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Season 5, "Objects at Rest"
I give you what little wisdom, I have. Delenn is the greatest allies you
will every have. Her deepest of courage and comparison are unmatched in my
experience. Look to her for wisdom and fire in equal measure and if you
every have any doubt, talk to her. She will never judge you. She will only
From time to time, you will make mistakes. They are inevitable. Sometimes,
those mistakes will be huge. What matters is that you learn from them. There
is nothing wrong with falling down, as long as you end up just two inches
taller, when you pick yourself off the fall.
At times, you may end far away from home. You may not be sure of where you
belong anymore more. Home is always there, because home is not a place. It
is where every your passion takes you. As you continue on your path, you
will lose some friends and gain some new ones. The process is painful, but
often necessary. They will change and you will change, because life is
change. From time to time, they must find their own way and that way may not
be yours. Enjoy them for what they are and remember them for what they were.
O, there is not much left. Except, I believe. I really do believe that so or
later, no matter what happened, things do work out. Well we have hard times.
We suffer. We lose loved ones. The road is never easy. It was never meant to
be easy, but in the long road, if you stay to watch you believe, things do
work out. Always be willing to fight for what you believe in. It doesn't
matter if thousand people agree with you or one person agrees with you. It
doesn't matter if you stand completely alone. Fight for what you believe.
Which begins me to the first piece of advice my dad gave me and now I am
giving to you. Never...
Never start a fight, but always finish it. [Delenn]
Always, finish it.
Season 2, "The Fall of Night"
I apologize. I'm sorry. I'm sorry we had to defend ourselves against an
unwarranted attack. I'm sorry that your crew was stupid enough to fire on a
station filled with a quarter million civilians including your own people.
And I'm sorry I waited as long as I did before I blew them all straight to
hell. As with everything else it's the thought that counts.
Season 2, opening theme
The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. A self-contained
world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and
diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in
space, all alone in the night. It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind,
the year the Great War came upon us all. This is the story of the last of
the Babylon stations. The year is 2259. The name of the place is Babylon 5.
Season 4, "Endgame"
This is Captain John Sheridan. We are here on the authority of a
multiplanetary force, that can no longer stand by and watch one of their
greatest allies falling into darkness and despair. We are here on behalf on
the thousands of civilians murdered under orders from the current
administration, who have no else to speak for them and on behalf of the
Earthforce units that have joined us to oppose the ternary that has
darkened Earth, ever since president Santiago was assassinated three years
We are here to place President Clark under arrest, to disband Nightwatch and
return our government to the hands of her people. We know that many in the
government have wanted to act, but have been intimidated by threats of
retaliation against your families, your friends. You are not alone anymore.
We call upon you to rise up and do what's right.
We have drawn their forces away from Earth and disabled them. The time to
act is now. This is not the voice of treason. This are your sons, your
daughters, whose loyalties have never wavered, whose beliefs in this
alliance has forces us to take extraordinary means for justice, for peace,
for the future. We have come home!
Season 4, "Rising Star"
As a young man, I joined Earthforce, because I wanted part something bigger
than I was, something that I could believe in. And that belief, carried me
through the Mars riots, the Minbari war, and the battles that have brought
us here today.
Everything I did, I did out of love of Earth and love of duty. But what
happens, when those two are no longer the same thing. Now the time I spent
on Babylon 5, I learned about choices and consequences and responsibility. I
learned we all have choices, even when we don't recognize them and that
those choices have consequences, not just for ourselves, but for others. We
must assume responsibility for those consequences. I and my fellow officers
had to choose between what we were told was right and what we believed was
right. And now I take full responsibility for those decisions.
I love Earth and now for my love of Earth, I find that I must walk away from
my love of duty. My presence would be a constant reminder of what has
divided us, instead of that which brings us together. And for reason and
President Luchenko generous offer of amnesty for all those who served under
me, I announcing my resignation from Earthforce. I do this in the hope that
those who fought on both sides will put aside their disagreements and come
together in a new spirit of cooperation. For we are all children of earth.
Season 4, "Moments of Transition"
This madness has gone on long enough. I don't care if we are ready yet. I
don't care if we are out numbered or out gunned. I don't care what ISN says
about us. This stops and it stops now. Now if Earth wants to declare war on
us, then it is time to take the war to Clark. You tell the others, starting
right now we fight back and we fight back hard.
I thought you were looking for some other way then firing on our own ships.
