Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
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Sleeping in Light 

20 years after he visited Z'Ha'Dum, Sheridan knows his time is short and gathers his old comrades together. Afterwards he takes personalized White Star to Babylon 5 where it's going to be ... See full summary »
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20 years after he visited Z'Ha'Dum, Sheridan knows his time is short and gathers his old comrades together. Afterwards he takes personalized White Star to Babylon 5 where it's going to be decommissioned shortly. The final leg of his journey takes him to Coriana 6 where they ended the Shadow War, and meets with one last person. The old command staff gather on Babylon 5 to watch its decommissioning. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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This takes place from December 28, 2280 to January 20, 2281. See more »

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Babylon 5 is blown up as "a menace to navigation". The space station is in orbit of a mostly uninhabited planet. It is unlikely that any ship would ever come to within several light years of the station, it is hard to understand how it could be a menace to navigation even intact. Blown up it would be even worse. See more »

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Michael Garibaldi: [voiceover] The Interstellar Alliance, based on the Homeworld of the Minbari Federation, was founded in the Earth year 2261 shortly after the end of the Shadow War, 20 years ago. Twenty years of history. Those of us who survived have seen it all and those of us who understand have been waiting and dreading the arrival of this day.
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The most touching TV piece, ever
5 May 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

A lot can be said about this episode.

The acting is great throughout, with Bruce Boxleitner and Mira Furlan topping the list. We also get to see Claudia Christian as Ivanova once more, after her having been absent for the rest of season 5 (as fans probably know, this episode was originally shot - while Christian was still in the cast - as the last episode of season 4 in case the series wasn't getting its fifth season, but was then shown at the end of season 5).

The music is, as usual, top notch, and supports the mood of the episode's story very well. The mood is possibly best described as melancholic. The story doesn't offer much in the way of unexpected twists here, but that is in no way a bad thing in this case. It is just a peaceful, emotional ending to an intelligent series.

Overall, perhaps the biggest praise I can give this episode us that while no other episode of any series, or any movie for that matter, has ever managed to do it, this episode made me cry - it is the best, most memorable and most touching conclusion of any series to date.


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