Babylon 5 : season 1 episodes


[Londo Molari] I was there at the dawn of the third age of mankind. It began in the Earth year 2257 with the last of the Bablyon stations located deep in neutral space. It was a port of call for refugees, smugglers, businessmen, diplomats, and travellers from a hundred worlds. It could be a dangerous place, but we accepted the risk because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace.
Under the leadership of its final commander, Babylon 5 was a dream given form. A dream of a galaxy without war, where species could live side-by-side in mutual respect. A dream that was endangered as never before by one man on a mission of destruction.
Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. This is its story.

Pilot. The Gathering
The Vorlon ambassador is nearly killed by an assassin shortly after arriving at the station, and Commander Sinclair is the prime suspect.

[Sinclair] It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, ten years after the Earth/Minbari war. The Babylon project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call, home away from home, for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs and wanderers; humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal... all alone in the night.
This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations.
The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.

1.1. Midnight on the Firing Line

On board the five-mile-long space station Babylon 5, Commander Sinclair and his crew try to keep the peace among the alien ambassadors who use the base for conferences in the wake of a bitter inter-galactic conflict. Sinclair is also the Earth Alliance representative in the peace talks, sharing the table with the Narn Regime, the Centauri Republic, the Minbari Federation and the mysterious Vorlons. But will the talks bring peace or war?

When the Narn attack a Centauri colony, Londo and G'Kar nearly come to blows. Meanwhile, raiders are attacking transport ships near the station.

1.2. Soulhunter

Ambassador Delenn's life is in danger when a "soul hunter", an alien who captures the souls of the dying, arrives at the space station.

Soul Hunter: Morgan Shepherd

1.3. Born to the Purple

Londo is seduced by a beautiful Centauri slave who is stealing information that could destroy his career. Garibaldi investigates unauthorised use of a restricted comms channel.

1.4. Infection

An archaeologist puts the space station in danger by smuggling alien artifacts past quarantine.

David McCallum

1.5. The Parliament of Dreams

Sinclair's old flame, Catherine Sakai, arrived during a week-long festival when humans and aliens demonstrate their religious beliefs. G'Kar is threatened by an old enemy, who sends an assassin.

1.6. Mind War

A genetically altered telepathic fugitive seeks Talia Winter's help in escaping from his pursuers, the PSI Corps. Catherine wants to survey a promising planet for possible mining, but G'Kar warns her to stay away.

1.7. The War Prayer

Racist human terrorists are aboard Babylon 5 and their aim is to destroy the aliens. Two star-crossed young Centauri lovers seek Londo's protection. Meanwhile, Ivanova meets an old love.

1.8. And the Sky Full of Stars

Sinclair is abducted by two mysterious beings, who subject him to a virtual reality ordeal in an attempt to discover what really happened to him in the Minbari ship during the Battle of the Line -- something that Sinclair has never been able to remember.

1.9. Deathwalker

Sinclair faces a dilemma: should he allow a scientist to continue her work on perfecting a youth serum or prosecute her for horrendous crimes against minority alien races throughout the galaxy? Ambassador Kosh hires telepath Talia Winters to oversee an extremely unusual negotiation.

1.10. Believers

Dr Franklin tries to save the life of a dying alien child when its parents refuse a life-saving operation that conflicts with their religion.

M'ola: Tricia O'Neal | Tharg: Stephen Lee | Shon: Jonathan Charles Kaplan | Maya Hernandez: Silvana Gallardo

1.11. Survivors

Garibaldi's past catches up with him: he's falsely accused of sabotaging a construction site on board the space station, and falls off the wagon after a prolonged abstinence, with disastrous consequences.

1.12. By Any Means Necessary

Sinclair's military career and the safety of the space station are threatened when the loading dock workers demand improvements in their wages and working conditions. A special negotiator from Earth seems determined to force a confrontation and break the strike by any means necessary. Londo interferes with an important Narn religious observation which leads to a confrontation with G'Kar.

1.13. Signs and Portents

Babylon 5's fighter pilots try to stop a fleet of space raiders from abducting a Centauri nobleman, who is transporting a valuable Imperial artifact back home. A Centauri seeress foretells the destruction of Babylon 5. A mysterious stranger visits each of Babylon 5's alien ambassadors.

1.14. TKO

An old friend of Garibaldi's arrives and tries to take part in a dangerous alien combat sport. A rabbi helps Ivanova come to terms with her father's death.

1.15. Grail

When a True Seeker visits the space station on an intergalactic quest for the Holy Grail - a drinking cup with the power to cure evil - his friendship with a petty thief has disastrous consequences. Can a series of unexplained attacks on Lurkers be linked to Kosh?

Aldous Gajic: David Warner | Jinxo: Tom Booker | Deuce: William Sanderson

1.16. Eyes

A high-ranking security officer and a PSI Corps telepath arrive on Babylon 5 to evaluate the loyalty of Commander Sinclair and his staff, threatening both Sinclair's and Ivanova's career. And will Garibaldi allow Lennier to help him build his Japanese motorbike?

1.17. Legacies

When the body of a great military Minbari hero is stolen from Babylon 5, the Earth Alliance comes under threat from the Minbari warriors. And what can the future hold for an adolescent telepath with newly-awakened powers?

1.18. A Voice in the Wilderness I

While investigating seismic activity on the supposedly uninhabited planet orbited by Babylon 5, Sinclair and Ivanova discover the remnants of a technically advanced civilisation. But it is being guarded by a dying alien who threatens to bring about the destruction of Babylon 5. An old mentor, Draal, pays a visit to Delenn. Meanwhile, Mars colony is in revolt.

1.19. A Voice in the Wilderness II

Alien invaders attempt to claim the planet that Babylon 5 orbits, and a militant Earth Force captain disagrees on how the situation should be handled.

1.20. Babylon Squared

The missing space station Babylon 4 returns as abruptly as it once vanished, but its reappearance may bode ill for the future. Delenn receives a momentous offer.

1.21. The Quality of Mercy

Talia is involved in carrying out the sentence of a convicted murderer. Dr. Franklin investigates a possible medical scam in Downbelow. Londo takes Lennier for a look at the less savoury sections of the station.

1.22. Chrysalis

A dying man leads Garibaldi to a discovery that could cost him his life. Londo receives help in a dispute with the Narns. Something mysterious begins to happen to Delenn.