History Recap / BabylonFiveFilm01InTheBeginning

11th Oct '17 10:19:28 AM Peteman
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* BalanceOfPower: The primary motivation behind the Narns being willing to sell stolen Centauri weaponry to the Humans to use against the Minbari. If the Minbari track the weapons back to their creators, it will lead them to the Narns' enemies, thus ridding the Narn of the Centauri.
** {{Subverted}} in the {{novelization}}, where the Minbari were perfectly aware of the Narn's plan, and simply didn't care one way or the other, their blood feud being only with the humans.
** 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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* BalanceOfPower: The primary motivation behind the Narns being willing to sell stolen Centauri weaponry to the Humans to use against the Minbari. If the Minbari track the weapons back to their creators, it will lead them to the Narns' enemies, thus ridding the Narn of the Centauri.
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Centauri. Subverted in the {{novelization}}, where that the Minbari were perfectly aware of the Narn's plan, and simply dealings. They didn't care one way or the other, their blood feud being only with the humans.
** 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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11th Oct '17 10:10:25 AM Tallens
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While they are on their way, Dukhat oversees the initiation of Delenn as the newest member of the Grey Council. Meanwhile, the ''Prometheus'' picks up the Minbari ships at the edge of their sensor range and [[MilitaryMaverick Jankowski]] orders them to go in for a better look. Things take a turn shortly after as the Minbari turn their scanners to full power, which disrupts the Earth ships' jump capabilities, trapping them in normal space. Jankowski begins to panic, thinking they had been lured into a trap, and when they realize the Minbari gunports are open he orders his ships to open fire.

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While they are on The ''Prometheus'' expedition is preparing to jump out of hyperspace to begin their way, mission while Dukhat oversees the initiation of Delenn as the newest member of the Grey Council. Meanwhile, the ''Prometheus'' picks up the Minbari ships at the edge of their sensor range and [[MilitaryMaverick Captain Jankowski]] orders them to go in for a better look. Things take a turn shortly after as the Minbari turn their scanners to full power, which disrupts the Earth ships' jump capabilities, trapping them in normal space. Jankowski begins to panic, thinking they had been lured into a trap, and when they realize the Minbari gunports are open he orders his ships to open fire.
26th Aug '17 12:03:45 PM Tallens
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* GreetingGestureConfusion: The Minbar's gesture of respect is mistaken by Janskowski as a hostile action, prompting him to preemptively fire.
10th Aug '17 8:24:24 PM Tallens
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Unfortunately, the Centauri get wind of it and, thinking it's an arms shipment, [[SpannerInTheWorks send a ship to put a stop to it]]. Londo, who gave the order, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sounds very regretful as he tells this part]]. As the Centauri ship attacks, Lennon is mortally wounded. Before he dies he [[SilentWhisper whispers something to Sheridan]]. When the Minbari arrive they find Lennon's body, and bring Sheridan, G'Kar and Franklin up as prisoners. Sheridan and Franklin are to be executed, but Sheridan tries to tell them something, "I know what's in Dukhat's sacred space."

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Unfortunately, -->'''Londo''': Orders, we all have out orders. That is something you do not understand yet; you think to go to bed early is an order, to clean you room is an order. The hard orders...those are the Centauri get wind of it and, thinking it's an arms shipment, ones you discover later. The order to leave your friends on the battlefield, the order to fire upon the weak, the powerless. My orders - my orders were to prevent the Narns from using the war to establish closer ties with the humans. [[SpannerInTheWorks send a ship My spies learned of the mission to put a stop the Epsilon System]]; we assumed it was an arms shipment, we didn't know, we ''couldn't'' know, that it was an attempt to it]]. Londo, who end the war. And so I gave the order, order to intercept them. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sounds very regretful Great Maker forgive me]].

A Narn ship arrives and launches a shuttle down to a cold and forbidding planet. Sheridan and G'Kar try to get some power going
as he tells this part]]. As Franklin scouts the perimeter, stumbling onto Lennon in the process. He introduces himself to the team, and expresses the wishes of those who sent him and the sentiments of many who remember what Sheridan did. Before they can continue, a signal comes from the Narn ship of something coming through the jumpgate. A Centauri ship attacks, Lennon is warship charges out, guns blazing, destroying the Narn cruiser before it can identify them, then turns toward the planet, firing missiles at the surface, mortally wounded.wounding Lennon. Before he dies he [[SilentWhisper whispers something to Sheridan]]. When the Minbari arrive they find Lennon's body, and bring Sheridan, G'Kar and Franklin up as prisoners. Sheridan and Franklin are to be executed, but Sheridan tries to tell them something, "I know what's in Dukhat's sacred space."
8th Aug '17 9:24:09 PM Tallens
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Coplann looks like he's about to be sick.
28th Jul '17 10:20:45 AM Mikedem2
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* BreakTheHaughty: The human leadership believes they can take on any alien species in the galaxy, after they defeated the hostile Dilgar Empire. Then they [[AlwaysABiggerFish meet the Minbari]].


