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Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998)

A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Doyle ... Michael Alfredo Garibaldi
Tracy Scoggins ... Capt. Elizabeth Lochley
Jeff Conaway ... Zack Allen
Richard Biggs ... Stephen Franklin, M.D.
Ian McShane ... Robert Bryson, Ph.D.
Martin Sheen ... Soul Hunter
Jeff Doucette ... 2nd Man
Wayne Alexander ... Soul One
Bob Amaral Bob Amaral ... Customer
Beege Barkette ... Woman (as Beece Barkett)
Joel Brooks ... Jacob Mayhew
Josh Coxx ... Lt. David Corwin (as Joshua Cox)
T.J. Hoban ... Male Hologram
Stuart Pankin ... James Riley
Ray Proscia ... Klaus


Captain Lochley now has solid proof that Garibaldi is a disaster magnet: when he comes to the station to meet with one of his new company's subordinates, she's being sued by the owner of an illegal virtual reality "holo-brothel" and besieged by Soul Hunters looking for one of their soul vessels, this one containing the souls of the long-lost Ralga alien species. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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In a 2004 interview with The Independent, Ian McShane stated that he wished that he had turned down the role of Dr. Robert Bryson as he had struggled with the technical dialogue and found looking at Martin Sheen, who was wearing an eye in the middle of his forehead, to be the most embarrassing experience that he had ever had while acting. He also added that, during filming, he began making up his own technobabble dialogue which displeased the producers. See more »


[first lines]
Robert Bryson, Ph.D.: I'm sure it's only a little further to the main vault.
Klaus: You've been saying that for two days. This is foolish. There were other vaults we could have tried. Smaller ones. Easier to get into.
Robert Bryson, Ph.D.: Exactly. They were easier to get into. It's a good bet somebody's been there already...
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Follows Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998) See more »

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Fun little stand alone film
15 November 2018 | by davidmalaimoSee all my reviews

Okay, I kinda loved this one. I was weird and a bit experimental. Not like, "twin peaks the revival" experimental, but it tried some things. It was off beat, cheesy. A lot of weird CGI worlds and stuff which is always fun! The brothel was aesthetic for sure, probably not what holographic brothels are gonna look like but seems like a plausible thing. Also, you learn more about the Soul Hunters, which if I recall correctly, are the only things that really grind Delenns gears. And I think that was season 1. I love it when they take deeper looks into races that, you know they wanted to, but just wasn't pertinent to true overall plots. But yeah, if you go into this just expecting something cool, fun, weird, and just want to see a few friendly faces and adorable bald heads, then you should enjoy this

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8 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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