Anomaly Supplemental: Babylon 5 Season 2 Review

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I’m Sarah, and if the dark side were offering donuts instead of cookies, I just might join up…and I am an Anomaly.

This my Babylon 5 Season 2  review (for the first one go here)! As I mentioned in the beginning of the podcast I was a little uncertain as to where to begin with this review. Everything felt like it got a whole lot bigger and more complicated. Whereas the first season I felt more like I was just reviewing general feelings on the show, this time it felt like I was building on everything I said in the first review.

Luckily my thoughts started to flow and I think it’s pretty coherent! Judge for yourself!

In this episode I lose some cool points when I inexplicably forget Captain Dathon’s name from TNG’s ‘Darmok” (Yes…I totally wrote that in this blog so that when you listened to it you would know that I ACTUALLY did know what his name was…I just…you know…forgot.)

Also I mention, the original actress (Caitlin Brown), who played Na’toth, was replaced. But I *thought* she ended up guest starring in an episode as Sheridan’s lawyer; which turned out to be correct. The episode was “There All Honor Lies”. A few interesting facts, she guest starred also in DS9 and TNG, happens to be Christopher Judge and Michael Shanks’ Agent (SG-1 main actors), and apparently left the role of Na’Toth because the makeup was wreaking havoc on her skin and was interfering with her other roles.

The second season is definitely packed and definitely more serious in tone. There is alot to be talked about and I am hoping that I was able to touch on some interesting observations and…well…some of the usual nitpicking.

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By |2016-12-22T14:25:10+00:00May 22nd, 2012|Anomaly Supplemental, Classic TV, Sci Fi, Show Notes, TV episode review|1 Comment

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  1. Dale McCoy May 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    The pilot was added to the cast because the studio said to add him. He was killed off at the end of season 2 because the studio stopped sending JMS notes.

    Glad you’re getting into B5. Its still one of my favorite TV shows of all time.

    Gravity: The station doesn’t have an artificial gravity generator. It uses the physics of constantly falling. The outside spins at 60 mph. So if Sheridan hit the ground, it would have been like being hit by a truck on the highway.

    Short of the long on the DS9/B5 rivalry: JMS (the show’s creator and writer) was going around from studio to studio trying to sell the show. He kept getting told that Trek is king and there is no market for another scifi series. Esp one that is not episodic like Star Trek was but instead had an over arching plot. Paramount caught wind of someone else trying to sell a space station based scifi series and told Roddenberry to create a space station based star trek series with the express purpose to kill this other series. But if B5 was never made, Buffy and Lost would never have been made since B5 paved the way for non-episodic shows.

    I really wish I could go back and watch that show for the first time so I envy you right now. If you liked Season 2, you’ll be amazed at Season 3 and 4.

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