Babylon 5:  The Gathering (Pilot)

This TV movie is the pilot for the "Babylon 5" TV series. Set on a space station in the late 23rd Century, Babylon 5 is a centre of diplomacy and trade, in neutral space located between many rival space empires. The project's success, already shaky, is put further in doubt when incoming Commander Jeffrey Sinclair is the key suspect in the attempted assassination of Kosh, a mysterious alien ambassador.  Written by Tony Lammens {[email protected]}

Babylon 5

In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space. At a crossroads of interstellar commerce and diplomacy, Cmdr Sinclair (2d season Captain Sheridan) must try to establish peace and prosperity between various interstellar empires, all the while fighting forces from within the Earth Alliance. It is a precarious command, particularly given that sabotage led to the destruction of Babylon stations 1, 2, and 3 and 4 vanished without trace.  Written by Tony Lammens {[email protected]}
[Source:  IMDB]

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Midnight on the Firing Line
Original Air Date—26 January 1994
The Narn attack a Centauri colony, while Raiders attack transport ships. And Talia Winters arrives at the station.

Season 1, Episode 2: Soul Hunter
Original Air Date—2 February 1994
A mysterious alien who steals the souls of the living arrives on the station putting Delenn's life in danger.

Season 1, Episode 3: Born to the Purple
Original Air Date—9 February 1994
Londo falls for a beautiful slave, whose owner wants to steal sensitive information. Garibaldi discovers that someone is using a restricted communications channel.

Season 1, Episode 4: Infection
Original Air Date—16 February 1994
A living weapon wreaks havoc on the station.

Season 1, Episode 5: The Parliament of Dreams
Original Air Date—23 February 1994
A week long cultural festival is takes place on board the station. Catherine Sakai, Sinclair's old girlfriend, arrives on the station and G'Kar receives a death threat.

Season 1, Episode 6: Mind War
Original Air Date—2 March 1994
The Psi-Cops arrive at the station to capture Talia's old Psi Corps instructor. Catherine is warned not to survey a sector of space by G'Kar.

Season 1, Episode 7: The War Prayer
Original Air Date—9 March 1994
A pro-Earth group attacks a Mimbari poet and two Centauri lovers seek Londo's help.

Season 1, Episode 8: And the Sky Full of Stars
Original Air Date—16 March 1994
Sinclair is kidnapped by people who want to know what happened when he disappeared in the last battle of the Earth/Minbari war, knowledge that even Sinclair does not know.

Season 1, Episode 9: Deathwalker
Original Air Date—20 April 1994
A war criminal scientist who is the last of the notorious Dilgars is discovered on B5 bearing an extraordinary medication that all the powers want.

Season 1, Episode 10: Believers
Original Air Date—27 April 1994
An alien family refuses surgery to save their dying child.

Season 1, Episode 11: Survivors
Original Air Date—4 May 1994
Garibaldi is blamed for an accident aboard B5, leading to his return to the bottle.

Season 1, Episode 12: By Any Means Necessary
Original Air Date—11 May 1994
An illegal strike hits the station's dock workers while elsewhere on the station G'Kar tries to take part in a Narn religious ceremony.

Season 1, Episode 13: Signs and Portents
Original Air Date—18 May 1994
Londo obtains a priceless Centauri artifact and a stranger visits each alien ambassador asking only one question.

Season 1, Episode 14: TKO
Original Air Date—25 May 1994
A disgraced boxer comes to Babylon 5 to compete in the Mutai, an alien fighting match. Meanwhile, an old friend visits Ivanova so that she can mourn the loss of her father.

Season 1, Episode 15: Grail
Original Air Date—6 July 1994
A man searching for the Holy Grail arrives. Ambassador Kosh may be behind a string of attacks on the station.

Season 1, Episode 16: Eyes
Original Air Date—13 July 1994
An Colonel investigates Sinclair, and his command staff, for recent station actions.

Season 1, Episode 17: Legacies
Original Air Date—20 July 1994
A Minbari military leader's dead body disappears on the station.

Season 1, Episode 18: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 1
Original Air Date—27 July 1994
One of Delenn's old friends arrives on the station when an extinct civilization is found on the planet that Babylon 5 orbits.

