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Babylon 5: Ceremonies of Light and Dark  Season 3, Ep 11

Given the massive changes on B5, Delenn attempts to repeat the ceremony seen in "The Parliament of Dreams" to help people transition. Garibaldi attempts to purge B5 of hidden Nightwatch agents. Londo moves against Refa, taking inspiration from the Old Empire. "From the stars we came... To the stars we return, from now until the end of time. We therefore commit these bodies to the deep." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Nov 10, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Severed Dreams  Season 3, Ep 10

President Clark attempts to seize B5. Many alien races begin declaring war on their neighbours, and Delenn goes to confront the Grey Council on their complacency. "That's what makes this war different from anything we have ever gone through before. This time, we know everyone we kill." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Nov 3, 2018 - 6 comments

Babylon 5: Point of No Return  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 9

[all-spoilers!] [titular episode of season] Everything goes to hell. "You have a chance few others will ever have, Mollari. You still have three opportunities to avoid the fire that waits for you at the end of your journey. You have already wasted two others. You must save the eye that does not see. You must not kill the one who is already dead. And at the last, you must surrender yourself to your greatest fear, knowing that it will destroy you. Now if you have failed all the others, that is your final chance for redemption." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Oct 27, 2018 - 6 comments

Babylon 5: Point of No Return  Season 3, Ep 9

[titular episode of season] Everything goes to hell. "You have a chance few others will ever have, Mollari. You still have three opportunities to avoid the fire that waits for you at the end of your journey. You have already wasted two others. You must save the eye that does not see. You must not kill the one who is already dead. And at the last, you must surrender yourself to your greatest fear, knowing that it will destroy you. Now if you have failed all the others, that is your final chance for redemption." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Oct 27, 2018 - 3 comments

Babylon 5: Messages from Earth  Season 3, Ep 8

Sheridan attempts to stop Earthforce from merging a human pilot with a Shadow ship on Ganymede. "And they have much to be concerned about. There's always the threat of an attack by, say, a giant space dragon—the kind that eats the sun every 30 days? It's a nuisance, but what can you expect from reptiles? Did I mention that my nose is on fire, and that I have 15 wild badgers living in my trousers?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Oct 27, 2018 - 0 comments

Babylon 5: Exogenesis  Season 3, Ep 7

Ivanova seeks to discover if Lieutenant Corwin is suitable to join the Conspiracy of Light. Franklin and Marcus discover something strange happening with the Lurkers... "Word is, something screwy's happening back home." "This is not exactly a revelation." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Oct 20, 2018 - 3 comments

Babylon 5: Dust to Dust  Season 3, Ep 6

Bester has his annual pilgrimage to B5 to investigate a telepathy-inducing drug called Dust, and engages in a bad cop/slightly less bad cop dynamic with Garibaldi. Turns out, G'Kar wants some Dust for his own reasons... "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Oct 13, 2018 - 3 comments

Babylon 5: Voices of Authority  Season 3, Ep 5

Ivanova, Marcus, and Draal seek out First Ones. G'Kar and a Ministry of Peace officer, separately, investigate the strange behaviour of members of Sheridan's "Conspiracy of Light"... "Zog? What do you mean 'zog'? Zog what? Zog yes, zog no?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 29, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Passing Through Gethsemane  Season 3, Ep 4

One of Brother Theo's monks is having visions of murder, and believes himself to be going mad... Lyta and Kosh return to B5 after a time on the Vorlon Homeworld, which no human has ever before seen. "Gambling is one of the lesser sins. I've always thought if you're going to sin, you may as well go for one of the really big ones." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 29, 2018 - 1 comment

Babylon 5: A Day in the Strife  Season 3, Ep 3

An alien probe arrives at B5, with an ultimatum: answer its questions to receive a reward; fail, and die. Delenn makes an offer. Garibaldi confronts Franklin. Sheridan bumps into an acquaintance. "I don't know what my superiors would say if I started showing up everywhere with a Narn bodyguard." "They will say, 'Here is a man who will live to be a hundred and fifty!'" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 22, 2018 - 1 comment

Babylon 5: Convictions  Season 3, Ep 2

A terrorist/bomber causes chaos on Babylon 5. Missionaries from many faiths arrive on B5 after Kosh's decision in the season two finale. "There, you see? I'm going to live!" "So it would seem. Well, it is an imperfect universe." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 15, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Matters of Honor  Season 3, Ep 1

Welcome to 2260, the year where people keep playing with matches while standing in a puddle of kerosene, next to a house fire. A mysterious man named Marcus Cole arrives on B5... "Good! I hate being cheered up. It's… depressing." "So, in that case… We're all going to die horrible, painful, lingering deaths." "Thank you. I feel so much better now." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 8, 2018 - 7 comments

Babylon 5: The Fall of Night  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 22