There were following orders. [Susan Ivanova]
Any crew that executes an order like that is guilty of war crimes and they
desire whatever they get. Now we're riding in Ivanova. Anyone who wants to
defect and joins us, fine. If they get in way, then we will knock them down.
If there kill one of our ships, then we will kill three of theirs and kept
going. We never slow down and we won't stop. Now we'll going after the
colonies then Mars, then Earth. And God help anybody who gets in our way.
Season 4, "Epiphanies"
I want you to know that I object to this, Captain. Ms. Alexander has no
business being here. She's a blip. By all right I should arrest her and take
back with me. [Bester]
You could do that. And I could nail your head to the table, set fire to it, '
and feed your charred remains to the Pak'ma'ra. But it's an imperfect world
and we never get exactly what we want. So get used to it.
Season 2, "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum"
Listen to me. Aside from the Vorlons, we do not have the First Ones to help
us this time. We are on our own! We will have only one chance to stop them,
and if we fail, billions will die. There comes a moment when each of us must
pledge himself to something greater than himself. You told G'kar he had to
decide between revenge and the good of his own people. Now you must make the
same decision, Captain. It will be the most important decision of your life.
Season 3, "Severed Dreams"
Three years, for three years I warned you this day was coming. But you would
not listen. Pride you said, presumption, and now the Shadows are on the move.
The Centauri and the younger worlds are at war, the Narns have fallen, even
the Humans are fighting one another. The pride was yours, the presumption
was yours. For a thousand years we have been awaiting the fulfillment of
prophecy, and when it finally happens, you scorn it, you reject it, cause
you no longer believe it yourselves.
'We stand between the candle and the star, between the darkness and the
light.' You say the words but your hearts are empty, your ears closed to the
truth, you stand for nothing but your own petty interest. 'The problems of
others are not our concern.' I do not blame you for standing silent in your
shame, you who knew what was coming, but refused to take up the burden of
If the Warrior Caste will not fight, then the rest of us will! The Council
has lost it's way, if it will not lead, if we have abandoned our covenant
with Valen, then the council should be broken! As was prophesied. We must
stand with the others now, before it's too late. Between the Worker Caste
and the Religious Caste we control two-thirds of our forces. And to you I
say: Listen to the voice of your conscience. Break the council, come with me,
our time of isolation is over. We move now, together, or not at all!
Season 2, "In The Shadow of Z'ha'dum"
There are beings in the universe billions of years older than either of our
races. Once, long ago, they walked among the stars like giants, vast and
timeless. They taught the younger races, explored beyond the rim, created
great empires. But to all things there is an end. Slowly, over a million
years, the First Ones went away. Some passed beyond the stars, never to
return. Some simply disappeared. Not all of the First Ones have gone away.
A few stayed behind, hidden or asleep. Waiting for the day when they may be
needed, when the Shadows come again.
Shadows? [John Sheridan]
We have no other name for them. The Shadows were old when even the Ancients
were young. They battled one another over and over across a million years.
The last great war against the Shadows was ten thousand years ago. It was
the last time the Ancients walked openly among us. The Shadows were only
defeated, not destroyed. A thousand years ago, the Shadows returned to their
places of power rebuilt them, and began to stretch forth their hand. Before
they could strike, they were defeated by an alliance of worlds, including
the Minbari and the few remaining First Ones who had not yet passed beyond
the Veil. When they had finished, the First Ones went away, all but one.
Season 2, "And now for a Wood"
Of course it is. For the simple reason that no one else would ever build a
place like this. Humans share one unique quality, they build communities. If
the Narns or the Centauri or any other race build a station like this, it
would be used only by their own people. But everywhere Humans go, they
create communities out of diverse and sometimes hostile populations. It is a
great gift and a terrible responsibility. One that can not be abandoned.
Season 4, "What Ever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?"
My fast will continue. If John does not return from Z'ha'dum, if he's... if
he's dead, then my soul will join, even if I can not. And as I promised him
long ago, I will see him in a place where no shadows fall.
Season 4, "Rising Star"
For many years, all of us, have prized our good relations with Earth. You
have shown though your example, that strength comes from a multitude of
voices brought together in common case. Humans form communities. In that
spirit, we have voted to dissolve the league of non-aligned worlds and
create a new alliance, based on mutual cooperation and respect. An alliance
born in the diverse voices of many worlds, joined by their desire to build a
better future and their decision to voluntary recognize a common authority.
This new alliance will help less advance worlds, improve their conditions,
and encourage better relations between our races, and promote free trade.
