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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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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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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Babylonian Productions,TNT See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(PAL DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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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

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

Londo Mollari: What do you want?
Luc: Tell me a story!
Centauri Woman: Luc!
Londo Mollari: No, no, it's alright. He did far better with that question than I did.
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Connections

References Babylon 5: Matters of Honor (1995) See more »

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What a way to start it all
5 August 2004 | by roachdc22See all my reviews

Although this movie came a long time after the series premiere, it was actually the first piece of B-5 I saw. It's a great movie on it's own, and a perfect way to start the whole series, because you get all the background info.

The movie revolves around the Earth-Minbari wars, a war erupting when a captain from an earth-warship reacts to a Minbari greeting in a hostile way, resulting in the death of several hundreds of thousands of Earthlings. And that's all you need to know, the rest will show itself when you watch the movie.

The action is great, special effect OK (they were never great, sad to say) and the acting first-class! So go see this movie, and then follow up with probably the second-best Sci-Fi series EVER (after Enterprise of course...:))


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