Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
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The Wheel of Fire 

Back on Babylon 5, G'Kar finds himself the focus of a Narn religious movement while Garibaldi and Lyta have their own personal problems.


Janet Greek




Episode complete credited cast:
Bruce Boxleitner ... President John Sheridan
Jerry Doyle ... Michael Garibaldi
Mira Furlan ... Delenn
Richard Biggs ... Dr. Stephen Franklin
Bill Mumy ... Lennier (credit only)
Tracy Scoggins ... Capt. Elizabeth Lochley
Stephen Furst ... Vir Cotto (credit only)
Jeff Conaway ... Zack Allan
Patricia Tallman ... Lyta Alexander
Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari
Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar
Monique Edwards ... Officer
Denise Gentile ... Lise Hampton-Edgars


G'Kar returns to the station to find he has become a religious icon. Sheridan confronts Garibaldi about his drinking problems. Lyta is taken into custody for planning attacks on Psi Corps. Delenn collapses, and they find out she's pregnant. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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This takes place from August 19 to August 21, 2262. See more »


[first lines]
Man: [over PA] HAZMAT team to Cargo Bay 7. HAZMAT team to Cargo Bay 7.
Capt. Elizabeth Lochley: Ambassador G'Kar. Welcome back.
G'Kar: Captain Lochley. Well, this is an honor.
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References Babylon 5: The Fall of Centauri Prime (1998) See more »

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Soap opera in space
29 September 2014 | by Mischief810See all my reviews

Well written, well directed, well acted. But it's still the evening soap opera in space, with no real connection to the genre of science fiction.

A recurring theme in my reviews is that science fiction fans are predominately male, in a highly coveted demographic of 18-54 year olds. For these viewers, the most satisfying episodes in a sci-fi/action series are the ones where there are epic space battles, fought against aliens with evil intent. The least satisfying episodes are those in which the "action" takes place inside the characters' minds and personalities.

If there is a multi-episode arc that's needed to tell the story of the struggle between good and evil in outer space, culminating in the ultimate confrontation between the good guys and the bad guys, OK. We'll tune in next week to see how things progress.

If, instead, you have an episode that plays out like an installment of Falcon Crest or Knot's Landing, we'll yawn and see if there's a ball game on somewhere.

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4 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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