Season 1, Episode 19: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 2
Original Air Date—3 August 1994
An Earthforce captain and an alien race both lay claim to the planet below.

Season 1, Episode 20: Babylon Squared
Original Air Date—10 August 1994
B5's immediate predecessor, Babylon 4, suddenly reappears after mysteriously vanishing years ago.

Season 1, Episode 21: The Quality of Mercy
Original Air Date—17 August 1994
Talia must enter the mind of a convicted murderer while Dr. Franklin goes to Downbelow to investigate a doctor who apparently is 'magically' healing people.

Season 1, Episode 22: Chrysalis
Original Air Date—3 October 1994
Garibaldi investigates a death on the station which leads him to a terrible discovery.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Points of Departure
Original Air Date—2 November 1994
As Captain John Sheridan assumes command of B5, he learns the reason why the Minbari inexplicably surrendered to Earth in the Earth-Minbari war.

Season 2, Episode 2: Revelations
Original Air Date—9 November 1994
G'Kar brings news of an old enemies return. Dr. Franklin tries to bring Garibaldi out from his coma. Delenn returns, quite changed.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Geometry of Shadows
Original Air Date—16 November 1994
Ivanova deals with a Drazi custom, which only occurs once every 5 years. Techno-mages arrive on the station.

Season 2, Episode 4: A Distant Star
Original Air Date—23 November 1994
Captain Sheridan's old commanding officer arrives at the station, and disaster ensues in Hyperspace.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Long Dark
Original Air Date—30 November 1994
A sleeper ship is found adrift near the station, where a deadly force awaits.

Season 2, Episode 6: Spider in the Web
Original Air Date—7 December 1994
Talia witnesses a murder at the hands of a Free Mars member.

Season 2, Episode 7: Soul Mates
Original Air Date—14 December 1994
Londo's three wives arrive on the station. Talia's ex-husband arrives. He is no longer telepathic, and offers her way to leave Psi Corps.

Season 2, Episode 8: A Race Through Dark Places
Original Air Date—25 January 1995
Bester has Talia investigate an "underground railroad" of telepaths escaping the Psi-corp.

Season 2, Episode 9: The Coming of Shadows
Original Air Date—1 February 1995
The Centauri emperor visits the station, leading G'Kar to attempt to assassinate him. Lord Refa and Londo conspire to expand their power on Centauri Prime.

Season 2, Episode 10: GROPOS
Original Air Date—8 February 1995
A task force of ground troops lead by Dr. Franklin's father is assembled at B5, leading to some friction.

Season 2, Episode 11: All Alone in the Night
Original Air Date—15 February 1995
Sheridan is kidnapped onto an alien ship and General Hague makes an unofficial visit to the station.

Season 2, Episode 12: Acts of Sacrifice
Original Air Date—22 February 1995
G'Kar asks Sheridan for Earth Force help in the Narn/Centauri war.

Season 2, Episode 13: Hunter, Prey
Original Air Date—1 March 1995
A fugitive with secret Earth Force data flees to Babylon 5.

Season 2, Episode 14: There All the Honor Lies
Original Air Date—26 April 1995
Sheridan kills a Minbari warrior in self-defense.

Season 2, Episode 15: And Now for a Word
Original Air Date—3 May 1995
ISN arrives on the station to film a documentary of the station and crew.

Season 2, Episode 16: In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum
Original Air Date—10 May 1995
Sheridan discovers that Morden has a connection with his dead wife. Nightwatch, a new agency on Earth is trying to recruit new personnel.

Season 2, Episode 17: Knives
Original Air Date—17 May 1995
An old friend asks for help from Londo. Sheridan is possessed with a strange creature.

Season 2, Episode 18: Confessions and Lamentations
Original Air Date—24 May 1995
Dr. Franklin tries desperately to find a cure for a disease which is killing off all the Markab on the station.

Season 2, Episode 19: Divided Loyalties
Original Air Date—25 July 1995
Lyta Alexander returns to the station with news that one of the officers on the station is an undercover operative.

