Babylon 5: Suggested watching order (Sci-Fi TV Series)

by scottc439 | created - 14 Jun 2014 | updated - 14 Jun 2014 | Public

A suggested viewing order of Babylon 5. Seasons 1-5, six (6) movies, and spin-off series Crusade.

To maintain continuity of story-line and follow a chronological order, this Babylon 5 watch-list has some episodes during the five (5) seasons rearranged from the original order (broadcast order and/or DVD order). Make sure you follow only this IMDb "LIST ORDER" (not the Date added, episode sequence order, etc).

Year 2257 - Movie: "The Gathering" 2258 - Babylon 5 Season 1 ("Signs and Portents") 2259 - Babylon 5 Season 2 ("The Coming Of Shadows") 2260 - Babylon 5 Season 3 ("Point of No Return") 2261 - Babylon 5 Season 4 ("No Surrender, No Retreat") 2262-3362 - Babylon 5 Season 4 Episode 22 "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars" 2245-2248 - Movie: "Babylon 5: In the Beginning" 2262 - Babylon 5 Season 5 ("The Wheel of Fire") 2263 - Movie: "River of Souls" 2265 - Movie: "The Legend of the Rangers" 2266 - Movie: "A Call to Arms" 2267 - Crusade Season 1 2271 - Movie: "The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark" 2281 - Babylon 5 Season 5 Episode 24 "Sleeping in Light"

Notes: 1) Babylon 5: Some episodes during the five (5) seasons are rearranged to maintain continuity of story-line. Make sure you follow this IMDb LIST ORDER. 2) s3e5 "Voices of Authority": this was originally meant to air before "Passing Through Gethsemane," but since the events of this episode tie into the beginning of "Dust to Dust," and aren't mentioned at all in "Gethsemane," the initial airing order is actually an improvement. 3) s4e22 "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars": Includes scenes of future events up to 3362+. 4) Crusade: Suggested episode order (#9, 11, 10, 2, 12, 3, 13, 5, 4, 6, 7, 1, 8) to maintain continuity of story-line.

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1. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The Gathering (1993)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Tamlyn Tomita, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 8,530

2. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 26,708

3. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Midnight on the Firing Line (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Narn attack a Centauri colony, while Raiders attack transport ships. Talia Winters arrives at the station.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 708

4. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Soul Hunter (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A mysterious alien who steals the souls of the living arrives on the station, putting Delenn's life in danger.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 633

5. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Born to the Purple (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Londo falls for a beautiful slave, whose owner wants to steal sensitive information. Garibaldi discovers that someone is using a restricted communications channel.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 581

6. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Infection (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A living weapon wreaks havoc on the station.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 561

7. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The Parliament of Dreams (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A week long cultural festival is takes place on board the station. Catherine Sakai, Sinclair's old girlfriend, arrives on the station and G'Kar receives a death threat.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 549

8. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Mind War (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Psi Cops arrive at the station to capture Talia's old Psi Corps instructor. Catherine is warned not to survey a sector of space by G'Kar.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 569

9. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The War Prayer (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A pro-Earth group attacks a Minbari poet. Two Centauri lovers seek Londo's help.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 522

10. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: And the Sky Full of Stars (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sinclair is kidnapped by two men who want to know what happened to him when he disappeared in the final battle of the Earth-Minbari War, something that even Sinclair does not know.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 543

11. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Deathwalker (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A war criminal scientist who is the last of the notorious Dilgars is discovered on Babylon 5 bearing an extraordinary medication that all the powers want.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 508

12. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Believers (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An alien family refuses surgery to save their dying child.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 535

13. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Survivors (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Garibaldi is blamed for an accident aboard B5, leading to his return to the bottle.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 476

14. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: By Any Means Necessary (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While the station's dock workers stage an illegal strike, G'Kar tries to hold a Narn religious ceremony, but Londo holds the plant he needs and won't relinquish it.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 483

15. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Signs and Portents (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Londo obtains a priceless Centauri artifact and a stranger visits each alien ambassador asking only one question.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 532

16. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Grail (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A man searching for the Holy Grail arrives. Ambassador Kosh may be behind a string of attacks on the station.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 475

17. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Eyes (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Colonel Ari Ben Zayn of Earthforce Internal Affairs investigates Sinclair and his command staff for recent station actions.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 469

18. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 1 (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Delenn's old friend and mentor Draal arrives on the station at the same time that an extinct civilization is found on the planet that Babylon 5 orbits. A revolt against the Earth Alliance breaks out on Mars.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 472

19. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 2 (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Earthforce Captain Ellis Pierce and an alien race both lay claim to Epsilon III, the planet which Babylon 5 orbits. The revolt on Mars continues, leading to many casualties.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 467

20. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Babylon Squared (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Babylon 5's immediate predecessor, Babylon 4, suddenly reappears after mysteriously vanishing four years earlier.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 532

21. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Talia must enter the mind of a convicted murderer while Dr. Franklin goes to Downbelow to investigate a doctor who apparently is 'magically' healing people.

