ISN Anchor Desk - Quotes - The Movies
The Gathering - Original OpeningLondo - "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. It 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, where species from different worlds could live side by side in mutual respect ... a dream that was endangered 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."
The Gathering - Special Edition versionLyta - "Why is it called Babylon 5?"
Sinclair - "Babylons 1, 2, and 3 were sabotaged and destroyed. Number 4 vanished without a trace 24 hours after becoming operational. To this day, no one knows what happened to it."
Lyta - "Swell."
Garibaldi - "To date, no Human has ever seen a Vorlon."
Delenn - "I look forward to meeting a Vorlon."
Londo - "Youíre a Security Chief. Shouldnít you be out ... securing something?"
GíKar - "Now, would you prefer to be conscious or unconscious during the mating? I would prefer conscious, but I donít know what your ... pleasure threshold is."
Sykes, to Sinclair - "You really should change your access code more often."
Dr. Kyle - "Jeff, it looks like poison."
Delenn - "I suggest you leave now."
Londo - "My god, man, weíve become a tourist attraction."
Londo - "Nice shark. Pretty shark."
Dr. Kyle - "Iíve been taking stims to stay alert."
Laurel - "I havenít broken the rules in a long time, Doctor, so I guess Iím about due."
Lyta - "It takes years to train for a P-5 classification, and half of those who try burn out or end up vegetables. Iím not going to throw all that away."
Kosh - "EntilíZha Valen."
Garibaldi - "I donít trust telepaths. Never have, never will."
Delenn - "On the matter of Commander Sinclair, I am here strictly to observe."
Laurel - "I think the Commanderís ride is here."
Minbari Assassin - "There is a hole in your mind!"
Sykes - "Iíll wait. But not forever."
Dr. Kyle - "I have looked upon the face of a Vorlon, Laurel. And nothing is the same anymore."
Laurel - "Babylon 5 is open for business."
In The BeginningLuc - "Are you really the Emperor?"
Emperor Mollari - "I sometimes ask myself the same thing."
Emperor Mollari - "What do you want?"
Emperor Mollari - "I was there, at the Dawn of the Third Age. It began with the Humans, you know. Theyíre the ... quiet ones I mentioned before. They changed the universe, but in doing so, paid a terrible price. It began thirty-five of their years ago."
Emperor Mollari - "They have an expression: ĎPride goeth before a fall.í And their pride was their undoing. I know. I was there."
Lefcourt - "What do you know about a race called Minbari?"
Londo - "Good luck with your mission, gentleman. I only hope that in your stumbling around, you do not wake the dragon."
Callier - "If you go over the heads of the Elders, you risk offending them."
Dukhat - "Now it starts."
Dukhat - "When the Darkness comes, if you ever have doubt about your actions, all you need do is look at the face of a Vorlon. Once you do that, all doubt is erased forever."
Dukhat - "Why do you come here, Delenn?"
Delenn - "I am become Grey. I stand between the Darkness and the Light. Between the candle and the star."
Delenn - "He was the best of us! They struck without provocation! There was no reason! Animals! Brutal! They deserve no mercy. Strike them down. Follow them back to their base and kill them all! Dead! All dead! No mercy!"
Delenn - "Are you a Vorlon?"
Delenn - "The Humans."
Commander Sheridan - "I know whatís in Dukhatís sacred place."
Delenn - "Stop! What is in Dukhatís sacred place?"
Dr. Franklin - "IsilíZha? What does that mean?"
President - "Am I on? This is ... This is the President. Iíve just been informed that our mid-range military bases at Beta Durani and Proxima III have fallen to the Minbari advance. Weíve lost contact with I.O. and must conclude that they, too, have fallen to an advance force. Our military intelligence believes that the Minbari intend to bypass Mars and hit Earth directly, and the attack may come at any time. We have continued to broadcast our surrender and a plea for mercy, and they have not responded. We therefore can only conclude that we stand at the twilight of the Human race. In order to buy more time for our evacuation transports to leave Earth, we ask for the support of every ship capable of fighting to take part in a last defense of our Homeworld. We do not believe that survival is a possibility. We believe that anyone who joins the battle will never come home. But for every ten minutes we can delay the military advance, several hundred more civilians may have a chance to escape to neutral territory. Though Earth may fall, the Human race must have a chance to continue elsewhere. No greater sacrifice has ever been asked of a people, but I ask you now: to step forward one last time. One last battle to hold the line against the night. May God go with you all."
