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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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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

In this TV-movie, Robin Sachs plays Coplann, a member of the Minbari Grey Council. In an episode of Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Sachs plays an alien named Valen. In B5, Valen is the name of the Minbari holy figure who originally formed the Council. See more »

Goofs

When Sheridan, Franklin and G'Kar are captured by the Minbari, Sheridan is punched by a guard and his rank pin is crooked. In the next shot, his pin is suddenly straight. See more »

Quotes

Delenn: I don't know what to do. Tell me... Tell me what to do.
[pause. Delenn starts to leave. As she passes Kosh]
Kosh: The truth points to itself.
[Delenn stops and turns around]
Delenn: What?
Kosh: The truth points to itself.
Delenn: I do not understand.
Ulkesh: You will.
Delenn: But...
Ulkesh: Go now.
[...]
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The greatest story in the Babylon 5 series.
16 January 2003 | by AnimusSee all my reviews

And so it begins... "In The Beginning" is quite simply the one of the best movies ever filmed. As part of the Babylon 5 series it is technically superfluous, since everything depicted in the movie is spoken of in various episodes during the series. However, simply hearing about what happened is nothing compared to seeing the events portrayed so powerfully. The cast and writer (JMS) bring us the story in all it's beauty and all its horror, from the simple mistakes that caused the war right up to the eve of humanity's destruction and everything in between. If you have never watched Babylon 5, this is the perfect place to start. If you do not wish to see Babylon 5 you should still watch this movie because to ignore it simply because of its roots is to deny yourself the experience of seeing some of the finest performances ever put on film. If the final 20 minutes does not stir your soul, then nothing ever will.


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Official Sites:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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