Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Babylon 5 First Time Viewing Continues

It's been in the hundreds this week but I did manage to get outside and do a bit of deck work with the hand sander. Though the deck was sanded with a deck sander there is still alot of work to be done on it. It's going to take me a while to finish it.

Since today is Wednesday it's TV night with Robert. We missed last week but we weren't going to miss this weeks. We continued with our Babylon 5 first time viewing. We started our night with S1 Ep 20 "Babylon Squared" Babylon 4 reappears at the same place it disappeared four years before, and Sinclair and Garibaldi lead an expedition to evacuate its crew. Meanwhile Delenn is summoned by the Grey council. They inform her that they have selected a new leader— her.

This was a HUGE episode.. lots of information was given to us. Lot's of set up for what's to come. I love episodes like these where they finally answer a ton of questions but then leave with you more questions then answers. I knew it was Sinclair in the spacesuit!!

We opted to not order in food but instead Robert made some very tasty sausage curry. 

We then moved on to S1 Ep 21 "The Quality of Mercy" Dr. Franklin investigates an unlicensed medical practitioner in Downbelow, while Londo takes Lennier for a tour of Babylon 5's seedier locales. And in the brig, a convicted murderer waits for his sentence to be carried out — the death of personality.

Another great episode, it was a departure from the main story arc but a very enjoyable episodes.. had lots of laughs with Londo and Lennier but had some serious heart with Dr. Franklin storyline. Very well done.

We finally came to the end of Season One with Ep 22 "Chrysalis" The Centauri are about to withdraw from a quadrant of space because the Narns are harassing them, when Londo gets an offer to take care of the problem. Meanwhile Garibaldi tries to find out what his informant stumbled upon that got him killed.

Not liking where Londo's character is going, he has to know that the guy who is offering him help is bad news. The death of the president was huge and the the unknown fate of Garibaldi made for a great cliffhanger. Also Delenn changing. Of course I already knew this was going to happen as I've seen pictures but I like how it's integrated into the bigger overall story arc.

Our night continued with the start up of Season 2 with Ep 1 "Points of Departure" Captain John Sheridan takes command of Babylon 5 after Sinclair is reassigned; a rogue Minbari warship is on the loose in hyperspace; and the truth behind the end of the Minbari War is revealed.

Big changes this season... again I knew about this already so it wasn't a big surprise that they got rid of Captain Sinclair and replaced him with Captain Sheridan. I'm a huge fan of Bruce Boxleitner. And we get even more info about the Minbari war and why it ended. I loved that twist and didn't see that coming. I think vice president, now president is a bad guy.. guess will have to wait and see.

And our final episode of the night was S2 Ep 2 "Revelations" Franklin takes extreme measures to save Garibaldi; Delenn emerges from her chrysalis; Sheridan's sister arrives for a visit; Londo's dealings with Mr Morden become even more complex; and G'Kar returns from his travels with a dire warning.

Another excellent episode. Lots of stuff going on. The full cast is back with Delenn reapparing as a hybrid of human and Minbari. Garibaldi is back and getting better. We get some back story on the new Captain. and I actually liked G'Kar in this episode. He's trying to warn folks that something big is coming but they are not listening.

Great ending to season one and a fantastic start to season two. This series continue to entertain me and I can't wait to see where the story goes. Both Robert and I are thoroughly enjoying Babylon 5.

1 comment:

  1. "I love episodes like these where they finally answer a ton of questions but then leave with you more questions then answers."
    B5 is GREAT at that. The nice thing is, eventually, most things DO get answered.
    I much prefer Sheridan over Sinclair, myself.