Babylon 5: Season 5, Episode 8

Day of the Dead (11 Mar. 1998)

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It is the Brakiri Day of the Dead. They purchase a large section of the station for their holiday. That night everyone in that sector meets with people who have passed away. Most of the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Biggs ...
Dr. Stephen Franklin (credit only)
Vir Cotto (credit only)
Lyta Alexander (credit only)
Rebo (as Penn & Teller)
Zooty (as Penn & Teller)
Lt. David Corwin (as Joshua Cox)
Bridget Flanery ...


It is the Brakiri Day of the Dead. They purchase a large section of the station for their holiday. That night everyone in that sector meets with people who have passed away. Most of the inhabitants of the sector are happy to see their loved ones, but Lennier's encounter leaves him with troubling news about his future. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Bruce Boxleitner got to show what a professional he is in this episode thanks to the appearance of Penn Jillette. Boxleitner has openly stated at convention appearances that he personally loathes Jilette, saying at Armageddon Melbourne in 2012: "The big one--Jillette?-- I couldn't stand the SOB." See more »


Morden's hairstyle is different from when he was last seen alive (Into the Fire, #4.06). See more »


[first lines]
Customs Officer: Anyting to declare?
Rebo: I have nothing to declare, my dear man, except my genius!
Zooty: And I have nothing to declare except Rebo's genius either. - Zooty-zoot, zoot, zoot!
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Not great but a major improvement over the last couple episodes
8 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Season five for Babylon 5 was, generally speaking, a disappointment. As the Shadows AND the Earth had been defeated, there were no enemies when the season began and the episodes just seemed to be in limbo--probably because originally there wasn't even supposed to be a fifth season.

This episode had nothing to do with the future direction of the show AND it featured a very annoying and unfunny role for the comedy team of Penn & Teller. I am really surprised, as they usually are a rather edgy team. Here, they just seem....stupid. Despite all this, it was still a major improvement in the show over the last couple episodes.

The main focus of the show is an alien form of Day of the Dead, but instead of it being like the Mexican version (which is a day of remembrance), something WEIRD happens on the ship and magical apparitions occur involving the departed. Pretty odd but also interesting and at least it doesn't involve the dull and hippie-like telepaths from episodes 6 and 7!

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