Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
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Soul Hunter 

A mysterious alien who steals the souls of the living arrives on the station putting Delenn's life in danger.

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Talia Winters (credit only)
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Vir Cotto (credit only)
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Lennier (credit only)
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Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown) (credit only)
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G'Kar (credit only)
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Londo Mollari (credit only)
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The Soul Hunter (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
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A mysterious alien who steals the souls of the living arrives on the station putting Delenn's life in danger.

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2 February 1994 (USA)  »

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At the end of this episode, Cmdr. Sinclair and Dr. Franklin are discussing the possibility that Sinclair may have witnessed a supernatural event. Franklin warns, "Careful. That kind of talk can get you sent on a long vacation," implying that it would make the commander sound crazy. At the time, the actor playing Sinclair, Michael O'Hare, was struggling with schizophrenia and actually ended up taking a "long vacation" at the end of the season, leaving the series because his health issues became too overwhelming. Placing the needs of his team ahead of his own, he encouraged them to continue production without him even though the show runner offered to pause production to allow him time to recover. See more »

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When the Soul Hunter is on his way to find the commander, he passes a sign on the wall that says (sic) "Securty Area" See more »

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Announcer: Passengers transferring from Starliner Azimov to outbound flights should take shuttle 1A to docking area 7.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Commander Sinclair! It's good to see you again.
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Not bad, but the series still is waiting to hit its stride
2 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

For much of the first season of Babylon 5, the series still hadn't established any sort of over-arching plot to connect the episodes like it would have in seasons 2 through 5. In some ways, it was as if the genius behind the series, Michael Staczynski was still trying to feel for a sense of direction. Because of this, so many of the season one episodes are self-contained in that they don't connect well with previous or later episodes. This is pretty much the way of sci-fi shows like Star Trek, but for B-5, this makes these earlier episodes less satisfying.

Now this isn't to say that this Soul Hunter episode is bad--it's actually pretty interesting and highly creative. The idea of a race of beings that scavenge souls when a person dies is so unusual that it makes this a memorable show. See it, but don't expect the magic you'll see in later episodes.


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