Above all, it will world to create peace. Central to this process in a group
of Humans and Minbari, trained to work together and dedicated to the higher
principles of duty, honor, and peace. There have been entrusted with the
most advanced fleet of ships in existence, now that the first ones have left
us. Among my people, they are called the Anlshock. Among your people, they
are called the Rangers. They come in peace and will stay only where they are
invited to stay. They will help protect you from raiders and invasion by
other races. They will work with your military and help to strengthen your
borders. But understand, they will do so equally and fairly. If you are
planning a war of aggression against your neighbors, the Rangers will hear
about it and so will your neighbors. If other worlds choose to intervene on
behave of those being attacked, the Rangers will provide the information,
but will not intervene directly. Their goal is to create the peace, not
enforce the peace.
This is a political and economic alliance, not one based on strength. The
gains you will achieve, by working peacefully with your neighbors, far out
weight anything you will achieve force. The alliance recognized your
sovereign right to govern your own people by your own will. But membership
in the alliance, means you will honor a code of conduct in your relations
with other worlds or risk losing all the things we stand to give you.
Finally, each member race will be able to contribute volunteers to join the
Rangers, there by ensuring their independence and fairness. All of us have
agreed to recognize the independent authority of the Rangers.
Madam President, honor guests, I now invite you to join the new alliance.
You may decline, if that is your wish. We will leave in peace and honor your
decision. If you accept, we believe it will signal a new age of peace and
Season 3, "Severed Dreams"
This is ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection.
Withdraw! Or be destroyed.
Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship.
Why not? Only one human captain has every survived battle with the Minbari
fleet. He is behind me, you are in front of me. If you value your lives, be
Season 1, "Babylon Squared"
What is it that makes the humans so special? What is it that draws you to
them? They fight. They argue. They are ruled by passions and fears.
[Grey Council member]
Yes, and that is their strength. They do not seek conformity. They do not
surrender. Out of their differences comes symmetry, their unique capacity to
fight against impossible odds. Hurt them and they only comeback stronger.
The passions we deplore have taken them to their place in their stars and
will propel them to a great destiny. Their only weakness is that they do not
recognize their own greatness. They forget that they have come to this place
through two million years of evolution, struggle and blood and they are
better than they think and nobler than they know. They carry within them the
capacity to walk amongst the stars like giants. They are the future and we
have much to learn from them.
Season 5, "Objects at Rest"
When I was first assigned to Babylon 5, I had to learn to speak several
languages: Drazi, Brakiri, Centauri, and of course English the human
language of commerce. Some words have always come easier to me, than others.
One of the most difficult words for me was 'good bye'. There is responding
word for good bye in Minbari. All our parting contain, within them, the
possibility of meeting again in other places, in other times, in other lives.
So you will excuse me, if I do not say good bye. Our souls are a part of
this place, our hopes, the foundation of our future. And we will past this
Season 4, "Rising Star"
It was the end of the Earth year 2261 and it was the dawn of a new age, for
all of us. It was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. The
next twenty years would see great changes, great joys, and great sorrows.
The telepath war and the drakh war, the new alliance would waver and crack,
but in the end, it would hold. Because what is build endures and what is
lost endures, and Babylon 5 endures.
Season 5, "Sleeping in Light"
Babylon 5 was last of the babylon stations. They would never be another. It
changed the future and it changed us. It taught us that we have to create
the future or others will do it for us. It should us that we have to care
for one other, because if we don't, who will? And that true strength
sometimes comes from the most unlikely of places. Mostly though, I think it
gave us hope that there can always be new begins, even for people like us.
As for Delenn, every morning for as long she lived, Delenn got up before
dawn and watched the sun came up.
Season 4, "Between the Darkness and the Light"
This is the White Star Fleet. Negative on surrender! We will not stand down.
Who is this? Identify yourself? [Earthforce Captain]
Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander, Daughter of Andrei and Sophie
Ivanova. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick
your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate
and the last living thing that you are every going to see. God sent me.
Season 2, "The Fall of Night"
It was the end of the Earth year 2259, and the war was upon us. As
anticipated, a few days after the Earth Centauri treaty was announced, the
Centauri widened their war to include many of the Non-Aligned Worlds. And
there was another war brewing closer to home, a personal one whose cost
would be higher than any of us could imagine.
We came to this place because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace.
By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing, it became
something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last best hope... for
victory. Because sometimes, peace is another word for surrender. And because
secrets have a way of getting out.
Season 3, opening theme
The Babylon project was our last best hope for peace. It failed. But in the
year of the shadow war, it became something greater, our last best hope for
victory. The year is 2260, the place Babylon 5.
