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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Marcus Cole (credit only)
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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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17 February 1997 (USA)  »

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The name of the series' cinematographer John C. Flinn III can be seen on one of the cryogenic pods in Med Lab. See more »

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Earth gov has previously declared a quarantine on Babylon 5, yet the ISN team just flies into B5 and back to Earth without a problem. The quarantine does not apply in this case, because the ISN team was on a government-sanctioned visit (for the much needed propaganda, as we learn in the end), so they had a special permit to go pass the blockade. See more »

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[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Figured I'd find you here.
Capt. John Sheridan: Feels strange to have this place so empty.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's the war room. The war is over.
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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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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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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