Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | March 17, 2012

DEEP SPACE NINE AND BABYLON 5


DEEP SPACE NINE AND BABYLON 5

DEEP SPACE NINE and BABYLON 5…

Two fictional series that manage to contrive

To portray common intent

Among species bent

On working together to stay alive.

In commerce and diplomacy

Several “races” learn to disagree…

Administration’s goal

Is to keep a peaceful role,

To find the parts where opposites agree.

A Starfleet Captain becomes Emissary

Who is of non-corporeals a bit wary…

Yet th’immortals choose him

Counter to “Bajoran” whim,

And eventually call Cisco inside to tarry.

Colonel Sheridan, like Cisco, must be

A go-between shrouded in mystery…

For him it is DeLen

A hybridized girlfriend,

Who is willing to fulfill the prophecy.

A Changeling falls in love with a Bajoran,

This kind of love in fiction isn’t foreign…

As if reality

Needs a kick for us to see

That multi-racial relationships are soaring.

Both series feature the egocentric theme

That only humans have what it takes to make the dream

Reality of a link

Among life forms distinct

But things do not appear just as they seem.

—Jonathan Caswell


Responses

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    SPEAKING ABOUT HUMAN ENDEAVOR AND ITS COMMONALITIES????


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