Season 4, "The Exercise of Vital Powers"
Personal Log, Michael Garibaldi. It's started. They are really doing it.
This is what I was afraid would happen. But it has been coming for a long
time, ever since Sheridan got back. Before he went to Z'ha'dum, he never
would have gone up his own, our own government like this. I don't know.
Maybe he thinks he is Alexander the Great. Maybe he thinks he is John the
Baptist and maybe he wants to take over the whole operation for himself.
That's the part that worries me. That's the part that made me come back
here, Mars. I can't belive I am back on Mars. Three times before this place
almost killed me. I swore I would never give it the change to finish the
job. Humans got no business being here, no business at all.
Season 1, "The Exercise of Vital Powers"
Trust me. [Londo Mollari]
Trust you? Londo, my brain will be five days dead before I ever trust a
Centauri. The first time we meet you people, the first time any other
civilization, you told us you practically run the entire galaxy. What was
it you said, a huge empire.
Come on, public relations. [Londo Mollari]
Only, that hasn't be true for a hundred years. Then you give us this lie,
that Earth is some lost Centauri tribe, making us distance relatives. Until
we finally got our hands on some Centauri DNA and find out we are not
related at all. Appears aside, we are two completely different species.
A clerical error. [Londo Mollari]
Season 2, "The Long, Twilight Struggle"
No Dictator, no invader can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms
forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for
freedom. Against that power governments and tyrants, and armies can not
stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once, we will teach it to them
again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free!
Season 3, "Z'ha'dum"
It was the end of the Earth year, 2260, and the war had paused, suddenly and
unexpectedly. All around us, it was as if the universe were holding it's
breath, waiting. All of life can be broken down into moments of transition
or moments of revelation. This had the feeling of both.
Season 3, "Z'ha'dum"
G'Quon wrote, there is a greater darkness then the one we fight. It is the
darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against
powers and principalities. It is against chaos and despair! Greater than the
death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this
parolee we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in
moments of transition to born in moments of revelation. No one knows the
shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is
always born in pain.
Pilot, "The Gathering"
I was there at the dawn of the third age of mankind. It began in the earth
year 2257 with the founding of the last of the Babylon stations, located
deep in neutral space. It was a port of call for refugees, smugglers,
businessman, diplomats, and travellers from a hundred worlds. It could be a
dangerous place but we accepted the risk because Babylon 5 was our last best
hope for peace. Under the leadership of it’s final commander Babylon 5 was a
dream given form. A dream of a galaxy without war when species from
different worlds could live side by side in mutual respect. A dream that was
endangered as never before by the arrival of one man on a mission of
destruction. Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. This is it's
Movie, "In the Beginning"
You see, I was there at the dawn of the third age. It began with the humans,
you know. They're the quiet ones I mentioned before. They changed the
universe and doing so paid a terrible price. It began 35 of their years ago.
Their homeworld is a place called Earth. Located in a fairly uninteresting
part of the galaxy. We had never bothered much with that area before. It had
little military or strategic value. But as a culture grows decadent, it
becomes intrigued by art, by trinkets, by eccentricity. The humans had art,
and trinkets, and eccentricity to space.
Movie, "In the Beginning"
The Humans, I think, knew they were doomed. But where another race would
surrender to despair, the Humans fought back with even greater strength.
They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have
never seen anything like it. They would weep. They would pray. They would
say good bye to their love ones and then throw themselves without fear or
hesitation at the very face of death itself. Never surrendering.
No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable, could help but be moved
to tears by their courage, their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of
ships, they used guns. When they ran out of guns, they used knives and
sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent!
I only hope, when it is my time, that I may die with half as much dignity as
I saw in their eyes at the end. They did this for two years. They never ran
out of courage. But in the end, they ran out of time.
Season 1, opening theme
It was the dawn of the third age of mankind. Ten years after the Earth
Minbari war. The Babylon project was dream giving form. It's 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
diplomas, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanders.
Humans and aliens wrap 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 last of the Babylon stations.
The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.
Season 2, "The Coming of Shadows"
I'm in trusting this message to an associate of mine who is sworn to bring
it to you at any cost, including his own life. My job on the Minbari
homeworld is more than just representing Earth. The President doesn't know
about that part yet, and I don't think it would be wise of you to tell him.
There's a great darkness coming, Michael. Some of the Minbari have been
waiting for it a long time. The bearer of this message is one of my rangers.
