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Download the futuristic science-fiction series set in the year 2258 aboard a five-mile-long, totally self-sufficient United Nations-like space station. Babylon 5 is where humans and aliens try to work out their differences peacefully, in neutral territory full of mystery, suspense, and adventure. The space outpost is a hotbed of interplanetary intrigue, conspiracies, and betrayals among myriad life-forms living and working together. It's a port of call and a home away from home for diplomats, entrepreneurs, wanderers, and refugees — many on missions of urgency. The series stars Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Peter Jurasik, Andreas Katsulas, and Andrea Thompson.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Gathering||In 2257 CE, Babylon 5 is put into orbit in a distant galaxy. The first mission of Babylon 5, a peace conference between four alien races, appears doomed when an ambassador is attacked and the commander is implicated as the assailant. Pilot episode.||1:34:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoMidnight On the Firing Line||Sinclair tries to calm things down after a Narn attack on a peaceful Centauri agricultural colony rekindles old hatreds.||43:54||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoSoul Hunter||Babylon 5's alien residents fear the alien soul hunter Sinclair rescues from a disabled spaceship is there to steal their soul.||43:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoBorn to the Purple||Londo falls for a nightclub dancer who tries to get confidential information from him.||43:56||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoInfection||An artifact brought onto Babylon 5 by Dr. Franklin's mentor turns his assistant into a killing machine.||44:01||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Parliament of Dreams||An assassin stalks G'Kar while a conference on the religious beliefs of various alien cultures takes place. Sinclair meets an old girlfriend.||43:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoMind War||Talia's former lover and teacher, who can kill with pure thought, flees from the cops and ends up on Babylon 5.||43:48||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoThe War Prayer||Susan meets her old lover who is now part of a pro-Earth terrorist group that plans to kill an alien ambassador on Babylon 5.||43:45||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoAnd the Sky Full of Stars||Two mysterious men kidnap Sinclair in hopes of learning what happened during his 24-hour blackout at the Battle of the Line.||43:53||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoDeathwalker||A war criminal, whose experiments on sentient beings have lead to an immortality serum, comes to Babylon 5.||43:45||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoBelievers||Dr. Franklin is troubled when the religious beliefs of a boy's parents prevent him from performing a life-saving operation on him.||43:56||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoSurvivors||Garibaldi is framed for causing a fatal explosion.||43:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoBy Any Means Necessary||The dock workers strike, crippling the station, after a shuttle bay accident kills one of them.||43:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoSigns and Portents||Londo finds a sacred Centauri relic. Pirate attacks on transport ships become more brazen.||43:46||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoTKO||Babylon 5 hosts a deadly martial arts competition. Susan's family rabbi helps her deal with her father's death.||43:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoGrail||A man who has spent his life searching for the Holy Grail arrives on Babylon 5.||43:52||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoEyes||An investigation is begun on Babylon 5 by a bitter Earth Force special investigator that may remove Sinclair as commander.||43:47||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoLegacies||The disappearance of a young Minbari warrior's warriors threatens peace on Babylon 5. Ivanova tries to stop the PSI Corps from getting a telepathic woman.||43:42||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoA Voice In the Wilderness, Pt. 1||Remnants of an ancient civilization found on the dead planet Babylon 5 orbits could lead to the station's destruction. First of a two-part episode.||43:46||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoA Voice In the Wilderness, Pt. 2||Remnants of an ancient civilization found on the dead planet Babylon 5 orbits could lead to the station's destruction. Second of a two-part episode.||43:45||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|21||Closed CaptioningVideoBabylon Squared||Babylon 4, which disappeared four years ago, suddenly reappears and its crew has no idea what year it is.||43:47||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|22||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Quality of Mercy||A doctor who uses an alien device to cure any ailment meets Dr. Franklin. Londo and Lennier go out for a night on the town.||43:48||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|23||Closed CaptioningVideoChrysalis||Garibaldi discovers a plot to assassinate the Earth president and is shot. Sinclair, who asks Catherine to marry him, learns about the hole in his mind from Delenn before she enters a chrysalis state.||43:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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Babylon 5 is excellent Sci Fi. Best thing in years. Sadly, this is a poor copy of it. When they made the DVDs of the series they made it artificially "wide screen" by cropping the top and bottom of the image. You can tell during the Psi Corps ad ("trutst the corps") and during the "Voice of the Resistance" test pattern screen. Based on the sample of "Signs and Portents" I just watched and compared to my DVD, they cropped it again on the right and left edges this time. If ITMS has it cheaper than the DVDs, it's because you're getting that much less show.
One of the finest SF shows ever!
Simply put, B5 is one of the best shows, let alone SF ever put on the small screen. The characters are real, believable and go through the torments and issues real people go through - but the overarching story is beyond epic on scope. The show was devised as a 5-year arc, so each episode serves at least one purpose towards the epic plot, but also advances the dozens of subplots that wind their way through the show. The space battles are fought with real physics (e.g. the ships have to fire retrorockets or turn around turn slow down), land battles are fought visciously, as they are in real life. The battles are often filled with glory and honor, but just as often sad and heartwrenching. Every alien race is realistic - no "humans with fancy face makeup." I could go on and on and on, but you have to see the show for yourself. I'm a mondo Sci-Fi buff. I've watched just about every show even remotely connected to SciFi or Fantasy and B5 is easily in the top 3. (DS9 and the original Star Trek are the other 2, with about 6 others tied for #4), so I might actually know what I'm talking about, since this is my favorite genre. FYI: Season 1 is about 1/3rd major plot stuff and 2/3 character development and subplots. This builds until season 2 is 2/3rds major plot, seasons 3 and 4 are virtually all major plot (with the subplots weaving in and out, of coruse) and Season 5 closes out the arc in a way that brought tears to my eyes (I also cried at Spock's death in Wrath of Khan and "I'm glad you're here with me Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things," in ROTK, just to give you perspective) Download, Enjoy. and Begin the Journey that is Babylon 5. In Valen's Name.
Finally... on iTunes. Babylon 5 is an icon in classic television sci-fi. You can't conduct an able conversation on the topic without mentioning this series. As with most television series, there is a sweet spot. In this case, it is the first five seasons. The special effects are a bit sketchy - well okay - in most places – and the sets are a bit hokey - but that’s the very stuff that gives B5 it’s greatest power. It's the story and the characters that most fans appreciate. There is a Homeresque quality to this epic - friends at the start are blood enemies in the end; tragedy creates hope, but the journey is long and deadly; gods (or god-like creatures) do battle among humans while using humans as fodder; it's in there. One bit of advice… purchase the whole first season, watch, and get hooked!