Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top Five Favorite Episodes of "BABYLON 5" (Season Two: "The Coming of Shadows")

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Below is a list of my top five (5) favorite episodes from Season Two (1994-1995) of "BABYLON 5". Created by J. Michael Straczynski, the series starred Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Mira Furlan:


TOP FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "BABYLON 5" (SEASON TWO: "THE COMING OF SHADOWS")



1. (2.20) "The Long, Twilight Struggle" - In this chilling episode, the Narn-Centauri War comes to an end with the Centauri war machine's brutal defeat of the Narn homeworld, aided by the Shadows.





2. (2.16) "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum" - Babylon 5's new commanding officer, Captain John Sheridan, discovers a connection between his late wife Anna and the mysterious courier M.r Morden; and makes enemies of everyone around him when he has the latter detained.




3. (2.18) "Confessions and Lamentations" - When a deadly plague threatening the Markab race with extinction reaches Babylon 5, Dr. Stephen Franklin and a Markab colleague, Dr. Lazarenn race against time to find a cure to save the Markab inhabitants on the space station in this heart wrenching episode.




4. (2.15) "And Now For a Word" - ISN reporter Cynthia Torqueman hosts a documentary that takes a look at the inhabitants of and life on Babylon 5, and the Narn-Centauri War raging beyond.





5. (2.09) "The Coming of Shadows" - This episode about the state visit of Centauri Emperor Turhan and the beginning of the Narn-Centauri War led to the series' first Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1996.

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