Babylon 5: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 26
1994

Midnight on the Firing Line

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

2 Feb 02
1994

Soul Hunter

A badly damaged ship is brought into the station, and the strange alien inside is identified as a soul hunter – an immortal race who can sense death and supposedly steal…

3 Feb 09
1994

Born to the Purple

Londo’s career is in jeopardy when a beautiful slave seduces him and steals a sensitive computer file. Garibaldi investigates an unauthorized use of a restricted communi…

4 Feb 16
1994

Infection

Dr. Franklin gets a visit from old friend and mentor, xenoarcheologist Dr. Hendricks. He wants Franklin’s help to analyze hi-tech organic artifacts he found on a dead wor…

5 Feb 23
1994

The Parliament of Dreams

Sinclair’s old flame, Catherine Sakai, arrives during a weeklong festival when humans and aliens demonstrate their religious beliefs. An old enemy sends an assassin to k…

6 Mar 02
1994

Mind War

A rogue telepath with exceptional powers takes refuge on Babylon 5, and two PSI Cops arrive to capture him. Catherine Sakai heads to Sigma 957 to surv…

7 Mar 09
1994

The War Prayer

A racist group is terrorizing non-humans on Babylon 5, stabbing and branding them. Meanwhile Londo has trouble with two young Centauri who wants to break tradition by ignoring…

8 Mar 16
1994

And the Sky Full of Stars

Sinclair is kidnapped and interrogated by two men determined to prove he betrayed earth during the Battle of the Line.

9 Apr 20
1994

Deathwalker

Na’Toth attacks an alien woman that has just arrived on the station, claiming that she is the Dilgar war criminal Jha’dur – known as Deathwalker. And Talia is…

10 Apr 27
1994

Believers

An alien couple comes to Dr. Franklin with their fatally ill son. The child could be cured by a simple operation, but the parents’ religion specifically forbids it. Meanw…

11 May 04
1994

Survivors

There is an explosion in one of the fighter bays just days before the president is to visit Babylon 5. A dying man implicates Garibaldi, which is just what the head of presiden…

12 May 11
1994

By Any Means Necessary

An accident in the docking bays stars a series of problems on Babylon 5, when a Narn freighter is destroyed and one of the workers is killed. The dock workers demand better con…

13 May 18
1994

Signs and Portents

A Centauri noble comes to Babylon 5 to transport an important Centauri relic in Londo’s possession back to the homeworld. And a mysterious man visits all the alien ambass…

14 May 25
1994

TKO

Garibaldi is surprised when an old friend comes to Babylon 5 to fight in the ““Mutai”“ – a savage alien fighting arena. Meanwhile Ivanova has trou…

15 Jul 06
1994

Grail

A man comes to Babylon 5 asking the alien ambassadors for information that can help him with his quest to find the Holy Grail, while a Downbelow gangster gives security problem…

16 Jul 13
1994

Eyes

Sinclair’s decisions the last year catch up with him, when an internal affairs investigator arrives to test the crew’s loyalty to Earth Force with the help of a tel…

17 Jul 20
1994

Legacies

A Minbari war cruiser comes to Babylon 5 to display the body of a recently dead Minbari leader, while Ivanova and Talia battle for the fate of a young girl with newly discovere…

18 Jul 27
1994

A Voice in the Wilderness (1)

Strange signals start coming from Epsilon 3, the planet below Babylon 5. A science ship is sent to investigate, but is fired upon by a defense system on the planet. Meanwhile G…

19 Aug 03
1994

A Voice in the Wilderness (2)

The situation heats up when an Earth Force heavy cruiser arrives to ““protect earth’s interests”“, and the fusion reactors on Epsilon 3 start goin…

20 Aug 10
1994

Babylon Squared

Babylon 4 reappears at the same place it disappeared four years before, and Sinclair and Garibaldi lead an expedition to evacuate its crew. Meanwhile Delenn is summoned by the…

21 Aug 17
1994

The Quality of Mercy

Dr. Franklin investigates an unlicensed medical practitioner in Downbelow, while Londo takes Lennier for a tour of Babylon 5’s seedier locales. And in the brig, a convict…

22 Oct 26
1994

Chrysalis

The Centauri are about to withdraw from a quadrant of space because the Narns are harassing them, when Londo gets an offer to take care of the problem. Meanwhile Garibaldi trie…

About Babylon 5

The Emmy-winning Babylon 5 brought many exciting innovations to science fiction television. Computer-generated effects, five-year story arcs, and elaborate mythology made this series stand apart from what came before and point the next generation of sci-fi/fantasy series in bold new directions. This show realized creator J. Michael Straczynski’s vision of creating a five-season novel for television. Its stories proved that one person can make a difference, the choices we make (right or wrong, good or bad) have far-reaching consequences, and humanity is far greater and nobler than we give ourselves credit for being.

Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it’s 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, Mimbari Federation, Centarui 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 travellers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

A floating city home to a quarter of a million humans and aliens is bound to experience problems; Babylon 5 has problems in abundance. Its senior staff of Earth Alliance officers – along with the most prominent members of the diplomatic community – deal with personal problems, cultural differences, threats to station security, and interstellar crises on a regular basis. Old prejudices and unresolved issues leftover from the Earth-Mimbari War and the Centauri occupation of Narn lead to unexpected developments. Pro-Human groups and a corrupt government make the Earth of the future far from paradise. Telepaths seek refuge from the militant Psi Corps while the Mars colony desires support in its bid for independence. And then there is the growing presence of Shadows in regions close by and on the Outer Rim of known space. Fate has decreed that Babylon 5 be crucial to deciding the outcome of all of these conflicts.

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