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

1.) Putting yourself in the shoes of the guy wearing his winter coat while sweating profusely would tell you that something is wrong,


2.) Never trust someone who refers to himself in the third person, especially if he offers you food -he’s trying to tell you something!

This is the second time we’ve seen beef something being eaten in space.

Ivanova, Marcus, and even the Resistance get some great quotes in this episode, which I will leave Neatnik’s review to show, this week.


Last Monday’s review was s4e9: Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons “Atonement” (B5:s4e9) Teaches On Transportation ,


Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e11: Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons From “Lines of Communication” (B5:s4e11) On Precedents


    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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6 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons From “Racing Mars” (B5:s4e10) On Practical Empathy

  1. The commentary on government-controlled news media continues in this episode. News of the Shadow War has not reached mass audience on Earth. In contemporary terms, one may think about state media in totalitarian states, as in Russian news of the war in the Ukraine.

    Jane Killick’s book about the fourth season reveals that this was also a commentary of American myopia regarding global news.

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