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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “All Alone in the Night” (Season 2, Episode 11)

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It’s now June 2259, and Sheridan has been on the station six months. He’s expecting General Hague to make a low-profile visit to the station, but even so he’s getting antsy. When Invonova reports some odd appearances and disappearances on the fringes of the shipping lanes, he jumps at the chance to get in a little flight time, and heads out with some of Zeta squadron.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “Gropos” (Season 2, Episode 10)

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One of the more noteworthy things about B5 was its relative egalitarianism. In the era when it ran, pretty much everyone on every space show was an officer and a gentlemen from an idealized society in which everyone had a perfect education, freedom from want, full intellectual stimulation, and in which nobody (To paraphrase a Ferengi) ever seemed to have to go get the chairs. In other words, no one ever seemed to have any work beyond punching buttons, or occasionally walking drinks to tables. And their ain’t no money.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “There all the Honor Lies” (Season 2, Episode 14)

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We get our second pretty much exactly perfect episode of the season, and like the first (“Soul Mates”) this one was also written by Peter David.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “The Coming of Shadows” (Season 2, Episode 9)

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Ok, definitely last week was a low ebb for me. The Talia Trilogy of Tedium really wore me down, and I really was ready to chuck the whole thing, not because it’s a bad show, but simply because it’s so much a product of its time that it’s kind of hard to rave about stuff that…eh. You know what? Not gonna’ go through that again. Suffice to say: anything involving Talia Winters in specific, or Human Telepaths in general, kinda kills this show. It’s a neat idea, I’m glad they tried it, but it’s easy to see which cylinder isn’t firing.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “A Race Through the Dark Places” (Season 2, Episode 8)

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I just watched the first episode of Lost. This wasn’t the first time I’ve seen it, I’m not a virgin. We were - and remain - huge fans of the show on the site here. In fact, we had two different guys running independent reviews of each episode as they aired, just because there was enough stuff in the story that it was possible one of us might miss something. It was good enough a show that we didn’t *want* to miss anything, so we reviewed each ep twice.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Green Lantern - The Animated Series: "Razer's Edge" (Episode 3)

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Hello everyone, and happy St. Patrick's Day. A day most commonly known as the one where Ireland was converted to Greek Orthodoxy by a Welsh guy, and who's sainthood was opposed by the Catholic church until about 1700 AD when they decided to simply ignore him instead. Thus: Saint Patrick's day: Not Irish, Catholic by Retcon, and not a Saint. Also, the Irish would have called him "Quadrag" or something similarly ridiculous. Or so I've been told by the people who watched 30 Rock the other night, and are running around the neighborhood dressed in head-to-toe Orange.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “Soul Mates” (Season 2, Episode 7)

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Despite my general dislike of the Talia Winters character, and my very specific dislike of havint two Talia stories back-to-back, this is a darn near *Perfect* episode, and funny, too. Everyone should just set down their drinks and/or pencils and/or surgical equipment and watch it now, but assuming you’re too lazy to do that, I’ll just tell you about it instead.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “A Spider In The Web” (Season 2, Episode 6)

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Lots of stuff happens here, setting the stage for far more stuff to happen down the road, and since this is Babylon 5, you just *know* it’s building up to something big, right? But is it…? Well….

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An alien delegation is visiting the station to do negotiate possibly joining the League of Non-Aligned Worlds, or the B5 Advisory Council or something. It’s not entirely clear what, but we’re told it’s important, and that it all went well.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “The Long Dark” (Season 2, Episode 5)

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This episode is better than I remembered. Still a little uneven, still got some stuff that doesn’t work, still doesn’t quite *feel* like a B5 episode, but it’s better than I remembered, and they get points for trying something new while they were still trying to find their footing after the big changes between the seasons.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “A Distant Star” (Season 2, Episode 4)

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If the previous episode is where Babylon 5 *wants* their average to be, this episode is more like where it actually is. It’s certainly not bad, certainly far better than the competition at the time (cough cough DS9), but it’s not *as* good as they’re generally shooting for.

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