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Babylon 5: Kobayashi Maru

How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn’t you say? —James T. Kirk One of Babylon 5’s great strengths as a series was its ability to tackle difficult ethical questions without … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Hate Leads to Suffering

Ambassador, I have traveled far and seen much. And what I have seen is that all sentient beings are best defined by their capacity and their need for love. —Shaal Mayan The next two episodes make a logical pair, in … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Hearing the Voices

[W]e are discussing a TV show on Making Light, a blog run by several close friends where we can talk about writing and politics.— Steven Brust There’s a subtle technique to bringing a reader into a story; Jo Walton dubbed … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line

A person, a place, and a problem. Action and movement. Often a time of year or a time of day. These are not bad things to get into the first chapter. If you can get ’em onto the first page, … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A Dream Given Form

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 can work … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Rewatch Index

This is an index for all of the Babylon 5 Rewatch posts. Season One: Signs and Portents It was the dawn of the third age of mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The Babylon Project was a dream given … Continue reading

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