So now that I'm (almost) done ripping my B5 DVDs to my hard drive, I've
only got the TV movies left, comes the question of where those movies
go in the timeline. Everyone has their opinions on where some of them
go, and others are pretty straight-forward.
For example, "The Gathering" is obviously the series pilot and belongs immediately in front of season one episode one "On The Firing Line".
"The Lost Tales" occur somewhere between season 5 episodes 21 and 22, "Objects At Rest" and "Sleeping In Light".
"Thirdspace" is somewhere in season four. The Lurker's Guide puts it somewhere between episodes 6 and 14, "Into The Fire" and "Moments Of Transition" which works for me.
"In The Beginning", however, is an open question for me. On the one
hand, it tells the story of the Minbari war which places it a decade
before "The Gathering", but on the other hand, it's told as a
retrospective by Londo as an old man a few hours before his death which places it, like "The Lost Tales", somewhere between "Objects At Rest"
and "Sleeping In Light". And because it's told by Londo a couple hours before his death, it overlaps the flash forwards from "War Without End
pt 2". For my part, because of the construction of the episode, I'm
placing it between "Objects At Rest" and "Sleeping In Light". I'll
have to re-watch "The Lost Tales" to determine which of those comes
before the other.
Likewise, "River Of Souls" is somewhere between "Objects At Rest" and,
from my placement, "In The Beginning".
The only lingering question I have is, where does "A Call To Arms"
belong? It's the B5 cast so do I put it with the B5 set, or do I put
it with the to-be-ripped Crusade set since it's also the setup/pilot
for that series?
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