Director: Lorraine Senna | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 464

22. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: TKO (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A disgraced boxer comes to Babylon 5 to compete in the Mutai, an alien fighting match. Meanwhile, an old friend visits Ivanova so that she can mourn the loss of her father.

Director: John C. Flinn III | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 513

23. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Legacies (1994)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A Minbari military leader's dead body disappears on the station.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 445

24. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Chrysalis (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Garibaldi investigates a death on the station which leads him to a terrible discovery.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 529

25. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Points of Departure (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As Captain John Sheridan assumes command of Babylon 5, he learns the reason why the Minbari inexplicably surrendered to Earth in the Earth-Minbari War while a renegade Minbari ship seeks to restart it.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 464

26. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Revelations (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

G'Kar brings news of an old enemy's return. Dr. Franklin tries to bring Garibaldi out from his coma. Delenn returns, quite changed.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 449

27. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The Geometry of Shadows (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ivanova deals with a Drazi custom, which only occurs once every 5 years. Techno-mages arrive on the station.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 467

28. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: A Distant Star (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Captain Sheridan's old commanding officer Captain Jack Maynard arrives at the station aboard the Explorer-class ship EAS Cortez and disaster ensues in hyperspace.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 443

29. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The Long Dark (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A 100-year-old sleeper ship is found adrift near the station. It has brought a deadly force with it.

Director: Mario DiLeo | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 436

30. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Spider in the Web (1994)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Talia witnesses a murder at the hands of a Free Mars member.

Director: Kevin G. Cremin | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 426

31. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: A Race Through Dark Places (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Bester has Talia investigate an "underground railroad" of telepaths escaping the Psi Corps.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 431

32. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Soul Mates (1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Visitors to the station include Londo's three wives and Talia's ex-husband. Delenn has a bad hair day.

Director: John C. Flinn III | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 437

33. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The Coming of Shadows (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Centauri emperor visits the station, leading G'Kar to attempt to assassinate him. Lord Refa and Londo conspire to expand their power on Centauri Prime.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 567

34. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: GROPOS (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A task force of ground troops led by Dr. Franklin's father General Richard Franklin is assembled at Babylon 5, leading to some friction.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 468

35. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: All Alone in the Night (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While investigating strange readings on a Starfury patrol, Sheridan is kidnapped by aliens. General Hague makes an unofficial visit to the station. Delenn is called before the Grey Council in response to her recent transformation.

Director: Mario DiLeo | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 425

36. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Acts of Sacrifice (1995)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

G'Kar asks Sheridan and Delenn for help from their respective governments in the Narn-Centauri War, which the Narn are losing. Ivanova shows a representative from a new species around the station.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 434

37. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Hunter, Prey (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fugitive with secret Earthforce data relating to President Santiago's death takes refuge on Babylon 5.

Director: Menachem Binetski | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 420

38. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: There All the Honor Lies (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sheridan kills a Minbari warrior in self-defense, but a Minbari witness to the incident claims it was not justified.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 405

39. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: And Now for a Word (1995)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

ISN arrives on Babylon 5 to film a documentary about the station, its crew and its mission. During the filming of the documentary, Babylon 5 must deal with a skirmish between the Narn and the Centauri on its doorstep.

Director: Mario DiLeo | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 444

40. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Knives (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An old friend asks for help from Londo. Sheridan is possessed by a strange creature.

Director: Stephen L. Posey | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 413

41. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sheridan discovers that Morden has a connection to his late wife Anna. Nightwatch, a new agency on Earth, is trying to recruit new personnel on Babylon 5.

Director: David J. Eagle | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 507

42. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Confessions and Lamentations (1995)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Dr. Franklin tries desperately to find a cure for a disease which is killing off all the Markab on the station.

Director: Kevin G. Cremin | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 437

43. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Divided Loyalties (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Lyta Alexander returns to the station with news that one of the officers on the station is an undercover operative.

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 428

44. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: The Long, Twilight Struggle (1995)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Centauri war machine rolls on toward the Narn homeworld, unknowingly aided by the Shadows, while the remains of the Narn fleet plan a last-ditch counter-attack.

Director: John C. Flinn III | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 520

45. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
Episode: Comes the Inquisitor (1995)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama