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Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)

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The long-awaited "backstory" for the popular syndicated science-fiction saga Babylon 5 was provided some five years after the series premiered, courtesy of the two-hour movie special Babylon Five: In the Beginning. Set in the year 2278, the film takes a backward glance at the Earth-Minbari war, as seen through the eyes of Londo Mollari (Peter Jurasik), now the emperor of Centauri. Detailed for the first time are the tragic beginnings of the war, the involvement of the Minbari Delenn (Mira Furlan), and the death of Dukaht (Raynor Scheine). In addition to featuring most of the series' current regulars, the film also brings back such early defectors as Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair (Michael O'Hare) and Ambassador Kosh (Ardwright Chamberlain). As a bonus, Claudia Christian appears unbilled in her familiar role of Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova, here depicted as an 18-year-old civilian. The film was written by series producer J. Michael Straczynski, and later novelized by Peter David. First telecast on January 4, 1978, Babylon 5: In the Beginning launched the two-year association between Babylon 5 and the TNT cable network.

Cast

Bruce Boxleitner
as John Sheridan
Michael O'Hare
as Jeffrey David Sinclair
Peter Jurasik
as Londo Mollari
Claudia Christian
as Susan Ivanova
Erica Mer
as Lyssa
J. Patrick McCormack
as Gen. Lefcourt
Tricia O'Neil
as President
Robin Sachs
as Copelann
James Patrick Stuart
as Presidential Aide
Yasemin Baytok
as Centauri Woman
Justice Carroll
as Comm. Officer
Tim Colceri
as Capt. Jankowski
Steven Ford
as 1st Officer
Mio R. Jakula
as Ganya Ivanov
Nick Jameson
as Minbari Pilot
Mike A. Kennedy
as Gen. Fontaine
Mark Rafael Truitt
as Minbari Warrior
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