Babylon 5 is easily the most important show of the 90s. Often ignored by critics because of the many short-comings of the show, this show allowed the current golden-age of television. Babylon 5 was a science fiction epic, it was a call back to Frank Herbert, a story that was the rise and fall of empires and corruption in politics. It was subversive without being overtly so. It was riveting television, because unlike most TV shows, it was one focused story told over five seasons. It was also populist! J. Michael Straczynski understands the deficit of leadership we see in this country, and more leaders need to be of the people. Share if you agree.