Sunday, July 31, 2016

Five Favorite Episodes of "BABYLON 5" (Season Five: "The Wheel of Fire")


Below is a list of my top five (5) favorite episodes from Season Five (1998) of "BABYLON 5". Created by J. Michael Straczynski, the series starred Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan, Jerry Doyle and Tracy Scoggins: 


1 - 5.09 The Ragged Edge

1. (5.12) "The Ragged Edge" - In this interesting episode, head of the Interstellar Alliance Intelligence Michael Garabaldi's relapse into alcoholism jeopardizes an important covert mission to the Drazi homeworld. G'Kar discovers that he has become a religious leader to the Narn.

2 - 5.11 Phoenix Rising

2. (5.11) "Phoenix Rising" - The standoff between Babylon 5's personnel and the new group of telepaths holding the inhabitants of Med Lab hostage deteriorates into bloodshed and tragedy when Psi Corp cop Alfred Bester arrives. Centauri ambassador Londo Mollari and G'Kar discover an old friend in the Centauri Royal Court.

3 - 5.18 The Fall of Centauri Prime

3. (5.18) "The Fall of Centauri Prime" - As Interstellar Alliance President John Sheridan races to stop the Alliance ships from attacking Centauri Prime, thanks to the presence of former Shadow allies, the Drakh; the fate of Londo and the other Centauri is decided.

4 - 5.08 Day of the Dead

4. (5.08) "Day of the Dead" - Babylon 5 unknowingly participates in the Brakiri's "Day of the Dead" festival, in which individuals like Garibaldi, Londo and new station commander Captain Elizabeth Lochley are visited by the deceased from their past. Famous entertainers Rebo and Zooty also visit the station. A very poignant episode.

5 - 5.04 A View from the Gallery

5. (5.04) "A View from the Gallery" - An attack on Babylon 5 by an alien race is witnessed by two maintenance workers, Mack and Bo, as they work to keep the station running in this entertaining episode.


R.I.P. Jerry Doyle (July 16, 1956 – July 27, 2016)

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