[full spoilers!] Earth sends representatives of the Ministry of Peace to the station. The last Narn battleship arrives at Babylon 5, requesting protection. Kosh makes a decision. "We came to this place because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing, it became something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last, best hope for victory." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 2, 2018 - 6 comments

Babylon 5: The Fall of Night  Season 2, Ep 22

Earth sends representatives of the Ministry of Peace to the station. The last Narn battleship arrives at Babylon 5, requesting protection. Kosh makes a decision. "We came to this place because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing, it became something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last, best hope for victory." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Babylon 5: Comes the Inquisitor  Season 2, Ep 20

Kosh mortally tests Delenn. Meanwhile, G'kar begins the Resistance. "The Vorlons are." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 25, 2018 - 8 comments

Babylon 5: The Long, Twilight Struggle  Season 2, Ep 20

The Narn wanted freedom from the Centauri... They fail. "There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. [...] We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 17, 2018 - 5 comments

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Lion’s Pride  Season 7, Ep 0

Team Voltron returns to Earth, but are they too late to save it? [major spoilers after the cut] [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero on Aug 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Divided Loyalties  Season 2, Ep 19

Lyta Alexander (the telepath from the pilot movie, The Gathering) returns to B5 with a warning: there's a sleeper agent for PsiCorps on the station... "I never told them. I never told anyone. I hid it all away in the smallest, tiniest corner of my mind." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 11, 2018 - 8 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de espías (Time of spies)  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 2

The agents travel to Spain and France in 1943 to ensure the success of Britain's "Operation Mincemeat" during WWII. A Spanish spy captured in Nazi-occupied France is revealed to be an important figure in the Ministry's past and its present. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 9, 2018 - 3 comments

Babylon 5: Confessions and Lamentations  Season 2, Ep 18

A metaphor for AIDS as seen in the 1980s plague has hit the Markab on the station. "What happens? What happens is that we honor the memory of those who are no longer with us by using what we have learned to save others. To exercise faith, and patience, and charity. To reach out to those who are afraid. If we can do that, then their passing will have had meaning and we will grow from it." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 6, 2018 - 2 comments

The Next Voyage

There's been some talk of another Trek series rewatch now that our Voyager rewatch is wrapping up. So, as we did before, let's hash out some deets! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 6, 2018 - 19 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 25

[Series finale] As our starship and its crew near the end of their voyage, we're at the end of the season, the series, and our rewatch. And, at the end of it all... a plate of beans the size of the Delta Quadrant. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 6, 2018 - 22 comments

Babylon 5: Knives  Season 2, Ep 17

Londo meets with an old friend, who has danger on his heels... Sheridan goes to the heretofore unmentioned Spooky Sector (Grey Sector) and begins hallucinating... Or does he? "Insanity is part of the times. You must learn to embrace the madness. Let it fire you." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 4, 2018 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Renaissance Man  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 24

When Janeway is kidnapped, Voyager's holographic Doctor must truly be all that he can be. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 2, 2018 - 11 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Homestead  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 23

AKA "Vulcans Don't Dance" [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 30, 2018 - 22 comments

Babylon 5: In the Shadow of Z'Ha'Dum  Season 2, Ep 16

Much is revealed about Kosh and Mr. Morden. "I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would gaze up into your lifeless eyes and wave, like this. Can you and your associates arrange this for me, Mr. Morden?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 29, 2018 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Natural Law  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 22

Chakotay and Seven crash-land Voyager's 8,347th shuttle within the lands of a primitive tribe. Meanwhile, Tom Paris is a soul in tension that's learning to fly, condition grounded but determined to try. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 26, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Friendship One  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 21

Lt. Carey, personal log, stardate 54775.4. I'm about to beam down to an alien planet on a mission from Starfleet, looking for remnants of a famous 21st-century Earth probe. This is my first away mission in over six years, which is kind of weird, given Voyager's tiny crew. Ah well, it's probably not any kind of omen of misfortune. Starfleet history, here I come! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 23, 2018 - 13 comments

Babylon 5: And Now For a Word  Season 2, Ep 15

This is the semi-mandatory fake documentary/fake news show episode. Like all other fake documentary episodes, it is awful. "The job of Babylon 5 is not to enforce the peace. It's to create the peace." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 21, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Author, Author  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 20

The Doctor writes a roman à clef holonovel about being a hologram doctor aboard a starship stranded thousands of light years from home. What could possibly go wrong? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 19, 2018 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Q2  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 19

Facing his son's banishment from the Q Continuum, Q leaves him on Voyager in the hopes that he will gain self-discipline. Yeah, good luck with that, Aunt Kathy. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 16, 2018 - 6 comments

Babylon 5: There All The Honor Lies  Season 2, Ep 14

Sheridan kills a Minbari in self-defense, but it seems as though he is being set up to lose his command... Meanwhile, Ivanova runs a gift shop, Sheridan and Kosh seek understanding, and Vir receives a message from Centauri Prime. About 'truth': "Ah, yes. The favorite song of the legally ignorant." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 15, 2018 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Human Error  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 18