Season 2, Episode 20: The Long, Twilight Struggle
Original Air Date—1 August 1995
The Narn/Centauri War comes to a devastating turn of events.

Season 2, Episode 21: Comes the Inquisitor
Original Air Date—8 August 1995
Kosh tests Delenn's allegiance while G'Kar attempts to bring his people together on Babylon 5.

Season 2, Episode 22: The Fall of Night
Original Air Date—15 August 1995
While the Centauri/Narn war escalates the Earth government enters into a non-aggression treaty with the Centauri. While in Keffer is in Hyperspace, he discovers a dangerous secret.

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Matters of Honor
Original Air Date—6 November 1995
A small colony is attacked by the Shadows. It's the location of a Ranger training base, Marcus Cole goes to Babylon 5 to get help. Sheridan and Delenn embark on a mission to help the Rangers in the newly built White Star. Meanwhile Earth force sends a representative to find out more about the ship that destroyed Lt. Keffer.

Season 3, Episode 2: Convictions
Original Air Date—13 November 1995
A mad bomber is loose on Babylon 5. When they find him, he threatens to detonate the station, if his demands are not met. Meanwhile G'Kar and Londo are trapped in an elevator. Londo wants to work together so they can escape, but G'Kar refuses to aide his nemesis.

Season 3, Episode 3: A Day in the Strife
Original Air Date—20 November 1995
Sheridan and Ivanova deal with a dispute with the worker's guild. Then a probe arrives, and gives the station a test. If they pass, it promises to share advanced technology, if they fail the station will be destroyed in a few hours. Garibaldi talks to Franklin about his stim use-age.

Season 3, Episode 4: Passing Through Gethsemane
Original Air Date—27 November 1995
Kosh's ship arrives at the station bearing a surprise visitor, Lyta Alexander returns after visiting the Vorlon home world. Brother Edward, a monk with Brother Theo visits with Delenn to discuss religion. Soon he begins to hear voices. They discover that Edward is experiencing repressed memories, someone is forcing him to relive past moments. Why would someone make a monk relive such horrors?

Season 3, Episode 5: Voices of Authority
Original Air Date—29 January 1996
Sheridan has an interesting time dealing with the new Political Officer stationed by EarthGov and Ivonova visits the planet below Babylon 5 in search of the "first ones".

Season 3, Episode 6: Dust to Dust
Original Air Date—5 February 1996
Bester returns to Babylon 5 to stop the flow of Dust, a powerful new drug which can temporarily unlock telepathic powers. But Captain Sheridan and the crew can't risk Bester reading their minds and uncovering their secret Shadow war preparations.

Season 3, Episode 7: Exogenesis
Original Air Date—12 February 1996

Season 3, Episode 8: Messages from Earth
Original Air Date—19 February 1996

Season 3, Episode 9: Point of No Return
Original Air Date—26 February 1996
Nightwatch takes control of Babylon 5 security. The widow of the former Centauri Emperor visits Londo, and gives Londo and Vir news of their future.

Season 3, Episode 10: Severed Dreams
Original Air Date—1 April 1996
When President Clark escalates his brutal repression of the people of Earth Alliance, Captain Sheridan declares Babylon 5 independent.

Season 3, Episode 11: Ceremonies of Light and Dark
Original Air Date—8 April 1996
After severing ties with Earth, the command staff must deal with some unexpected issues. Delenn suggests they go through a Minbari rebirth ceremony. Secrets are revealed, and hidden dangers are revealed as a group loyal to Clark takes Delenn hostage.

Season 3, Episode 12: Sic Transit Vir
Original Air Date—15 April 1996
Vir returns to Babylon 5, and meets his fiancée'. As he and his bride to be get to know her, a Narn attacks, and takes a blood oath to kill them. The command staff must figure out why someone would want to kill Vir.

Season 3, Episode 13: A Late Delivery from Avalon
Original Air Date—22 April 1996

Season 3, Episode 14: Ship of Tears
Original Air Date—29 April 1996
Bester arrives in a starfury. He wants their help in tracking down weapons, which turns out to be telepaths captured by the Shadows. The discover why the Shadows wanted telepaths for their war.

