wavy dagger logoBabylon 5: The Garments of Vengeance

(Fall 1997)

Next week, on Babylon 5...

Announcer: A terrorist attack...

[shot of ships firing on a ship of previously-unseen-alien origin]

Announcer: ...results in a deadly first contact.

[shot of previously-unseen alien]

Alien: We will find the ones responsible for this act, if we have to tear this station apart to do it!

[cut to crowd, seated]

Announcer: And an attempt on an Ambassador's life...

Assassin: [standing up and pulling out PPG] Earth First!

[cut to Kosh]

Kosh: Incorrect! [beam of light shoots from headpiece, hitting something offscreen]

Announcer: ... leads to the discovery of a plot that could plunge the entire galaxy into war!

[cut to shot of a figure in shadows, speaking to a Narn on a vidscreen]

Narn: We will proceed as planned! The weapons shipment is on its way, via the usual channels. Be there to receive it!

Announcer: Now, with the Advisory Council rushing to finish the budget before the end of the fiscal year...

[cut to Council Chamber, where Sinclair, Delenn, G'Kar, and Londo are engaged in a heated debate]

Announcer: ...and Ivanova working to prevent a station-wide worker's strike...

[cut to Ivanova, in the middle of fifteen different things, all of them annoying]

Announcer: ...it's up to Garibaldi to weed out the conspirators before it's too late!

[cut to Garibaldi and security guys sneaking down corridor with PPGs drawn]

Announcer: ...on an all-new Babylon 5!

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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 could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call--a 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