While simulating a relationship with Chakotay on the holodeck, Seven begins to learn that making mistakes is a part of life's imperfection. Is it so wrong to be human after all? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 12, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce, Parts I and II  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 16

[two-part episode] Most of the crew of Voyager is kidnapped and brainwashed into joining the labor force of an alien planet, where they are repeatedly re-indoctrinated into forgetting their previous lives. But, hey, the benefits are great. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 9, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Void  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 15

Voyager is trapped in a pocket of space from which escape seems impossible. And when the crew gazes long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into them. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 5, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 14

Voyager becomes a battleground for the descendants of a group of Klingon zealots, some of whom believe that B'Elanna Torres's child is their savior. Kept waiting for three of them to show up with gold, frankincense, and gagh. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 2, 2018 - 15 comments

Babylon 5: Hunter, Prey  Season 2, Ep 13

The former doctor for President Clark is in hiding on Babylon 5, and Sheridan needs to protect the doctor before Clark's goons silence him forever... Meanwhile, we learn more about Kosh and the Vorlon. "I sought understanding. I listen to the song. Your thoughts became the song." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 1, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Tau

A woman is held captive by a Software engineer in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by manipulating the A. I. program that controls the house. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jun 30, 2018 - 8 comments

The Department of Time: Con el tiempo en los talones (With Time on His Heels)  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 1

Amelia and Alonso are sent to the premiere of "Vertigo" at the 1958 San Sebastián Film Festival, to foil a plan by Russia to kidnap Alfred Hitchcock and force him to produce propaganda films. While the Ministry is under construction, a wheelchair-bound Salvador becomes suspicious of a Sony Walkman-wearing construction worker he observes through his office window. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 28, 2018 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Repentance  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 13

There was me, that is Iko, and my convict droogs, rescued from our prison transport by a Human ship captained by quite the hardened devotchka. But soon, I viddied a holographic doctor putting some manner of Borg technology in me gulliver. You can imagine the surprise, O my brothers and only friends, when I found that all me desire for tolchocking and the like had vanished. I was cured all right… but doomed nonetheless to snuff it. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 28, 2018 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Lineage  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 12

Torres discovers that she is pregnant, and faces a private fear that she has had to deal with since her childhood. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 25, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Acts of Sacrifice  Season 2, Ep 12

G'Kar tries desperately to find allies for the Narn. Ivanova tries to cement an alliance with a new alien species, and engages in chicanery to do so. Londo has some regrets about his new position. "There is nothing to mediate, Delenn. Unless others choose to become involved, we will destroy them, or they will destroy us. There is no in-between." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 23, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 11

Chakotay must travel between different timeframes to prevent yesterday's enemies from destroying Voyager, which has been temporally shattered. Sha-doo-bay [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 21, 2018 - 4 comments

The Department of Time: Cambio de tiempo (Change of Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 13

Season Finale: After the defeat of the Spanish Armada along the English coast in 1588, King Philip II decides to break the Ministry rules (imposed by his great-grandmother Isabella) and travel back in time to so the Armada will win the battle. When the Ministry refuses to help, Philip takes over, discovering that he can not only travel into the past but the future as well. Julián, Alfonso and Amelia return to 2016 from a mission to find history has been drastically changed. Philip is now King of the World, and the King of Time. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 20, 2018 - 6 comments

The Department of Time: Hasta que el tiempo os separe (Til Time Do Us Part)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 12

Ortigosa and Natalia's wedding is complicated by a hidden time portal and a romantic legend from the 13th century. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 19, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 9

[Feature-length episode] Voyager answers a distress call from a Hirogen outpost – only to find carnage caused by holographic technology that Captain Janeway has given them. Who will be first up against the wall in the holorevolution? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 18, 2018 - 7 comments

Babylon 5: All Alone in the Night  Season 2, Ep 11

Sheridan is kidnapped while in a Starfighter. Delenn returns to face judgment. "You have always been here." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 16, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Nightingale  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 8

Harry Kim gets his first command, an alien ship with a mysterious purpose. And no, it's not to harvest his genetic material or make a deuterium duplicate of him or exploit him for space terrorism purposes[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 14, 2018 - 11 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de lo oculto (Time of the Occult)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 11

When the host of a show about paranormal mysteries and conspiracies reveals the existence of the Ministry on the internet, Salvador tries to convince him that he is mistaken by inviting him on a tour of headquarters, while pretending that it is the dullest government office in Spain. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 12, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Body and Soul  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 7

When the Delta Flyer II is attacked, The Doctor must hide his program in Seven's Borg implants. Meanwhile, Tuvok undergoes the pon farr. Can the away team escape the Vortex of Unsatisfied Crushes? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 11, 2018 - 16 comments

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