Commander Sinclair has a dock workers strike on his hands, and the poor guy just can’t catch a break. He’s dealing with demands for better working conditions on one side, and pressure from the Earth Senate on the other side to end the strike as soon as possible. This is why middle management sucks and we feel for the guy.
Addiction is a tough cycle to break, especially when you have a long pattern of abuse like Michael Garibaldi. In the past, his drinking has cost him more than one job, but he’s stayed sober on Babylon 5 — until an old acquaintance visits the station and triggers memories he would rather forget. When he’s also framed for sabotage and feels that he’s at risk of losing everything good in his life, old patterns of behavior take hold. Listen to our thoughts on this story as well Ivanova’s emerging sarcasm in this Babble for Five.
“Believers” poses an ethical drama with a child’s life at stake. Those closest to the situation all differ on their solutions to this issue, but they all feel strongly that their belief is correct. Who, if anyone, *is* right? What *are* rules, anyway? We ponder these questions and more in this installment of Babble for Five.
We think it’s a dirty ol’ shame someone hasn’t used the name Deathwalker for a metal band name. Could somebody please get on that?
And speaking of untapped potential, tune in and hear our thoughts on how humanity lost its chance at learning the secrets to immortality. IMMORTALITY! Also, Patrick has some strong opinions on jump gate technology that you won’t want to miss.
The more we learn about the Earth-Minbari War, the more Patrick’s view of it changes. Today’s #BabbleForFive discusses “And the Sky Full of Stars,” where we get backstory on what some of the main players were doing during the war. Did this episode bring up more questions than it answered? Tune in and hear what we have to say.
It doesn’t sound like things are going well on Earth, and Ivanova’s old flame stops by Babylon 5 just to prove how bad. We’ve got opinions on these things, as well as theories on what’s really underneath Kosh’s suit. Did an appearance by Winny Cooper (AKA Danica McKellar as as Centauri) redeem this episode at all? Find out in this installment of “Babble for Five.”
Today Char and Patrick engage in “Mind War” and discuss telepaths in this Babble for Five. They discuss the slippery slope of enhancing telepathic ability, controlling telepaths, and Chekov’s miraculous transition from a Russian on the bridge of the Enterprise to a corruptible Psi Cop on Babylon 5. Has Patrick seen enough Star Trek to recognize Walter Koenig in this major departure from his role on Star Trek? Tune in for the answer to this and more!
It’s time for a festival of religious ceremonies on Babylon 5, and that means everything from blackout drunkenness to secret marriages. Find out what Patrick has to say about these ceremonies, as well as his prediction for Sinclair and Sakai’s relationship, in our Babble for Five about “The Parliament of Dreams.”
The "bad guys cause chaos" storyline doesn't do much for Char and Patrick when they watch "Infection," but Sinclair's statement to the ISN reporter about going to the stars to the does. Char thinks it's profound, but Patrick's journalistic training kicks in and he knows that no matter how good Sinclair's speech is, it's lengthy and it will be reduced to a mediocre sound byte. But did he like it as a fan? Maybe that’s different.
While Londo is busy romancing Adira Tyree, station XO Susan Ivanova is dealing with the death of her father. Patrick is grateful for the added dimensions to Ivanova’s character development, but he’s cooler on the romance between Londo and Adira.
This episode also includes a Flounder Check-In. Does Patrick still see Stephen Furst as “Food King” when he sees him on screen, or is Vir coming through? Tune in and find out.