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* DavidVsGoliath: At one point, a small Earth Force corvette and a squadron of Starfuries face down a fleet of ''dozens'' of giant War Cruisers. The humans [[HumansAreWarriors charge into battle regardless]], and are [[CurbStompBattle wiped out in seconds]].


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* SinkTheLifeboats: The Minbari will home in on Earth Force [=SOSs=] and destroy crippled ships, rather than capture them. Sheridan takes advantage of this when planning his ambush of the ''Black Star''.


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* TakingYouWithMe: Sheridan admits to the crew of the ''Lexington'' that his plan to destroy the ''Black Star'' with nuclear mines is just as likely to kill them as the enemy. But, at least they'll take the Minbari down with them.
** A crippled Nova-class dreadnought rams a Minbari war cruiser during the HopelessWar montage.
** At the climax of the Battle of the Line, Sinclair attempts to ram another war cruiser with his crippled Starfury.
25th Jun '17 1:00:36 AM Tallens
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'''Dukhat''': I'm saying even less than you, excpet for this: when the darkness comes, if you everf have doubt about your actions, all you need do is look into the face of a Vorlon. Once you see that, all doubt is erased forever.

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'''Dukhat''': I'm saying even less than you, excpet except for this: when the darkness comes, if you everf ever have doubt about your actions, all you need do is look into the face of a Vorlon. Once you see that, all doubt is erased forever.
15th May '17 9:04:12 PM Tallens
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Sheridan is aboard his ship, the ''Lexington'', when they encounter a small Minbari ship. It seems to flame out, but it turns out to be a trap to get their fleet in a pre-determined position, and the [[HyperspeedAmbush Minbari jump right into the midst of them]], doing considerable damage and leaving the ''Lexington'' disabled. Sheridan [[YouAreInCommandNow finds himself in command]] after their captain is killed. Now they are faced with either slowly being pulverized in an asteroid field, or being finished off by the Minbari if they try to call for help.

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Sheridan is aboard his ship, the ''Lexington'', ''Lexington'' when they encounter a small Minbari ship. It seems to flame out, but it turns out to be a trap to get their fleet in a pre-determined position, and the [[HyperspeedAmbush Minbari jump right into the midst of them]], doing considerable damage and leaving the ''Lexington'' disabled. Sheridan [[YouAreInCommandNow finds himself in command]] after their captain Captain Sterns is killed. Now they are faced with either slowly being pulverized in an asteroid field, or being finished off by the Minbari if they try to call for help.
15th May '17 8:49:12 PM Tallens
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As preparations are made, efforts are being made to gain support for the war effort from other governments. The Centauri rebuff their proposals, but the Narns are willing to supply weapons and a deal is cut.

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As preparations Sheridan is with Captain Sterns among the assembled. They discuss the situation, Sterns wondering how they can possibly win this, but Sheridan doesn't believe in an unbeatable opponent. Since it'll be a few days before the ''Lexington'' is ready for action, Sterns grants him leave to see his family, especially after what they just saw.

Preparations
are made, people are shipped out; a pilot named Ganya Ivanov is surprised by a visit from his little sister, Susan. She came to see him off, since she's worried about what she's been hearing. He tries to reassure her and she gives him one of her earrings as a good luck charm. He leaves and she turns to watch the transports take off.

Meanwhile,
efforts are being made to gain support for the war effort from other governments. The Centauri rebuff their proposals, but the Narns are willing to supply weapons and a deal is cut.
15th May '17 8:26:41 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. 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 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.

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35 years before, Londo was on Earth as they began a campaign to expand their sphere of influence, riding the high from their victory over the Dilgar. Mr. Hastur, an aide to President Levy, and General Lefcourt explain their intentions, including an expedition to Minbari space. Londo tries to warn them off, but telling them the Minbari are like a bear, if you leave them alone they are adamant. will leave you alone. They feel they can handle it, and ask him for any information on Minbari military positions so they can make an encounter less likely. Londo is not still reluctant, but relents and agrees to give them 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.information.

-->'''Londo''': I only hope that in your stumbling around you do not wake the dragon.

Light-years away, on the Minbari homeworld, the head of the Anla'shok or Rangers, Lennon, is trying to gather support for the return of the Shadows, but his efforts are being stymied.stymied; the caste elders are not taking him seriously. 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.



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 Dukhat agrees, they will not send anyone to Z'Ha'Dum. They will go themselves.

