Babylon 5 (1993–1998)
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A war criminal scientist who is the last of the notorious Dilgars is discovered on Babylon 5 bearing an extraordinary medication that all the powers want.


Bruce Seth Green


J. Michael Straczynski (created by), Larry DiTillio (as Lawrence G. DiTillio)




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 (credit only)
Richard Biggs ... Dr. Stephen Franklin
Andrea Thompson ... Talia Winters
Stephen Furst ... Vir Cotto (credit only)
Bill Mumy ... Lennier
Julie Caitlin Brown ... Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown)
Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar
Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari
Sarah Douglas ... Deathwalker / Jha'Dur
Robin Curtis ... Ambassador Kalika
Cosie Costa Cosie Costa ... Abbut
Aki Aleong ... Senator Hidoshi


A war criminal scientist who is the last of the notorious Dilgars is discovered on Babylon 5 bearing an extraordinary medication that all the powers want.

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20 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The plot of working with a war criminal for the information they have has parallels with the real world Operation Paperclip. This was an American operation following World War 2 in which Nazi scientists were smuggled to the US in order to help with designs for missiles, rockets and even possible space exploration See more »


Near the end of the episode, when Jha'Dur is leaving the station, jump-gate opens twice for her: first we see it via a monitor and then, several seconds later, directly. See more »


[first lines]
Talia Winters: Ambassador Kosh, is there something I can do for you?
Kosh Naranek: I wish to engage your services.
Talia Winters: For what?
Kosh Naranek: Business.
Talia Winters: What sort of business?
Kosh Naranek: Important.
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References Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993) See more »

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Very good episode with an interesting moral dilemma
2 January 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This show is highly reminiscent of an episode from one of the Star Trek series (though I cannot recall exactly which Trek series it was--let me know if you remember). In BOTH episodes, a brilliant but evil researcher has conducted important medical research through genocide! It's very much like some of the studies conducted by some Nazi researchers and the fundamental question is "do we benefit from something obtained through murder and mutilation?". Many on Earth and the other worlds have little, if any, compunction about taking this information even if it means immunity from prosecution for the Mengele-like researcher offering what seems like a blessing. Others could care less about the benefit and simply want to punish the evil-doer. I love how the moral question is asked and I particularly liked the ultimate details of this medical "miracle". However, since this is not an original idea, I gotta knock off a point and give it an 8 of 10.

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