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Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)

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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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 <darin@spies.com>

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According to the novelization, Jankowski was later offered to the Minbari to prosecute and punish as they saw fit. The Minbari rebuffed the offer. See more »

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During the "ambush" scene, a Star Fury and a Dreadnaught suddenly disappear as the jump point opens on a heavy cruiser See more »

Quotes

General Lefcourt: [to Sheridan] You were right to stay where you were. Thanks for arguing with me.
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Followed by Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007) See more »

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Goosebumps!
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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