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Babylon 5

Babylon 5



Babylon 5 was a ground-breaking science fiction series, the first to utilize a multi-season story arc for its entire run. It was written and plotted from the start as a "novel for television", with a clear beginning, middle and end. Moreover, it was a visual effects pioneer, being shot in th cinematic 16:9 rather than the standard 4:3 of TV, and all the visual effects were completely computer generated (CGI) at a time when models were still the standard.

In setting, Babylon 5 was also atypical, a change from its predecessors, in that it dealt not with a utopian society coming to grips with nature and the unknown, but with inherently flawed humans and aliens, their problems and conflicts, hatreds and likes. Others have followed suit, but Babylon 5 was the first.

There are conspiracies of light and shadow, choices made and consequences faced. For all the serious plot lines, there are plenty of moments of humor to lighten the mood.

Episode Info

Final: 5x20 -- Objects in Motion (Nov/11/1998)


Garibaldi is leaving for Mars to start a new life with Lise. Franklin's heading for earth to start a new and exciting career. Lyta and G'Kar are to leave and explore space. Londo back on Centaur, not in touch with anybody else. Sheridan and Delenn on their way to Minbar to lead the alliance... Everybody are leaving, turning new pages in their lives. Edgar industries are regarded as a threat, the Mars resistance leader arrives to tell Garibaldi and Lise. Their lives are in danger.
Cast
Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
As Captain/President John Sheridan (S02-S05)
Claudia ChristianClaudia Christian
As Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova (S01-S04)
Claudia ChristianClaudia Christian
As Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova (S01-S04)
Jerry DoyleJerry Doyle
As Security Chief Michael Garibaldi
Jerry DoyleJerry Doyle
As Security Chief Michael Garibaldi
Mira FurlanMira Furlan
As Delenn
Mira FurlanMira Furlan
As Delenn
Richard BiggsRichard Biggs
As Dr. Stephen Franklin
Andrea ThompsonAndrea Thompson
As Talia Winters (S01-S02)
Stephen FurstStephen Furst
As Vir Cotto

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Recaps
2x21: Comes the Inquisitor recap: G'Kar is in the Zocalo addressing the crowd, warning that the Centauri will attack them next. One human speaks up, insisting that it's a private matter between the Centauri and the Narn. G'Kar warns that the Centauri may have relented for the moment, but they will soon strike out at all those who stand by quietly now. The crowd mostly ignores G'Kar, and another Narn warns that it's pointless. G'Kar refuses to let others forget the Narn and their fate, and the Narn says that he's called to a meeting. After a moment, G'Kar reluctantly goes, while Vir watches nervously from the balcony above... read more.

2x9: The Coming of Shadows recap: On Centauri Prime, Prime Minister Malachi informs Emperor Turhan that everything is ready and the Royal Liner is standing by for departure. Turhan tells Malachi that he will remain on Centauri Prime, ignoring his friend's objections. Malachi warns the Emperor that his condition is delicate, but Turhan believes that he can wait no longer. Turhan refuses to don his traditional Centauri wig and thanks Malachi for his service... read more.
Recurring Guests

Josh Coxx as Lt. David Corwin (53 eps)
Jeffrey Willerth as Ambassador Kosh (46 eps)
Ardwight Chamberlain as Ambassador Kosh (45 eps)
Marianne Robertson as Tech #1 (33 eps)
Mark Hendrickson as Narn Captain (25 eps)
Kim Strauss as Green Drazi (23 eps)
Ed Wasser as Mr. Morden (22 eps)
Jonathan Chapman as Ambassador #1 (22 eps)
Wayne Alexander as G'Dan (18 eps)
Walter Koenig as Alfred Bester (18 eps)

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Type: Scripted
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 26, 1994
Ended: November 25, 1998
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