Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1997)

USA, 4 January 1998
colour, 16:9
Dolby Surround, English

An American science fiction television film directed by Michael Vejar.

Plot Summary

When Earth military forces encounter the Minbari, a series of accidents and misunderstandings triggers a catastrophic war.


Directed by: Michael Vejar
© 1997 Warner Bros. Pay TV, Cable & Network Features
TNT presents. Babylonian Productions, Inc., Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Created by: J. Michael Straczynski
Executive Producers: Douglas Netter, J. Michael Straczynski
Produced by: John Copeland
Associate Producer: Susan Norkin
Written by: J. Michael Straczynski
Conceptual Consultant: Harlan Ellison
Director of Photography: John C. Flinn III
Edited by: Skip Robinson
Music by: Christopher Franke
Production Sound Mixer: Don H. Matthews
Costume Designer: Ann Bruice Aling
Key Make-up Artist: Cinzia Zanetti
Key Hairstylist: Barbara Wilder Pearlman
Series Make-up Effects Created by: John Vulich, Optic Nerve Studios
Special Effects by: Ultimate Effects
Visual Effects Produced by: Netter Digital Entertainment
Production Designer: John Iacovelli
Casting by: Fern Champion, Mark Paladini
Original Casting by: Mary Jo Slater

Bruce Boxleitner (Lt. Commander John Sheridan)
Mira Furlan (Delenn)
Richard Biggs (Dr Stephen Franklin)
Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar)
Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari)
Theodore Bikel (Lenonn)
Reiner Schone (Dukhat)
Michael O'Hare
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)
Ardwright Chamberlain (Kosh)
Jacob Chase (Luc)
Tim Colceri (Captain Jankowski)

Alternative Titles

– In principio – Italy
Babylon 5 – Narodziny – Poland
Babylon 5: Der Beginn der Zukunft – Austria
Babylon 5: Der erste Schritt – Germany
Babylon 5: Egy új korszak kezdete – Hungary
Babylon 5: Last of the Fallen – working title
Babylon 5: Mia nea arhi – Greece (video)
Babylon 5: Na počátku – Czechia
Babylon 5: Na počiatku – Slovakia
Babylon 5: Tie Babyloniin – Finland
In the Beginning
Вавилон 5: Начало – Russia

Babylon 5 (1993-1998)

Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998)
Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998)
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms ()
Crusade (1999)
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002)
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007)



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