Babylon 5: Season 4, Episode 8

The Illusion of Truth (17 Feb. 1997)

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ISN reporters come to Babylon 5 to interview the Command staff, and film them for a documentary. The staff is reluctant at first, but they finally agree.

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ISN reporters come to Babylon 5 to interview the Command staff, and film them for a documentary. The staff is reluctant at first, but they finally agree.

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The Minbari War Syndrome expert refers to the "Helsinki Syndrome" - this should be the Stockholm Syndrome (in which hostages start to identify with those holding them - named following a hostage-taking incident during a bank raid in Stockholm in 1973). See more »

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Earth gov previously declared a quarantine on Babylon 5; no earth ships in or out of the station. Earth gov effectively made it illegal to go to Babylon 5. Yet the ISN team just flies into B5 and flies back into Earth space without a problem. See more »

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Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Figured I'd find you here.
Capt. John Sheridan: Feels strange to have this place so empty.
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Capt. John Sheridan: Says you. Yeah, the Shadows are gone. But with all that's going on back home, maybe there's some life in the old girl yet...
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Welcome to MSNBC on steroids
17 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Trust me: This is an episode worth skipping, unless you like it when a regime's propaganda is spread through heavy editing and biased reporting in a reputed documentary from a major news media outlet.

A reporter for Inter Stellar News and his crew arrive at Babylon 5, and proceed to find footage and then use heavily edited interviews to twist things so that they meet the ruling regime's narrative.

Sound familiar?

We all know that news media is biased one way or the other. This episode displays an interstellar network showing all of the qualities and integrity of the news agency owned and operated by some cheap dictatorship.

The final product--a broadcast of the putative documentary--displays nothing coming close to the truth of what Babylon 5 is, what has been, or what hopes to do.

It should make sentient viewers shake their heads at what our news media has become, and what it could become in the future.


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