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The Gathering - Original Opening

Londo - "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 version

Lyta - "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 Beginning

Luc - "Are you really the Emperor?"
Emperor Mollari - "I sometimes ask myself the same thing."

Emperor Mollari - "What do you want?"
Luc - "Tell me a story!"
Senna - "Luc!"
Emperor Mollari - "No, no. Itís all right. He did far better with that question than I did."

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 - "Weíve had some dealings in the past, but nothing in recent years. Why?"

Londo - "Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you."

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."
Lenonn - "Then let them be ... offended."

Dukhat - "Now it starts."
Kosh - "Yes."

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 come to serve."
Dukhat - "Who do you serve?"
Delenn - "I serve the truth."
Dukhat - "And what is the truth?"
Delenn - "That we are one people, one voice."
Dukhat - "Will you follow me into fire? Will you follow me into Darkness? Will you follow me into Death?"
Delenn - "I will."
Dukhat - "Then follow."

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?"
Kosh - "Yes."
Ulkesh - "Yes."
Delenn - "What is your name?"
Kosh - "Kosh."
Delenn - "What do you want? What are you doing here?"
Kosh - "Creating the future."

Delenn - "The Humans."
Kosh - "Yes. They are the key."

Commander Sheridan - "I know whatís in Dukhatís sacred place."

Delenn - "Stop! What is in Dukhatís sacred place?"
Sheridan - "IsilíZha."

Dr. Franklin - "IsilíZha? What does that mean?"
GíKar - "The future."

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 - "We have always been here."

Kosh - "The truth points to itself."
Delenn - "What?"
Kosh - "The truth points to itself."
Delenn - "I do not understand."
Ulkesh - "You will."
Delenn - "But-"
Ulkesh - "Go now."
Kosh - "Go, before itís too late."

Emperor Mollari - "The story .. is not over yet. The story is never over."


Alex, 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?"
Dr. Franklin - "How many?"
Susan - "I donít know ... ten?"
Dr. Franklin - "Theyíd notice."
Susan - "Six?"
Dr. Franklin - "Go for it."

Vorlon-Lyta - "Learn."

Vorlon-Lyta - "Our mistake. One of many, so many."

River of Souls

Garibaldi - "Youíll never even know I was here."
Lochley - "Somehow, I doubt that."

Lochley - "Still sober?"
Garibaldi - "As a judge."
Lochley - "Iím glad."

Garibaldi - "He digs stuff up.
Lochley - "Thank you for the translation, Mr. Garibaldi. If you hadnít jumped in there, I might have gotten confused and fallen down."

Garibaldi - "Oh, hell."
Lochley - "You know what that is?"
Garibaldi - "Yeah, I saw a couple of those ships years ago. Thatís a Soul Hunter."

Garibaldi - "Who are you here for?"
Soul Hunter - "Not you. None of you. Not today."

A Call to Arms

Garibaldi - "Kicking butt is what I do for a living."

Galen - "And to whom am I supposed to explain my behavior this time?"
TechnoMage - "To everyone involved."
Galen - "Everyone? Must be a very large room."

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?"
Galen - "A friend. My name is Galen."

Sheridan - "Thatís Earth out there!"

Sheridan - "Why me?"
Galen - "Because I believe they are going to start their war by attacking Earth."

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."
Garibaldi - "Go where?"
Sheridan - "It was above the faces, over the wall. Babylon 5."

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."
Dureena - "What are you talking about?"
Sheridan - "The Shadows had others working for them, who carried out the orders. Theyíre called Drakh. And the Drakh are still out there, Dureena."

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."
Captain Anderson - "I see. And what does the phrase Ďgood shapeí mean on the planet where you live?"

Dureena, to Sheridan - "Youíre not supposed to be here."

Commander - "Are those Drakh?"
Anderson - "Theyíre either the Drakh or the weirdest-looking pizza delivery trucks Iíve ever seen."

Lochley - "Youíre asking the impossible."
Sheridan - "Then I am asking the right person."

Dureena - "Thereís no sense belonging to a secret group if you tell everybody about it."

A Call to Arms - Crusade Setup/Final Scene

Sheridan - "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

Opening Sequence

Dulann - "We are Rangers. We walk in the dark places no others will enter."

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

Malcolm Bridges - "In Valen's name!"

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 - "Impressive is not exactly the word I was searching for, G'Kar."
G'Kar - "Ominous, perhaps? No, menacing?"

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 imagine the Humans felt that way when they first saw your ships."
Sindell - "We were hardly menacing."
G'Kar - "Of course. So that whole Earth-Minbari war was just a silly rumor?"

G'Kar - "I'll do whatever I can. Discreetly, of course."
Sindell - "I know your reputation, G'Kar. Discreet is not in your vocabulary. So please, consider any closed door you encounter an open one."

