Babylon 5: Season 5, Episode 11

Phoenix Rising (1 Apr. 1998)

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The fight with Byron's followers gains intensity.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Delenn (credit only)
Richard Biggs ...
Lennier (credit only)
Vir Cotto (credit only)
Londo Mollari (credit only)
G'Kar (credit only)
Jack Hannibal ...
Thomas (as Leigh J. McCloskey)


The fight with Byron's followers gains intensity.

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This takes place on June 19, 2262. See more »


At the beginning as Bester says "Since then they've divided into two groups", his mouth movements don't match his voice. See more »


[first lines]
Alfred Bester: A few words for those who've just arrived: A colony of rogue telepaths have been unwisely allowed to take up residence here. Since they are all humans, they fall under the jurisdiction of Earth law. The Alliance has agreed to respect the rights of each member world to control its own people. This leaves it to us. The rogues have engaged in unauthorized scans of several dozen ambassadors. They have extracted an unknown amount of privileged information intending to exchange those ...
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Nice episode arc
24 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode and the two before it lay out a pretty nice story. The Shadows and Vorlons are gone, and Earth has been reclaimed. So the series needed a new story to tell and this arc delivers a decent one.

Byron makes for a heroically tragic character. Lyta, his star-crossed lover, also delivers an almost Shakespearean portrayal of a woman caught in circumstances she can't control but wants to avoid.

Add Walter Koenig's stellar portrayal of the slimy, sneaky Bester and you have three-hour long entertainment.

This arc gets a 7 only because the plot line is quite predictable. You kind of know what's coming before it comes. Also, the special effects-- while good--are not up to par with previous episodes in this season.

This episode arc is good and worth watching, but don't feel like it's must-see. You can always come back to it.

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