Babylon 5: The River of Souls

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Babylon 5: The River Of Souls
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TNT Promotional Poster for Babylon 5: The River Of Souls
Genre Science Fiction
Distributed by TNT
Created by J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by Janet Greek
Produced by John Copeland
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Starring Jerry Doyle
Tracy Scoggins
Jeff Conaway
Richard Biggs
with Ian McShane
and Martin Sheen
Music by Christopher Franke
Cinematography Fred V. Murphy
Editing by Suzanne Sternlicht
Production company Babylonian Productions
Country United States
Language English
Original channel TNT
Release date November 17, 1998
Running time 94 minutes

The River of Souls is the third feature-length film set in the Babylon 5 universe. It was originally broadcast November 17, 1998 on TNT, as one of two films shown over the 1998–1999 season to fill in the gap between the fifth season of Babylon 5 and the first season of the spin-off series Crusade.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Babylon 5 TV seasons and films
1993–2007

In order of series chronology:
2245–48 • In the Beginning (1st film)*
2256 • Babylon 5 station commissioned
2257 • The Gathering (Pilot)
2258 • Signs and Portents (Season 1)
2259 • The Coming of Shadows (Season 2)
2260 • Point of No Return (Season 3)
2261 • No Surrender, No Retreat (Season 4)**
2261 • Thirdspace (2nd film)***
2262 • The Wheel of Fire (Season 5)
2263 • The River of Souls (3rd film)
2265 • The Legend of the Rangers (5th film)
2266 • A Call to Arms (4th film)
2267 • Crusade (spin-off series)
2271 • The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark
2278 • In the Beginning (1st film)*
2281 • Babylon 5 station decommissioned

* The framing story is set in 2278.
** The final episode of the season includes scenes of future events up to 3262 and beyond.
*** The story is set between the two wars in season 4.
The final episode of series is set in 2281.

After a short absence from Babylon 5, Michael Garibaldi returns to the station to meet with a person in his employ. An archaeologist in search of a means of immortality brings his most recent find to Babylon 5 – an orb containing one billion souls of an extinct race. Within days a Soul Hunter (played by Martin Sheen) arrives claiming the orb was stolen from his people. With the assistance of the archaeologist the souls break free from their captivity in the orb and bring havoc to the station.

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