Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Dust to Dust” (B5:s3e6) About Life…

       This week we are learning to live with the fact that Ranger Mayann is prohibited from writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed. 

    This week’s lessons:

          1.  Sometimes, “Some must be sacrificed, if all are to be saved.”  Life, and long term strategy, unfortunately, involves loss.  But that loss should be with informed consent, imho.

          2.  There are always creative solutions to thorny problems, if we work in community.


            So, a drug that allows telepathic invasion is tested by G’Kar, on Londo.  Logical.  Naturally, the PsyCorps would have an interest in this drug, and a bigger interest in scanning the minds of the B5 command staff.  That’s where a little help from some friendly Minbari telepaths comes in handy.


  Let’s learn from this, and start building community before we become the “some” that “must be sacrificed,” please.   We, as a society and globally, really can Do Better.


Last Monday’s review was S3e5: Voices of Authority,

Next Minbari Monday is Season 3 ep7: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Exogenesis” (B5:s3e7) About Appearances…  …



Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.



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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12 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Dust to Dust” (B5:s3e6) About Life…

  1. I accept your point regarding sacrificing some to save all.

    In narrative context, that came from Kosh, speaking in guise to G’Kar. The Narns had to pull together to save their civilization.

    Of course, “sacrificing” (really discarding) some (especially the “undesirable”) to save the rest is always wrong.

    And that the PsiCorps developed the drug came as no surprise.

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