Babylon 5 - The Complete Third Season
Just finished the DVD set for Babylon 5, Season 3 last night. Eight years later, it's still some of the best television ever. A suggestion for when you get your copy
...If you're not going to watch all 22 episodes in one sitting (although it's only 15 hours plus the commentaries and documentaries), I suggest the following breakdown...
1, 2, 3...just to re-immerse yourself back in the B5 Universe (not a lot of arc in 2 and 3, although the end of 2, with Londo and G'Kar, is priceless.)
4...Passing Through Gethsemane is one of the non-arc episodes that is worthy of full attention.
5, 6, 7...Two good arc stories and one Marcus-centric character piece
8, 9, 10...whoa! (If you value your life, be someplace else.) Crank up the Dolby surround for these.
11, 12, 13...a few diversions to catch your breath
Episode 13, "A Late Delivery from Avalon," has my favorite B5 Quote...
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe."
- J. Michael Straczynski, via his Babylon 5 character, Marcus Cole
(More memorable quotes here
14, 15...Bester as ally? Is this the end of Kosh?
16. 17...Two-parter Babylon 4 hijack. Zathras not good at understandings, but good a doings.
18, 19...Good warm-ups to the end of the season.
20, 21, 22...Gospel music while Refa gets his, big battle, and Z'ha'dum
Like I said -- Good television.