"All I know is the only time they show up is when someone's about to die."
Michael Garibaldi
Babylon 5
The River of Souls
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Title: Babylon 5
The River of Souls
Directed by: Janet Greek
Written by: J. Michael Straczynski
Produced by: Skip Beaudine; John Copeland; Douglas Netter; Susan Norkin; J. Michael Straczynski; Jeffrey Willerth
Music by: Christopher Franke
Cinematography: Frederick V. Murphy, II
Edited by: Suzanne Chambre Sternlicht
Distributed by: Babylonian Productions
Turner Network Television
Released: November 8th, 1998
Running time: 94 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Previous: Babylon 5: Thirdspace
Next: Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

Babylon 5: The River of Souls is an American television movie of the science fiction genre. It is based on the PTEN/TNT television series Babylon 5 and is the fourth two-hour feature length film produced for the series. It follows Babylon 5: Thirdspace and is succeeded by Babylon 5: A Call to Arms. The telemovie was directed by Janet Greek and written by J. Michael Straczynski. It first aired on Turner Network Television on Sunday, November 8th, 1998.

In this film, Security Chief Michael Garibaldi returns to Babylon 5 after having been away, where he meets archaeologist Doctor Robert Bryson who has in his possession an orb containing the souls of billions of people. He believes that the captured souls will yield the secret to immortality. A Soul hunter comes to the station seeking to claim Bryson's orb.

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Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor Role
Jerry Doyle Michael Alfredo Garibaldi
Tracy Scoggins Captain Elizabeth Lochley
Jeff Conaway Zack Allan
Richard Biggs Stephen Franklin
Ian McShane Robert Bryson, Ph.D.
Martin Sheen Soul hunter
Jeff Doucette Second man
Wayne Alexander Soul One
Bob Amaral Customer
Beece Barkett Woman
Joel Brooks Jacob Mayhew
Joshua Cox Lieutenant David Corwin
T.J. Hoban Male hologram
Stuart Pankin James Riley
Ray Proscia Klaus
Nikki Schieler Ziering Female hologram
Jeff Silverman Mister Clute
Jean St. James Sheila

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The film aired in between "The Wheel of Fire" and "Objects in Motion" episodes.
  • This is the only film in the Babylon 5 series directed by Janet Greek. She also directed twelve episodes of the regular series.
  • Actress Nikki Ziering is credited as Nikki Schieler Ziering in this film.
  • To make Martin Sheen more recognizable, the Soul hunter makeup was slightly altered from the way it had been applied in the past.
  • Martin Sheen was originally offered the role of Dr. Bryson but after reading the script, he asked to play the Soul Hunter instead.

See also[edit | edit source]


The World of Babylon 5

Babylon 5 miscellaneous

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