Delenn - "Are you still here?"
Kosh - "The truth points to itself."
Emperor Mollari - "The story .. is not over yet. The story is never over."
ThirdSpaceAlex, to Lyta - "If I was thirty years younger, and you were a little blind in one eye, what a wonderful life we could have together."
Sheridan - "When have you ever known me to have a personal agenda?"
Lytaís Message - "There is danger. Remember."
Susan - "You think anybody would notice if I just ... killed ... a few of them?"
Vorlon-Lyta - "Learn."
Vorlon-Lyta - "Our mistake. One of many, so many."
River of SoulsGaribaldi - "Youíll never even know I was here."
Lochley - "Somehow, I doubt that."
Lochley - "Still sober?"
Garibaldi - "He digs stuff up.
Garibaldi - "Oh, hell."
Garibaldi - "Who are you here for?"
A Call to ArmsGaribaldi - "Kicking butt is what I do for a living."
Galen - "And to whom am I supposed to explain my behavior this time?"
Galen - "Show me the way. The long road. But then, it always is a long road, isnít it?"
Garibaldi - "Let me introduce you to a new theory. Shut up and do exactly what I say."
Garibaldi, to Drake - "Now, weíre gonna figure out how to get this thing movie, or youíre going to get out and push."
Garibaldi - "Things were so much easier on Babylon 5."
Galen - "You are hearing the sounds of a dead world."
Galen - "If sometimes dreams come true, what of our nightmares?"
Sheridan - "Who are you?"
Sheridan - "Thatís Earth out there!"
Sheridan - "Why me?"
Galen - "My friend, unless you act, Earth may suffer the fate of Daltron 7."
Sheridan - "We have to go, and we have to go right now."
Captain Anderson - "You know, itís good to meet somebody who wonít think Iím crazy if I say the man of my dreams told me to find you."
Sheridan - "The Shadows gave the orders, but they werenít the ones who pulled the triggers."
Sheridanís message - "Hello. This is the President. Iím busy with affairs of state and canít come to the Link right now. At the chime, leave a message, and Iíll get back to you at the earliest opportunity."
Sheridan - "Weíre in good shape."
Dureena, to Sheridan - "Youíre not supposed to be here."
Commander - "Are those Drakh?"
Lochley - "Youíre asking the impossible."
Dureena - "Thereís no sense belonging to a secret group if you tell everybody about it."
A Call to Arms - Crusade Setup/Final SceneSheridan - "The Romans had a phrase for it. They called it poisoning the well. What they couldnít conquer, they killed. When they were driven out of an area, they literally poisoned the wells, so no one else could live there either. Itís the ultimate act of spite: if they canít have it, no one can."
Lochley - "Then theyíve finished analyzing whatever it was the Drakh sprayed into Earthís atmosphere?"
Sheridan - "Itís a biogenetic plague. Earth has been completely quarantined. No oneís allowed in or out. The death cloud was the only one the Drakh had left ... But it wasnít the last weapon in their arsenal. From the complexity of its structure, the bioweapons division back home thinks the plague was probably engineered by the Shadows."
Garibaldi - "How much time do they have?"
Sheridan - "This looks like itís the only bright spot in this. Apparently the Drakh didnít have time to finish adjusting it to our biology ... or they just didnít know how. Either way, itís going to take time for the plague to adjust to a new host. Now theyíre saying five years. Could be less. And some people will be affected by it sooner than others. But probably five years is ... is the best guess for now."
Lochley - "And at the end of five years?"
Sheridan - "Every man, woman, and child of Earth will be dead. Unless they can find a cure."
Garibaldi - "John, if the plague was created by Shadow technology centuries ahead of own, how do they plan to solve it in five years?"
Sheridan - "They canít. But since this came to us from outside, then maybe we can find a cure out there. I mean, we know there were other races as old as the Shadows ... One of them must have found a cure. Weíll find them. We have to. Iíve told President Luchenko that weíll put all the resources of the Alliance, and the White Star fleet, at their disposal. Weíll turn the Excalibur into a traveling research vessel manned by the best crew we can find. The Rangers will search every corner of space, looking for clues to a cure. Then the Excalibur and her crew will go in to follow it up. Legend said that one day the real Excalibur would return in our greatest hour of need. I guess this is it."
Lochley - "What about the rest of the new fleet you were building?"
