I’ve recently talked my friend Bluebird into watching Babylon 5 through her Netflix membership. She’s seen the first three episodes, and enjoyed them–which bodes well, since anyone who’s seen Babylon 5 knows how much better it gets!
I used to watch B5 over and over when I was deployed to Louisiana–it reminded me what the military is really supposed to be like! Also, it had great commentaries on religion and philosophy, wonderful characters who grow as the show progresses, and references to lots of the best fantasy literature ever(from Lovecraft to Moorcock to Tolkien to the legends of King Arthur).
Anyway, this is a post specifically for her–to make comments about what she sees, what she likes, etc. If you’ve seen B5, feel free to chime in–but no spoilers! The best part of watching B5 through the first time is watching the five-year plot unfold!
This comment thread will get horrendous to track if I keep one post for the entire series, so this is now the post for “Season One” episodes.