (among others Wikipedia). I will try to keep the articles to analysis of the content of the episode, events during the episode and how they may relate to future events (so Spoiler Warning if you still…