Babylon 5

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Babylon 5 is a science fiction television series and franchise which was created by J Michael Straczynski. The series was notable for being one of the first to make exclusive use of computer-generated special effects for all space sequences.

So far the following TV series and films have been made:

  • The Gathering (1992 TV film)
  • Babylon 5 (5 seasons, 1993-1998, 110 episodes)
  • In the Beginning (1998 TV film)
  • Thirdspace (1998 TV film)
  • River of Souls (1998 TV film)
  • A Call to Arms (1999 TV film)
  • Crusade (1 season, 1999, 13 episodes)
  • The Legend of the Rangers (2001 TV film)
  • Voices in the Dark (2007 TV film)


The original TV series and three of the films (The Gathering, Thirdspace and River of Souls) were set on Babylon 5, a five mile long space station located in neutral territory. Starting in 2258, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War, the series details the rise of the ancient chaos-loving Shadows and their war with the Vorlons, an equally ancient race believing in order.