Babylon 5

TV Show • 1994 • Drama  

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Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations - the Earth Alliance, Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire - work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.
This tv show contains 44 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
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Does the dog die?
190 supporters
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10
Unanswered Triggers
Are animals abused?
113 supporters
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0
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0
Is someone sexually assaulted?
108 supporters
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0
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0
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
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0
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0
Does a pet die?
85 supporters
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0
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0
Were animals harmed in the making?
68 supporters
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0
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0
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pedanther
S1
 E5
There is a scene where a character is preparing a meal and the main meat ingredient is visibly a (prop) dead animal rather than an anonymous cut of meat.
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Is there excessive gore?
51 supporters
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0
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0
Is an animal abandoned?
51 supporters
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0
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
47 supporters
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0
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0
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
45 supporters
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0
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0
Abandonment
0
pedanther
S1
 E10
There is a disturbing scene of parents rejecting their child.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
17 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E7
It may not count as full-on stalking, but the ex-boyfriend character behaves in ways that encroach on her boundaries, like showing up at her workplace and trying to persuade her to talk to him while she's still on duty, and the big one: moving from where they used to both live (a long way away) to be near her, with the intention that they can be together, without discussing it with her beforehand or mentioning it until he can present it as a fait accompli.
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Is there domestic violence?
52 supporters
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Yes
2
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2
Yes
0
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3
Yes
3
No
0
1
Corellon
Probably more instances, but most notably late season 4 when a character is interrogated.
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Is a child abused?
69 supporters
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1
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5
Addiction
1
Corellon
Most notably a character is addicted to perscription stimulants, and there's ever present references to the made up drug "dust." There are also numerous one off incidents too. Characters are drugged. Characters come across a drug and take it for plot reasons. Etc.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
Yes
5
No
1
1
Corellon
Alcohol and prescription stimulants. Both portrayals are well written (but very realistic and immersive and show up frequently!)
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Yes
12
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0
1
Corellon
It's a major recurring theme. A character is a recovering alcoholic. He relapses twice, both with dire consequences, and there are numerous occasions where he's in social situations, and he has to decline offers of alcohol.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
55 supporters
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0
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9
Yes
0
No
9
Are rabbits harmed?
37 supporters
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0
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3
Does a cat die?
101 supporters
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0
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7
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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0
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9
Are there spiders?
26 supporters
Yes
1
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2
1
Corellon
There's a ship that a character (accurately) describes as looking like "a cross between a spider and your worst nightmare."
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Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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0
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3
Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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10
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0
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pedanther
S1
 E2
There is an alien who resembles an enormous preying mantis.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
Yes
6
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E8
A character is given psychotropic drugs as part of an interrogation by the episode's antagonists.
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Is there pedophilia?
64 supporters
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0
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8
Yes
16
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0
0
pedanther
S1
 E8
A character is strapped to a chair as part of an interrogation by the episode's antagonists.
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Bodily Harm
1
Corellon
Several instances of oxygen running low. Season 5, someone starts to panic.
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Is there cannibalism?
24 supporters
Yes
2
No
2
1
Corellon
The Pak'ma'ra are a type of alien who will eat any kind of meat. They are never shown actually doing this, but it's a recurring topic of discussion with characters jokingly threatening to feed people they don't like to the Pak'ma'ra or considering possibilities when bodies go missing.
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4
No
1
0
pedanther
S2
 E20
Possibly, as there is a space battle in which numerous ships are destroyed by explosions, but no deaths are shown close up or in detail.
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Is there a hanging?
24 supporters
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1
No
2
0
pedanther
S2
 E15
A character talks about a relative's death by hanging, but it is not depicted or described in detail.
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Yes
6
No
0
0
pedanther
S2
 E20
Possibly, as there is a space battle in which numerous ships are destroyed, but no deaths are shown close up or in detail.
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0
pedanther
S1
 E3
A character loses consciousness after being drugged.
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6
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0
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pedanther
S2
 E3
A character's foot is broken in a fight, and she spends the rest of the episode on crutches. Nothing graphic is shown.
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Yes
2
No
1
1
Corellon
Delenn breaks someone's finger in season 5. There's a close up.
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Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
Yes
14
No
1
0
pedanther
S1
 E8
A character is tortured (with electric shocks and psychological tricks) by the episode's antagonists.
