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4 January 1998 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Essential viewing for fans of the TV series, but still enjoyable for those who haven't seen Babylon 5 before. See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Boxleitner ... John J. Sheridan (also archive footage)

Mira Furlan ... Delenn (also archive footage)
Richard Biggs ... Stephen Franklin, M.D.

Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar

Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari

Theodore Bikel ... Lenonn
Reiner Schöne ... Dukhat (also archive footage) (as Reiner Schone)
Michael O'Hare ... Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair (archive footage)

Robin Atkin Downes ... Morann

J. Patrick McCormack ... General Lefcourt
Tricia O'Neil ... Earth Alliance President

Robin Sachs ... Coplann

James Patrick Stuart ... Presidential Aide
Jason Ross-Azikiwe ... Captain Sterns (as Jason Azikiwe)
Yasemin Baytok ... Centauri Woman
Kristin Birch ... Woman 1
Justin Carroll ... Lexington Communications Officer
Ardwight Chamberlain ... Kosh / Ulkesh (voice)

Jacob Chase ... Luc Deradi
Tim Colceri ... Captain Jankowski

Timothy Davis-Reed ... Man 1

Pancho Demmings ... Alpha 7

Steven Ford ... Prometheus First Officer
Mio R. Jakula ... Ganya Ivanov (Eagle 7)

Nick Jameson ... Minbari Pilot
T.J. Kennedy ... General Fontaine (as Mike Kennedy)

Erica Mer ... Lyssa Deradi
Mark Rafael Truitt ... Minbari Warrior
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claudia Christian ... Susan Ivanova (uncredited)

Trevor Coppola ... Minbari Tourist (uncredited)

Annett Culp ... Minbari (uncredited)

Lane Davies ... Callier (uncredited)
Michael Eskridge ... Human Traveler (uncredited)
Steven St. Croix ... Earthforce Pilot (uncredited)
Jeffrey Willerth ... Ambassador Kosh (uncredited)
Justin Williams ... Bill Mitchell (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael York ... David 'Arthur' McIntyre (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Vejar 
 
Writing credits
J. Michael Straczynski (creator)

J. Michael Straczynski (written by)

Produced by
John Copeland .... producer
Douglas Netter .... executive producer
Susan Norkin .... associate producer
J. Michael Straczynski .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Franke 
 
Cinematography by
John C. Flinn III (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Skip Robinson 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Mark Paladini 
Mary Jo Slater 
 
Production Design by
John Iacovelli 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Walters  (as Mark-Louis Walters)
 
Set Decoration by
Jason Howard 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Bruice  (as Ann Bruice Aling)
 
Makeup Department
Manny Case .... special makeup effects artist
Gabriel De Cunto .... special makeup effects artist
Jeffrey S. Farley .... makeup effects supervisor (as Jeff Farley)
Kim M. Ferry .... hair stylist
Kim M. Ferry .... makeup artist
Mark Garbarino .... makeup effects supervisor
Jerry Gergely .... special makeup effects artist
John Vulich .... makeup effects creator
John Wheaton .... makeup effects sculptor
Barbara Wilder .... key hair stylist (as Barbara Wilder Pearlman)
Cinzia Zanetti .... key makeup artist
Jason Barnett .... special effects makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios (uncredited)
Michael S. Pack .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ron Pipes .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Skip Beaudine .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alisa Matlovsky .... second second assistant director
David McWhirter .... second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dark Hoffman .... property master
Alan Kobayashi .... graphic designer
Curtis Laseter .... construction coordinator (as Curtis Lasetter)
Matthew W. Plummer .... scenic artist (as Matthew Plummer)
Jerome Johnson .... props (uncredited)
Garry McEvoy .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Larry Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor
Don H. Matthews .... sound mixer
Michael Payne .... sound supervisor (as Mike Payne)
Zeke Salas .... sound re-recording mixer
Liz Sroka .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Whitcher)
 
Special Effects by
Dayton Osmond .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Ken Busick .... compositor
Eric Chauvin .... matte artist
Tim Everitt .... computer graphics animator
Tim Everitt .... computer graphics designer
Phillip Giles .... compositor
Tom Helmers .... computer graphics animator
Tom Helmers .... computer graphics designer
Harry Hendrickson .... computer graphics animator
Harry Hendrickson .... computer graphics designer
Rich Jeffreys III .... computer graphics animator
Rich Jeffreys III .... computer graphics designer
Geoffrey Mark .... computer graphics animator
Geoffrey Mark .... computer graphics designer
Jeff Montray .... computer graphics animator
Jeff Montray .... computer graphics designer
Don Neudecker .... computer graphics animator
Don Neudecker .... computer graphics designer
Josh Prikryl .... computer graphics animator
Josh Prikryl .... computer graphics designer
 
Stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Blair .... key grip (as Robert D. Blair)
Peter B. Kowalski .... camera operator
Charles Lantz .... best boy grip (as Charles S. Lantz Jr.)
John Smith .... gaffer (as "The" John Smith)
Wally Sweeterman .... first assistant camera
Carlos M. Torres .... best boy electric
Glenn DiVincenzo .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Shant Jordan .... senior animator
Patrick Perez .... senior animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim M. Holly .... costume supervisor
Linda Huse .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Kathie Burr .... first assistant editor
John Burrus .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christopher Franke .... musician
 
Other crew
Timothy M. Earls .... concept designer
Harlan Ellison .... conceptual consultant
Heidi Erl .... production coordinator
Tracie Esparza .... assistant to executive producer
Kenneth Gilbert .... script supervisor (as Ken Gilbert)
Jonathan Gording .... special effect contact lens consultant
Karen Harrell .... assistant to executive producer
Carol Henry .... script coordinator
Joanne Higgins .... assistant to executive producer
Mike Hoover .... production accountant
Luc Mayrand .... concept designer
Larry Stanton .... systems engineer
Jeffrey Willerth .... associate to producer
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)
Celeste Healy .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Anna Pernicci .... intern (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:94 min | 91 min (PAL DVD)
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Trivia:
The backstory on the Centauri woman is that her name is Senna. She is Emperor Mollari's ward. Her father was Lord Refa, whom Mollari had killed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Delenn:It is said that in every age, there is one singular event that forever changes the world around us. A nexus, if you will.
G'Kar:It is said that the future is always born in pain. The history of war is the history of pain. If we are wise what is born of that pain matures into the promise of a better world. Because we learn that we can no longer afford the mistakes of the past.
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Essential viewing for fans of the TV series, but still enjoyable for those who haven't seen Babylon 5 before., 17 February 1999
Author: Mark Alan Jones from Brisbane, Australia

All stories have a beginning. The five year TV tale of Babylon 5 did not however begin with the first episode. This story told in semi-autobiographical form by one of the TV series' main characters sets the scene for what would become the TV series storyline. Babylon 5 has consistently shown what can be done in the science-fiction area with intelligent writing, a good cast, and a decent budget for special effects. This is no exception, the acting is its usual standard - with particular mention to Peter Jurasik, always excellent entertainment in the form of Londo Mollari. The effects are of the same standard as the TV series, still the benchmark of computer animation for the small screen.

Most of the principals of the TV series are there - although some are reduced to almost cameos. The plot line is somewhat disjointed, but that's offset by the way it is told by Jurasik's Londo Mollari. The individual scenes are just long enough in most cases to carry the plot and allow the actors scope, while still making sure that those who watched the series find out the pasts of all the characters, although Garibaldi is conspicous by his absense.

For those who want a rollicking good tale of heroism, triumph, tragedy, humour and big explosions, then this is a movie for you.

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