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Babylon 5 Season 1

I love Babylon 5. Babylon 5 a science fiction classic on the level of Star Trek and beyond.

This Sci-Fi series is sci-fi’s most intimidating masterpiece. The thing is, Babylon 5 is an oddity in television history in that it was written almost exclusively by a single person — J. Michael Straczynski,  to the uninitiated.

What this means is that its vision is unadulterated; its goals are pursued and achieved without compromise, but its faults are equally exaggerated with limited outside perspective.

Its ultra-serialized story spans almost the entire series run, and with the power of J. Michael Straczynski  who was able to keep plots and mysteries simmering in the background for five seasons and several spin offs.

It can have some seriously cheesy dialogue, acting, and set design, but also some of the genre’s most triumphant moments of plotting, intrigue, and introspection.  

You can see every episode and every season below….

Babylon 5 Season 2

Babylon 5 Season 3

Babylon 5 Season 4

Babylon 5 Season 5

The Lost Tales

"It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The Babylon Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where Humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully.

It's a port of call – home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five-hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night.

It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last best hope for peace. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5."

 – Commander Jeffrey Sinclair

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According to a report from TV Wise, Babylon 5 showrunner J. Michael Straczynski will shortly begin work on a rebooted big-screen version of his 1990s sci-fi TV series. Straczynski made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con last year.

Babylon 5’s pilot episode originally aired in 1993, with the series beginning its regular run almost a year later as a foundational component of the now-defunct Prime Time Entertainment Network.

The show lacked the production budget of its contemporary rival Star Trek: Deep Space 9 . Still, it attracted enough of an audience to accomplish a noteworthy feat: Babylon 5 became the only non-Star Trek science fiction show on American television to reach its series completion without being cancelled.

Not until 2004’s Battlestar Galactica reboot would another non-Star Trek show earn the same distinction.

After Babylon 5 ended in 1998, Straczynski tried many different times to bring a B5 movie to theaters. The most recent attempt in 2004 came the closest, with a completed script and some pre-production work underway, but without financial backing from Warner Bros., the project died and had to be abandoned.

In recent years, Straczynski has worked on other projects in a variety of media, including comics, television, and film. Straczynski shares a writing credit on the film adaptation of World War Z, though not much from his draft made it to the final film. It was more politics than quality of script.

The last time Babylon 5 appeared on a screen of any sort was about 2007; The Lost Tales, a direct-to-DVD project made up of two episode-length vignettes set in the Babylon 5 universe after the end of the main series.

According to Straczynski latest announcement, the new script will be targeted at a 2017 theatrical release and will be a reboot of the series rather than a continuation.

This is necessary for both dramatic and practical purposes.  You see, the series was in regular production from 1994-1998, and the cast has simply aged too far to credibly play themselves again during the series’ main timeline.

This creates a slight problem. Additionally, several of the foundational cast members—Michael O’Hare, Andreas Katsulas, Richard Biggs, and Jeff Conaway—have passed away.  Another loss to the project.

However, Straczynski reportedly said he would attempt to use the original cast members in whatever ways he could, including potentially having series anchor Bruce Boxleitner play the president of the Earth Alliance.

The movie rights to the Babylon 5 property remain in Straczynski’s hands, but the creator is hopeful that this time around, Warner Bros. will choose to finance the film instead of passing on it.

Nonetheless, Straczynski’s prepared to fund the movie through his own production company if necessary—something that wasn’t a possibility ten years ago—suggesting that B5 will in fact come to the big screen at last.

President Sheridan asks Ambassador G'Kar to write a Declaration of Principles for the new Interstellar Alliance, one which all member races will have to sign.

After struggling with it for some time, G'Kar has a moment of inspiration and comes up with the very beautiful "We Are One" speech, emphasizing that regardless of race or home planet, we are all one - and must look after one another.

Declaration of Principles

Upon his return to Babylon 5, he resumed his role as Narn Ambassador, and was instrumental in the founding of the Interstellar Alliance.

G'Kar was a member of that organization’s advisory council, and wrote the Declaration of Principles. A later draft of these principles read as follows:

“  The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. The language is not Narn, or Human, or Centauri, or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion.

It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one.

No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. We agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one.  ”

Immediately after this draft was approved by all members of the ISA, G'Kar insisted that it be recalled, as he had written a better version. While ISA President John Sheridan did agree that this version was better, the text of that version is unknown, and no record exists whether this improved version was also approved.

For all of us who are dedicated Babylon 5 fans, G’Kar will most sincerely be missed.

You know if humanity could just follow the idea where we would agree to recognize this singular truth, and recognize that we are one, and that we must be kind to one another, oh what a wonderful world this would be…….

Well, we can all dream can’t we?

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