Babylon 5: Season 4, Episode 22

The Deconstruction of Falling Stars (27 Oct. 1997)

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In the distant future, a man exams key moments in history that have shaped the world. Starting with the formation of the Alliance that was formed on Babylon 5.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Biggs ...
Lennier (credit only)
Marcus Cole (credit only)
Vir Cotto (credit only)
Zack Allan (credit only)
Lyta Alexander (credit only)
Roy Brocksmith ...
Neil Roberts ...
Brother Michael


In the distant future, a man exams key moments in history that have shaped the world. Starting with the formation of the Alliance that was formed on Babylon 5.

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[first lines]
[a shuttle, with "Just married" painted on, docks into B5]
Man over radio: Shuttle 1 to C & C. The package is on its way in.
Woman over radio: Confirmed, Shuttle 1.
Michael Garibaldi: [to the cheering crowd] Hang on. Hang on.
Michael Garibaldi: [to Delenn and Sheridan] Welcome home!
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Crazy Credits

Before the proper credits run, and in light of the near-cancellation, there is a closing card that reads:

"Dedicated to all the people who predicted that the Babylon Project would fail in its mission. Faith manages." See more »

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Example of great scifi
15 April 2007 | by (US) – See all my reviews

B5 is an almost-masterpiece, it would have been an plain and simple masterpiece had JMS not sped up the story and added more detail and overall depth (and better dialogue and effects) to the weekly episodes. But this one episode is in and of itself a masterpiece as far as scifi-on-TV is concerned. I reminds one of the great authors, Asimov, Miller (a bit too similar here but it's TV), Clarke, Card, etc. It captures moments from human history far into the future and looks back on how our heroes in the show had affected history. The last scene on humans turning into Vorlon-like first ones is just plain cool. absolutely far out this episode was.

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