Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
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A man searching for the Holy Grail arrives. Ambassador Kosh may be behind a string of attacks on the station.


Richard Compton


J. Michael Straczynski (created by), Christy Marx




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Hare ... Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair
Claudia Christian ... Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova
Jerry Doyle ... Michael Garibaldi
Mira Furlan ... Delenn
Richard Biggs ... Dr. Stephen Franklin
Andrea Thompson ... Talia Winters (credit only)
Stephen Furst ... Vir Cotto
Bill Mumy ... Lennier
Julie Caitlin Brown ... Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown) (credit only)
Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar (credit only)
Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari
David Warner ... Aldous Gajic
William Sanderson ... Deuce
Tom Booker Tom Booker ... Jinxo
Linda Lodge ... Mirriam Runningdear


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

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Release Date:

6 July 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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John C. Flinn III: The man in the courtroom at the beginning. See more »


Characters in the opening scene pronounce the name Von Braun to rhyme with dawn rather than down. See more »


Von Braun crewman: [first lines]
Von Braun crewman: Babylon Control, this is transport Von Braun requesting clearance.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Transport Von Braun, you're cleared for docking in bay 7.
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Further evidence of a lull in the quality of some of season 1's episodes
3 January 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

For much of the first season of Babylon 5, the series still hadn't established any sort of over-arching plot to connect the episodes like it would have in seasons 2 through 5. In some ways, it was as if the genius behind the series, Michael Staczynski was still trying to feel for a sense of direction and in this case, the show had a guest writer who seemed to have no feel for where the show was headed. Because of this, so many of the season one episodes are self-contained in that they don't connect well with previous or later episodes. This is pretty much the way of sci-fi shows like Star Trek, but for B-5, this makes these earlier episodes less satisfying.

While this episode isn't horrid like the previous one (all about the ultra-macho "Mu-tai" competition), it is definitely one of the worst episodes of the series. David Warner (a wonderful actor) has the thankless job of playing a really dopey character--a robed idiot who is seeking the Holy Grail!!! I really think some Monty Python-like way of handling this would have been better, as it just seemed silly for some guy to devote his life to seeking this religious relic in the year 2258. And what was worse, he spent his time traveling through space looking for it!!!! If it actually existed, don't you think EARTH would be a good place to look?! The main idea of the show is really bad, but is salvaged, somewhat, by some insights into the other races--such as the differences in how his request for information was handled by the Centauri versus the Minbari. This is a very skipable episode unless you are a devoted fan.

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