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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The Babylon 5 station is claimed to be operated by an artificial intelligence computer system provided by the Centauri. See more »


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

As the credits roll in "Atonement" Jason Carter "Marcus" is singing Gilbert and Sullivan's "I am the very model of a Modern Major General." 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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