Minbari Mondays, “Hunter, Prey,” and Belief

      This  week’s is the 13th report for an incident taking place in July of our year 2259 CE, sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed:

      Greetings, from Tuzanor:

     This report comes from the incidental rumors collected at this time by a member of my order, who was aboard your Babylon station on other business, at the time.  This being a purely internal Earth affair, naturally the Anla’Shok have never heard of it, officially speaking.

     The incident in question revolves around the escape of a head physician of your martyred President Santiago.  Those in authority, at this point, wished for this physician to look guilty, and acted accordingly.  Your Babylon station’s command staff, looking upon the evidence, acted differently.  In allowing them to do so, Captain Sheridan and Commander Ivanova both showed the resourcefulness which would later result in each of them becoming, in due time, head of my order.

     Kosh the Good, at this point in your history looking more bad than good, at least to you, also played a crucial role in this incident, as we Minbari knew that the Vorlon generally did, in guiding our races.  But without the knowledge of this physician’s character, and the personal trust that your Dr. Franklin had for the man, neither Garibaldi nor the others involved in this rescue would have believed in the innocence of the physician, and acted to save him so that he could fight for the truth.


                   Character Matters,

               Trust Matters,


       Belief Matters


Writing from Tuzanor, on Minbar

Earth year 2278,

Anla’Shok Mayann

     Shira’s addendum to Ranger Mayann’s report:  I love how the name of the assassinated president, Santiago, hearkens back to the rallying cry (“!Por Santiago!”) of the Reconquista (even if I do not love what the Reconquista actually stood for and comitted…).  This episode also does some major character building for Garibaldi and Franklin as friends, which will be very important shortly.    It also shows how the entire command staff is willing to bend or break the rules when necessary, to do the right thing.


Both Neatnik  and The Junkyard  give more traditional plot and character perspectives of this episode. 


Last week’s review was of the season 2, episode 12: Acts of Sacrifice,

Next week’s review will be (in Lurker’s Guide order) There All the Honor Lies  …

-Shira Destinie Jones



Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.


There are earlier episodes, as part of a letter on the history of the Babylon Project.  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how this episode of Babylon 5 could help that process.

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

     by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

           help build a kinder future: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World

( 5 month GED lesson 16 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning…

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

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