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1
Corellon
Season 3, at the end with a major character. Season 5, second half when an enemy underling is thrown off a balcony
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4
No
1
1
Corellon
(1) Horrifically in season 4. A character gets their eye forcibly removed with a knife. It happens offscreen, but for many more episodes, it's brought up. In season 5, their prosthetic is switched out with tongs with a close up. (2) In the season 5 episode that starts at the PsiCorps headquarters, there's a character that (with slow advance warning) undergoes massive head pressure until his eyes go extremely red, and he dies.
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Is someone stabbed?
6 supporters
Yes
6
No
0
0
pedanther
S2
 E17
There is a sword duel to the death that ends with one of the duellists being stabbed by the other. The actual penetration is not shown on screen; in the moment, the camera focuses on the face of the person being stabbed.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a kid die?
28 supporters
Yes
8
No
4
1
Corellon
Two alien children in seperate episodes get very sick and then die. At least two places are bombed despite residents pleading that there are women and children.
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Is a minor sexualized?
61 supporters
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0
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11
Death
0
Two major characters repeatedly sacrifice themselves throughout the series. One has a set death date because of it and the other does not die from it. Additionally, there are more characters who sacrifice themselves out of unrequited romantic love.
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Yes
5
No
7
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pedanther
S1
 E22
No members of the regular cast die during the episode, but one is in critical condition for the last part of it including the end.
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Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
2
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2
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Yes
36
No
0
1
pedanther
S1
 E3
In the subplot, a character dies at the conclusion of a terminal illness.
17 comments | Add comment
Family
Yes
14
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E8
The episode plot revolves around a character being abducted and interrogated by the antagonists.
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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
11
No
2
1
Corellon
(1) A character speaks with their dad as he's dying and then struggles with their complex grief due to an estranged relationship (2) A character's parent is kidnapped and threatened (3) A character tells a tragic story of watching their father being tortured to death. (4) A minor character child runs to find her minor character dad who is slumped dead against the wall. She tries to shake him awake and screams when he falls over.
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
3
No
3
2
Corellon
Londo and Bester have wives they're not faithful to as a rule. The topic comes up here and there in minor ways.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
9
No
0
1
pedanther
S1
 E3
A character's father dies at the conclusion of a terminal illness. The earlier deaths of her mother and brother also come up in conversation.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
1
Corellon
(1) A character is talking on their commlink next to a dead body. The camera lingers for a LONG time on an angle where the dead body can be seen out of focus over the character's shoulder. Due the some unknown spooky phenomenon, the dead body briefly MOVES and growls. (2) Early season 5, the doctor is seen convincing an alien to ingest a liquid for the sake of medical research. He appears to be completely successful and moves to a different room of medlab and discusses the next thing when the liquid is VERY abruptly thrown against the window and splashes across most of the surface.
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Yes
6
No
8
1
Corellon
First appears earlier, but the season 5 Centauri plot involves posession
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
5
No
11
1
Corellon
The Season 5 episode written by Neil Gaiman has many ghosts
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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0
No
8
Yes
4
No
0
0
pedanther
S2
 E20
Yes, but the viewpoint is external and the person having the shower is visible only as a silhouette behind the shower screen.
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
58 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
0
niteingale
In early season 5 (5x07), an alien is fed a medicinal liquid and vomits over a glass screen; it is projectile, the alien vomiting is not visible during.
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Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
Yes
2
No
2
0
pedanther
S2
 E2
The scene in which security officers apprehend a suspect who shot one of their fellow officers is problematic as part of a larger pattern of cops using unnecessary roughness in such situations. The show doesn't present their behavior as admirable, but does suggest that their 'enthusiasm' is understandable and gives them a pass on it.
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Medical
Yes
10
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E11
A character is shown being injected with something while in hospital.
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1
ThatWGIgeek
There is an episode where a major character is tortured that is very reminiscent of a mental institution. It is mentioned that "unstable" telepaths (and those rendered "unstable" by telepaths) are kept in mental institutions.
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Yes
34
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E17
Several scenes in medbay, in both the episode's plot lines.
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Yes
1
No
2
1
Corellon
A minor character has a very painful terminal illness.
1 comment | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
7
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E8
A character's trauma from his military service is a key part of the plot.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
2
1
Corellon
No but the Narn often ritually slice their palms with swords.
2 comments | Add comment
0
pedanther
S3
 E2
There are references to the stereotype of the "mad bomber". It's unclear whether the episode's actual bomber has an actual mental illness, but at the least he's clearly in a very bad place mentally.
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0
pedanther
S5
 E13
The episode plot revolves around the trope of an evil murderous alter.
