MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,221 this week

Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  22 February 1993 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 6,089 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 5 critic

The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 19 May 2014
 
a list of 29 titles
created 3 days ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Babylon 5: The Gathering (TV Movie 1993)

Babylon 5: The Gathering (TV Movie 1993) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Babylon 5: The Gathering.

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Babylon 5: In the Beginning (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Emperor Londo Mollari tells the story of the Earth-Minbari war that almost destroyed Humanity and later inspired its last best hope for peace.

Director: Michael Vejar
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.

Director: Janet Greek
Stars: Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins, Jeff Conaway
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The crew of Babylon 5 discover an ancient artifact floating in hyperspace.

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Mira Furlan
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."

Director: Michael Vejar
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Jeff Conaway
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

It's the tenth anniversary of the Interstellar Alliance, and President Sheridan is on his way to Babylon 5 for the celebration.

Directors: J. Michael Straczynski, Sara Barnes
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Tracy Scoggins, Peter Woodward
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization.

Director: Michael Vejar
Stars: Dylan Neal, Andreas Katsulas, Alex Zahara
Crusade (TV Series 1999)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth.

Stars: Gary Cole, Tracy Scoggins, Daniel Dae Kim
Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga.

Stars: Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs
Alien Nation: Millennium (TV Movie 1996)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Alien life form comes to Earth to rescue his enslaved race.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Alien Nation: Body and Soul (TV Movie 1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sikes and Francisco are called in to a case when a mysterious young girl, who looks part Newcomer, part human, appears. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Andromeda (2000–2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Captain Hunt and the crew of the Starship Andromeda set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Hare ...
...
...
...
...
...
Paul Hampton ...
...
...
Johnny Sekka ...
...
Steven R. Barnett ...
Billy Hayes ...
Traveler (as William Hayes)
Linda Hoffman ...
Dome Tech #2
Robert Jason Jackson ...
Dome Tech #3
Edit

Storyline

This TV movie is the pilot for the "Babylon 5" TV series. Set on a space station in the late 23rd Century, Babylon 5 is a centre of diplomacy and trade, in neutral space located between many rival space empires. The project's success, already shaky, is put further in doubt when incoming Commander Jeffrey Sinclair is the key suspect in the attempted assassination of Kosh, a mysterious alien ambassador. Written by Tony Lammens <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

B5  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was originally the pilot episode. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when the hostage situation is occurring when the hostage is first shown her hair is covering her face. The camera switches to Sinclair and when it switches back to the hostage her hair is no longer in her face. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [voiceover] I was there at the dawn of the third age of mankind. It began in the Earth year 2257, with the last of the Babylon stations located deep in neutral space. It was a port of call for refugees, smugglers, businessmen, diplomats, and travelers from a hundred worlds. It could be a dangerous place, but we accepted the risk because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. Under the leadership of its final commander, Babylon 5 was a dream given form. A dream of a galaxy ...
See more »

Connections

Followed by Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great start to a great story
26 October 2002 | by (Dallas, TX USA) – See all my reviews

Back in 1993 one of my co-workers, who knows I'm a science fiction fan, asked if I was going to watch the pilot for that new SF TV seriies. At first I didn't think I had heard of this before. Then I realized that this must be the show that J Michael Stracynski (JMS), the screenwriting columnist for <i>Writer's Digest</i>, quit that job to work on.

I watched the movie and was instantly intrigued. Unlike many SF TV shows, the science was well done (with none of the technobabble seen in other shows). A valiant attempt was made to present a few totally non-humanoid aliens. (This resulted in the funny puppet aliens in a section that was edited out when the special edition was created)

But what drew my interest was the fact that this movie had laid down plot threads for the proposed series. Unanswered questions about what really happened to the first four Babylon stations. And why had the Minbari suddenly surrendered at the end of the Earth-Minbari war when victory was in their grasp? What was the story behind Commander Sinclair's missing time at the Battle of the Line?

Before the series itself aired I read an article in Cinefantastique which explained that JMS had a plan for an ambitious story arc that would take five years to complete. I was ready.


22 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tamlyn Tomita's acting in B5 The Gathering x-file-1
Carolyn Sykes and G'Kar conspiracy? nick070
Lita + G'Kar conversation, Changed? startiger-1
Arnasian Female simonsez9
Dumb storyline megoobee
Discuss Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?