Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons “Atonement” (B5:s4e9) Teaches On Transportation


1.) Marcus is the very entertaining model of a modern major general, on a new form of semi-public transit!

2.) We do not have to atone for our multi-racial heritages.  But we do have to transport our ways of thinking to a higher level.

Ivanova is still Drazi leader on the station, and Lenier has gotten taller, while Garibaldi has gotten balder.

Interesting, how Delenn’s motives can be questioned, after all this time, but are those questions in good faith?

“We want to help you … convince us on other grounds … you may find that you have the wrong reasons.”

Luckily for her, she finds grounds that even these xenophobes cannot negate, since the Triluminary turns out to be a DNA reader, confirming her genetic link to Sinclair/Valen:

“after his change, … Valen married … his children returned to Minbar … human DNA entered our race…”

A reason even these racial purists could not deny.

And finally, Marcus is  “very well acquainted with the square of the hypotenuse!” 



As  Neatnik’s review points out, in different words but the same vein:

Secrets have power,


Honesty Matters…


Last Monday’s review was s4e8: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons “The Illusion of Truth” (B5:s4e8) Teaches On Looking Deeper ,


Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e10: Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons From “Racing Mars” (B5:s4e10) On Practical Empathy


    We can really Do Better.


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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