Episode 37: There All the Honor Lies (Season 2, Episode 14)
Synopsis: In which Captain Sheridan is accused of murdering a Minbari civilian and a gift shop opens on the station.
Peter David tells the story of the bear in this episode and how it became a long running back and forth between him and JMS: https://www.peterdavid.net/2012/03/26/the-bear-story/
From that piece I learned that the gift shop story was supposed to end with a bit about a toy gun being mistaken for a real gun, so it was not wholesale inserted by JMS simply to space the bear.
Simeon Stylites - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simeon_Stylites You know, 37 years on the top of a pillar sounds pretty good some days. As long as it gets wifi and I can get Chinese food delivered..
Carlin Barton’s Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones https://www.amazon.com/Roman-Honor-Bones-Carlin-Barton/dp/0520225252/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523891944&sr=8-1&keywords=roman+honor+by+carlin+barton
The Art of Manliness podcast episode with Prof. Barton. Well worth a listen. https://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/06/28/art-of-manliness-podcast-74-ancient-roman-honor-with-dr-carlin-barton/
w/r/t/ Gary Indiana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XihLS-jA_Dg
The Expanse also seems to use Mandarin/banded collar shirts as a shorthand for “the future.”
And Garibaldi’s shirt definitely has the Mandarin collar.