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Double Asterisk Missing explanation[edit]

Could someone please add a note somewhere explaining what the double asterisk (**) for 4 episodes in season 2 means? The double asterisk in the episode/movie chronology section near the top is explained, but does not apply in the section devoted to season 2. Is this referring to the "improved episode" as referenced below? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.185.102.168 (talk) 18:09, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Production Code[edit]

Can someone clarify what this is? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.145.251.34 (talk) 19:03, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Somebody on purpose mixed up the production code, mostly interchanging the production code of one number with 1 less, probably so that if you download a pirated copy of Babylon 5 episodes according to this guide, you get the wrong one. I've rectified it for Season 1, 2 and 5, Season 3 & 4 seem to be unaffected, but the biggest mess was in Season 1 and Season 5. Please lock this article, so TimeWarner employees cannot change it again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.84.21.77 (talkcontribs)

Have reverted this, you seem to be unaware of what production codes are, they are not the episode order, these episodes were produced/broadcasted out of order. Xeworlebi (talk) 08:04, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Remove wikipedia articles for each episode?[edit]

Maybe I'm begging for a beating by asking this here, but: as a user of wikipedia, I think the "One article per each episode" is sort of overwhelming. I don't like it for a few reasons.:

  • It clutters up the namespace (example: while searching for "The Summoning", the video game, I end up at "The Summoning", the Bab5 episode. Given the huge number of episodes, that's significant.
  • Each individual article doesn't contain all that much data, but has lots of metadata.
  • The entire project is completely duplicative of The Lurker's Guide. If this was on a Bab5 wiki it would make sense, but I think it's a hell of a lot of overhead to jam into a general-purpose encyclopedia.

Am I entirely alone in this, or are there other people who think that this might be overdoing it a bit? If there's consensus on this, I'd like to propose the following:

  1. Change all wikilinks in List of Babylon 5 episodes to point to their corresponding Lurker's Guide entries.
  2. Mass delete all of the wikilinked per-episode articles, perhaps making an exception for the pilot movie.

Thoughts? I also cross-posted this proposal over on Talk:Babylon 5. Nandesuka 19:08, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

  • Sorry for the late reply, I only saw this today... I'd have to say that I totally disagree with changing wikilinks to point off Wikipedia because since there is no original research on Wikipedia everything here is already out there somewhere. The point of Wikipedia is collate useful information here rather than simply point people elsewhere. That said, I also don't think it's particular useful to have one article for each episode. What I think would be best is to organise the episodes into omnibus articles (as per WP:FICT) for each season, rather like they have for Lost season 1 episode guide then put the Lurkers guide in as an external link at the end. -- Lochaber 13:46, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Updated Episode List Style[edit]

I've updated the first season episode list to a style in fitting with other episode lists on wikipedia. Unless anyone has any serious objections, I'll continue with it when I have some more time.--Warpfactor 11:47, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

  • I've done up the season 2 list in the same style. Additionally, I added different coloured lines to each season, based on the DVD colour schemes. But if you want to redo the episode descriptions, I'll understand. -- Bronzethumb (talk) 11:56, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Mentioning the improved episode order?[edit]

Shouldn't it be mentioned that there exists another order which actually improves it? The Lurker's Guide assembled it based on JMS's posts on the Internet. 81.182.236.91 (talk) 15:53, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Season 5 episode 1[edit]

Why is it that there doesn't seem to be one?

  • The short answer is simple: There is. It is merely called 502 rather than 501. The long answer is hard to explain: The episode now known as 523 was originally produced as 422. However, when the fifth season was greenlighted, a "new" 422 had to be written and produced. This left one too many episodes. Apparently the original 422 got pushed to 501, couldn't stay there, but once the first episode of the fifth season had to be numbered for production reasons, became 502. The old 501 became 523, as it *has* to go last (and JMS admits in DVD commentary he did not finish post-production on 523 for emotional reasons until the last possible moment prior to air). (Man, somebody clean up my explanation so it makes sense.) (Also, the episode shuffling is explained in note 1 in the article.) --Aladdin Sane (talk) 21:22, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Original air date incorrect for late S1-3[edit]

Here in the UK, with the exception of S5, each season of B5 ran straight through at one episode per week, so, for each of the first three seasons, the season finale (and some preceding episodes) aired here in the UK before the date listed as the original air date. S4 started late enough in the year to finish after the US, and S5 had a 5-month gap between episodes 17 and 18 over here to avoid overtaking.

Should there be some indication on the page that it's factually inaccurate?

Rmsgrey (talk) 12:34, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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Merge[edit]

The episode "In the Kingdom of the Blind" is already among those listed here. There is not that much info in the "In the Kingdom of the Blind" article and it could either be merged or a redirect. Mannanan51 (talk) 03:42, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Support unless that article can be bulked up with real-world information other than mere reviews. DonIago (talk) 04:05, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done, along with "Phoenix Rising (Babylon 5)" which had even less content. – Fayenatic London 21:21, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

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Season 4 Episode 1 "The Hour of the Wolf"[edit]

The link to this episode's page redirects back to the link despite the page briefly appearing on-screen. Could someone fix this please? Thanks in advance Gowt (talk) 04:58, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you'd like changed. The episode article was redirected after a move discussion and because the page for the article contained no substantive content. If you'd like there to be an article for the episode, you can go to the article and add substantive content in place of the redirect (though I'd recommend having others review it before doing so). Alternately, you could unlike the article from the list, since as you noted it's currently a circular link. DonIago (talk) 15:17, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Films[edit]

I see that Babylon 5: The Gathering, Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers, and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales are on this page. Shouldn't Babylon 5: In the Beginning, Babylon 5: Thirdspace, and Babylon 5: The River of Souls also be added? Morriswa (Charlotte Allison) (talk) 09:02, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Thirdspace does appear, but it's listed under season five. Not sure what's going on with this listing, honestly. I think all of the films should be listed, but probably outside the flow of the episodes (in other words, we shouldn't be listing things "chronologically"). DonIago (talk) 13:31, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
All the movies are listed on this page. They were in a separate section until last May, when they were moved into the episodes section. - Eureka Lott 15:09, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
@EurekaLott and Doniago: thank you for your responses. Even though the films may be connected to certain seasons, they should not be included in the season sections. They should all, except for maybe The Gathering (since it is the pilot film), be moved into a separate film section. Morriswa (Charlotte Allison) (talk) 16:21, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
@TVBuff90: as the editor who merged the films into the episode list, would you like to weigh in on this? My feeling is that this list should reflect an out-of-universe perspective (though perhaps with appropriate and sourced notes as to where the films may fit in-universe). In any event, merging the films with the standard episodes in airdate order seems very unintuitive to me. DonIago (talk) 05:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
@Doniago: I agree with your comment/question to User:TVBuff90. As I have noticed on other franchise pages, the films are not usually included with the season sections, unless very closely connected. Morriswa (Charlotte Allison) (talk) 14:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Given that they're not responding but also aren't inactive, you have my blessing to break the films out. DonIago (talk) 20:44, 18 March 2019 (UTC)