Babylon 5: The Gathering/In The Beginning
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1993
Directors: Richard Compton, Michael Vejar
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 085392-118922
Running time: 3:05 (185 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 04, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1569)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 28, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
All systems go. The long-running, Emmy-winning science-fiction TV series Babylon 5 launches onto DVD with two feature-length adventures chronicling landmarks in the history of the space metropolis that's a way station for the universe's populace and a shining hope for universal peace. Indeed The Gathering (Side A), the series pilot, concerns an interstellar summit aimed at negotiating a lasting truce -- if an assassin's agenda doesn't have the opposite effect. Set primarily in the decade before the orbital station existed, the prequel In The Beginning (Side B) depicts the tumultuous and tragic events of the Earth-Minbari War, the fight that shaped interstellar events and paved the way for the construction of the universal safeport.
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Misc.
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Television
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • TNT
 • Babylonian Productions
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (The Gathering), Main Feature (In the Beginning)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
 Side A: The Gathering
Direction
Richard Compton....Director
Writing
J. Michael Straczynski....Writer
Production
Robert Latham Brown....Producer
Douglas Netter....Executive Producer
J. Michael Straczynski....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Billy Dickson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert L. Sinise....Film Editor
Music
Christopher Franke....Composer
Sound
Harry Cohen....Sound Designer
Ken Teaney....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bill Freesh....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
George Johnsen....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Larry Benjamin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Zeke Salas....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Liz Sroka....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Payne....Sound
Jim Tanenbaum....Production Sound Mixer
Art
John Iacovelli....Production Designer
Deborah Raymond....Art Director
Dorian Vernacchio....Art Director
Catherine Adair....Costume Designer
Ron Thorton....Visual Effects
Suzanne Sanders....Make-up Artist
John Criswell....Make-up Effects
Rob Sherwood....Make-up Artist
 Side B: In The Beginning
Direction
Michael Vejar....Director
Writing
J. Michael Straczynski....Original Characters By
J. Michael Straczynski....Writer
Production
Douglas Netter....Executive Producer
J. Michael Straczynski....Executive Producer
John Copeland....Producer
Cinematography
John C. Flinn III....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Skip Robinson....Film Editor
Music
Christopher Franke....Composer
Sound
Don H. Matthews....Production Sound Mixer
Harry Cohen....Sound Designer
Larry Benjamin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Zeke Salas....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Liz Sroka....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Payne....Sound
Art
John Iacovelli....Production Designer
Mark-Louis Walters....Art Director
Ann Bruice Aling....Costume Designer
Gabriel De Cunto....Make-up Effects
Manny Case....Make-up Effects
Jerry Gergely....Make-up Effects
Cinzia Zanetti....Make-up Artist
Kim M. Ferry....Make-up Artist
Dayton Osmond....Visual Effects
Cast
 Side A: The Gathering
Michael O'Hare....Commander Jeffrey Sinclair
Mira Furlan....Delenn
Peter Jurasik....Londo Mollari
Andreas Katsulas....G'Kar
Tamlyn Tomita....Lt. Commander Laurel Takashima
Jerry Doyle....Security Chief Michael Garibaldi
Blair Baron....Carolyn Sykes
John Fleck....Del Varner
Paul Hampton....The Senator
Johnny Sekka....Dr. Benjamin Kyle
Patricia Tallman....Lyta Alexander
Steven R. Barnett....Eric
William Hayes....Traveller
Linda Hoffman....Tech #2
Robert Jason Jackson....Tech #3
F. William Parker....Business Man #1
Marianne Robertson....Hostage
David Sage....Business Man #2
Ed Wasser....Guerra
Jeffrey Willerth....Vorlon Ambassador Kosh Naranek (uncredited)
 Side B: In The Beginning
Bruce Boxleitner....Lt. Commander John Sheridan
Mira Furlan....Delenn
Richard Biggs....Dr. Stephen Franklin
Peter Jurasik....Londo Mollari
Andreas Katsulas....G'Kar
Theodore Bikel....Lenonn
Reiner Schöne....Dukhat
Robin Atkin Downes....Morann
J. Patrick McCormack....General Lefcourt
Tricia O'Neil....President
Robin Sachs....Coplann
James Patrick Stuart....Presidential Aide
Jason Ross-Azikiwe....Captain Sterns
Yasemin Baytok....Centauri Woman
Kristin Birch....Woman 1
Justin Carroll....Comm Officer
Ardwight Chamberlain....Kosh
Jacob Chase....Luc
Tim Colceri....Captain Jankowski
Timothy Davis-Reed....Man 1
Pancho Demmings....Alpha 7
Steven Ford....First Officer
Mio R. Jakula....Ganya Ivanov
Nick Jameson....Minbari Pilot
Mike Kennedy....General Fontaine
Erica Mer....Lyssa
Mark Rafael Truitt....Minbari Warrior
Claudia Christian....Susan Ivanova (uncredited)
Lane Davies....Callier (uncredited)
Steven St. Croix....Earthforce Pilot (uncredited)
Jeffrey Willerth....Ambassador Kosh (uncredited)