Season 3, Episode 15: Interludes and Examinations
Original Air Date—6 May 1996
Garibaldi tries to get Franklin to face up to his stim usage. Londo waits anxiously for Adira to return. Morden returns first, and manipulates the situation to his advantage. The alliance asks Sheridan to prove he has forces equal to the Shadows before they will commit. Sheridan calls on Kosh for assistance, but Kosh is resistant at first, Kosh finally agrees to help Sheridan, and later pays the price for his involvement.

Season 3, Episode 16: War Without End: Part 1
Original Air Date—13 May 1996
Babylon 4 reappears. Sinclair returns to Babylon 5 with a mission to take Babylon 4 where it is most needed. This is a continuation of First Season's Babylon Squared. Many things about the past are explained. And some surprises about the future are revealed

Season 3, Episode 17: War Without End: Part 2
Original Air Date—20 May 1996
The mission to send Babylon 4 where it's needed continues. Sinclair's destiny is revealed. Sheridan sees what will happen to Centauri Prime in the future. Zathras explains who the "One" is.

Season 3, Episode 18: Walkabout
Original Air Date—18 August 1996
Kosh's replacement arrives and Dr. Franklin falls in love with a singer during his search.

Season 3, Episode 19: Grey 17 Is Missing
Original Air Date—1 September 1996
With Sinclair gone, the Rangers need a new leader, and everyone looks to Delenn. But some in the warrior caste will not accept her in this new role, and seek a way to block her. Marcus must stop Neroon from interfering in the ceremony at any cost. Meanwhile Garibaldi investigates the death of a maintenance worker and a mysterious cult on a section that "vanished"

Season 3, Episode 20: And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
Original Air Date—8 September 1996
Religious leaders gather on Babylon 5 bringing news of events on Earth. Sheridan and Delenn figure out where the Shadows will strike next. G'Kar is captured by Refa, this will lead to a final confrontation with Londo.

Season 3, Episode 21: Shadow Dancing
Original Air Date—15 September 1996
Delenn asks the League for ships for a mission, she won't tell them where or when the mission will take place. The League hesitates, but they agree to support her. The fleet manages to prevent an attack by a Shadow Fleet. Franklin finally finds himself, and confronts his inner demons. An unexpected visitor from Sheridan's past arrives.

Season 3, Episode 22: Z'ha'dum
Original Air Date—22 September 1996
Sheridan goes to Z'Ha'Dum, to try and prevent the fall of Centauri Prime, and end the Shadow War. Secrets are revealed, and Kosh's warning haunts Sheridan.

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1: The Hour of the Wolf
Original Air Date—4 November 1996

Season 4, Episode 2: Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?
Original Air Date—11 November 1996

Season 4, Episode 3: The Summoning
Original Air Date—18 November 1996

Season 4, Episode 4: Falling Toward Apotheosis
Original Air Date—25 November 1996

Season 4, Episode 5: The Long Night
Original Air Date—27 January 1997

Season 4, Episode 6: Into the Fire
Original Air Date—3 February 1997
Sheridan has managed to get the Vorlons and Shadows into one sector, where they are not attacking each other directly. He and Delenn lead a fleet into the sector where the source of the conflict is finally revealed, this is the end of the Shadow War.

Season 4, Episode 7: Epiphanies
Original Air Date—10 February 1997

Season 4, Episode 8: The Illusion of Truth
Original Air Date—17 February 1997
ISN reporters come to Babylon 5 to interview the Command staff, and film them for a documentary. The staff is reluctant at first, but they finally agree.

Season 4, Episode 9: Atonement
Original Air Date—24 February 1997

Season 4, Episode 10: Racing Mars
Original Air Date—21 April 1997

Season 4, Episode 11: Lines of Communication
Original Air Date—28 April 1997

Season 4, Episode 12: Conflicts of Interest
Original Air Date—5 May 1997

Season 4, Episode 13: Rumors, Bargains and Lies
Original Air Date—12 May 1997
Delenn meets with Neroon to discuss the war that's torn their planet apart. She proposes a plan but she'll need his support. Sheridan launches an eccentric plan involving misdirection, rumors, etc, to get the League to agree to a new role for the White Star Fleet.

