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Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski (written by)
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Release Date:
22 February 1993 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
'Babylon 5' Movie Targets 2016 Production Start Date
 (From MovieWeb. 11 August 2014, 11:35 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Despite this being a pilot, it already has excellent chemistry and excitement See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Michael O'Hare ... Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair

Tamlyn Tomita ... Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima

Jerry Doyle ... Michael Garibaldi

Mira Furlan ... Delenn

Blaire Baron ... Carolyn Sykes

John Fleck ... Del Varner
Paul Hampton ... The Senator

Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari

Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar
Johnny Sekka ... Dr. Benjamin Kyle

Patricia Tallman ... Lyta Alexander
Steven R. Barnett ... Eric Hazeltine
Billy Hayes ... Traveler (as William Hayes)
Linda Hoffman ... Dome Tech #2
Robert Jason Jackson ... Dome Tech #3

F. William Parker ... Business Man #1
Marianne Robertson ... Hostage
David Sage ... Business Man #2

Ed Wasser ... Guerra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Aronowitz ... Minbari Assassin (uncredited)
Ardwight Chamberlain ... Kosh Naranek (voice) (uncredited)
Haley McLane ... Voice of the Computer (uncredited)

Monica Lee Steen ... Minbari (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Compton 
 
Writing credits
J. Michael Straczynski (written by)

Produced by
Robert Latham Brown .... producer
John Copeland .... co-producer
Douglas Netter .... executive producer
J. Michael Straczynski .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stewart Copeland (1993 original score)
Christopher Franke (new score, 1998 Special Edition)
 
Cinematography by
Billy Dickson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Sinise 
 
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
 
Production Design by
John Iacovelli 
 
Art Direction by
Deborah Raymond 
Dorian Vernacchio 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Adair 
 
Makeup Department
Greg Aronowitz .... shop foreman
John Criswell .... special effects makeup supervisor
Myke Michaels .... key hair stylist
Suzanne Parker Sanders .... key makeup artist (as Suzanne Sanders)
Rob Sherwood .... makeup supervisor
Ron Wild .... makeup application
Ron Wild .... makeup sculpture
Andy Clement .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Christina Criswell .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert Latham Brown .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clare Durand .... dga trainee
J.J. Linsalata .... second assistant director (as Joseph N. Linsalata)
John H. Radulovic .... first assistant director (as John Radulovic)
 
Art Department
Colin De Rouin .... set designer (as Collin DeRouin)
Ruth Gilmore .... key scenic artist
Ted Haigh .... assistant art director
Peter Ledger .... conceptual artist
Michael Mora .... set dresser
Chris Muller .... assistant art director
Guy Pepin .... property master
Susie Wilson .... conceptual artist
Miranda Amador .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Steve Burg .... conceptual artist (uncredited)
Jory Felice .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Curtis Laseter .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Ron Mendell .... model maker (uncredited)
Burton Rencher .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Diane Spahn .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Larry Benjamin .... additional re-recording mixer
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer (as Bill Freesh)
Cindy Gess .... boom operator
George Johnsen .... re-recording mixer
Michael Payne .... additional sound supervisor
Zeke Salas .... additional re-recording mixer
Cathie Speakman .... adr editor
Cathie Speakman .... dialogue editor
Liz Sroka .... additional re-recording mixer
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer (as Jim Tanenbaum)
Ken Teaney .... re-recording mixer
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (uncredited)
Benjamin Beardwood .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ricardo Broadus .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
David Farmer .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist (uncredited)
Ann Scibelli .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects coordinator
Robert Lindores .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Russell Peters .... special effects engineer (uncredited)
Scott Sirag .... general effects (uncredited)
Dave Snyder .... general effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Kim Anderson .... compositor
Ken Busick .... compositor
Shant Jordan .... supervising animator
Patrick Perez .... supervising animator
Ron Thornton .... visual effects designer
Shannon Casey .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Richard A. Payne .... digital artist (uncredited)
David Wainstain .... special visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunt coordinator
Frank James Sparks .... stunts (as Frank J. Sparks)
Greg Aronowitz .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Cal Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Ball .... second assistant camera
Stephen Collins .... camera operator
John Farr .... gaffer (as John K. Farr)
Jan M. Heyneker .... key grip
Steven R. Monroe .... first assistant camera
Jennifer Gilroy .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Irwin .... video playback operator (uncredited)
William McLachlan .... automated lighting programmer (uncredited)
John Raymer .... best boy (uncredited)
Ted Schelling .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Rick Senteno .... assistant chief lighting (uncredited)
Gary A. Williams .... best boy grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Adam 'Mojo' Lebowitz .... animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Dori Zuckerman .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Roberts .... wardrobe key set
Alan Trugman .... wardrobe supervisor
Donna D. Casey .... costumer (uncredited)
Kelli Hurley .... costumer (uncredited)
Michael Varnen .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joe Binford Jr. .... assistant editor
Susan Norkin .... post-production coordinator
Suzanne Sternlicht .... editor: special edition 1998
Kelsey Kline .... post-production intern (uncredited)
 
Music Department
The Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra .... music performed by (as The Berlin Symphony Orchestra)
Christopher Franke .... music performed by
Michael Dittrick .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alyson Evans .... production coordinator
Haley McLane .... script supervisor
Karen Meisels .... assistant production coordinator
Marge Rowland .... production accountant
Paul Beigle-Bryant .... computer imaging supervisor (uncredited)
John W. Bergin .... craft service (uncredited)
Michael Burnett .... foam prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Harlan Ellison .... consultant (uncredited)
John Frassrand .... mechanic (uncredited)
Asao Goto .... background creatures (uncredited)
David Kindlon .... mechanic (uncredited)
Steve Kornacki .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen W. Pugh .... effects systems engineer (uncredited)
Scott Ross .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Rick Suggett .... runner (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"B5" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"Babylon 5" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
89 min | 94 min (special edition)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This takes place from January 3 to January 8, 2257.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the dust smuggler goes through the scan, it shows an outline silhouette with the location of the packet of the drug he is carrying about where a breast pocket would be, but after he surrenders, Garibaldi pulls the packet from one of his trouser pockets.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...
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References Casablanca (1942)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Despite this being a pilot, it already has excellent chemistry and excitement, 8 December 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I have long time been a fan of Babylon 5, so you should keep this in mind--I'm sure this must color my review of this TV movie pilot for the show. Fans of the series might notice some odd changes in cast--this happens a lot in pilot episodes, as the show often is slightly re-tooled before the shows begin in production. For example, the doctor, the second in command were different actors than in the series and the prosthetics on Mira Furlan made her look much more "alien" in this movie. It's a shame about the doctor, as I really liked the African man who played him with a bit of sarcasm and flair.

As for the rest of the cast, they were amazing to watch for a pilot. Normally, on most pilots, the camaraderie isn't really there and the relationships just seem a bit underdeveloped. However, here, Garibaldi, Sinclair and the rest seem to work well together and the made for TV movie is very watchable and similar to the resulting series despite the cast changes. For the early 1990s, the production values are excellent, though in 2006, the computer graphics appear, at times, a bit dated--as this was the first sci-fi series that got rid of modeling and used computer generated images for all its space scenes. All in all, it's an exciting and riveting show--made even more so by the always brilliant writing of J. Michael Straczynski.

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