Last week I discussed the alien races of Babylon 5, similarities and differences and how we’re not all that great at coming up with wholly alien life forms. Everything we create has some irrevocable grounding in what we are and what we know, and while a lot of that has a solid basis in evolutionary biology we’re still missing a little imagination at times.
There were a few races I noticeably omitted in the last in this series that stalwart fans may have wondered about (I know there’s a few die-hards reading), The First Ones. Humans are not the first to set foot among the stars, far from it. The Centauri found us first, the Minbari are the most advanced of the spacefaring species, except for the handful who came before. Creatures of legend, actual legends given shape. (more…)
February 16, 2017 | Categories: Entertainment, Television | Tags: analysis, Angels, authority, B5ID, babylon 5, Demons, first ones, Future Humans, God, in depth, Kosh, Lorien, metaphor, parents, power, religious, Sci-Fi, shadows, Study, vorlons | 4 Comments