Asked & Answered, Part 5

The fifth volume of the “Asked and Answered” series is now available from B5Books.com

Asked & Answered: Part 5
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The long-awaited Asked & Answered Part 5, the fifth and final book of the Asked & Answered series, has arrived. Packed with 1,301 questions, Part 5 has the most questions asked (and answered) of any book in the 5 book series.

Picking up where Part 4 left off, Part 5’s questions and answers are all related to the specifics of each episode and movie, starting with Season 2 (Season 1 was the final section of Part 4) and continuing through “The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark.”

SEASON 2
* Points of Departure
* Revelations
* The Geometry of Shadows
* A Distant Star
* The Long Dark
* Spider in the Web
* Soul Mates
* A Race Through Dark Places
* The Coming of Shadows
* Gropos
* All Alone in the Night
* Acts of Sacrifice
* Hunter, Prey
* There All the Honor Lies
* And Now for a Word
* In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum
* Knives
* Confessions and Lamentations
* Divided Loyalties
* The Long, Twilight Struggle
* Comes the Inquisitor
* The Fall of Night

SEASON 3
* Matters of Honor
* Convictions
* A Day in the Strife
* Passing Through Gethsemane
* Voices of Authority
* Dust to Dust
* Exogenesis
* Messages from Earth
* Point of No Return
* Severed Dreams
* Ceremonies of Light and Dark
* Sic Transit Vir
* A Late Delivery from Avalon
* Ship of Tears
* Interludes and Examinations
* War Without End Part 1
* War Without End Part 2
* Walkabout
* Grey 17 is Missing
* And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
* Shadow Dancing
* Z’ha’dum

SEASON 4
* The Hour of the Wolf
* Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?
* The Summoning
* Falling Toward Apotheosis
* The Long Night
* Into the Fire
* Epiphanies
* The Illusion of Truth
* Atonement
* Racing Mars
* Lines of Communication
* Conflicts of Interest
* Rumors, Bargains and Lies
* Moments of Transition
* No Surrender, No Retreat
* The Exercise of Vital Powers
* The Face of the Enemy
* Intersections in Real Time
* Between the Darkness and the Light
* Endgame
* Rising Star
* The Deconstruction of Falling Stars

SEASON 5
* No Compromises
* The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari
* The Paragon of Animals
* A View from the Gallery
* Learning Curve
* Strange Relations
* Secrets of the Soul
* Day of the Dead
* In the Kingdom of the Blind
* A Tragedy of Telepaths
* Phoenix Rising
* The Ragged Edge
* The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father
* Meditations on the Abyss
* Darkness Ascending
* And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder
* Movements of Fire and Shadow
* The Fall of Centauri Prime
* The Wheel of Fire
* Objects in Motion
* Objects at Rest
* Sleeping in Light

MOVIES
* In the Beginning
* Thirdspace
* The River of Souls
* A Call to Arms
* The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight
* The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark

Here’s a glimpse, a hint, a peek, a preview of the info-nuggets you’ll discover in Part 5’s 1,301 answers:

* J. Michael Straczynski’s least favorite episode and which one took his breath away
* How the story would have proceeded if Sinclair, Takashima, Kyle, Alexander and Sykes had remained in the cast
* How JMS’s childhood is part of the origin of Londo’s recurring dream
* How “Midnight on the Firing Line” and “The Coming of Shadows” are mirror-images of each other
* The significance of the season two episode titles
* How Sinclair’s storyline is like a certain famous trilogy
* How the change in commanding officers benefited the show
* Why Earthforce can’t track Minbari vessels
* Why and how candles are a key symbol in the show
* Which episode has the Abraham Lincoln quote
* How Ivanova’s sex scene was a verbal compression of human dating
* Why it’s so difficult to write Kosh’s dialogue
* The famous writer that Morden really looks like
* Who won the sixth game of the 2259 Worlds’ Series
* How an actor’s broken foot impacted the series
* The basis of the techno-mage symbols
* What JMS meant by a “race that speaks in macros”
* Why Sheridan didn’t ask Delenn for help in fending off the Earthforce attack
* JMS’s favorite quotes from “The Coming of Shadows”
* Why Sheridan didn’t give Major Ryan a field promotion
* Details of the Robert Foxworth debacle
* Why Garibaldi said “nuts”
* The reason JMS drilled down on the Marcus and Lennier characters
* What “Sir Transit Vir” really means and why JMS used it as a title
* When it’s okay for the Minbari to lie
* Why we couldn’t see the surface of Narn after the mass drivers
* How the Earth/Minbari War actually began
* Why the cast and crew shunned JMS at lunchtime for a couple days
* The intent in showing hand-to-hand combat below decks
* The number of crew members necessary to pilot a White Star
* What it was like on the set when Michael O’Hare returned in “War Without End”
* The genesis of the Minbari sleep watching ritual
* What was written on Vir’s Minbari coat of welcoming
* Who financed the Ranger colony and why it was in Drazi space
* The origins for the idea of the Vorlons and Shadows representing order and chaos
* How many years Valen lived
* What Edgars was reading on the couch
* How Season 4 was different from the previous three seasons
* The scene in which Jerry Doyle fell and broke his right arm and right wrist while filming
* JMS’s 14 word response to the question about the 14 words that will make someone fall in love with you
* Why Lyta isn’t mentioned in “Sleeping in Light”
* The final image JMS had in mind before a frame was ever shot on the series
* Exactly what JMS was thinking during his “Sleeping in Light” cameo
* And, at long last, how many Minbari it takes to screw in a lightbulb

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