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Babylon 5

Babylon 5

TNT 1994

Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, its goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations - the Earth Alliance, Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire - work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Babylon 5

Babylon 5 - S5E22

#1 - Sleeping in Light


Season 5 - Episode 22

Twenty years after his death and resurrection at Z'ha'dum, Sheridan feels his life force ebbing away, and invites some old friends for a final gathering.

The episode was rated from 202 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E22

#2 - Z'ha'dum


Season 3 - Episode 22

After he has recovered from the shock of seeing her, Anna gives Sheridan an ultimatum - come to Z'ha'dum with her, or never know what happened to her there.

The episode was rated from 320 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E17

#3 - War Without End (2)


Season 3 - Episode 17

While Sheridan is unstuck in time, seeing a glimpse of a future Centauri Prime in ruins, the others continue with their plan to take Babylon 4 back in time.

The episode was rated from 295 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E10

#4 - Severed Dreams


Season 3 - Episode 10

The renegade destroyer ""Alexander"" arrives at Babylon 5 and Sheridan is forced to announce the station's secession from the Earth Alliance, and prepare for an attack by Clark's forces. Meanwhile Delenn is forced to go to Minbar when the Grey Council refuses to act upon increased Shadow activity.

The episode was rated from 356 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E6

#5 - Into the Fire


Season 4 - Episode 6

In the hours before the Shadows and the Vorlons meet Sheridan's alliance at Corriana 6, Ivanova and Lorien search for the last of the First Ones, and Londo races back to Centauri Prime in hope of removing all Shadow influence before the Vorlon planetkiller arrives.

The episode was rated from 310 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E20

#6 - Endgame


Season 4 - Episode 20

The only obstacle remaining between Sheridan and Earth is a fleet near Mars. With the help of the resistance, Sheridan plans to smuggle Shadow modified telepaths onto the fleet, hopefully disabling it long enough for him to take Earth. Meanwhile, Marcus is determined to find a way to help Ivanova.

The episode was rated from 288 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E19

#7 - Between the Darkness and the Light


Season 4 - Episode 19

Garibaldi is barely able to convince Lyta and Franklin that his recent behavior was caused by Bester, and they organize a rescue for Sheridan. Meanwhile, Ivanova gets word that a trap has been set at the fleets' next rendezvous point, by a group of completely new advanced-technology destroyers.

The episode was rated from 270 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E16

#8 - War Without End (1)


Season 3 - Episode 16

Ivanova gets a distress call from herself pleading for help as the Shadows destroy Babylon 5. It is dated eight days into the future. At the same time, on Minbar, Sinclair is given a nine-hundred-year-old letter from Valen, telling him that a drastic action must be taken to prevent that future.

The episode was rated from 296 votes.

Babylon 5 - S2E22

#9 - The Fall of Night


Season 2 - Episode 22

Two officials from the Ministry of Peace come to Babylon 5; one to deal with the Centauri's continued expansion, and the other to check on the local Nightwatch. Meanwhile a Narn heavy cruiser seeks sanctuary while they make repairs, and Keffer continues his search for proof that Shadow ships exist.

The episode was rated from 303 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E5

#10 - The Long Night


Season 4 - Episode 5

As reports that the Shadows are destroying planets too start to come in, Sheridan prepares for one final showdown with the Shadows and the Vorlons. Meanwhile on Narn, Londo makes everything ready - G'Kar's chains have been weakened... an undetectable weapon has been acquired... Tonight Cartagia must die.

The episode was rated from 296 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E21
#11 - Rising Star
Season 4 - Episode 21

Clark is dead and the civil war is over, but several issues are unresolved. Ivanova is grief struck at Marcus's death and Lise is missing. And Sheridan must now face the consequences of his actions. He did the right thing - but in the inconvenient way.

The episode was rated from 289 votes.
Babylon 5 - S4E15
#12 - No Surrender, No Retreat
Season 4 - Episode 15

With Clark having killed 10,000 unarmed refugees, Sheridan once again mobilizes for war. The first target is Proxima 3, which is being bombed into submission. At the same time, Londo tries to get G'Kar to partake in a joint Centauri/Narn statement in support of the war against Clark.

The episode was rated from 269 votes.
Babylon 5 - S3E21
#13 - Shadow Dancing
Season 3 - Episode 21

With the Shadows next target known, a massive counterattack is prepared. Ivanova and Marcus scout ahead in the White Star, while the fleet stands by in hyperspace. At the same time, Franklin finally has to face his problems as he lies fatally wounded in Downbelow.

The episode was rated from 297 votes.
Babylon 5 - S2E16
#14 - In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum
Season 2 - Episode 16

Sheridan is shocked to learn that one of the crew of the Icarus, a science ship that exploded with his wife aboard, is alive - namely Mr. Morden. A representative of the Ministry of Peace comes to the station to recruit personnel to the Nightwatch.

