Tower of Babylon 005: Infection

Possibly the worst Babylon 5 episode? Certainly every bit as bad as I remembered, from the rough performances from the guest actors, the pointless action sequences, and a terrible ending.

The only positive to note is that there are good ‘bones’ to the story here – it moves along well, has good beats and could have been a better episode. But nearly everything else goes wrong. When the supposedly intelligent adversary just lumbers around shouting ‘Protect’ it’s hard to get a sense that it’s a major threat.

And then to top it all off we have a ‘expose the logical fallacy in the alien’s reasoning leading to a self destruct’ ending, which was terrible when Star Trek did it in the 60s, and it’s terrible here.

Well, at least it’s up from here.