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Year 2260 – The ‘Die is Cast’
on 6 February 2014
This phrase ‘Die is Cast’ was said by Julius Caesar when he crossed the Rubicon with his legions, starting a civil war. I believe in season this three this is exactly what happens when Clark’s government continues to become progressively xenophobic and totalitarian in its actions and outlook, and steadily advances a totalitarian style of government, including a government organelle called Night Watch which targets citizens who hold views in anyway negative to those of Clark's regime. Sheridan and Delenn uncover Shadow activity on Ganymede, where they are seen and chased by Earth forces. This ‘little’ event was enough for President Clark to announce martial law, and rather like a domino effect this leads to calls of Independence on Mars which in turn precipitates the bombing of Mars by Earth Forces. Babylon 5 attempts to avoid conflict with Earth, but in the end they are forced choose to declare independence from Earth and cede from Earth Government, along with several other outlying Earth Alliance colonies. In response, the Earth Alliance attempts to retake Babylon 5 by force, and we get to see what happen there. In this season Sheridan will be tested in more ways than one. He will find love, he will find an ex-wife and he will go where he should not!
This is complex season where many plot threads come to fruition and generally there is a lot going across the board. Our local Shadow Rep Mr Morden has not finished with Centauri ambassador Londo Mollari, as he further engulfs his government and Mollari into Shadow plans. As I said there is a lot going in this season – however, I really do not wish to give away more potential spoilers sufficed say this season is 'red hot' and really worth seeing, for my part I'm viewing my DVD collection for the 8th time since the whole series finished and I do not consider myself a serious fan.