Matters of Honor

Babylon 5As repairs to the station commence following the Centauri attack, an envoy from Earthgov’s special intelligence divison comes to Babylon 5 to ask the alien ambassadors if they’ve ever seen anything like the spidery black ship seen on Keffer’s flight recorder. Delenn has never seen a Shadow vessel before, G’Kar recites a description of the Shadows from the Book of G’Quan, and Londo remembers seeing similar ships flying over the palace on Centauri Prime . . . in a dream. A Ranger named Marcus comes to ask Sheridan’s help in evacuating a Ranger training camp, also presenting the captain with a powerful new ship called the White Star. Londo tries to sever ties with Morden, but the cost may haunt him in his nightmares.

Season 3 Regular Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Captain John Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Commander Susan Ivanova), Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Jason Carter (Marcus Cole), Stephen Furst (Vir), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar)

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directed by Kevin G. Cremin
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Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Tucker Smallwood (David Endawi), Ed Wasser (Morden), Nils Allen Stewart (Large Man), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Jonathan Chapman (Drazi Pilot), Kitty Swink (Senator), Andrew Walker (Psi Cop)

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Grey 17 Is Missing

Babylon 5The disappearance of a maintenance worker on the station goes largely unnoticed as Sheridan initiates an open call for telepaths to assist in the offensive against the Shadows. On Minbar, Delenn becomes the natural successor to lead the Rangers after Sinclair’s one-way trip into the past, but Neroon of the warrior caste opposes Delenn’s ascension. He demands that the warrior caste should lead the Rangers, and vows to stop Delenn from assuming command at any cost. Delenn forbids Lennier to speak of the threat to any of the station’s command staff, so Lennier confides his fears to Marcus. Garibaldi investigates the missing maintenance worker, only to find an entire floor of the grey sector is unaccounted for. He forces his way into grey 17, but is trapped there with a handful of eccentrics led by the constantly pontificating Jeremiah. Also caged in grey 17 is an alien menace which has killed untold numbers of victims – and Jeremiah insists that Garibaldi’s only escape is to die a pure and noble death, an option that the security chief does not plan on examining.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by John C. Flinn III
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Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Robert Englund (Jeremiah), Katherine Moffat (Supervisor), Eamonn Roche (First Man), John Vickery (Neroon), Time Winters (Rathenn), Thom Barry (Maintenance Worker)

Original UK airdate: September 10, 1996

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Shadow Dancing

Babylon 5Delenn is having difficulty convincing the League of Non-Aligned Worlds of the merits of committing large numbers of their forces to a full frontal assault on the Shadows – after all, the Shadows’ track record of leaving no survivors is almost spotless – but wins the support of the League. Sheridan dispatches Marcus and Ivanova on a mission in the White Star to act as the early warning for the fleet, but it is made clear to them from the outset that they only have a 50/50 chance of surviving a meeting with the Shadows. Delenn proposes that, after the battle is over, she and Sheridan engage in a three-day Minbari ritual during which the female watches the male in his sleep to find his true face, and, if she approves, to stay with him. Franklin, still on his walkabout, tries to intervene to prevent a man from being thrashed by two dwellers of Downbelow, only to find himself on the receiving end of a large knife, and even the man he saves won’t help him for fear of being exposed as a drug dealer.

A lone Shadow scout vessel appears, and the White Star sounds the alarm – but their quarry turns on them and, before they can destroy it, causes critical damage to the White Star, which now sits helpless before an approaching Shadow attack fleet. Franklin lies alone and dying on the station when he finally meets himself – with mixed results. Franklin reflects with himself upon his inability to take responsibility for his actions or his life, and still no help is on the way. Sheridan, Delenn and the others launch their fleet to counter the Shadow attack, and the battle is on. Franklin manages to struggle his way into a public place where there is a chance that someone will call for help. After a long a bloody fight, the Shadows are routed by Sheridan’s fleet, but at great cost – for every Shadow ship destroyed, at least two of the ships provided by the League of Non-Aligned Worlds faced a similar fate. Franklin is taken to medlab, where he watches as the wounded from the battle with the Shadows are wheeled in en masse and decides he wants to return to his job.

In hyperspace, a Shadow vessel launches a small craft toward the station. Its occupant arrives almost unnoticed, but Zack Allan alerts Ivanova of the mysterious new arrival. Unfortunately, no one can stop this visitor from going to Sheridan’s quarters. Delenn’s ritual of watching Sheridan sleep is interrupted when a woman enters the room and identifies herself as Anna Sheridan.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Kim Friedman
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Melissa Gilbert (Anna Sheridan), Shirley Prestia (Barbara), John Grantham (Thug #2), J. Gordon Noice (Man), Jonathan Chapman (Brakiri), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Mark Hendrickson (Drazi Ambassador), Nicholas Ross Oleson (Thug #1), Doug Cox (Husband)

Original UK airdate: September 15, 1996

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The Paragon of Animals

Babylon 5The Alliance makes a show of force – the force of arms, as it defends an isolated world from raiders; the force of mind, as Sheridan and Garibaldi debate the role of telepaths; and the force of ideals, as G’Kar attempts to draft a declaration of principles that will satisfy all the member races. The Alliance turns once again to Lyta for assistance, but Byron declares that the days of mundanes using telepaths as tools are over. And without his help, the Alliance may not survive betrayal by one of its own.

