Babylon 5 (1994–1998)

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A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Michael Garibaldi / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Delenn / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
Richard Biggs ...
 Dr. Stephen Franklin / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Lennier (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Vir Cotto / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 G'Kar (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Londo Mollari (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Capt. John Sheridan / ... (88 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Cmdr. Susan Ivanova / ... (88 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Zack Allan / ... (74 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Lyta Alexander (47 episodes, 1995-1998)
 Marcus Cole / ... (45 episodes, 1995-1998)


In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space. At a crossroads of interstellar commerce and diplomacy, Cmdr Sinclair (2d season Captain Sheridan) must try to establish peace and prosperity between various interstellar empires, all the while fighting forces from within the Earth Alliance. It is a precarious command, particularly given that sabotage led to the destruction of Babylon stations 1, 2, and 3 and 4 vanished without trace. Written by Tony Lammens <>

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Release Date:

26 January 1994 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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(110 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Because of the studio's proximity to the local airport, many takes were ruined by planes flying overhead. In several blooper reels, an airplane could be clearly heard during the shot, much to the amusement of the cast and crew who often burst out laughing, given the irony of it during occasionally tense or dramatic scenes. See more »


PsiCop Alfred Bester: Mr. Garibaldi, on a scale of one to ten... just how stupid do you think I am?
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Crazy Credits

During the first run of the show, the titles for seasons 2 and 4 changed as character changes took place. In season 2, before Delenn's new makeup was revealed the "old" Delenn was shown; and for the first few episodes, Claudia Christian was identified as "Lt. Commander. Susan Ivanova". After she was promoted this was changed to "Commander Susan Ivanova". In the fourth season, at first Jerry Doyle is identified as "Security Chief Michael Garibaldi" while Jeff Conaway was billed as "Zack Allan". Halfway through the season when Garibaldi resigns and Allan is promoted, the credits change to "Michael Garibaldi" and "Security Chief Zack Allan". However, the DVD/R1 release of Season 2 has all the credits showing the new Delenn and "Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova"; and the Season 4 has all credits showing "Security Chief Michael Garibaldi" and "Zack Allan". See more »


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The High-Water Mark of Science Fiction/Fantasy!
14 January 2005 | by (Minnesota land somewhere) – See all my reviews

WOW is the word which best describes this program! It is an epic story of legends in a world that is believable interpretation of the future two and a half centuries from now. It is set in a world where humans are now a space faring race, capable of crossing the galaxy in months using a technology called a Jumpgate. The people of Earth have at this point come together in corporation to form a world government known as EarthGov. The humans aren't alone; they occupy the universe with mysterious races like the Vorlons, Shadows, and Minbarie. The leading heroes, Jeffery Sinclair and John Sheridan are captains in EarthForce, but they soon prove to be much more. I dare not enter into the plot since it is redundant on account of it being available at this site and elsewhere. All I will say about the plot is that over its five years, it is an extremely wealthy arc of sadness, joy, comedy, and horror! It is also not without substance, full of philosophy about life, existence, war, and hope. Each episode represents a coherent story, but incomplete since each builds upon the rest. The series is essentially an extended mini-series. Like Star Trek before it, most if not all episodes are constructed with a moral or lesson attached to it. Each episode also addresses some aspect of real human experience. The quest for power, revenge, love, and corporate power to mention a few. I believe that the episodes "Z'HA'DUM", "War Without End 1 & 2", "Whatever Happened To Mr. Garibaldi?", and "Endgame" are some of the best of the series. It is also the only television series that I am aware of that was made better than most Hollywood movies! Watch it, or I will get you.

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