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Babylon 5: Babylon Squared

Sector 14 displays unusual high amounts of tachyon emissions. A ship sent to investigate, mysteriously loses contact with the station. The pilot of the ship turns up dead, due to old age. Turns out the previous space station, called Babylon 4, is locked into a temperal flux. Ambassador Delenn heads out on her own, in a Minbari ship. She's been called to stand before the Grey Council, not knowing what to expect.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 118
Airdate: Wednesday August 10th, 1994



  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Denise Gentile
As Lise Hampton
Recurring
Douglas E. McCoy
As Alpha Seven
Recurring
Kent Broadhurst
As Major Krantz
Recurring
Tim Choate
As Zathras
Recurring
Frank Costa
As B4 Guard
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
As Panicked Man

Featuring
Marianne Robertson
As Tech #1
Recurring
Mark Hendrickson
As Grey Council #2
Recurring
Main Cast
Michael O'Hare
As Commander Jeffrey Sinclair
Claudia Christian
As Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova
Jerry Doyle
As Security Chief Michael Garibaldi
Mira Furlan
As Delenn
Episode Notes
This episode takes place in June 2258.

This episode marks the first appearance of Zathras (Tim Choate) and Babylon 4 on the series, both of which would go on to play a major role in the Season Three episodes "War Without End, Part 1" and "War Without End, Part 2".



Episode Quotes
Zathras: Mathematics not Zathras' skill.

Zathras: Zathras not of this time. You take, Zathras die. You leave, Zathras die. Either way, it is bad for Zathras.

Zathras: Ooooh...Not The One. No.
Commander Sinclair: Not the one what?
Zathras: Not The One. Won't talk. Can't talk. Not The One!

Zathras: Great war. Terrible war. A great darkness. It is the end of everything. Zathras warned, but no one listened to poor Zathras. Great war, but great hope of peace. Need place. Place to gather, to fight, to organise. To help save galaxy, on the side of light, so they tell me. The One leads us. The One tells us to go. We live for the One. We would die for the One. We pull this place through time to save us all.

Delenn: (referring to humanity) They do not seek conformity. They do not surrender. Out of their differences comes symmetry, their unique capacity to fight against impossible odds. Hurt them, and they only come back stronger. The passions we deplore have taken them to their place among the stars, and will propel them to a great destiny. Their only weakness is that they do not recognise their own greatness. They forget that they have come to this place through two million years of evolution, struggle and blood. They are better than they think, and nobler than they know. They carry within them the capacity to walk among the stars like giants. They are the future and we have much to learn from them.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ. Michael Straczynski
Executive ProducerDouglas Netter  |  J. Michael Straczynski
ProducerJohn Copeland
Production DesignerJohn Iacovelli
EditorDavid W. Foster  |  Suzanne Sternlight
CastingMary Jo Slater
MusicChristopher Franke
CinematographerJohn C. Flinn III
Conceptual ConsultantHarlan Ellison
 
Warning: Babylon 5 season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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