Babylon 5 Volume 5.12
From the Back Cover
INTO TOMORROW. Cleared for final approach: the end of the Babylon 5 series. OBJECTS AT REST--Parting is bittersweet sorrow: Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner) and Delenn (Mira Furlan) journey to Minbar, the new base of the Interstellar Alliance. But the era of peace is not without singular acts of betrayal. Lennier (Bill Mumy) falls prey to his feelings for Delenn. And Mollari (Peter Jurasik), unable to resist the alien power controlling him, presents a gift that may in time unleash forces of doom. SLEEPING IN LIGHT--The end was prophesied, inevitable. Yet there's time enough for Sheridan to meet with friends who helped create the future...and for one last visit to the now--abandoned way station that became a symbol for peace: Babylon 5.
Top Customer Reviews
Unlike one of these other reviews, I won't give away every last little detail on the episode. Let's just say that it was really satisfying to see an end, of sorts, to the show; and to see how the characters might have developed in the 20-ish years since the end of series 5.
It's rare indeed to see episodic television have a swansong episode, let alone with detailed characters like those in this show. It's not giving anything away to say that the episode was, for me, almost overwhelmed with a sense of regret, sadness and the inevitable march of time; and yet who could not have been moved by the final minutes of this episode, and consequently the whole show?
Even a cynical Irishman like myself was moved to sadness - just a little! - by the end. You will be too.
This first of two, "Objects at Rest" ,sums up the five years saga; after all the wars, peace treaties, happiness ,sadness, blood and tears, it's time for the leading characters to move on.
Sheridan and Delen are heading for Minbar to the new home base of the Alliance. G'kar and Lita are to explore together the galaxy. Garibaldi and Liz are leaving for Mars, sto marry and manage Edgar's Enterprises. Lando has already left permanently, in an earlier episode to face the darkest destiny of them all. Almost none of the familiar and loved figures stay. There is a distinct feeling of ending. Things are never going to be the same around here.
Babylon 5 did matter(besides from the Babylon universe). It touched the hearts of so many, which will miss dearly all that this TV series represented. Up till now, I feel this end symbolized not only the finale of a major Sci fi show, but also the end of the last vintage television production. .I haven't seen anything that even gets close to the standard this series had set.
I cannot end reviewing this episode without mentioning the monologue of wisdom John J. Sheridan decides to record for his son. This is one of the best I've ever heard.
"Sleeping in Light ", evidently one of the most engaging and saddening episodes of all times, stands alone as a memoriam to the entire saga and to all it meant for so many. I shade many tears watching it. You just cannot stay indifferent to it. The episode was clearly designed to extract an emotional response from the loyal viewer, accomplishing it thoroughly.Read more ›
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The only reason I picked this up is that the SciFi channel ran all 5 seasons of Babylon 5 ... EXCEPT THE LAST EPISODE...! Read morePublished on March 25 2003 by Jeff Foley
The Babylon 5 experience cannot be adequately put into words, but I'll try.
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It's all been said before. If you are a muture drama fan and if you like sci-fi (or possible if you do not) you will love this show. Read morePublished on March 26 2002 by Kelvin Johnson
This tape contains the last two episodes ever of Babylon 5. In "Objects at Rest," change is coming to the station. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2002 by Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers
Anybody buying this video expecting to find out what happened in the events shown in War without end is going to be disappointed. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I remember as a young teenager reading J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and being amazed that such an epic saga--indeed, that a complete and convincing... Read morePublished on April 11 2001 by Michael J. Mazza
Okay, how about this for a reccomendation? I have seen most of the Babylon 5 series eight or nine times through, at least. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2001 by Kristiana L Larimore
This epiode was originally intended to air at the end of the 4th season. When JMS got his last minute reprieve from TNT for a 5th season, a replacement eisode was filmed and... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2001 by Larry Brewer
What can I say about Sleeping in the light except that this Scifi Classic should be in the TV series hall of fame!!! Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2000
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