Dear Reader: Many bloggers review these episodes, recounting the plot and character arc follow-through in each episode. I do not. I do refer to others who leave such traditional reviews, usually, at the end of each ‘part of this letter from Minbar,’ but I do not feel the need to summarize what has already been done. Rather, I try to take the main theme from each episode, and run them through a filter of a Minbari Ranger that I have created, who originally belonged to the Religious Caste. That character is Ranger Mayann. Her “letter from Minbar” is the initial part of each post on these films and episodes.
I hope that you find meaning, and that you will share your thoughts on these thoughts.
Shira, for Ranger M.
1 Introduction to Ranger Mayann, this “letter,” and the series…
2 The Pilot, year 2257, Earth Standard
3 Midnight on the Firing Range in the year 2258
4 Soul Hunter
5 Born to The Purple (posted on Monday, the Ides of March…)
6 Infection (posting on Monday, March 22nd, 12021 HE, aka 2021…)
7 Parliament of Dreams
8 Mind War (posting on Monday, April 5th, 12021 HE)
9 The War Prayer (on April 12th, 12021 HE)
10 The Sky Full of Stars, Mondays 11 DeathWalker
12 Believers (posting on Monday, May 10th, 12021 HE … )
13 Survivors, Mondays 14 By Any Means Necessary (posting 24.5.21)
15 Signs and Portents, a PDF of these reviews (aka The Book of Mayann) up to episode15,
16 TKO (posting on June 7th, 12021)
17 Grail (posting on 14.6.21)
18 Eyes, Mondays 19 Legacies (posting on 28.6.21)
20 A Voice in the Wilderness, part I, and 21 Voice part II,
Episode 22 in
Earth year 2258: Babylon Squared,
23, Quality of Mercy, and
The last episode of Season 1,
ending Earth Standard year 2258: Chrysalis,
First episode of Season 2‘s
Departure in Earth Standard year 2259, then
3: Shadow Geometry,
4: A Distant Star,
5: Long Dark,
6: Spider in the Web,
Race Through Dark Places and then Soul Mates,
9: The Coming of Shadows,
All Alone in 11,
12: Acts of Sacrifice,
13: Hunter, Prey
14: There All The Honor Lies
And Now for A Word
Knives, and then, In the Shadow of Z.
18: Confessions and Lamentations
19: Divided Loyalties
20: The Long Twilight Struggle
Comes The Inquisitor
last episode of Season 2, year 2259:
, The Fall of Night
Season 3, and
2260 begins: , Matters of Honor (s3e1)
A Day in the Strife (s3e3) ,
Passing Through Gethsemane (s3e4),
Voices of Authority (s3e5),
Dust to Dust (s3e6)
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Messages from Earth” (B5:s3e8) About Language Learning!!
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Point of No Return” (B5:s3e9) About Consequences
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Severed Dreams” (B5:s3e10) About Despair
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Ceremonies of Light and Dark” (B5:s3e11) About Change, and Self-Empathy
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Sic Transit Vir” (B5:s3e12) on Having a Conscience vs. Having a Home ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “A Late Message from Avalon” (B5:s3e13) from Charles Dickens on Housing & Health Care ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Ship of Tears” (B5:s3e14) on Empathy & Information ,
Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons from “Interludes And Examinations,” (B5:s3e15) on Empathy for a Useful Death? ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “War Without End, P1” (B5:s3e16) on Empathy & Trust ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “War Without End, P2” (B5:s3e17) on Empathy & Trust ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “Walkabout” (B5:s3e18) on Too Much for Yourself, vs. Making a Difference ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “Grey 17 is Missing” (B5:s3e19) on Warrior’s Empathy, Despite Differences? ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place” (B5:s3e20) on Volunteering ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons “Shadow Dancing” (B5:s3e21) Teaches on Living ,
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons From Z’ha’dum (B5:s3e22) On Hope ,
Season 4, Earth year 2261: episode 1:
Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons From “The Hour of The Wolf” (B5:s4e1) On Wisdom ,
Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?” (B5:s4e2) On Loyalty ,
Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “The Summoning” (B5:s4e3) On Bullies ,
Minbari Mondays, A Lesson From “Falling Toward Apotheosis” (B5:s4e4) On Persistence ,
Minbari Mondays, A Lesson From “The Long Night” (B5:s4e5) On Strength ,
Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons ” Into The Fire” (B5:s4e6) Teaches On Sacrifice ,
Minbari Mondays, ” Epiphanies” (B5:s4e7) & Loose Ends, or, “Attention To Detail” ,
Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons “The Illusion of Truth” (B5:s4e8) Teaches On Looking Deeper ,
Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons “Atonement” (B5:s4e9) Teaches On Transportation ,
Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons From “Racing Mars” (B5:s4e10) On Practical Empathy ,
Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons From “Lines of Communication” (B5:s4e11) On Precedents ,
Minbari Mondays: “Conflicts of Interest” (B5:s4e12), and Lifting Every Voice ,
Minbari Mondays: (B5:s4e13) “Rumors, Bargains, and Lies” Shows How A Little Knowledge is Very Dangerous ,
Minbari Mondays (B5:s4e14) “Moments of Transition” On Following Illegal Orders?,
Minbari Mondays (B5:s4e15) “No Surrender, No Retreat” and Another Lesson in Practical Empathy ,
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS
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