And the Sky Full of Stars

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"And the Sky Full of Stars." Babylon 5 Week of 20 June 1994. Janet Greek, dir. J. Michael Straczynski, script.

The station Commander's mind is caught in a "virtual reality cybernet," while his body is held in a chair, with a good deal of imagery of the superimpostion of the high-tech electronic and cybernetic upon the human. See for VR and the mind/body question, and for the imagery of the capture of the Commander's small fighter spacecraft (in a VR flashback) by a very large enemy spaceship: "biomechanical" suggestions, for sure, plus, just possibly suggestion of a human hand and/or vagina.

Covered briefly in Frank Garcia's "Babylon 5 Episode Guide," Cinefantastique 31.12/Vol. 32 No. 1 (June 2000): 38. There is a still with the article of with the caption, "Sinclair [... the station Commander] is kidnapped and strapped into a virtual reality machine to unlock his missing memories [...]." See Babylon 5 entry for link to locations on line where the relevant Cinefantastique issues are likely to be archived.

(RDE, 23/06/94), finishing 27Aug22