The (almost)Last Minbari Monday (B5:s4e22) “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars”

“Pause, and consider.”

 As I may have mentioned earlier, this series, which I will end on season 4 due to my dislike for season 5, which you can read about in Neatnik’s review, has indeed given us much food for thought.    


“We did what we did because it was right

Faith Manages.”

  …  chrysalisDelenn  

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.

Thank you, Thoughtful Readers, for being with me on this journey into one image of what humanity’s future could look like, and what we can learn from it. 

May we Do Better

Last week was: Minbari Mondays (B5:s4e21) “Rising Star” on Duty, Honor, and Peace “by the ballot” ,


next week we will reflect on the series: The Last Minbari Monday: Some Reflections on Babylon 5, and Hope  …

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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8 thoughts on “The (almost)Last Minbari Monday (B5:s4e22) “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars”

  1. I am heartened by the recent election results where many people seem to want to continue to support the American experience in Democracy. Though we have traveled far, we still have much further to travel.

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  2. This episode filmed after “Sleeping in Light.” Hence, Jane Killick includes “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars” in her guide to the fifth season.

    One segment of this episode is reminiscent of Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s classic novel, “A Canticle for Leibowitz,” about an order of Catholic monks in what had been the U.S. Southwest preserving knowledge (from blueprints to shopping lists) and helping to rebuild civilization centuries after an atomic war. It is a novel worth reading and re-reading.

    Had JMS had his way, the fourth season would have ended with the capture of Sheridan, and Ivanova would have been in the fifth season. The fifth season, as we have it, does start slowly, but it reaches its crescendo with the fall of Centauri Prime and Londo Mollari becoming the emperor, but at a terrible price.

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