B5 Logo 'The Gathering'

by J. Michael Straczynski

"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, businessmen, diplomats, and travelers from a hundred worlds. Could be a dangerous place. But we accepted the risk, because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. Under the leadership of its 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 in danger 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 its story." - Londo Mollari

Commander Jeffrey Sinclair is assigned to Babylon 5, a space station located in neutral ground as a centre for the galaxy’s superpowers to meet and work out their differences peacefully. But when the Vorlon ambassador is nearly killed by an assassin immediately upon arriving at the station, Commander Sinclair becomes the prime suspect…

Michael O’Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair), Tamlyn Tomita (Laurel Takashima), Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Blaire Baron (Carolyn Sykes), John Fleck (Del Varner), Paul Hampton (The Senator), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar), Johnny Sekka (Dr. Benjamin Kyle), Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), Steven R. Barnett (Eric), William Hayes (Traveler), Linda Hoffman (Tech #2), Robert Jason Jackman (Tech #3), F. William Parker (Business Man #1), Marianne Robertson (Hostage), Dave Sage (Business Man #2), Ed Wasser (Guerra)

Directed by Richard Compton

US TX - 22nd Febuary 1993

*Introducing Jeffrey Sinclair, Laurel Takashima, Michael Garibaldi, Benjamin Kyle, Lyta Alexander, Ambassador Delenn, Ambassador Londo Mollari and Ambassador G'Kar

*This ninety-minute pilot episode was later transmitted in a 'Special Edition', featuring extra scenes and alternate sequences