Front Cover of Asked & Answered, Part 5
Front Cover
Back Cover of Asked & Answered, Part 5
Back Cover

Asked & Answered, Part 5

Publication Date: November 11, 2009
Pages: 370
Format: Softcover


The long-awaited Asked & Answered Part 5, the fifth and final book of the Asked & Answered series, has arrived. Packed with 1,301 questions, Part 5 has the most questions asked (and answered) of any book in the 5 book series.

Picking up where Part 4 left off, Part 5's questions and answers are all related to the specifics of each episode and movie, starting with Season 2 (Season 1 was the final section of Part 4) and continuing through "The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark."


  • Points of Departure
  • Revelations
  • The Geometry of Shadows
  • A Distant Star
  • The Long Dark
  • Spider in the Web
  • Soul Mates
  • A Race Through Dark Places
  • The Coming of Shadows
  • Gropos
  • All Alone in the Night
  • Acts of Sacrifice
  • Hunter, Prey
  • There All the Honor Lies
  • And Now for a Word
  • In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum
  • Knives
  • Confessions and Lamentations
  • Divided Loyalties
  • The Long, Twilight Struggle
  • Comes the Inquisitor
  • The Fall of Night


  • Matters of Honor
  • Convictions
  • A Day in the Strife
  • Passing Through Gethsemane
  • Voices of Authority
  • Dust to Dust
  • Exogenesis
  • Messages from Earth
  • Point of No Return
  • Severed Dreams
  • Ceremonies of Light and Dark
  • Sic Transit Vir
  • A Late Delivery from Avalon
  • Ship of Tears
  • Interludes and Examinations
  • War Without End Part 1
  • War Without End Part 2
  • Walkabout
  • Grey 17 is Missing
  • And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
  • Shadow Dancing
  • Z'ha'dum


  • The Hour of the Wolf
  • Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?
  • The Summoning
  • Falling Toward Apotheosis
  • The Long Night
  • Into the Fire
  • Epiphanies
  • The Illusion of Truth
  • Atonement
  • Racing Mars
  • Lines of Communication
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Rumors, Bargains and Lies
  • Moments of Transition
  • No Surrender, No Retreat
  • The Exercise of Vital Powers
  • The Face of the Enemy
  • Intersections in Real Time
  • Between the Darkness and the Light
  • Endgame
  • Rising Star
  • The Deconstruction of Falling Stars


  • No Compromises
  • The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari
  • The Paragon of Animals
  • A View from the Gallery
  • Learning Curve
  • Strange Relations
  • Secrets of the Soul
  • Day of the Dead
  • In the Kingdom of the Blind...
  • A Tragedy of Telepaths
  • Phoenix Rising
  • The Ragged Edge
  • The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father
  • Meditations on the Abyss
  • Darkness Ascending
  • And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder
  • Movements of Fire and Shadow
  • The Fall of Centauri Prime
  • The Wheel of Fire
  • Objects in Motion
  • Objects at Rest
  • Sleeping in Light


  • In the Beginning
  • Thirdspace
  • The River of Souls
  • A Call to Arms
  • The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight
  • The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark

Here's a glimpse, a hint, a peek, a preview of the info-nuggets you'll discover in Part 5's 1,301 answers:

  • J. Michael Straczynski's least favorite episode and which one took his breath away
  • How the story would have proceeded if Sinclair, Takashima, Kyle, Alexander and Sykes had remained in the cast
  • How JMS's childhood is part of the origin of Londo's recurring dream
  • How "Midnight on the Firing Line" and "The Coming of Shadows" are mirror-images of each other
  • The significance of the season two episode titles
  • How Sinclair's storyline is like a certain famous trilogy
  • How the change in commanding officers benefited the show
  • Why Earthforce can't track Minbari vessels
  • Why and how candles are a key symbol in the show
  • Which episode has the Abraham Lincoln quote
  • How Ivanova's sex scene was a verbal compression of human dating
  • Why it's so difficult to write Kosh's dialogue
  • The famous writer that Morden really looks like
  • Who won the sixth game of the 2259 Worlds' Series
  • How an actor's broken foot impacted the series
  • The basis of the techno-mage symbols
  • What JMS meant by a "race that speaks in macros"
  • Why Sheridan didn't ask Delenn for help in fending off the Earthforce attack
  • JMS's favorite quotes from "The Coming of Shadows"
  • Why Sheridan didn't give Major Ryan a field promotion
  • Details of the Robert Foxworth debacle
  • Why Garibaldi said "nuts"
  • The reason JMS drilled down on the Marcus and Lennier characters
  • What "Sir Transit Vir" really means and why JMS used it as a title
  • When it's okay for the Minbari to lie
  • Why we couldn't see the surface of Narn after the mass drivers
  • How the Earth/Minbari War actually began
  • Why the cast and crew shunned JMS at lunchtime for a couple days
  • The intent in showing hand-to-hand combat below decks
  • The number of crew members necessary to pilot a White Star
  • What it was like on the set when Michael O'Hare returned in "War Without End"
  • The genesis of the Minbari sleep watching ritual
  • What was written on Vir's Minbari coat of welcoming
  • Who financed the Ranger colony and why it was in Drazi space
  • The origins for the idea of the Vorlons and Shadows representing order and chaos
  • How many years Valen lived
  • What Edgars was reading on the couch
  • How Season 4 was different from the previous three seasons
  • The scene in which Jerry Doyle fell and broke his right arm and right wrist while filming
  • JMS's 14 word response to the question about the 14 words that will make someone fall in love with you
  • Why Lyta isn't mentioned in "Sleeping in Light"
  • The final image JMS had in mind before a frame was ever shot on the series
  • Exactly what JMS was thinking during his "Sleeping in Light" cameo
  • And, at long last, how many Minbari it takes to screw in a lightbulb