Season 4, Episode 14: Moments of Transition
Original Air Date—19 May 1997
The Mimbari war between the warrior and the religious castes comes to an end. Leading to the formation of a new Grey Council. Bester comes to Babylon 5 to make Lyta an offer. Clark's forces attack a transport filled with thousands of civilians, prompting Sheridan to change strategies.

Season 4, Episode 15: No Surrender, No Retreat
Original Air Date—26 May 1997
After Clark's order causes the death of civilians, Sheridan decides it's time to attack Clark's forces directly. First mission is a colony that's being oppressed by some Earth Cruisers. Some in Earth force also distrust Clark, Sheridan might find some allies, amongst those he might be fighting.

Season 4, Episode 16: The Exercise of Vital Powers
Original Air Date—2 June 1997
Garibaldi meets with his benefactor. He wants to join with Edgar Industries. But his employer wants proof of his commitment. He want Garibaldi's to bring in Sheridan. Meanwhile Franklin finally manages to temporarily revive a telepath that had been captured by the Shadows. He'll need Lyta's help to continue his research

Season 4, Episode 17: The Face of the Enemy
Original Air Date—9 June 1997
Garibaldi sets up Sheridan who is promptly taken into custody by Clark's men. Garibaldi's behavior and what happened to him when he disappeared in his Starfury is revealed.

Season 4, Episode 18: Intersections in Real Time
Original Air Date—16 June 1997
Sheridan has been captured. Now he's being tortured for information. How long can he hold out?

Season 4, Episode 19: Between the Darkness and the Light
Original Air Date—6 October 1997
Garibaldi now freed of Bester's influence tries to find allies to free Sheridan. But no one trusts him, not even those who used to call him friend. Now Garbaldi, Franklin, and Lyta try to free Sheridan. Meanwhile Ivanova and Marcus find out Clark has new more powerful ships. They take a contingent of White stars to destroy the new ships, someone will pay a high price for the victory.

Season 4, Episode 20: Endgame
Original Air Date—13 October 1997
The battle for Earth concludes as Sheridan leads his forces to Earth to confront Clark's forces in an all out battle. Meanwhile Marcus learns of the alien device Franklin used to heal Garibaldi when he was critically injured. But to save a person's life, someone else must die.

Season 4, Episode 21: Rising Star
Original Air Date—20 October 1997
Earth is now free from Clark. Sheridan must now face the new President for his actions. He's forced to resign. Delenn, G'Kar, and Londo offer the Earth President a chance to join the newly formed Inter Stellar Alliance. Garibaldi searches for Lise. Ivanova revives and tries to deal with what her recovery cost someone else.

Season 4, Episode 22: The Deconstruction of Falling Stars
Original Air Date—27 October 1997
In the distant future, a man exams key moments in history that have shaped the world. Starting with the formation of the Alliance that was formed on Babylon 5.

Season 5

Season 5, Episode 1: No Compromises
Original Air Date—21 January 1998
Captain Lochley arrives just as preparations are underway for Sheridan's swearing in ceremony as the President of the newly formed Interstellar Alliance. Telepaths arrive seeking a sanctuary while they search for a home world.

Season 5, Episode 2: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari
Original Air Date—28 January 1998

Season 5, Episode 3: The Paragon of Animals
Original Air Date—4 February 1998

Season 5, Episode 4: A View from the Gallery
Original Air Date—11 February 1998
A day in the life of 2 maintenance workers on Babylon 5. As crisis arises, they encounter the command staff, and the ambassadors each dealing with the crisis.

Season 5, Episode 5: Learning Curve
Original Air Date—18 February 1998

Season 5, Episode 6: Strange Relations
Original Air Date—25 February 1998

Season 5, Episode 7: Secrets of the Soul
Original Air Date—4 March 1998

Season 5, Episode 8: Day of the Dead
Original Air Date—11 March 1998
It is the Brakiri Day of the Dead. They purchase a large section of the station for their holiday. That night everyone in that sector meets with people who have passed away. Most of the inhabitants of the sector are happy to see their loved ones, but Lennier's encounter leaves him with troubling news about his future.

