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Complete series cast summary:
 Delenn / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Dr. Stephen Franklin / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Vir Cotto / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 G'Kar (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Londo Mollari (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Michael Garibaldi / ... (110 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Lennier (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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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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Peter Jurasik (Londo) and Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar) got along quite famously on and off camera throughout the series' run. Their performances together were widely hailed by fans to be the best of the series, and they rarely needed more than two or three takes to shoot their scenes together. In fact, they would often play for the camera, and between takes or while waiting for their scenes to be shot, they would improvise off each other (since JMS would often forbid it while cameras were rolling), leaving the cast and crew in stitches, and providing some much-needed comic relief during the long shooting schedules. In one instance (in character and in full costume), Jurasik and Katsulas recorded a hilarious infomercial for The Book Of G'Kar, parodying infomercials at the time, which was later included in various blooper reels and DVD extras. See more »


[Addressing young recruits]
PsiCop Alfred Bester: Reports of our depression have been greatly exaggerated.
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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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The best writing on television to date
3 January 2001 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

One of the few examples of what television CAN be.

While I could offer many accolades for this series, I will reduce it to the statement that we have never seen better or more intelligent writing on television. Period.

I'm lost lost in blind fandom. Rather, I've come to loathe the lack of intelligence used in most television programs today (largely because of the networks' catering to the lowest common denominator). This is one of the few exceptions.

It is a true shame we cannot see intelligent writing like this elsewhere in this age of miraculous special effects.

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