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Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  4 January 1998 (USA)
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Emperor Londo Mollari tells the story of the Earth-Minbari war that almost destroyed Humanity and later inspired its last best hope for peace.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Biggs ...
Reiner Schöne ...
Dukhat (as Reiner Schone)
Michael O'Hare ...
Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair (archive footage)
Tricia O'Neil ...
Earth Alliance President
Presidential Aide
Jason Ross-Azikiwe ...
Captain Sterns (as Jason Azikiwe)
Yasemin Baytok ...
Centauri Woman


The Earth military encounters an alien race called the Minbari. Through a series of accidents and misunderstandings, a war breaks out that nearly results in the death of every human on Earth. The war and its aftermath provide the background for the TV series "Babylon 5," especially its first season. Written by Darin Adler <>

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Babylon 5: Last of the Fallen  »

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Delenn: I don't know what to do. Tell me... Tell me what to do.
[pause. Delenn starts to leave. As she passes Kosh]
Kosh: The truth points to itself.
[Delenn stops and turns around]
Delenn: What?
Kosh: The truth points to itself.
Delenn: I do not understand.
Ulkesh: You will.
Delenn: But...
Ulkesh: Go now.
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14 December 2004 | by (Sørum) – See all my reviews

I was a fan of Babylon 5 as a kid, but I didn't remember the story before seeing this movie. However, seeing this brought out a whole lot of goosebumps. Not because I am the greatest fan, but because of the amazing acting and setting in some of the scenes

Without doubt the movie that has brought me closest to crying in a whole lot of years.

An absolute recommendation goes out to all! But be bewared: It will be tempting as hell to join the wagon and see the series :D

If you are already a fan of the series, you have no choice. An absolute must-see for fans, and a "should see it anyways" for all others!

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