This week is a huge “Wham!” episode. We finally learn about the Psi Corp. I mean the real Psi Corp, not the idea of it held by Talia. One of the fandom’s favorite characters is introduce tonight – Alfred Bester, played by Walter Koenig. Bester is nothing like Chekov from Star Trek. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you need to give yourself the treat. I made a challenge in the show to explain Bester’s hand. The image is not the hand in question. Look for his left hand…
The other part of the story is also an important part of the arc. We get Katherine Sakai back for a close encounter. The Walkers of Sigma 957 were a source of speculation and discussion for quite a long time when the series first aired. This part of the arc also gives us some hints of what really lies within G’Kar. He’s not as trite and petty as he so often seems.
Uh, wait… “BPS?” Not BPP? Nope! That’s not a typo.
B – Babylon. P – Project. S – Special.
And special, this one is. Maggie Egan’s role as ISN News anchor Jane was a small role in the series, but the kept bringing her back throughout the run. Attention to that kind of little detail provided an unprecedented consistency to the show. Join us now for a special interview that Jim had with Maggie at the recent OsFest in Omaha.
As Jim puts it, The Parliament of Dreams is the first of the best. This is certainly one of the more powerful episodes in this season, if not the series. Especially its final moments. Wow!
But even with the depth, there are certainly some wonderful light moments as well. We certainly have fun with those as we both wax philosophical and wane into silliness.
And for your edification we present G’Kar’s song:
I'm thinking of thinking of calling her right
after my afternoon nap.
I'm thinking of thinking of sending her flowers,
right after Bonnie gets back.
So many fishies left in the sea,
so many fishies - but no-one for me...
I'm thinking of thinking of hooking a love,
soon after supper is done.