Babylon 5 - Remote space station
orbiting the planet Epsilon III in the year 2258 A.D. on the
science fiction series BABYLON 5/SYN/1994-98.
Ten years after the Earth-Minbari War, the Babylon Project
created a neutral ground where humans and aliens could work out
their differences, peacefully. Babylon 5 [Babylon 1-4 were
destroyed, disabled or disappeared] was a port of call for
diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs and wanderers.
Initially, the 2,500,000 ton, 15.5 mile long space station was
commanded by Commander Jeffrey Sinclair (Michael O'Hare). his crew
members consisted of the strong-willed Russian-born Lt. Cmd. Susan
Ivanova (Claudia Christian); the skeptical Security Chief Michael
Garibalidi (Jerry Doyle); the compassionate black physician Dr.
Stephen Franklin; and the brain-probing telepath Talia Winters
(Andrea Thompson) who was capable of verifying the sincerity of
When Sinclair relocated to the
Minbari home world, he was replaced by Captain John
Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner), a veteran of the Minbari War who
earned the nicknamed "Starkiller."
Among the contingent of alien races aboard Babylon 5 were Londo
Mollari (Peter Jurasik), the crafty Centauri ambassador, and his
Kow-towing aide Vir (Stephen Furst); Delenn, the spiritual
Minabari ambassador (Mira Furlan) and her devoted aide Lennier
(Billy Mummy); G'Kar (Andreas Katsuals), a hot-tempered reptilian
Narn ambassador and his aide Na'Toth (Caitlin
Brown/Mary Jane Adams); and Kosh, a mysterious
Vorlon ambassador who lived inside an encounter suit
away from the prying eyes of other races.
The control bridge of Babylon 5 monitored all space traffic
especially those incoming vessels leaping through space via worm
hold jump gates.
The Babylon 5 station would later be the staging platform for the
Shadow Wars. The station was decommissioned in the year 2281 and
then demolished by a series of internal explosions. See also
"The White Star"
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