The episode was rated from 286 votes.
Babylon 5 - S3E9
#15 - Point of No Return
Season 3 - Episode 9

Clark has just declared marshal law, and while Nightwatch prepare to take control of the station, Zack has to decide whose side he's on. In an exercise of bad timing, the prophetic widow of emperor Turhan finally comes to the station, granting Londo the visit he's been begging her for for a long time.

The episode was rated from 302 votes.
Babylon 5 - S5E18
#16 - The Fall of Centauri Prime
Season 5 - Episode 18

As Centauri Prime is being bombarded, the Drakh, the real masters behind the war, reveal themselves to Londo. They force him to go along with their plan to alienate the Centauri from the Alliance, and use what's left as their new home.

The episode was rated from 198 votes.
Babylon 5 - S1E22
#17 - Chrysalis
Season 1 - Episode 22

The Centauri are about to withdraw from a quadrant of space because the Narn are harassing them, when Londo gets an offer to take care of the problem. Meanwhile, Garibaldi tries to find out what his informant stumbled upon that got him killed.

The episode was rated from 271 votes.
Babylon 5 - S3E15
#18 - Interludes and Examinations
Season 3 - Episode 15

Morden returns to secure Londo's cooperation again, Garibaldi confronts Franklin about the stims and Kosh gives Sheridan a victory against the Shadows - but at a price.

The episode was rated from 286 votes.
Babylon 5 - S5E17
#19 - Movements of Fire and Shadow
Season 5 - Episode 17

Sheridan finally authorizes the White Star fleet to participate in the war. Delenn travels to Minbar to start a Minbari/Earth joint project to build a prototype White Star destroyer class ship. And Vir hires Franklin and Lyta to investigate why the Drazi don't return the bodies from destroyed Centauri ships.

The episode was rated from 193 votes.
Babylon 5 - S3E8
#20 - Messages from Earth
Season 3 - Episode 8

An archeologist is brought Babylon 5 with a grave massage - a dormant Shadow ship has been found on Ganymede. It must be destroyed before it falls into the hands of President Clark.

The episode was rated from 295 votes.

Last updated: jul 06, 2022



If you haven't watched Star Trek (original and next generation) and Babylon 5, then you just haven't watched real space sci-fi yet. B5 is the best space series up to now. You just want more...


Watched through this show a few years ago. Absolutely brilliant in its first 4 seasons but it fell away in the final season. One of the best Sci-fi shows


even bester was one of the best villians ever. he wasv clever and smart.


For anyone looking for a way to stream, go90 has seasons 1-5 for free.


Amazing series; completely broke the mould of science fiction TV. So many fantastic characters, who unusually for science fiction actually underwent character development during the course of the story arc - G'Kar and Londo especially, With an honourable mention for Bester - a classic villain in the Servalan (Blakes 7) mould. The series lost a little after the tension of the Shadows' emergence was revealed, but even the network screwing with the schedule and messing up the plan for series 4/5 couldn't stop B5 being a TV masterpiece. It's hard to imagine the masterful reboot of Battlestar Galactica existing if B5 hadn't rewritten the rules first.


It's hard to express how much I love this series and its cast. It has a complex story, superb writing and great character development. My favorite characters would be Delenn, G'Kar, Garibaldi, Londo. If you haven't seen it yet, do it.


I don't think this held up very well over time. I tried watching the first episode and all I can think about is people in silly comic-con level costumes.


My all-time favorite Sci-Fi Series. It still holds up today. It is so good; in fact; that it has never been duplicated. It stands on its own in a sea of #CopyAndPaste series.


It started slow with a lot of build-up and stories that at first seemed to go nowhere, then in the middle of the first season and onward it started to build up it's own mythology and do space opera at a level no other shows had done up till that point. It foreshadowed a lot of plot points and small details could be addressed three or four years later as it dared to do plot twists and shocking deaths that "Star Trek" and other science fiction shows did not dare do at that time. Stories lead into stories and there was a complex continuity worthy of a well written novel. Characters were engaging even if the acting and dialogue sometimes could be wooden especially some guest actors were exceptionally bad. The last season was also an enormous long epilogue to the first four years and with the exception of the last episode and a couple dealing with the fall of Centauri Prime it was mostly a failure on all accounts, especially the Psi War that was a disappointment to see unfold. Filler episodes were mostly useless though and some characters was not used to their potential even if they were regulars (I'm looking at you: Keffer, Na'Toth and Talia Winters), but at the end it is hard not to embrace this science fiction drama that paved way for heavy serialized series on American TV at a time when most programming leaned on episodic and stand-alone storytelling with little or no characterization. For fans of the genre it is a must even with it's numerous faults.


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