While they are on their way, Dukhat oversees the initiation of his protege Delenn as the newest member of the Grey Council. Things take a turn shortly after as they encounter a fleet of ships they have never seen before, the Earth Force expedition. The Minbari turn their scanners to full power, which disrupts the Earth ships' jump capabilities, trapping them in normal space. [[MilitaryMaverick Jankowski]], who had been insistent on closing in and getting a good shot of a Minbari ship begins to panic, thinking they had been lured into a trap, and when they realize the Minbari gunports are open he orders his ships to open fire.

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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, skeptical and Dukhat agrees, points out that Lennon is speaking of prophesy, which falls to the Religious Caste. The Worker Caste will want to know why they will not send anyone need to Z'Ha'Dum. They build warships and weapons rather than building cities and the Warrior Caste will go themselves.want to know why they will be called upon to fight and die. All Lennon can say is he believes, and because of that he must ask for more resources to bring the Rangers up to what they should be. And he believes they need to make contact with the Vorlons again.

One of the Warrior Caste, Coplann, scoffs at this, pointing out they have sent ships to Vorlon space. None returned. Why would this be any different? And they know of the prophecy, why haven't they come forth themselves? Lennon believes it is because they know the Minbari have fallen from grace, and Coplann counters that they should appear to give them something to believe in, and their silence indicates that there is no danger.

The exchange is interrupted by another voice; Delenn, though not yet a member of the Council, asks to speak. She suggests that if they require proof, an expedition to Z'Ha'Dum may be in order. They would jump in, observe the planet and area then leave. If the Shadows are indeed returning, there should be some evidence of it there. Coplann dismisses the idea out of hand and Dukhat agrees, they will not send anyone to Z'Ha'Dum.

-->'''Coplann''': Thank you.\\
'''Dukhat''': We will go.\\
'''Coplann''': What?!

Dukhat suddenly seems determined to go and see this place of legend himself, particularly if they are to determine how to support the Rangers. So they will go, with only a few vessels in secret, traveling in indirect paths until they are ready.

-->'''Dukhat''': It is an elegant and simple solution, Coplann. Thank you for giving it to me.

As they leave the council chambers, Dukhat notes something is bothering Delenn. She says Coplann is correct about something, where are the Vorlons? Dukhat reminds her that the Vorlons never reveal themselves quickly and never all at once.

-->'''Delenn''': What are you saying?\\
'''Dukhat''': I'm not saying anything. I didn't say anything then and I'm not saying anything now.

He bids her good day and retreats to his sanctum where two Vorlons appear. "Now it starts."

General Lefcourt brings Lt. Commander John Sheridan in for a talk about an opportunity. He offers Sheridan a position as first officer on the ''Prometheus'', the expedition flagship. Sheridan, however, feels an obligation to his current ship, the ''Lexington'', and CO, Captain Sterns. He's also 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. Lefcourt is not pleased, and curtly dismisses him. Looking like he thinks he can say good-bye to a command of his own, Sheridan takes off.

The ''Valen'tha'' is in hyperspace when Delenn notices a transport making a delivery, a risky thing to do in hyperspace. She tracks down the pilot and tries to get some information, but he doesn't have any to give, except the cargo has something to do with life support systems. All he knows is what his orders are, orders that apparently came from Dukhat himself. Delenn wants to dig deeper but Dukhat interrupts.

She should be getting ready for the ceremony, not getting involved in trivial things like transport shipments. Unless the trivial things are part of something bigger. Only an alien life form would need such equipment, but since no one has seen a Vorlon, other aliens have come forward claiming to be one. It's easy to be deceived.

-->'''Dukhat''': Are you saying I'm being deceived?\\
'''Delenn''': I'm not saying anything. I didn't say anything then and I'm not saying anything now. Unless you are saying you have seen a Vorlon.\\
'''Dukhat''': I'm saying even less than you, excpet for this: when the darkness comes, if you everf have doubt about your actions, all you need do is look into the face of a Vorlon. Once you see that, all doubt is erased forever.

While they are on their way, Dukhat oversees the initiation of his protege Delenn as the newest member of the Grey Council. Meanwhile, the ''Prometheus'' picks up the Minbari ships at the edge of their sensor range and [[MilitaryMaverick Jankowski]] orders them to go in for a better look. Things take a turn shortly after as they encounter a fleet of ships they have never seen before, the Earth Force expedition. The Minbari turn their scanners to full power, which disrupts the Earth ships' jump capabilities, trapping them in normal space. [[MilitaryMaverick Jankowski]], who had been insistent on closing in and getting a good shot of a Minbari ship Jankowski begins to panic, thinking they had been lured into a trap, and when they realize the Minbari gunports are open he orders his ships to open fire.
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