Sheridan - "The Drakh hit the construction dock on their way out. Years of work, wiped out in a second. Oh, weíll start over, but itíll take time. Until then, the Excalibur is the only one of her kind. Those who command the Excalibur will never stop, never give up, and never slow down until a cure is found. And weíll take any help we can get. This is a mission about the survival of Earth itself. What we do over the next five years, here, at home, and across the darkness between stars, will determine whether an entire world will live or die. Itís a fight we canít afford to lose. And we wonít. We wonít."
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers
Sindell - "We do not break away from combat."
Dulann - "We stand on the bridge and no one may pass."
Sindell - "We do not retreat, whatever the reason."
Dulann - "We live for the One, we die for the One."
To Live and Die in Starlight
David Martell - "Without weapons, we don't have a chance."
David Martell - "We live for the One, we die for the One. But we don't die stupidly."
G'Kar - "Impressive, aren't they?"
Sindell - "We have been a space-faring race for over a thousand years, yet we know nothing about this race. It is as if they came out of nowhere."
G'Kar - "I'll do whatever I can. Discreetly, of course."
Sindell - "One of the Anla'Shok has acted inappropriately and must be punished. Perhaps even exiled."
Dulann - "Size is not everything."
David Martell - "Not everybody plays by the same rules. You should try something new once in awhile."
Sarah - "The weapons systems were down. What the hell were we supposed to do, look really mean and hope the bad guys surrendered?"
Tannier - "And once again, he runs from a fight."
David Martell - "You know this could be trouble."
Sindell - "Anla'Shok David Martell, it is the judgement of this Council that you violated our most sacred principle: that we do not break away from combat, that we do not retreat, whatever the reason. So, it is with great personal sadness and reluctance that I remove you-"
David - "G'Kar, what did you tell them?"
David - "How can I prove you right if I don't even know what it is?"
David - "You trying to start another war?"
Dulann - "I understand Tannier was given command of the Valen today. Was that your head? However did that happen?"
Dulann - "There is a Narn and a Drazi out there."
David - "No one else will give them a chance. May as well be me."
Dulann - "The Star reminds us that we are born of the Stars. We live in Starlight. We die in Starlight. We come from the Stars in life, and we return to the Stars in death. When we are done, the Star should be placed in the heart of the ship, where it shall remain for as long as we do. Your name. Your place. Your truth."
Sarah - "The engines don't work!"
Sarah - "Today's a good day to die."
David - "Hit it."
Computer - "Direct hit. Colony destroyed."
Dulann - "Something is wrong."
Deceased Ranger - "The bastard sold us out!"
Deceased Ranger - "I couldn't get out to where the air was. I saw his face!"
G'Kar - "Minister Kafta, this ship is being held together by little pieces of wire and good intentions. If we land in this condition, assuming we do not have an unpleasant encounter with the ground on the way down, I doubt very much they could take off again. They would be trapped with us. And the ship looking for them would find it, find them, find us, find you. A brilliant cascade of cause and effect. Isn't the universe an amazing place? I wouldn't live anywhere else!"
Drazi - "Your name is Tirk, isn't it?"
David - "I'd like your thoughts."
G'Kar - "Every space-faring race ahs two things in common. First, they all have a food identical to what Humans call Swedish Meatballs. Don't ask. I don't understand it. It's just there. And they all share a myth about a time when ancient dark forces prowled the universe, only to be cast down or cast away by an even greater force."
G'Kar - "They found a city, eight miles beneath the surface of the planet. A city billions of years old, older than anything found before."
G'Kar - "We sent a probe through that door. It came back ... changed, distorted beyond all recognition."
Malcolm - "I think I'll be going now."
Firell - "There's a problem. First Officer Dulann is missing."
Dulann - "Someone sold them out, betrayed them."
Dulann - "Code word: Entil'Zha."
Tirk - "It ... was ... Kafta."
David - "Engines?"
Na'Feel - "From this point on, we're completely defenseless."
David - "I'm going outside. I need some fresh air."
Kitaro Sasaki - "Ok. I'm parking the ship right here, and we're not leaving until somebody tells me what the hell just happened here."
David - "It's been a damn long day."
David - "Where do we go from here?"
David - "As far as ships go, I think this one will do just fine."
David - "Rumor has it, you spent the last few years just wandering around the galaxy."
Kitaro Sasaki - "Nearing Epsilon jumpgate."
G'Kar - "I shall get my bags. Are you coming aboard?"