Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
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The Parliament of Dreams 

A week long cultural festival is takes place on board the station. Catherine Sakai, Sinclair's old girlfriend, arrives on the station and G'Kar receives a death threat.


Jim Johnston




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Hare ... Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair
Claudia Christian ... Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova
Jerry Doyle ... Michael Garibaldi
Mira Furlan ... Delenn
Richard Biggs ... Dr. Steven Franklin (credit only)
Andrea Thompson ... Talia Winters (credit only)
Stephen Furst ... Vir Cotto
Bill Mumy ... Lennier
Julie Caitlin Brown ... Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown)
Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar
Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari
Julia Nickson ... Catherine Sakai
Thomas Kopache ... Tu'Pari
Joy Hardin Joy Hardin ... Narn #1
Mark Hendrickson Mark Hendrickson ... Du'Rog


A week long cultural festival is takes place on board the station. Catherine Sakai, Sinclair's old girlfriend, arrives on the station and G'Kar receives a death threat.

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Release Date:

23 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The production was running a little behind when filming of the Centauri religious ceremony. To help speed things up Peter Jurasik improvised many of his lines and actions, including climbing on the table and the line " purple I am stunning!" Mira Furlan was not told what was happening and her reaction is natural (and rather fitting for the character). This was unusual for B5 as improvisation was not usually allowed due to the ongoing storyline. See more »


When Sinclair introduces Mr Iakawa a Zen Buddhist, the back of the Kasaya is raised and attached to the bald cap on his head. After the next scene cut the Kasaya is no longer attached and is sitting normally across his back. See more »


[first lines]
Pilgrim: You don't understand. This is my ceremonial blade. I am a pilgrim here for the sacred day of Chu'dag.
Michael Garibaldi: I don't care if you're the Easter Bunny. You're not bringing this on the station.
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Featured in Babylon 5: The Fall of Centauri Prime (1998) See more »

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16 April 2009 | by lea-kuPSee all my reviews

Even though it does not follow into the main storyline of the series all that well, this is a common known thing about the series in the first season. Still its the proper introduction of Lenier's character, and aside of that a lot of other things. The bar scene at the start has an absolutely brilliant set of quotes in it; 'But in purple, im stunning!!' 'Ah. He has become one with his inner self' 'Hes unconscious' 'Yes, that too'

I wont even try to go into the ending scenes since they're gorgeous and moving, and my descriptions would be a deficit to them. Not a perfect episode but very much worth watching.

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