It was the last of the Babylon stations.
There would never be another.
The Babylon Project
It was the dawn of the third age of mankind.
Ten years after the Earth-Minbari War.
The Babylon Project was a dream given form.
Its goal: to prevent another war, by creating a place where humans and aliens can work out their differences peacefully.
It's a port of call – home away from home – for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers.
Humans and aliens, wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal... all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last best hope for peace.
This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations.
The year is 2258.
The name of the place is Babylon 5.
- Commander Jeffrey Sinclair
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The Great Makers
Joe Michael Straczynski
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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. Could be a dangerous place – but we accepted the risk, because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace.
2258 - Signs and Portents
It was the dawn of the third age of mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.Watch opening
2259 - The Coming of Shadows
It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind – the year the Great War came upon us all. The year is 2259. The name of the place is Babylon 5.Watch opening
2260 - Point of No Return
The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. It failed. But in the year of the Shadow War, it became something greater: our last, best hope – for victory. The year is 2260. The place: Babylon 5.Watch opening
2261 - No Surrender, No Retreat
It was the year of fire and destruction. It was the year of rebirth, of great sadness, of pain, and of joy. It was a new age. It was the end of history. The year everything changed. The year is 2261. The place: Babylon 5.Watch opening
2262 - The Wheel of Fire
It was the end of one chapter, and the beginning of another.Watch opening
" We believe that the universe itself is conscious in a way that we can never truly understand. It is engaged in a search for meaning. So it breaks itself apart, investing its own consciousness in every form of life. We are the universe trying to understand itself. "
" There are things in the universe billions of years older than either of our races. They're vast, timeless, and if they're aware of us at all, it is as little more than ants, and we have as much chance of communicating with them as an ant has with us. We know, we've tried, and we've learned that we can either stay out from underfoot or be stepped on. Yes, they are a mystery. And I am both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the universe, that we have not yet explained everything "
" There comes a time when you look into the mirror, and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. Then you accept it, or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking into mirrors. "
" The avalanche has already started.
It is too late for the pebbles to vote. "