24 Aug Babylon 5 Who are you? What do you want? Where are you going?
This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations…
Babylon 5 Who Are You? Where Are You Going? What Do You Want?
It’s time for a little sci-fi inspiration once again. This time in the form of television marmite. Why do I call it TV marmite? Well simply put people either loved it or hated it. Obviously I’m talking about the cult classic Babylon 5.
If you go to Z'ha'dum you will die.
It was the first-ever science fiction show that used a continuous story, always asking a new question or leaving you with a piece of the puzzle for its five-year story. And here’s the kicker, pretty much all of the answers given in the final episode and explained in the first episode. You’ve never, ever experienced TV like it.
Babylon 5 starts in the year 2258. Tasked as a ‘shining beacon in space, all alone in the night’ it tells both a political and personal story. Its a piece of work I don’t think has been rivalled (even with Star Trek or Star Wars) when it comes to a storyline. I don’t want to give to much away, but if you think you can handle five years of a show give it a go. It won’t disappoint. I’m currently watching it again (in Season 2 at time of writing).
The show never seems to let go of your heart. It grabs you, and holds you. It’s one of the only shows that no matter how many times I watch it still hits home. The final episode always makes me cry! Yep – cry! You heard me, its that damned good. So I thought I’d share a couple of great moments from its history.
This is a speech which will always be close to me. It’s a speech from a father to a son. And it’s amazing.
Then there’s the ending – this is not quite all of it but it’s very powerful. Put your volume up if you are going to listen to it.
Now I have to go – I’ll almost at the good part!
(And a little shoutout… This was the only show I remember my mum and I watching together).