History Recap / BabylonFiveFilm01InTheBeginning

26th May '16 8:48:29 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* RenegadeSplinterFaction: Both sides assume the attack on the peace conference was done by one of these from their own government. It turns out they're wrong.
21st May '16 7:18:33 PM Tallens
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35 years before, Londo was on Earth as they began a campaign to expand their sphere of influence, including an expedition to Minbari space. Londo tries to warn them off, but they are adamant. Londo is not the only one with misgivings, as Lt. Commander John Sheridan is not happy with the man chosen to lead the expedition, Captain Jankowski, considering him to be a loose cannon, and not someone to lead a possible first contact.

Light-years away, on the Minbari homeworld, the head of the Anla'shok or Rangers, Lennon, is granted an audience with the Grey Council in an effort to gain support for the Rangers and prepare for the coming of the Shadows. Members of the council are skeptical, unwilling even to send a scouting mission to Z'Ha'Dum, and their leader Dukhat agrees, they will not send anyone to Z'Ha'Dum. They will go themselves.

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35 years before, Londo was on Earth as they began a campaign to expand their sphere of influence, including an expedition to Minbari space. Londo tries to warn them off, but they are adamant. Londo is not the only one with misgivings, as Lt. Commander John Sheridan is not happy with the man chosen to lead the expedition, Captain Jankowski, considering him to be a loose cannon, and not someone to lead a possible first contact. This leads Sheridan to turn down a position on the ''Prometheus'', the expedition flagship.

Light-years away, on the Minbari homeworld, the head of the Anla'shok or Rangers, Lennon, is granted trying to gather support for the return of the Shadows, but his efforts are being stymied. Frustrated, he demands to meet with the Grey Council. His answer comes one night when a group of acolytes lead him to a ship which takes him to the ''Valen'Tha'', the Council's warcruiser. There the Minbari leader Dukhat grants him an audience with the Grey Council in an effort Council.

-->'''Luc''': You said there was going
to gain support for be a battle.\\
'''Londo''': Excuse me?

Luc is getting impatient, but Londo assures him that all this is leading to a great war, that would leave Earth on
the Rangers and prepare for the coming edge of annihilation. And part of the Shadows. Members responsibility is Londo's to bear. The governess tries to assuage his guilt, but Londo just tells her he knows his sins before continuing.

Lennon makes his case to the Grey Council, but even here his efforts seem doomed to fail. The members
of the council are skeptical, unwilling even to send a scouting mission to Z'Ha'Dum, and their leader Dukhat agrees, they will not send anyone to Z'Ha'Dum. They will go themselves.



The Minbari flagship is severely damaged in the barrage, and [[MentorOccupationalHazard Dukhat is killed]]. His death [[BerserkButton enrages Delenn]], who casts the deciding vote to follow the ships back to their base and destroy them all. From here begins a holy war to [[DisproportionateRetribution exterminate mankind in revenge]]. As the Minbari begin moving on Earth outposts, Gens. Lefcourt and Fontaine brief an assembly of Earth Force personnel. They point out that the Minbari ships are immensely superior to their own and want their people to understand two things, they need a victory to boost morale, and unless they can turn this around, the human race ends with the current generation.

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The Minbari flagship ''Valen'Tha'' is severely damaged in the barrage, and [[MentorOccupationalHazard Dukhat is killed]]. His death [[BerserkButton enrages Delenn]], who casts the deciding vote to follow the ships back to their base and destroy them all. From here begins a holy war to [[DisproportionateRetribution exterminate mankind in revenge]]. As the Minbari begin moving on Earth outposts, Gens. Lefcourt and Fontaine brief an assembly of Earth Force personnel. They point out that the Minbari ships are immensely superior to their own and want their people to understand two things, they need a victory to boost morale, and unless they can turn this around, the human race ends with the current generation.
19th May '16 10:44:20 PM Tallens
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Upon seeing Emperor Mollari, Luc blurst out, "Are you really the emperor?" Londo doesn't take offense, as he quite understands the question.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Upon seeing Emperor Mollari, Luc blurst blurts out, "Are you really the emperor?" Londo doesn't take offense, as he quite understands the question.
17th May '16 11:01:00 PM Tallens
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** Lyssa seems to have hair under that cap. If you recall, Centauri women are not naturally bald, [[Recap/BabylonFiveS02E09TheComingOfShadows they shave their heads]].
17th May '16 10:53:15 PM Tallens
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* FramingDevice: The story is told by Londo to a pair of Centauri children.
17th May '16 7:42:33 PM Tallens
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Upon seeing Emperor Mollari, Luc blurst out, "Are you really the emperor?" Londo doesn't take offense, as he quite understands the question.


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* TheQuietOne: Lyssa doesn't say anything until the very end. Londo says the quiet ones are the ones that change the universe. The loud ones just take credit for it.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: One Earth warship destroys a Minbari warcruiser by ramming it.


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* TheStoryteller: Londo takes this role.
12th May '16 12:38:12 PM Tallens
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With that Londo ends his story, and as the childrens' caretaker ushers them out, Londo pulls up an image of Sheridan and Delenn down in the palace dungeon, as he pours himself a drink.

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With that Londo ends his story, and as the childrens' caretaker ushers them out, Londo calls for another bottle, several more bottles, then pulls up an image of Sheridan and Delenn down in the palace dungeon, as he pours himself a drink.
5th Nov '15 1:35:48 PM ErikModi
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* DespairEventHorizon: As the end of the war approaches, Earth is nearing this. Delenn also is nearing it as her ship prepares for the Battle of the Line. She is out of ideas, and her plea to the Vorlons is answered only with a cryptic response.

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* DespairEventHorizon: As the end of the war approaches, Earth is nearing this. Delenn also is nearing it as her ship prepares for the Battle of the Line. She is out of ideas, and her plea to the Vorlons is answered only with a cryptic response. (though surprisingly useful for a Vorlon) response.
30th Sep '15 10:18:34 PM Landis
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* MundaneWish: When Londo tells Luc he may give any one order he pleases with the authority of the Emperor and asks him [[ArcWords "What do you want?"]], Luc asks Londo to tell him a story. Londo ruefully notes that Luc's answer to that question was much better than [[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E13SignsAndPortents his]].

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* MundaneWish: When Londo tells Luc he may give any one order he pleases with the authority of the Emperor and asks him [[ArcWords "What do you want?"]], Luc asks Londo to tell him a story. When Senna chastises Luc for wasting his wish, Londo ruefully notes that Luc's answer to that question was much better than [[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E13SignsAndPortents his]].
18th Aug '15 11:54:30 AM loveliapoez
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** Not only in the novelization, but in the movie itself. When Delenn was telling Lennon about the upcoming meeting with parties from Earth who're interested in peace, she tells him that Minbari Intelligence had determined that the Narns were selling Centauri weapons to the humans, and they use the Narns in order to help put together the peace talks (it doesn't end well).
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