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0
pedanther
S3
 E2
When cornered, the episode antagonist attempts to set off a bomb that will kill everyone on the station including himself. In a subplot, two enemies are put in a situation where they'll die if they don't work together, and one refuses, saying he's prepared to die if it means his enemy will die too.
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0
pedanther
S1
 E8
A character is interrogated by the antagonists using virtual reality and psychotropic drugs, making him experience reality as unhinged and leaving him for a while uncertain about what is real.
5 comments | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
3
No
1
1
Corellon
A character goes through a mystical transformation that brings about certain unnatural changes to their body and is shaken and uncomfortable as they adjust.
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0
niteingale
In early season 3 when two characters get trapped in an elevator.
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1
Corellon
(1) various enemy agents taking poison capsules (2) a minor recurring antagonist ritually sacrificing themself in place of a main character (3) a villain shooting themself to avoid capture (4) a main character sacrificing their life force to prevent the death of someone they care about (5) a main character immolating themself in a fuel explosion to avoid capture. (6) A character sees their friend go down a dark path and taunts him by offering him a handgun, saying it would be quicker that way.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
23 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
0
The shakey cam is fairly frequent in more action-oriented scenes
1 comment | Add comment
2
ThatWGIgeek
Many of the scenes with space battles have flashing lights, as well as scenes with the jumpgates opening.
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Paranoia
0
pedanther
S1
 E13
A kidnapper spends several scenes secretly observing his target before taking action.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Are there babies or unborn children?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
28 supporters
Yes
3
No
1
1
Corellon
Londo calls Vir a "moon faced assassin of joy."
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
0
pedanther
S1
 E12
The guy who dies first is Hispanic.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
11
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E8
The main antagonist expresses a xenophobic conspiracy theory about immigrants being part of a plot to corrupt society from within.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
6
No
3
0
pedanther
S2
 E19
Due to the broadcast standards of the time, no human characters in this series are explicitly identified as LGBT+, but a character dies in this episode who is implied (intentionally, the showrunner has confirmed) to be in a same-sex romantic relationship.
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Are there n-words?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Race
Is there blackface?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Yes
3
No
7
0
pedanther
S1
 E3
The ages of Londo and his love interest are not explicitly established, but there's clearly a gap and there's dialogue where he acknowledges being self-conscious about being significantly older than her. The ages of the actors has a 14-year gap: she was around 30 at the time of filming, and he was in his mid-40s.
2 comments | Add comment
Religious
Yes
7
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E2
Briefly, in the context of differing opinions about the reality of souls and the afterlife.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
0
pedanther
S2
 E5
No actual demons, but the monster of the week has some resemblance to the classic demonic look with horns.
2 comments | Add comment
Sex
Yes
8
No
1
1
Corellon
Scenes where characters heavily make out before and after sex in various forms of undress. There are some tense scenes where a character is worried about needing to have sex for contrived diplomatic reasons, but bluffs their way through it by simply dressing suggestively, making up a goofy dance, chanting, and then making some sexual noises. One character completely undresses to make an advance on another character. A couple goes offscreen to engage in a sexual ritual while a number of people are in the other room. (It is later established that they were definitely overheard.)
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
0
pedanther
S1
 E21
There is no human nudity. An alien character exposes a tentacle-like part of his anatomy which dialogue indicates is his genitalia, but it doesn't have the same impact as a human doing the same thing.
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Is there bestiality?
46 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Are there incestuous relationships?
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51 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Sickness
Yes
5
No
1
0
pedanther
S2
 E9
A character who is old and ill has a sudden worsening of their health, spends much of the episode confined to a hospital bed, and dies near the end.
3 comments | Add comment
Social
Yes
7
No
0
0
pedanther
S2
 E5
A significant episode-only character is a homeless military veteran.
3 comments | Add comment
Spoiler
Are there end credit scenes?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Yes
5
No
3
0
pedanther
S2
 E18
The episode plot revolves around an epidemic with many casualties, and the ending is appropriately downbeat.
2 comments | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does a car honk or tires screech?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
7
No
5
0
pedanther
S2
 E2
No planes, but two spacecraft collide, destroying both and killing their occupants.
5 comments | Add comment
Is someone hit by a car?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Violence
Yes
4
No
6
0
pedanther
S1
 E11
There is a large explosion, but it's not nuclear.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
17
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E14
The climax of the episode revolves around a martial arts contest. By the end of it, both contestants are visibly injured and bleeding.
7 comments | Add comment
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
23
No
0
0
pedanther
S1
 E7
The climax of the episode involves a shoot-out between the heroes and villains.
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