2x15 And Now for a Word
First Aired: May. 04, 1995 on Syndicated
Summary: The Interstellar Network News reports live for 36 hours from Babylon 5 and their presence coincides (luckily for the reporters) with a serious situation in the Narn-Centauri war. Babylon 5 is filling up with wounded and the situation is critical. The staff of the station needs to balance…
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Announcer: We interrupt our regular evening schedule to bring you the following special program. September 16, 2259. The Interstellar Network News presents 36 Hours on Babylon 5 with your host, Cynthia Torqueman reporting live from the ISN News Center in Geneva.
G'Kar: Why does any advanced civilization seek to destroy a less advanced one? Because the land is strategically valuable, because there are resources that can be cultivated and exploited, but most of all - simply because they can. You have experienced much the same on your own world. There are humans for whom the words "never again" carry special meaning. As they do for us.
Capt. John Sheridan:
[answering Torqueman's final question: "Given the danger, at the end of the day...is it worth it?"] ... We have to make people lift their eyes back to the horizon, and see the line of ancestors behind us, saying, "Make my life have meaning." And to our inheritors before us, saying, "Create the world we will live in." I mean, we're not just holding jobs and having dinner. We are in the process of building the future. That's what Babylon 5 is all about. Only by making people understand that can we hope to create a better world for ourselves and our posterity.Cynthia Torqueman:
I'm Cynthia Torqueman, ISN News. Good night.
- Goof (continuity error): Captain John Sheridan's middle name is given as David (his father's name, the name he eventually gives his son, and also the middle name of Commander Jeff Sinclair). In later episodes he is always referred to as "John J. Sheridan".
- When the ISN crew are approaching the station, a view from the cockpit of the ship can be seen with a scented cardboard tree hanging from the ceiling.
- A subliminal phrase is flashed across the screen during the commercial for the Psi-Corps that reads, "THE PSI CORPS IS YOUR FRIEND. TRUST THE CORPS".