Babylon 5: In the Beginning

Synopsis: The Earth military encounters an alien race called the Minbari. Through a series of accidents and misunderstandings, a war breaks out that nearly results in the death of every human on Earth. The war and its aftermath provide the background for the TV series "Babylon 5," especially its first season.
Director(s): Michael Vejar
Production: Babylonian Productions
94 min

Londo Mollari,

liaison to the Centauri delegation.

- Pleasure to meet you, sir.

- Likewise.

Please, sit.

- How is your president? Well, I hope.

- Much better.

I just saw her in the red room.

She's starting to get some of the color

back in her cheeks.

This damn flu's got

half of my staff down sick.

I suggest you give her a little of this

before she eats.

I brought it from Centauri Prime

when I heard she was ill.

It will completely eliminate her symptoms

in two, three hours at most.

Thank you. I'm sure she'll appreciate it.

My pleasure.

Now, gentlemen, perhaps you will tell me

why you have arranged for this meeting.

Of course.


Following our victory against the Dilgar,

we've taken advantage of the good will...

...of other worlds to expand our sphere

of influence.

We've made trade deals

and mutual defense treaties...

...with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds.

Most of the races have been very receptive

to our advances.

Others, downright hostile.

And a few are still a mystery to us.

What do you know

about a race called Minbari?

We have had some dealings with them

in the past...

...but nothing in recent years. Why?

We'll send an expedition to their border... see if they threaten our program

to expand our sphere of influence.

We understand that a third

of their population is dedicated to warfare.

They have a warrior caste.

Not exactly the same thing?


We need to know all we can about them.

Then send one ship. One ship only.

Anything more could be perceived

as a threat.

And if that were to happen...

...I assure you

they would never return home.

My people can handle themselves.

We took care of the Dilgar,

we can take care of the Minbari.

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J. Michael Straczynski

Joseph Michael Straczynski (; born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski, is an American television and film screenwriter, producer and director, and comic book writer. He is the founder of Studio JMS, and is best known as the creator of the science fiction television series Babylon 5 (1993–1998) and its spinoff Crusade (1999), as well as the series Jeremiah (2002–2004), and Sense8 (2015–2018).Straczynski wrote the psychological drama film Changeling (2008) and was co-writer on the martial arts thriller Ninja Assassin (2009), horror film Underworld: Awakening (2012), and apocalyptic horror film World War Z (2013). From 2001 to 2007, Straczynski wrote Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man, followed by runs on Thor and Fantastic Four. He is also the author of the Superman: Earth One trilogy of graphic novels, and has written Superman, Wonder Woman, and Before Watchmen for DC Comics. Straczynski is the creator and writer of several original comic book series such as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, Dream Police, and Ten Grand through Joe's Comics. A prolific writer across a variety of media and former journalist, Straczynski is the author of the novels Blood Night (1988), Othersyde (1990), and Tribulations (2000), the short fiction collection Straczynski Unplugged (2004), and the nonfiction book The Complete Book of Scriptwriting (1982). Straczynski is a long-time participant in Usenet and other early computer networks, interacting with fans through various online forums (including GEnie, CompuServe, and America Online) since 1984. He is credited as being the first TV producer to directly engage with fans on the Internet, and allow their viewpoints to influence the look and feel of his show. (See Babylon 5' s use of the Internet.) Two prominent areas where he had a presence were GEnie and the newsgroup more…

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