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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 his audio commentary, J. Michael Straczynski named Coplann after producer John Copeland, who kept pestering him for a name for the Minbari character, See more »

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When Sheridan, Franklin and G'Kar are captured by the Minbari, Sheridan is punched by a guard and his rank pin is crooked. In the next shot, his pin is suddenly straight. See more »

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Dukhat: Why do you come here, Delenn?
Delenn: I come to serve.
Dukhat: Who do you serve?
Delenn: I serve the truth.
Dukhat: What is the truth?
Delenn: That we are one people, one voice.
Dukhat: Will you follow me into fire? Will you follow me into darkness? Will you follow me into death?
Delenn: I will.
Dukhat: Then follow.
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Followed by Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999) See more »

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The greatest story in the Babylon 5 series.
16 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

And so it begins... "In The Beginning" is quite simply the one of the best movies ever filmed. As part of the Babylon 5 series it is technically superfluous, since everything depicted in the movie is spoken of in various episodes during the series. However, simply hearing about what happened is nothing compared to seeing the events portrayed so powerfully. The cast and writer (JMS) bring us the story in all it's beauty and all its horror, from the simple mistakes that caused the war right up to the eve of humanity's destruction and everything in between. If you have never watched Babylon 5, this is the perfect place to start. If you do not wish to see Babylon 5 you should still watch this movie because to ignore it simply because of its roots is to deny yourself the experience of seeing some of the finest performances ever put on film. If the final 20 minutes does not stir your soul, then nothing ever will.


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