Minbari Mondays: Babylon 5 from a Minbari Ranger’s Perspective

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.

Minbari Mondays 1 Introduction to Ranger Mayann, this “letter,” and the series

Minbari Mondays 2 The Pilot, year 2257, Earth Standard

Season 1:

Minbari Mondays 3 Midnight on the Firing Range in the year 2258

Minbari Mondays 4 Soul Hunter

Minbari Mondays 5 Born to The Purple (posted on Monday, the Ides of March…)

Minbari Mondays 6 Infection (posting on Monday, March 22nd, 12021 HE, aka 2021…)

Minbari Mondays 7 Parliament of Dreams

Minbari Mondays 8 Mind War (posting on Monday, April 5th, 12021 HE)

Minbari Mondays 9 The War Prayer (on April 12th, 12021 HE)

Minbari Mondays 10 The Sky Full of Stars, Mondays 11 DeathWalker

Minbari Mondays 12 Believers (posting on Monday, May 10th, 12021 HE … )

Minbari Mondays 13 Survivors, Mondays 14 By Any Means Necessary (posting 24.5.21)

Minbari Mondays 15 Signs and Portents, a PDF of these reviews (aka The Book of Mayann) up to episode15,

Minbari Mondays 16 TKO (posting on June 7th, 12021)

Minbari Mondays 17 Grail (posting on 14.6.21)

Minbari Mondays 18 Eyes, Mondays 19 Legacies (posting on 28.6.21)

Minbari Mondays 20 A Voice in the Wilderness, part I, and 21 Voice part II,

Episode 22 in Earth year 2258: Babylon Squared,

Episode 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

2: Revelations,

3: Shadow Geometry,

4: A Distant Star,

5: Long Dark,

6: Spider in the Web,

Race Through Dark Places and then Soul Mates,

choices in 9: The Coming of Shadows,

10: GroundPounders,

not All Alone in 11,

12: Acts of Sacrifice,

13: Hunter, Prey

14: There All The Honor Lies

15: 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

21: Comes The Inquisitor

last episode of Season 2, year 2259: The Fall of Night,

Then Season 3, and

year 2260 begins: Matters of Honor (s3e1),

Convictions (s3e2),

A Day in the Strife (s3e3) ,

Passing Through Gethsemene (s3e4),

Voices of Authority (s3e5),

Dust to Dust (s3e6)

“Exogenesis” (B5:s3e7)

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

s3e12: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Sic Transit Vir” (B5:s3e12) on Having a Conscience vs. Having a Home ,

s3e13: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “A Late Message from Avalon” (B5:s3e13) from Charles Dickens on Housing & Health Care ,

s3e14: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Ship of Tears” (B5:s3e14) on Empathy & Information ,

s3e15: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons from “Interludes And Examinations,” (B5:s3e15) on Empathy for a Useful Death? ,

s3e16: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “War Without End, P1” (B5:s3e16) on Empathy & Trust ,

s3e17: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “War Without End, P2” (B5:s3e17) on Empathy & Trust ,

s3e18: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “Walkabout” (B5:s3e18) on Too Much for Yourself, vs. Making a Difference ,

s3e19: ,

s3e20: ,

Thoughtful Readers:

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the how Babylon 5 inspires problem-solving, and might keep all children safe, please.

2.) Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us.

3.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Shira


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Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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