Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Birthday Countdown & Babylon 5 Viewing Continues

So it's day 10 of my picture countdown until my 44th birthday. To celebrate here I am at age 10. I was such a tanned little boy.

Today was TV night with my buddy Robert. We continue our first time viewing of Babylon 5. We only got a couple episode watched tonight.

First up was S5 Ep7 "Secrets of the Soul" Dr. Franklin discovers a
secret hidden by the Hyach. Lyta and Byron become closer, eventually having sex. During this intimate moment, Lyta reveals to the telepath colony the truth about the Vorlons' involvement in the development of telepaths.

A fairly "mundane" episode but with one big reveal at the end. The Vorlon's created all telepaths, or at least manipulated each race to create a telepath. It's hard to side with the telepaths when they are so racist and horrible towards the mundane (what they call non-telepaths). I understand that they have been hunted and are loathed by some people but turning into an use against them mentality. I don't know where this series is going but I see a telepath battle coming in the near future.

And the second episode of the night was S5 Ep8 "Day of the Dead" The dead return for one night during a mysterious Brakiri religious festival: Garibaldi is visited by a ground pounder, Dodger, with whom he almost had a romantic fling three years ago, Londo cherishes a night with his lost love Adira Tyree, Lennier tolerates the Shadows' associate Mr. Morden, and Captain Lochley is visited by her friend for whose death she feels responsible. Kosh also delivers a message to Lochley for President Sheridan: "When the long night comes, return to the end of the beginning."

Again nothing to special about this episode. We got to see some characters from the past. We got Kosh's message to Sheridan, but I don't get it.. yet. We delved into Lochley's past a bit and I still don't understand why Mr. Morden would come to Lennier but it was still good to see Lennier.

Penn and Teller made an appearance in this episode.. I saw no reason for their appearance other then "stunt" casting. I really didn't care for either of their characters.

These last few episode have felt like set up episodes. I'm waiting for something big to happen.  I'm still really enjoying the series I just hope the story picks up soon.

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