In The Beginning

Babylon 5The year is 2245. The Earth Alliance, still swaggering from its victory over the Dilgar, prepares to expand its sphere of influence. The Minbari Grey Council seeks to verify the truth of prophecy on a distant world called Z’ha’dum. A chance meeting of the two expeditions ends in disaster, when misunderstandings escalate into open battle and the Minbari leader, Dukhat, is killed. So begins a holy war that changes the shape of the galaxy’s future, and its past.

Delenn, the newest member of the Grey Council, must find a way to fulfill Dukhat’s last request, which goes against the wishes of her entire race – and she is uncertain of the mysterious involvement of a pair of Vorlons. Dr. Stephen Franklin must choose between loyalty to Earth and loyalty to his conscience. Earth turns to the Centauri Republic and Narn Regime for aid, but the animosity between those two races may doom its only chance for survival. As the Alliance faces annihilation, the last desperate act of a lone pilot may be all that stands between humanity and the abyss…and the beginning of the galaxy’s last, best hope for peace.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
music by Christopher Franke

Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Lt. Commander John Sheridan), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), Claudia Christian (Susan Ivanova), Theodore Bikel (Lenonn), Reiner Schone (Dukhat), Robin Atkin Downes (Morann), J. Patrick McCormack (General Lefcourt), Tricia O’Neil (President), Robin Sachs (Coplann), James Patrick Stuart (Presidential Aide), Jason Azikiwe (Captain Sterns), Yasemin Baytok (Centauri Woman), Kristin Birch (Woman 1), Justin Carroll (Comm Officer), Jacob Chase (Luc), Tim Colceri (Captain Jankowski), Lane Davies (Callier), Timothy Davis-Reed (Man 1), Pancho Demmings (Alpha 7), Steven Ford (First Officer), Mio R. Jakula (Ganya Ivanova), Nick Jameson (Minbari Pilot), Mike Kennedy (General Fontaine), Erica Mer (Lyssa)

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Appearing in footage from previous episodes: Michael O’Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair), Justin Williams (Mitchell), Michael McKenzie (Vastor), Michael York (David MacIntyre)

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