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Babylon 5: The Deconstruction of Falling Stars

We get to follow the historical events of our heroes success to liberate the Earth. How will the future remember what happened? Somebody is watching how various eras interpret the actions taking place during the B5 command. We will see the return of Sheridan and Delenn to Babylon 5 immediately after the event. We will also see snippets from the news reports in the aftermath of the war with consequent debates. Then we get treated with how Earth handles the historic event, one hundred, five hundred and then one thousand years after.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x22
Production Number: 501
Airdate: Monday October 27th, 1997

Guest Stars
Bennet GuilloryBennet Guillory
As Leif Tanner
Alastair DuncanAlastair Duncan
As Latimere
Doug HaleDoug Hale
As Derek Mitchell
Joane TakahashiJoane Takahashi
As Dr. Tashaki
Kathleen LloydKathleen Lloyd
As Elizabeth Metarie
Neil RobertsNeil Roberts
As Brother Michael
Rob ElkRob Elk
As Henry Ellis
Main Cast
Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
As Captain/President John Sheridan
Jerry DoyleJerry Doyle
As Security Chief Michael Garibaldi
Mira FurlanMira Furlan
As Delenn
Richard BiggsRichard Biggs
As Dr. Stephen Franklin
Peter JurasikPeter Jurasik
As Londo Mollari
Episode Quotes
Londo: So Doctor…who died?
Stephen: (confused) What are you talking about?
Londo: Among my people this is how we celebrate state funerals. Our marriage ceremonies are solemn, sober. Moments of reflection…also regret, disagreement, argument and mutual recrimination. Once you know it can't get any worse you can sit back and enjoy the marriage. But to start with something like this? No, it is a very bad sign for the future.
(Stephen and Garibaldi walk away)
Londo: Perhaps it is something I said.
G'Kar: Perhaps it is everything you say.

Brother Alwyn: Faith sustains us in the hour when reason tells us that we cannot continue, that the whole of our lives is without meaning.
Brother Michael: Then why were we born able to reason, if reason's useless?
Brother Alwyn: Not useless. But it's also not enough. Faith and reason are the shoes on your feet! You can travel further with both than you can with just one.

(In the year 1,002,262, humanity is about to abandon the Earth to take up residence on the Vorlon homeworld)
Man: This is how the world ends, swallowed in fire, but not in darkness. You will live on. The voice of all our ancestors, the voice of our fathers and our mothers to the last generation. We created the world we think you would've wished for us. And now we leave the cradle for the last time.

President Sheridan: I was wondering if they will remember us in hundred years from now or a thousand. And I figure, probably not.
Delenn: But it does not matter. We did what we did because it was right and not to be remembered. And history will attend to itself. It always does.

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
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