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directed by Mike Vejar
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Tony Abatemarco (Verchan), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), Kim Strauss (Drazi Ambassador), Daniel Bryan Cartmell (Merkat), Bart Johnson (Ranger)

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Meditations on the Abyss

Babylon 5Still concerned about the possibility of Centauri attacks on Alliance members’ borders, Delenn secretly plants Lennier aboard a White Star vessel conducting training exercises along the border regions. At the same time, Londo has an important task in mind for Vir as well – when Londo leaves to become Emperor, he wants Vir to become the Centauri ambassador to Babylon 5 and the Alliance. The Drazi ambassador comes forward with his own speculation about Centauri border raids, making Sheridan and Delenn even more tense about trying to conceal their own similar suspicions until they have proof. And Lennier’s secret mission has to be postponed when he finds himself serving with a Minbari who should never have been allowed to join the Rangers.

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directed by Mike Vejar
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Ron Campbell (Drazi Ambassador), Martin East (Findell), Richard Yniguez (Montoya), Carl Ciarfalio (Drazi Vendor), Vincent Deadrick Jr. (Tough Guy), Mark Hendrickson (Narn Acolyte)

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Darkness Ascending

Babylon 5Secrets are the order of the day aboard the station. Sheridan overhears Delenn discussing Lennier’s spying activities with him, and quickly recalls Lennier’s White Star – only to be notified by Captain Montoya that Lennier has abandoned ship in a solo fighter, determined to find for Delenn proof of Centauri raiding activities. Lise pays Garibaldi a visit, and accidentally discovers evidence that he has begun sinking back into alcoholism. After failing to find a commercial exploration corporation willing to help relocate the rogue telepaths, Lyta tries to renegotiate a dangerous bargain G’Kar offered her when she first arrived at the station. And with no contact or support from the rest of Rangers, Lennier obtains the information that could plunge the Interstellar Alliance into its first major war.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Janet Greek
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Denise Gentile (Lise Hampton-Edgars), Thomas MacGreevy (Minister), Wesley Mask (Maitre’d), Edmund Shaff (Business Man), Richard Yniguez (Montoya)

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Objects At Rest

Babylon 52262 nears its end, and the last of B5’s departing residents say their goodbyes. Franklin hands the keys to Medlab over to Dr. Hobbs. Ta’lon answers a summons from G’Kar, not knowing that he has been chosen to succeed the departed ambassador. Garibaldi takes charge of Edgars Industries. Lennier returns to the station to escort Sheridan and Delenn to the new Alliance headquarters, but his arrival sets the stage for a possibly fatal betrayal. And an unexpected reunion provides a few moments of joy for Londo…while once again advancing his associates’ sinister agenda.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by John Copeland
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Marshall Teague (Ta’lon), Jennifer Balgobin (Dr. Lillian Hobbs), Simon Billig (Ranger), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Marjorie Monaghan (Number One), Maggie Egan (ISN Reporter), Mike Manzoni (Employee)

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The Legend Of The Rangers: To Live And Die In Starlight

Babylon 5In 2265, the Interstellar Alliance discovers a previously unknown race moving near the fringes of its territory. There is no sign of who they are, what they want, or why they are there, save their destruction of a long range vessel flown by the Rangers. The Minbari elders who govern the Rangers enlist the aid of Citizen G’Kar in the investigation. The Narn ambassador gladly volunteers his help…his travels through the galaxy suggest that once again, powerful forces of darkness are on the move.

While on Minbar, G’Kar intercedes in the case of David Martel, a human Ranger who had been in line to command a ship until he violated the Rangers’ central code. With his captain injured and his ship outnumbered and unable to fight, he retreated to save the life of his crew, despite the Ranger vow never to break off in combat. G’Kar’s intercession saves Martel from expulsion, but rather than a top of the line ship, he is given command of the Liandra, a twenty-year-old relic in less then spaceworthy condition, whose previous crew met with disaster. The crew is mostly a collection of Martel’s friends and Rangers who have thus far been outsiders – Minbari second-in-command Dulann, weapons specialist Sarah Cantrell, healer Firell, communications/translation specialist Kitaro Sasaki, intelligence operative Malcolm Bridges, political/first contact expert Tafeek, Narn engineer Na’Feel, and Drazi Tirk. The latter two are the first representatives of their races to serve as crew on a Ranger vessel.

The Liandra’s first assignment seems routine enough – escort a warship carrying Alliance delegates to a security conference on a colony world. It is not long before the routine is broken, as the unknown race makes contact in a decidedly hostile way, perhaps confirming G’Kar’s fears. The warship is destroyed, the delegates barely saved, the Liandra heavily damaged, and its first officer gravely wounded. Martel and his crew’s only hope of returning home is to unravel the mystery of the previous crew’s and somehow defeat their mysterious pursuers…and this time, he can neither retreat nor surrender.

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directed by Mike Vejar
music by Christopher Franke

Cast: Dylan Neal (Captain David Martel), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar), Alex Zahara (Dulann), Myriam Sirois (Sarah Cantrell), Dean Marshall (Malcolm Bridges), Warren T. Takeuchi (Kitaro Sasaki), Jennie Rebecca Hogan (Na’Feel), Mackenzie Gray (Minister Kafta), David Storch (Tafeek), Enid-Raye Adams (Firell), Gus Lynch (Tirk), Todd Sandomirsky (Tannier), Andrew A. Kavadas (Captain Bart Gregg), Simon Egan (Minbari crewman), Bernard Cuffling (Sindell), Chris Robson (Ranger), Rob Morton (Drazi diplomat), Eric Schneider (Cloaked figure), Mark Antontuk (Wounded Minbari)

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