Babylon 5

Season 5 Episode 4

A View from the Gallery

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Feb 11, 1998 on
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Episode Summary

We see the action from the viewpoint of two maintenance workers as a race of savage aliens attacks the station.

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  • A unique episode where we see the life on B5 from the perspective of "the other guys"

    This was a most enjoyable episode and - at times, laugh out loud funny.

    The ep follows around two of the average maintanance workers on B5, as a new alien menace threatens the station. On their journey through their days work (with all the chaos going on around them). Travelling throughout the station, helping and interacting with some of the main cast, we get to see everything with a different (and at times toungue-and-cheek) perspective.

    Much like the stargate episodes featuring "the other guys", we get to see the show from a different, unique, and funnier side.

    A great episode (even though it follows no major story arcs)moreless
  • A View from the Gallery

    A View from the Gallery was a superb episode of Babylon 5. I really enjoyed watching this episode because it was from the view point of ordinary workers on Babylon 5 during an alien attack. I thought there was a lot of insight from this point of view, and the episode had some action, drama, as well as intrigue. I like these types of episodes, which have been done in other series, where viewers get to see a day in the life of some one on the outside or some one ordinary compared to the main characters. This episode was awesome and fun to watch. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!moreless
  • bo and mac are to maintance workers working on babylon5. we get to see what happens on the station threw there eyes.

    looking threw the eyes of to maintances worker you see the station in a different view. bo and mac get to work all over the station and get to interact with the main cast.its great to have a episode the doesn't have to anything to do with delenn or sheridan.i think it was enjoyable and funny. i think the part i like the most is when mack asks bo what he has for lunch 'spoon its tastes awful no wonder the centaurian hair stands up.i wish that they had a few more episodes like was good to see something diffrent.moreless
  • The best "Babylon 5" episode ever?

    Not only this episode has action, comedy, drama and even a bit of romance, it tells its story in a unique way that is just perfect. Mac and Bo are two regular maintenance guys who have no glory whatsoever in their jobs, but are just as important as anyone else in the station, Sheridan, Lochley, Zack and so on. And only a genius could tell their story through such a difficult time as an alien invasion while they can't even stay in the shelters whilst the attack rages on. At anytime this episode would already be one of the best this show ever aired. However, because of the boring episodes since the end of the Shadow War and the not-interesting episodes of the rest of fifth season, this episode jumps the shark even more, making it possibly the best episode ever.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the final scene, when Dr. Franklin is identifying the fallen soldiers, he presses some buttons on his portable device. As he closes the eyes of the third person on the deck, the screen lights of the device turn off before he hits the last button.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (after tasting the spoo sandwich)
      Bo: Oh man, this stuff is awful.
      Mack: And ten credits an ounce if you can believe that.
      Bo: The Centauri love it?
      Mack: Oh, they are nuts for it.
      Bo: Man, no wonder their hair stands straight up.

    • (last lines of the episode)
      (as Mack and Bo pass Sheridan and Delenn in the corridor)
      Delenn: Hello, Mack, Bo.
      Mack: (with a stunned look on his face) She remembered my name!
      Bo: (taps Mack in the chest) Our names!
      Mack: I think I'm in love.
      Bo: She's married.
      Mack: We can work something out.
      Bo: Come on.

    • Bo: Suddenly, I think I understand Sheridan a lot better.
      Mack: How so?
      Bo: Well, dead or alive, I'd claw my way out of Hell and straight through ten miles of solid rock to see that smile again.

    • Sheridan: Then, as you said to me once, "I will see you in a little while, in a place where no shadows fall."

    • Byron: Bringing us into a world that fears us and hates us, nature did not leave us entirely without protection.

    • Byron: At the moment of death, there is a passing of energy. An explosion of consciousness. It permeates everything in close proximity, your clothes, jewelry ... anything. We can still feel him ... what he was... what he did... his hopes... and fears ... and expectations. It's still there for a few minutes ... Then it will disappear ... Joining him in silence.

    • Lochley: You're supposed to be the head of covert intelligence. Right now, I'm not seeing a hell of a lot of intelligence. Covert, overt, or otherwise!

    • Bo: What does it taste like?
      Mack: Hard to say, Bo. Um, kind of, um .. spooish, I guess.
      Bo: No. You're supposed to say chicken.
      Mack: Huh?
      Bo: It's a joke. Whenever you eat something strange and someone asks, 'What does it taste like?' you're supposed to say chicken. It's funny that way.
      Mack: It doesn't taste like chicken.

    • Mack: You've seen him and Delenn together, right? Now that's true love, my friend. You don't see that very often.
      Bo: Quite very true. He's a good man.
      Mack: Yep. A good man.
      Bo: I heard he was dead once.
      Mack: Yeah, well, nobody's perfect, Bo.

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