Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
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Meditations on the Abyss 

Vir learns he is the new Centauri ambassador to Babylon 5.


(as Mike Vejar)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Elizabeth Lochley (credit only)
Lyta Alexander (credit only)
Ron Campbell ...
Martin East ...
Drazi Vendor


Vir learns he is the new Centauri ambassador to Babylon 5.

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27 May 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place from July 13 to July 15, 2262. See more »


After Lennier and Findell are left behind with only 15% of their life support system capacity they state they have less than 1 hour of life support. This means that at full capacity the fighters have only 6 or 7 hours of life support. Considering the advanced technology of the Minbari (especially when it comes to spacecraft) and the value they place on life, it seems that they would provide much more than a half day of life support. In fact we later learn that Minbari fighters are provided with 36 hours of nominal life support. 15% of 36 hours would be about 5 and a half hours. See more »


[first lines]
President John Sheridan: Delenn?
Delenn: Yes.
President John Sheridan: Are you all right?
Delenn: Yes. I- I just remembered I need some important papers from my quarters for tomorrow's Council meeting.
President John Sheridan: At this hour?
Delenn: I wouldn't be able to sleep anyway, so I wanna make sure I know where they are.
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Finally, the show is picking up a little more life...
22 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Throughout most of the episodes of season five, the series was a major disappointment--mostly because such major confrontations had already been resolved (the Shadows as well as the Earth civil war). However, despite mostly mediocre and sub-par episodes, the show picked up pace in the shows leading to the ultimate confrontation with Centauri Prime.

Lennier is asked by Delenn to relocate to a Ranger ship patrolling along the Centauri border. She has lots of reason to suspect the Centauri are behind the recent attacks on Alliance shipping but she wants Lennier to keep his eyes open and find proof.

This episode is the first of two set aboard Ranger ship "Maria". As a new recruit, the commander puts four young cadets (including Lennier) through a series of exercises meant to challenge them and determine their fitness for the Rangers. Lennier is paired with a rookie who at first seems confident, but soon shows that he needs all the help Lennier can give him.

While the next episode is perhaps a tad more exciting and is certainly more important to the ongoing theme of season five, this episode is still pretty good and worth a look.

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