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Babylon 5 

In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.
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5   4   3   2   1  
1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   1993  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 16 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Mira Furlan ...  Delenn / ... 111 episodes, 1993-1998
Richard Biggs ...  Dr. Stephen Franklin / ... 110 episodes, 1994-1998
Stephen Furst ...  Vir Cotto 110 episodes, 1994-1998
Andreas Katsulas ...  G'Kar 111 episodes, 1993-1998
Peter Jurasik ...  Londo Mollari 111 episodes, 1993-1998
Jerry Doyle ...  Michael Garibaldi 111 episodes, 1993-1998
Bill Mumy ...  Lennier 110 episodes, 1994-1998
Bruce Boxleitner ...  Capt. John Sheridan / ... 88 episodes, 1994-1998
Claudia Christian ...  Cmdr. Susan Ivanova / ... 89 episodes, 1994-1998
Jeff Conaway ...  Zack Allan / ... 74 episodes, 1994-1998
Patricia Tallman ...  Lyta Alexander 48 episodes, 1993-1998
Andrea Thompson ...  Talia Winters 44 episodes, 1994-1995
Jason Carter ...  Marcus Cole / ... 45 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space. At a crossroads of interstellar commerce and diplomacy, Cmdr Sinclair (2d season Captain Sheridan) must try to establish peace and prosperity between various interstellar empires, all the while fighting forces from within the Earth Alliance. It is a precarious command, particularly given that sabotage led to the destruction of Babylon stations 1, 2, and 3 and 4 vanished without trace. Written by Tony Lammens <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

B5 See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

J. Michael Straczynski's influences for the series included The Foundation series, Childhood's End, The Lord of the Rings, Dune, and the Lensman series. See more »

Goofs

Multiple people state that the Vorlon's quarters contain a lethal combination of gases that would kill humans. However, no one decontaminates or changes their uniform immediately after they leave. No one even wears gloves inside, even though toxic gases could settle upon their skin, or be absorbed through it. See more »

Quotes

Susan Ivanova: Vakar Ashok, our gun arrays are now fixed on your ship and will fire the instant you come into range. You will find their power quite impressive... for a few seconds.
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Crazy Credits

The opening narration and musical theme changed with every season. See more »

Alternate Versions

Episode 5.13 "The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father" originally had a special Psi Corps opening. But on the DVD the normal season 5 opening is used. On the Region 1 DVD the Psi Corps opening is still intact. See more »

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Best science fiction television ever
28 October 1999 | by steve.schonbergerSee all my reviews

Even though the final season was rather slow, and glossed over a lot of plot lines that probably would have been more interesting, it was still better than most science fiction, and any on television other than the earlier seasons. Other than the final season and scattered weak episodes, the series is the best television science fiction, and near the best dramatic television, and competes with the best movie science fiction.

The action in the series is mostly about the Shadow war, but the real key is the intrigue between the characters, and the personal growth of the characters. Londo is one of the best dramatic characters in any series. He starts as an ambitious schemer who drinks too much, but develops a conscience as he learns the consequences of his ambitions, and finally ends up as a tragic character who reached even beyond his early ambitions, but at a cost that he regrets deeply.

Maybe some day there will be a better science fiction series. But for now this is the level of story-telling television science fiction should try to reach.


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