Franciscan Focus

Just a simple blog of a Secular Franciscan trying to live life with a Franciscan focus.
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01 June 2007

Oh, my stars! 

Aaaaiiieee! The waitin' is driving me nuts!

Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
Release Date: 31 July 2007

"Times change. Dangers remain. 10 years after he became President of the Interstellar Alliance, Sheridan prepares for a fateful Babylon 5 reunion that could prevent Earth's impending doom ... if he will also compromise his core principles."

Ah, I remember eagerly awaitin' each new episode when the series was still in production ... and unsuccessfully trying not to bawl at the moving finale. What impressed me the most about the whole deal was that, unlike the Trek franchise (which I also enjoy), Straczynski -- a self-professed atheist -- actually included religion (!) in his vision of the future.

The episode that grabbed my attention and made me realize that this wasn't your typical Trek-wannabe was "Believers", in which an alien couple refuses to allow lifesaving surgery for their dying son, due to their religious beliefs. The ending, which packed quite a wallop, was not a Trek-style, Everything's-All-Nice-And-Tidy one, and took me completely by surprise.

My favorite episode, however, was "Passing Through Gethsemane", because it featured a (human) religious order whose charism was to seek out and learn all the different names that all races have for God. Mercy, forgiveness, redemption ... that story had it all.

Anyhoo, 60 days and counting ...

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1 Comments:

Blogger T with Honey said...

I don't remember how I found my way to your blog, but THANK YOU!!!

This is the first I've heard about The Lost Tales. And this first release will also feature Galen! I can't contain my excitement at the thought of being able to watch new B5 related stories.

09 July, 2007 12:30  

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