The Incomparable Mothership #185 March 7, 2014
“Babylon 5,” for new viewers as well as veterans.

A Three-Edged Sword

It was the dawn of a new age—the rise of sci-fi shows with story arcs, complex characters, and computer-based special effects. “Babylon 5” was a trailblazing TV series and we give it the treatment it deserves in this double-sized episode. The curious can join us for a lengthy pre-Spoiler Horn conversation about why we like the show, and the veterans can stick around for detailed, spoilery conversations about where the show went during its five seasons on the air.

Listen to this episode (2 hours, 9 minutes)

Show Notes

Jason on B5 in 1997:

Here are the episodes the panel was asked to watch before participating:

  • “Midnight on the Firing Line” (season 1)
  • “In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum” (season 2)
  • “Interludes and Examinations” (season 3)
  • “No Surrender, No Retreat” (season 4)

Editor: Jim Metzendorf.

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