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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 <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

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Release Date:

26 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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(110 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter David wrote a throwaway joke that was not used; describing it later, he said that if you didn't get it as soon as you heard it, it could not possibly be explained well enough to make it funny for you. The setup was Garibaldi (who was established as a pop culture fan) and Londo in a corridor. Londo says he doesn't understand why Garibaldi wants him to do something. Garibaldi begs him to just do it. Londo sighs and says "Very well. 'Moose and squirrel.' Are you satisfied?" See more »


Commander Jeffrey David Sinclair: Everyone lies, Michael. The innocent lie because they don't want to be blamed for something they didn't do and the guilty lie because they don't have any other choice.
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Crazy Credits

In the final episode, "Sleeping in Light", there were no opening credits, just the name of the episode. The closing credits, in addition to having the normal closing credits, had the opening credits placed there as well as pictures and titles of every crew member flashed at a few frames per second (listed below): And now, for those of you that have been archiving this ISN Special Documentary, the people responsible..... Composer Special Effects Make-up Art Department Graphics and Swing Department Sound Department Camera Crew Animation and Compositing Prop Department Producers Post Production Post Sound Special Effects Make-up Sound Department Stand-Ins Production Office Grip Department Production Department Script Supervisor Accounting Department Wardrobe Department Lighting Department Casting Department Construction Department Special Effects Department Assitants to Producers Stunt Department NDEI-Office Staff Make-up Department Catering Producers See more »


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User Reviews

Take it from me; it's brilliant. Full Stop.
21 July 2004 | by (Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

B5 is in all respects a revolutionary piece of work. It was the first SF TV-series that actually had all the episodes and story-arcs in place before shooting(as opposed to StarTrek and the likes). Although I have always been a Trekkie I consider Babylon-5 to be much better. This is SF on TV as you would read it in a good book. The actors do a fine job(especially Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasic) and although almost all of the aliens are of humanoid shape they manage to behave quite alien sometimes.

This is required watching for every self-respecting ScienceFiction-fan. In that respect it is on a par with StarWars and StarTrek.

B-5 just goes deeper that the Paramount-format or the eternal battle of good versus evil. In B-5 there are hardly any absolute evil creatures, all the characters have their dark side, just like you and me.

It was a miracle that Warner Bros was so supportive of JMS. You can tell by the result that this was somewhat of a lovebaby. I wonder how many years it will be before something better will be made, I fear it will take years and years to top this series.

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