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Subj: Re: Babylon 5: Comes the Inquisitor
Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 at 08:44:43 am EST (Viewed 258 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Babylon 5: Comes the Inquisitor
Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 at 03:16:17 am EST (Viewed 275 times)

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    Okay, so when you first watched this episode, did you know or at least suspect who the inquisitor sent by the Vorlons really was?

I don't think I did.

    I sure did. When he revealed WHEN he was from and where and the way he expressed contempt as he looked at the society on the station and felt nothing had changed I just knew who he was.

It was some brilliant writing, I think.

    I was still flabbergasted at the reveal/confirmation of his I.D at the end and given who he really is that really does paint the Vorlons in a very suspicious light. That these so called benevolent yet manipulative aliens would employ such a person as their inquisitor/agent is both clever and dastardly at the same time. To this day his final words as he leaves and confirms who he is/was......still a well done and creepy scene.

I don't think the Vorlons are benevolent though of course they pretend to be. Order and Chaos are a different dichotomy from Good and Evil. By no means should the Vorlons be trusted implicitly. Only if there is no other choice should they be accommodated at all.

    Seems almost a shame that the Inquisitor never got to face off against Mr. Morden.....that would be interesting.

Sure would!

    And for those that do not know what I am speaking of:


Yes the Vorlons were the forces of Order but their way seemed to be more of coaching, teaching and occasional manipulation to get things done and to teach the younger races.

The Shadows felt evolution was gained via conflict and would create wars.

Now yes both races lost their way and finally set out to kill each other and all that were in their way, but if I had to choose I'd choose the Vorlons.

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