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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:
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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(PAL DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

According to Babylon 5 canon, Senna later marries Vir Cotto. When Vir becomes emperor, she reigns also, as empress. 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

General Lefcourt: [to Sheridan] You were right to stay where you were. Thanks for arguing with me.
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Connections

References Babylon 5: A Late Delivery from Avalon (1996) See more »

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Wow, it doesn't get any better than this.
1 July 2008 | by savagesteve13See 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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