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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John J. Sheridan
... Delenn
... Stephen Franklin, M.D.
... G'Kar
... Londo Mollari
... Lenonn
... Dukhat (as Reiner Schone)
... Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair (archive footage)
... Morann
J. Patrick McCormack ... General Lefcourt
... Earth Alliance President
... Coplann
... Presidential Aide
... Captain Sterns (as Jason Azikiwe)
Yasemin Baytok ... Centauri Woman
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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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Babylon 5: Last of the Fallen  »

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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 »

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

Quotes

Dukhat: Why do you come here, Delenn?
Delenn: I come to serve.
Dukhat: Who do you serve?
Delenn: I serve the truth.
Dukhat: What is the truth?
Delenn: That we are one people, one voice.
Dukhat: Will you follow me into fire? Will you follow me into darkness? Will you follow me into death?
Delenn: I will.
Dukhat: Then follow.
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Wow, it doesn't get any better than this.
1 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This B5 movie was AMAZING. It fit together all the complex plot lines of the series, answered many questions, and still left open some uncertainties. It does have some cute kids which usually kills a movie, but they are not plot devices but instead a way to segue to more important things. If you kept up with the entire series, by the end of the movie you know exactly where the movie is chronologically, and you know the tragedy that is about to unfold. Thankfully the movie doesn't cover it, because as the emperor of Centauri said, "That is another story, for another time". Great acting by everyone.

An interesting tidbit about one of the alternate language tracks is if you turn on the German language dubbing, Reiner Schone, who plays Dukhat does his own dubbing because he's from Germany.

This is a must-have movie for a B5 fan, Its the best of the bunch.


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