Mind War

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"Mind War"
Babylon 5 episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 6
Directed by Bruce Seth Green
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Production code 110
Original air date 2 March 1994
Guest appearance(s)

William Allen Young (Jason Ironheart)
Felicity Waterman (Kelsey)
Julia Nickson (Catherine Sakai)
Walter Koenig (Bester)

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List of Babylon 5 episodes

"Mind War" is an episode from the first season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5.


Talia Winters' old instructor at Psi-Corps, Jason Ironheart, whom she was also romantically linked with in the past, arrives on the station.

Alfred Bester also arrives on the station, in pursuit of Jason. Bester is a Psi-Cop, powerful telepath members of Psi Corps that pursue "rogue" telepaths under the premise that the general population is in danger from them.

Catherine Sakai goes to a planet named Sigma 957 despite being warned by G'kar of the dire consequences of doing so.

Arc significance[edit]

  • Sigma-957 is introduced.
  • G'Kar explains that certain species in the galaxy are billions of years older than most of the others.
  • Introduces the recurring character of Psi Cop Bester.
  • Introduction of Jason Ironheart's gift to Talia.
  • Quantium-40 is revealed as a necessary substance for the manufacture of Jumpgates.
  • First appearance of Garibaldi's Aide, who will last appear in Revelations.

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