Top positive review
One person found this helpful
Nothing like Babylon 5 before or ever again
on January 15, 2017
Babylon 5 really sets the standard for science fiction: The portrayal of the characters, the color, the music, advanced graphics, tremendous story lines and a rich coherent timeline of events. Which, unfortunately, as all good things do, came to an end (it's only the bad stuff that lives forever).
I miss Ivanova.
Season 5 gave us another year to explore the universe of the future and wrapped up the story line very well. The writer and producers struggled greatly with finding a sponsor so season 5 could continue to exist. J. Michael Straczynski poured his life and creative talent into this production and it shows. It is a story of good and evil.
If you hearken back to the beginning at Season 1, the words of G'Kar ring clear, "Just remember, at Babylon 5, no one is as they seem". I would have put my money on Ambassador Londo Mollari as being the good guy and G'Kar being the bad guy. If there's one thing we should have learned from this morality play is that appearances are deceiving and that we cannot always take things at face value. At the first season, no one starting out could have ever worked out how things ended. It's also the case that you can defeat or supplant an evil enemy, but there's always another to replace it.
We should all reflect on whether on the whole we are at the core good or evil. Introspection might yield some highly disturbing results, particularly in contrast to the broad sweep of a much larger universe.
Addictions were also explored in various ways in the series and should provoke some action for those for whom it is appropriate.
There are, as there always will be, questions. For example, what about David?
Another series which, sadly came to an end far too soon for us, but not nearly soon enough for J. Michael Straczynski who put so much time, effort, blood and tears into giving us an exceptional exploration of our society.