: (Ending 05.29.94)
TNG - All Good Things...
B5 - TKO
No competition, really. In fact, you wonder why B5 would air a new episode this week anyway. TNG, after 7 successful years of bringing television sci-fi to the mainstream, deserves going out in the solo-spotlight. Besides, B5 still had representation, what with G'Kar having disappeared into some sort of spacial anomaly and taking the body of a Romulan (seriously, Katsulus seems to still be in G'Kar mode playing Tomalak here). Maybe they were feeling a bit of the same cocky swagger as Walker Smith?
Here's the thing that's quite unfortunate for B5, however. TNG's series finale creates a floodgate of television sci-fi interest for the general public, and you've managed to catch some of the wash of that interest as folks hear about "that other new sci-fi show"; smartly, you air Signs & Portents
before All Good Things
airs, an episode that helped solidify yourself as a show worth keeping an eye on. Then, you follow it up with TKO
. Oh dear.
isn't a bad episode, but if you don't care about
then chances are you won't care about this episode -especially so if you were hoping for a quick follow-up to Signs & Portents
. Not only that, but now you're going to have to wait until JULY
for a new episode. Wait, huh?
TNG bows out awesomely. B5 goes into re-runs. Looks like DS9's going to have a clear run for its season finale.
DS9 - Tribunal