A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga.
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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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Jeff Conaway's death pneumonia as a result of a drug overdose was all the more ironic, given that his character, Zack Allen, was given a second chance in the series after overcoming a drug addiction. In fact, drug and alcohol addiction proved to be a major theme for several characters, such as Dr. Franklin, Michael Garibaldi, Captain Lochley, and others. After Conaway's death, several of his Babylon 5 co-stars, including Bruce Boxleitner, stated that despite his struggles with addiction, Conaway was the consummate professional, always arriving on-set on-time and prepared, and that the only state they ever saw him in was sober. See more »

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[a telepathic implant prevents Garibaldi from shooting Bester]
Michael Garibaldi: What have you done to me?
PsiCop Alfred Bester: I've hit you with an Asimov.
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The opening narration and musical theme changed with every season. See more »

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working towards genius
25 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Babylon 5 is one of the TV shows we all wish we had come across sooner. as a massive star trek fan i saw the first few episodes of b5 in its initial run and immediately thought it was below par. at the urging of a friend i came back to it a few years later.... wow! to say i was impressed was an understatement, i immediately began to re-watch the whole series and saw he genius of the story arc and character development. in addition to this the use of aliens that looks alien, use different gasses to breath, are more advanced technologically and (shock) actually speak a language other than English was a joy! the battle scenes were wonderful, well beyond anything i had seen before and as for londo and g'kar, if there are 2 finer characters in all of television then that TV show is doing well. funny, awe inspiring, intelligent and emotional b5 has it all, the only drawback being that sometimes the walls are a little flimsy, sometimes the effects are a little below par, but willing suspension of disbelief is necessary in sci-fi, and b5 is no exception. is b5 a work of genius? definitely, without question yes, but could parts of it be better? those niggly little things that gnaw at us i'm afraid would have brought b5 up a notch, but it remains , without question, one of the finest shows, not just sci-fi, but shows that i have ever seen!


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