Season 5, Episode 9: In the Kingdom of the Blind
Original Air Date—18 March 1998

Season 5, Episode 10: A Tragedy of Telepaths
Original Air Date—25 March 1998

Season 5, Episode 11: Phoenix Rising
Original Air Date—1 April 1998

Season 5, Episode 12: The Ragged Edge
Original Air Date—8 April 1998

Season 5, Episode 13: The Corps Is Mother, the Corps Is Father
Original Air Date—15 April 1998
A day in the life of Alfred Bester, who starts his day in Psi Corps HQ, where he is well liked and respected. He gets an assignment to track down a rogue telepath, two recruits accompany him. They follow the telepath's trail to Babylon 5, where he isn't as popular.

Season 5, Episode 14: Meditations on the Abyss
Original Air Date—27 May 1998

Season 5, Episode 15: Darkness Ascending
Original Air Date—3 June 1998
Sheridan finally discovers why Delenn had Lennier assigned to the White Star Fleet, and orders his ship to return. But Lennier takes his fighter and continues his mission, where he finally gets the information the Alliance needs. Lyta contacts G'Kar and reminds him of the offer he made to her in "The Gathering." She's willing to help the Narn in exchange for money to find a home world for telepaths.

Season 5, Episode 16: And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder
Original Air Date—10 June 1998
The Alliance show the member worlds evidence of the Centauri actions, while Londo and Vir are in their room with copies of the evidence. Eventually they're let into the meeting, where they all see the evidence Lennier gathered. Sheridan comes up with a plan to peacefully enforce a blockade, but Garibaldi's issues jeopardize his plans.

Season 5, Episode 17: Movements of Fire and Shadow
Original Air Date—17 June 1998
Londo and G'Kar return to Centauri Prime to figure out who in the government started the attacks, and are put in jail. G'Kar eventually figures a way for Londo to get out, and Londo tries to gather support. Garibaldi learns of two member worlds's plans to attack Centauri Prime. He informs Sheridan, who rushes off to try and stop the attack. Delenn and Lennier head back to Minbar to convince the council to build new ships, but are attacked in hyperspace. Lyta and Franklin find out what's been controlling the Centauri attack fleet.

Season 5, Episode 18: The Fall of Centauri Prime
Original Air Date—28 October 1998
Centauri Prime has been attacked, thousands have died. Londo finds out the truth, who masterminded the war, and why they allowed the attack on Centauri Prime to happen. Londo becomes Emperor, and has to act hostile to those he once called "friend."

Season 5, Episode 19: The Wheel of Fire
Original Air Date—4 November 1998
G'Kar returns to the station to find he has become a religious icon. Sheridan confronts Garibaldi about his drinking problems. Lyta is taken into custody for planning attacks on Psi Corps. Delenn collapses, and they find out she's pregnant.

Season 5, Episode 20: Objects in Motion
Original Air Date—11 November 1998
Garibaldi and Lise are going to get married, he'll run her late husband's company. An assassin is hired to kill Lise. Zack has a plan to smoke him out, but another person wants G'Kar dead as well. Both attacks are prevented. Garibaldi deals with the people who ordered the hit on Lise. G'Kar and Lyta leave the station.

Season 5, Episode 21: Objects at Rest
Original Air Date—18 November 1998
Garibaldi forms a new Board of Directors for his company. Ta'Lon becomes the new Narn ambassador. Sheridan and Delenn leave for Mimbar. An accident on board their White Star ship creates doubt/hesitation for Lennier, who fails to act appropriately. He leaves the ship, and tells Delenn he'll come back one day to atone for what he's done. Sheridan and Delenn are greeted by Londo on Mimbar who has a gift for them.

Season 5, Episode 22: Sleeping in Light
Original Air Date—25 November 1998
20 years after he visited Z'Ha'Dum, Sheridan knows his time is short and gathers his old comrades together. Afterwards he takes personalized White Star to Babylon 5 where it's going to be decommissioned shortly. The final leg of his journey takes him to Coriana 6 where they ended the Shadow War, and meets with one last person. The old command staff gather on Babylon 5 to watch its decommissioning.

[Source:  IMDB]