Sindell - "One of the Anla'Shok has acted inappropriately and must be punished. Perhaps even exiled."
G'Kar - "What was his crime?"
Sindell - "Staying alive."
G'Kar - "Curious. Until now, I hadn't known it was a crime."

Dulann - "Size is not everything."
David Martell - "Yeah, I've heard that before."
Dulann - "So I am informed."

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."
Dulann - "When you are involved, I expect nothing less."

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-"
G'Kar - "May I also speak? You said I should consider any closed door open. So I did. This ... situation caught my interest, and I decided to look into it. As I understand it, this Human is here today because he chose to preserve the lives of his crew, instead of fighting an impossible battle and getting them all killed, a violation of Minbari tradition."
Sindell - "That is correct."
G'Kar - "We live for the One, we die for the One, all that."
Sindell - "Yes."
G'Kar - "Interesting that you place all your emphasis on the second half of that sentence. Is it not just as honorable to live for the One as it is to die? It doesn't just say we die. It says we live. Dying is not honorable. It only relieves you of an even greater obligation."
Sindell - "His actions have led other Rangers into dissention."
G'Kar - "Indeed. They put their lives and their careers at risk for his sake. I have met very few who can foster that kind of loyalty. One, in particular comes to mind. Stubborn, difficult, fractious, annoying, independent, and willful!"
Sindell - "And what happened to him?"
G'Kar - "He became the President of this Alliance, of which the Anla'Shok are part."

David - "G'Kar, what did you tell them?"
G'Kar - "Four true things."
David - "That's all?"
G'Kar - "You try finding one true thing in this economy!"

David - "How can I prove you right if I don't even know what it is?"
G'Kar - "There, you see? Another truth. David, accept the miracle and move on."

David - "You trying to start another war?"
Dulann - "Humans start wars. Minbari finish them."

Dulann - "I understand Tannier was given command of the Valen today. Was that your head? However did that happen?"
David - "Come up here and I'll show you."

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 - "As you wish."

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 - "Sarah Cantrell of Mars. Weapons and tactical combat specialist. I live to serve. I serve to live."
Tafeek - "Tafeek of Minbar. Political and first contact specialist. I come to the Stars by a difficult road."
Kit - "Kitaro Sasaki of Earth. Navigations, communications, and translation specialist. I'm just really glad to be here, Sir."
Firell - "Firell of Minbar. Healer. My heart speaks quietly and infrequently."
Malcolm - "Malcolm Bridges of Beta Colony. Infiltration and covert operations specialist. In dreams, I never see my face."
Na'Feel - "Na'Feel of Narn. Engines, environment, and weapons support. I, uh, understand nobody else would have me."
Tirk - "Tirk. Drazi. I carry very large things. I ... I ... Tirk. Drazi."
Dulann - "Dulann of Minbar. Shok'Na'Li. First officer. My life to the Shok'Na."
David - "David Martell. No place in particular. Shok'Na. Captain. I'm looking for something."
Dulann - "We are Rangers. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One. We die for the One."

Sarah - "The engines don't work!"

Sarah - "Today's a good day to die."
David - "oh, will you every day'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!"
Tirk - "Citizen G'Kar. Captain Martell would like to speak with you."
G'Kar - "Of course. Love to stay. Can't. Have to go. Kiss kiss. Love love. Bye."

Drazi - "Your name is Tirk, isn't it?"
Tirk - "Yes."
Drazi - "That isn't a Drazi name."
Tirk - "My mother created it. She says it means don't touch me. I'm not having another child after this EVER!."

David - "I'd like your thoughts."
G'Kar - "Whatever I can do to help."

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."
G'Kar - "Excellent idea."

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."
Sarah - "Crap. David!"

David - "Engines?"
Na'Feel - "Eighty percent of maximum. You can thank me later."
David - "I'll do that."

Na'Feel - "From this point on, we're completely defenseless."

David - "I'm going outside. I need some fresh air."
Sarah - "There's nothing outside but hard vacuum."
David - "Typical."

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."
Sarah - "So, do we have a mission yet?"

David - "Rumor has it, you spent the last few years just wandering around the galaxy."
G'Kar - "Yes, with a friend. She's gone now. It was a ... well, there are no words, really. There are things out there beyond imagination, and I have a rather healthy imagination."

Kitaro Sasaki - "Nearing Epsilon jumpgate."
David - "Prepare to jump."

G'Kar - "I shall get my bags. Are you coming aboard?"
David - "No. No, we have to get back. You know, actually, I've never seen it before. Maybe next time, we'll stop over for a few days."
G'Kar - "You should. It's ... quite a place. A place of good times, and bad, of pain and growth. But in the end, a place a great hope. But if you ever do come aboard, remember one thing: no one there is exactly what he seems. But then, who is?"