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Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)

Emperor Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic tells the story of the Earth-Minbari War that almost destroyed humanity and later inspired its last best, hope for peace.

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Michael Vejar
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Boxleitner ... John J. Sheridan
Mira Furlan ... Delenn
Richard Biggs ... Stephen Franklin, M.D.
Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar
Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari
Theodore Bikel ... Lenonn
Reiner Schöne ... Dukhat (as Reiner Schone)
Michael O'Hare ... Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair (archive footage)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Morann
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ... General Lefcourt
Tricia O'Neil ... Earth Alliance President
Robin Sachs ... Coplann
James Patrick Stuart ... Presidential Aide
Jason Ross-Azikiwe ... Captain Sterns (as Jason Azikiwe)
Yasemin Baytok Yasemin Baytok ... Centauri Woman
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Storyline

The Earth military encounters an alien race called the Minbari. Through a series of accidents and misunderstandings, a war breaks out that nearly results in the death of every human on Earth. The war and its aftermath provide the background for the TV series "Babylon 5," especially its first season. Written by Darin Adler <darin@spies.com>

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Trivia

According to his audio commentary, J. Michael Straczynski named Coplann after producer John Copeland, who kept pestering him for a name for the Minbari character. See more »

Goofs

During the "ambush" scene, a Starfury and a Dreadnaught suddenly disappear as the jump point opens on a heavy cruiser. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Londo Mollari: To the future. My old friends!
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Connections

Features Babylon 5: Atonement (1997) See more »

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EXCELLENT made for TV Sci-Fi movie
10 September 2008 | by dslcobraSee all my reviews

"In the Beginning" is a mark of brilliance...a perfect made for TV movie for the Babylon 5 series. It is the best of the B5 movies with the second being the pilot episode.

ITB chronicles the genesis of the Earth Minbari war which was a holy war started by misunderstanding between Humans and a powerful alien race called the Minbari. In the struggle, a huge chunk of humanity is killed as the Minbari march towards Earth, destroying human colonies on the way.

Since this movie comes near the end of the 3rd season and out of chronological order, it answers many unanswered questions that B5 watchers would expect to be answered from the 1st Season onwards.

On its own, the story is PERFECT. There is plenty of CGI war scenes, plenty of dramatized war scenes and plenty of intrigue. A perfect reason to bother getting into the series itself if you weren't a fan.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babylon 5: Last of the Fallen See more »

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Runtime:

(PAL DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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