Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
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The Deconstruction of Falling Stars 

In the distant future, a man examines key moments in the history of Earth, starting with the formation of the Interstellar Alliance on Babylon 5.



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


In the distant future, a man examines key moments in the history of Earth, starting with the formation of the Interstellar Alliance on Babylon 5.

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Release Date:

27 October 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode was filmed at the beginning of the fifth season. The final episode of season 5, "Sleeping in Light", was actually filmed at the end of the fourth season. At the time that production on the fourth season wrapped, it was still unclear whether a fifth season would be produced or if the show would be canceled. When the show was renewed, they filled the last slot in the fourth season with a new episode, and showed Sleeping in Light at the end of the series. Because all story arcs of season 4 had been resolved in "Rising Star" they just couldn't add another "normal" episode - so the look into the future became practical. See more »


When Daniel creates the simulated conference room, the boom mic's shadow is visible against the stage left wall. See more »


[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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