Gideon attempts to negotiate for the right to land on an alien planet, but
the aliens have other ideas.
Jamie Rose as Cynthia.
Tim Choate as Polix.
Production number: 112
Original air date: July 21, 1999
DVD release date: December 7, 2004
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by Jesus Treviño
- The original inhabitants of the planet Lorka 7 were
wiped out a long time ago, but the details are unknown. The new
inhabitants, who were led to the planet five hundred years ago by
a being they call "The Most Holy," have agreed to let the Excalibur
land and investigate to see what happened to their predecessors.
- Lochley and Gideon have consummated their budding
- Max was a child prodigy, always getting beaten up in
school for being smarter than his peers. He had a lonely life until
he met a woman named Cynthia Allen; the two of them were married for
some time, but she eventually left when it became clear that his
devotion was more to IPX than to her. Her business, trading alien art
and antiquities, was devastated by the quarantine of Earth.
- Who or what was the Lorkans' "Most Holy?" A Vorlon?
Why were they led to Lorka 7? Where were they before then?
- What wiped out the previous population of Lorka 7?
- What other alien artifacts does Max have in his
- Dr. Chambers was clearly no stranger to fighting. Was
she formally trained? Perhaps she has served in Earthforce; on the
Excalibur it's not entirely clear whether she's a civilian.
- Five years after the founding of the Alliance, Babylon 5
is still teeming with activity. Yet a decade and a half later, at
the time of Sheridan's death
("Sleeping in Light")
it's considered useless. What happens in the intervening years to
cause people to stop coming to the station?
- Lochley likes to retreat to Downbelow when the stresses
of running the station become too great.
- Just after the shower scene, a ship is shown entering
B5's docking bay. This is a tongue-in-cheek variant on an old
cinematic metaphor, more typically rendered as a train going into a
- Tim Choate, who plays Polix, was Zathras in the original
In Memory of Mister Kitty
198? to May 17, 1999
Now chasing star-mice
- "I presume that Mr. Kitty was yours?"
- Was the Lorcan at the end played by Wayne
No, it wasn't Wayne, and the name slips away at the moment.