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"Babylon 5" Knives (1995)

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Babylon 5: Season 2: Episode 17 -- Sheridan is plagued by bizarre visions.


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Original Air Date:
17 May 1995 (Season 2, Episode 17)
An old friend asks for help from Londo. Sheridan is possessed by a strange creature. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Bruce Boxleitner ... Capt. John Sheridan

Claudia Christian ... Cmdr. Susan Ivanova

Jerry Doyle ... Michael Garibaldi

Mira Furlan ... Delenn (credit only)

Richard Biggs ... Dr. Stephen Franklin

Andrea Thompson ... Talia Winters (credit only)

Stephen Furst ... Vir Cotto

Bill Mumy ... Lennier (credit only)

Robert Rusler ... Lt. Warren Keffer (credit only)
Mary Kay Adams ... Na'Toth (credit only)

Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar (credit only)

Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari

Carmen Argenziano ... Urza Jaddo

William Forward ... Lord Refa

Josh Coxx ... David Corwin, Tech #1 (as Joshua Cox)
Elisa Beth Garver ... Tech #2
William Dennis Hunt ... Centauri Noble
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haley McLane ... Computer (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Stephen L. Posey 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lawrence G. DiTillio  writer
J. Michael Straczynski  creator

Produced by
John Copeland .... producer
George Johnsen .... associate producer
Douglas Netter .... executive producer
J. Michael Straczynski .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christopher Franke 
Cinematography by
John C. Flinn III (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Suzanne Sternlicht 
Casting by
Steve Brooksbank 
Mary Jo Slater 
Production Design by
John Iacovelli 
Art Direction by
Roland Rosenkranz 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Saks  (as Daniel A. Saks)
Costume Design by
Ann Bruice 
Makeup Department
Everett Burrell .... makeup effects creator
Kim M. Ferry .... hair stylist
Kim M. Ferry .... makeup artist
Jonathan Gording .... contact lens consultant
Rufus Hearn .... special makeup effects artist
Traci E. Smithe .... key hair stylist (as Traci Smithe)
John Vulich .... makeup effects creator
Cinzia Zanetti .... key makeup artist
Sean Kenney .... lens technician (uncredited)
Gary Yee .... makeup effects mold maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Kevin G. Cremin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Corring .... second second assistant director (as Douglas Corring)
Pamela M. Eilerson .... second assistant director (as Pam Eilerson)
John H. Radulovic .... first assistant director (as John Radulovic)
Art Department
Karen E. Burnett .... set dresser
Curtis Laseter .... construction coordinator
Anthony Lauro .... carpenter/welder
Mark Walters .... property master (as Mark-Louis Walters)
Sound Department
Peter S. Carlstedt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Peter Carlstedt)
Linda Coffey .... sound mixer
Erin Hoien .... supervising sound editor
Paul Menichini .... sound designer
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Harry Woolway .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Paul Beigle-Bryant .... computer imaging supervisor
Shannon Casey .... visual effects producer
Eric Chauvin .... matte artist
Mitch Suskin .... visual effects supervisor
Ron Thornton .... visual effects designer
Mike Donahue .... system engineer: Foundation Imaging (uncredited)
Tanner Gill .... stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunt coordinator
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
Peter B. Kowalski .... camera operator
Wendy Thackery .... first assistant camera
John Warner .... key grip (as John 'JW' Warner)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim M. Holly .... costume supervisor
Linda Huse .... key costumer
Muto-Little .... costume maker (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Adam Buckner .... assistant editor
Kathie Burr .... first assistant editor
Susan Norkin .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Kelly Coyle .... assistant to producers
Lawrence G. DiTillio .... executive story editor
Harlan Ellison .... conceptual consultant
Tracie Esparza .... assistant to producers
Carol Henry .... script coordinator
Joanne Higgins .... assistant to producers
E.J. Kavounas .... assistant to producers
Haley McLane .... script supervisor
Sarah Morse .... production accountant (as Sarah Morse-Fischer)
Chris O'Connor .... production coordinator

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J. Michael Straczynski  creator