Some are Minbari. Most are humans. They have been drawn here to learn to
work together and prepare for the fight ahead. Their job for now, is to
patrol the frontier, to listen, to watch, and return with reports too
sensitive to trust to regular channels. They are my eyes and ears. Where you
see them, you see me.
In the name of our friendship, I ask that you give them every courtesy and
cooperation. I wish I could tell you more, I wish I could warn you. But the
others don't think it's time yet. Stay close to the Vorlon, and watch out
for shadows. They move when you're not looking at them.
Construction commencemet ceremony from the Babylon Station, 2249
The Babylon Project is a dream given form. It is a community which we build
to create a lasting peace in the galaxy, a place where diverse populations
can gather calmly without the threat of war and discuss their differences
with the hope of understanding each other and settling their disagreements
Today we gather here in neutral space, in the shadow of a war that nearly
cost us our civilization, to dedicate a place for all sentient beings to
meet and interact openly. The Babylon Station will be built here in this
orbit as a monument to those who have died in wars of misunderstandings, a
place where the differences of our past can be overcome and we can live in
peace with all inhabitants of the galaxy.
-Senator Calvin Natawe
Movie, "In the Beginning"
This is ... This is the president. I have just been informed that our
midrange military bases at Beta Derony and Promixa 3 have fallen to the
Minbari advance. We have lost contact with Io and must conclude that they to
have fallen to an advanced force. Our military intelligence believes that
Minbari intend to by pass Mars and hit Earth directly and the attack may
come at any time.
We have continued to broadcast our surrender and a plea for mercy and they
have not responded. We therefore can only conclude that we stand at the
twilight of the Human race. In order to buy more time for our evacuation
transports to leave Earth, we ask for support of every ship capable of
fighting, to take part in a defense of our homeworld. We will not lie to
you. We do not believe survival is a possibility. We believe that anyone who
joins this battle, will never come home again. But for every ten minutes, we
can delay the military advance, several hundred more civilians may have a
chance to escape to neutral territory.
Though Earth may fall, the Human race must have a chance to continue else
where. No greater sacrifice has every been asked of a people, but I ask you
now, to step forward one last time. One last battle to hold the line against
the night! May God go with you all.
Season 4, (Unknow episode)
The Emperor is the soul of the people. The center of this republic. This
whole world may parish, the emperor goes on, we go on. The first emperors,
the greatest of us, were proclaimed deities by the ancient gods, in exchange
for loyalty. They became immortal. There names revived for generations to
come. Prays offer up to them even in the temples today and now, now these
gods of old have returned. And through them, I will become a god myself!
That is my destiny! I've know it all my life. It's what I was born for. And
when the time comes, Mollari, the people will gladly lay down there lives,
so that I maybe elevated to godhood. What are a few million lives compared
to the glory of becoming a living god.
And when I become a god, I will forgive you your rudeness, Mollari. Then my
capacities will be infinite. For now, I will simply try to forget.
-Centauri Emperor Cartagia
Season 4, opening theme
It was the year of fire... [Lennier]
...the year of destruction... [Zack Allan]
...the year we took back what was ours. [G'Kar]
It was the year of rebirth... [Lyta Alexander]
...the year of great sadness... [Vir Cotto]
...the year of pain... [Marcus Cole]
...and the year of joy. [Delenn]
It was a new age. [Londo Mollari]
It was the end of history. [Stephen Franklin]
It was the year everything changed. [Susan Ivanova]
The year is 2261. The place: [Micheal Garibaldi]
Babylon 5. [John Sheridan]
Season 5, opening theme
And so it begins. [Kosh]
There is a hole in your mind. [Minbari assassin]
What do you want? [Jeffery Sinclair]
No one here is exactly what he appears. [G'Kar]
Nothings the same anymore. [jeffery Sinclair]
Commander Sinclair is being reassigned. [General Hague]
Why don't you eliminate the entire Narn homeworld while you are at it. [Londo Mollari]
I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. [Elric]
Who are you? [Sebastian]
President Clark has signed a decree today, declaring martial law. [ISN Reporter]
These orders have forced us to declare independence. [John Sheridan]
Weapons supplies. [Alfred Bester]
Unless your people get of their encounter suited butts and do something. [John Sheridan]
Your the one who was. [Zathras]
If you go to Z'ha'dum you will die. [Kosh]
Why are you here? [Lorien]
Do you have anything worth living for? [Lorien]
I think of my beautiful city in flames. [Delenn]
Giants in the play ground. [John Sheridan]
Now get the hell out of our galaxy. [John Sheridan]
We are here to place President Clark under arrest. [Sheridan]