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Set on a five miles long space station called Babylon 5, it's meant to be man's "last, best hope for peace". But it turns out to be far from that. 'Babylon 5' was one of the best science fiction TV shows to come out of the U.S. It had a wealth of charismatic personalities, such as the square-jawed heroes Commander Jeffrey Sinclair (Michael O'Hare) and his successor Captain/President John J. Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner), and most of the other main characters, Ivanova, Garibaldi, G'Kar, and Londo, had attitude problems.
'Babylon 5' was quite a long-running series, and there were five seasons of 22 episodes each. Still, it probably never really gained the credit it deserved. Very much the baby of J. Michael Straczynski (he also wrote all the episodes for the third and fourth series), 'Babylon 5' was devised as a science fiction show for adults, beginning life as a pilot movie, 'The Gathering', in 1993. In the U.S., the series ran from January 26th, 1994 to November 25th, 1998 on Prime Time Television, then on TNT. In the UK, 'Babylon 5' was shown on Channel 4.
A show ahead of its time, 'Babylon 5' was impressive, technically, with its use of computer technology, and its being shot in 1.78:1 format, when the norm was 1.33:1. It was also designed like a visual novel, with all the necessary elements, and will probably prove to be a science fiction series that grows in stature over time.
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BABYLON 5 DVDs
BABYLON 5 DVDs
|Babylon 5 Regular Cast List (actors listed first)|
|Michael O'Hare||Commander Jeffrey Sinclair|
|Bruce Boxleitner||Captain/President John J. Sheridan|
|Claudia Christian||Susan Ivanova|
|Jerry Doyle||Michael Garibaldi|
|Peter Jurasik||Londo Mollari|
|Richard Biggs||Doctor Stephen Franklin|
|Stephen Furst||Vir Cotto|
|Andrea Thompson||Commercial Telepath Talia Winters|
|Patricia Tallman||Commercial Telepath Lyta Alexander|
|Jason Carter||Ranger Marcus Cole|
|Tracy Scoggins||Captain Elizabeth Lochley|
|Jeff Conaway||Zack Allan|
|Robert Rusler||Warren Keffer|
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