Produced by
Robert Latham Brown .... producer (pilot episode)
Cinematography by
Fred V. Murphy (multiple episodes)
Makeup Department
Mark Alfrey .... special makeup effects artist
Nik E. Carey .... makeup artist
Matthew Jorgensen .... special makeup effects artist
Ron Pipes .... makeup artist
Tegan Taylor .... key makeup artist
Tania Wanstall .... makeup artist
Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios (1996-1997) (uncredited)
Art Department
George Amaroso .... swing
Richard Berentsen .... set dressing
Dragon Dronet .... props
Derek Dutilly .... carpenter
Timothy M. Earls .... set designer (1996-1998)
Chris Grantz .... set dresser
Mark Hurtado .... storyboard artist
Evan Jacobs .... specialty prop fabricator
Curtis Laseter .... construction coordinator (1993-1998)
Karl J. Martin .... set designer
Michael McGee .... special props
Kevin Morrissey .... assistant art director
Sean O'Connell .... set dresser
Mark S. Turner .... painter
Jim Wallis .... set designer
Tamlyn Wright .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Shawn Kennelly .... adr mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Jason King .... sound editor
George Nemzer .... sound editor
Dov Schwarz .... dialogue editor
Brandon Walker .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Matthew Jorgensen .... special effects makeup
Elliot Worman .... special effects technician
Gene Young .... special effects props (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Rob Bonchune .... digital artist
Adam Buckner .... visual effects assistant
Everett Burrell .... digital artist
Mark Kochinski .... 3D supervisor (season 1 and 2)
Adam 'Mojo' Lebowitz .... visual effects supervisor: Foundation Imaging (1993-1996)
Scott Milne .... visual effects
David Wainstain .... visual effects: Foundation Imaging
Tim Wilcox .... visual effects
Rick Avery .... stunts
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Joey Box .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
James Jude Courtney .... stunt double: Garibaldi/Gkar
Danial Donai .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Anita Hart .... stunt double: Claudia Christian
Terry James .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunts
Diana R. Lupo .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunt double: Human Ranger
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... camera operator
Jeff Bova .... grip
Brian Cantrell .... electrician
Dean Jackson .... key grip
Larry Newberg .... still photographer
Ralph Watson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Music Department
John E. Hudgens .... producer: music video
Edgar Rothermich .... music producer
Edgar Rothermich .... music recordist
Other crew
Brian Barney .... production assistant
Jeff Bova .... craft service
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Clark Credle .... production assistant
Bret Culpepper .... technical advisor
Alfonso Delgado .... key production assistant
Robin Johannsen .... assistant production coordinator
Keith McNulty .... teleprompter operator
Stephen W. Pugh .... system engineer (season 3) (as Steve Pugh)
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
Production Companies

Additional Details

43 min | 44 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The two opera tunes that Londo and Vir are arguing about were both written by Christopher Franke, who also wrote the theme music to Babylon 5.See more »
Factual errors: When Garibaldi hits the first pitch at the start of the episode, the ball flies towards right center field, but the computer calls it a foul ball. The same thing happens when Sheridan hits a pitch during his second batting session.See more »
[first lines]
[Sheridan at baseballtraining]
Computer:Home run.
[Sheridan hits another ball]
Computer:Fair ball.
Michael Garibaldi:You're swinging like you've had a rough day.
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A little good, a little not so good, 9 January 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Like most episodes of BABYLON 5, this one has two main plot lines. The first involves the Captain and his VERY strange behaviors after he came in contact with a dead alien. In a way, he is possessed and is quite unpredictable. While mildly diverting, this wasn't all that memorable. However, the second plot was pretty interesting, as it further shows how low Londo has sunk now that he's aligned with Mr. Morden and his "associates". In this case, an old friend comes to visit the Ambassador and after their initial good cheer, the actual purpose of the visit is explained. Apparently, Londo's partner in genocide (Refa) is planning on destroying Londo's old friend and his family and he has come to B-5 to get his help. When this doesn't work out, the way around this dilemma is found--but at great cost.

The episode does a lot to further explore the good side of Londo. It's a VERY small side and he is, at heart, evil, but showing his humanity was an interesting touch and reminds us that even evil sometimes appears not 100% wicked (after all, Hitler liked his dog).

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