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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 Michael Garibaldi / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Delenn / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
Richard Biggs ...
 Dr. Stephen Franklin / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Lennier (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Vir Cotto / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 G'Kar (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Londo Mollari (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Capt. John Sheridan / ... (88 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Cmdr. Susan Ivanova / ... (88 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Zack Allan / ... (74 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Lyta Alexander (47 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Marcus Cole / ... (45 episodes, 1995-1998)
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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 <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

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26 January 1994 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(110 episodes)

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Trivia

When B5 entered production, there were claims that the creators of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) had stolen the basic Babylon 5 premise. It was never proven, though both shows share striking similarities. This controversy led to friction between Babylon 5 and Star Trek fans over the course of both series. See more »

Quotes

Captain John Sheridan: You know, I just had a thought. You've been back and forth to your world so many times since you got here. How do I know you're the same Vorlon? Inside that encounter suit you could be anyone.
Kosh Naranek: I have *always* been here.
Captain John Sheridan: Oh, yeah? You said that about me too.
Kosh Naranek: Yes.
[starts to walk away]
Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.
Kosh Naranek: [turns around] Good!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits for the final episode, "Sleeping In the Light", include shots of all the major characters as they are when the episode took place (20 years after the events of the series), whether or not they are present in the episode. Ranger Marcus Cole, who sacrificed his life to save Ivanova, is represented by the control and information panel on a "coldsleep" hibernaculum -- presumably where his body is being kept until he can be revived. See more »

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Great Even For A None Sci-Fi fan
9 January 2003 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

It's a shame I couldn't get this one from the begginig. This is THE Sci-Fi show (if you don't count The X Files as Sci-Fi). It is way better than Star Trek: it didn't have the technological chit chat; human race was weak and corrompted, yet optimistic and full of potential; realistic to the bone, in 200 and so years that could be our world; an evolving story and characters that made you believe they were real; not as many races as in ST (actually it is better this way) but that differenced each other in something else than the ears; a philosophical, political, chaotic universe. Great acting and writing, many but many characters that carried on a story that was about nothing else than life and death.


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