!The Lost Tales: Voices In The Dark

The station prepares to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the founding of [[TheAlliance The Intestellar Alliance]], but Series/BabylonFive being [[WeirdnessMagnet what it is]], things are certain not to go smoothly. Colonel Lochley finds herself seeking the assistance of a priest in order to deal with a demonic possession, and President Sheridan receives an unexpected guest forecasting the destruction of the Earth Alliance in the future if Sheridan doesn't [[ForWantOfANail take the life of an innocent Centauri prince.]]

This was an AnthologyFilm, meant to be the first part of a series of short films, each [[DayInTheLimeLight following a specific character]] and each release having a common theme for the stories to follow. Though ''Voices In The Dark'' was commercially successful, production of the second part (with Garibaldi and possibly Londo) fell through due to the 2007 [[WritersStrike Writers Guild of America Strike]] and ended up being shelved by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski due to concerns that the studio would not budget enough money for him to do the ''Babylon 5'' universe justice.

Starring Bruce Boxleitner as President John Sheridan, Tracy Scoggins as Colonel Elizabeth Lochley, and Peter Woodward as Galen.

The film, as presented, is divided into two parts, ''Over Here'', taking place on Babylon 5, and ''Over There'', taking place aboard Sheridan's flagship, the ''Valen''.

!!The Lost Tales

* AnthologyFilm
* ColonCancer: The film as a whole is titled ''Babylon 5: The Lost Tales: Voices In The Dark''. Now consider that each part was made to be its own smaller film and you end up with constructions such as ''Babylon 5: The Lost Tales: Voices In The Dark: Over Here''.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: A side effect of the original series concluding in 1998, and ''The Lost Tales'' being released in 2007, between which the state of the art of computer-generated graphics had moved on ''considerably''. The production company (who also worked on the ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' reboot) presented a low-resolution draft rendering of the CGI models for the film to let him get an idea how things were coming along, and they were at least equal in quality to the best end-product CGI from the original show.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ideas for the series ranged from an already-scripted Garibaldi episode, to themed episodes around the various factions and races, and perhaps one about [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold the Telepath War.]]

!!Over Here
* BatmanGambit: The villain [[spoiler: ''wants'' to be exorcised... aboard Babylon 5, in hopes that this will result in him being released into the heavens instead of being returned to his banishment to Earth.]] Lochley manages to figure out what he's up to, and spoils his plan.
* DemonicPossession: Some poor schlub who works on the station as a technician ended up crossing paths with a demon while visiting Earth on leave.
* HowUnscientific: Some fans were pretty upset that this fairly hard sci-fi universe suddenly had a literal demon from Hell in it.
** Some official source has explained them as energy beings who met up with the First Ones but soon turned out malevolent and were locked away. Essentially, it [[DoingInTheWizard does in the wizard.]] Probably for the best.
** It doesn't explain why they fear exorcism, however.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: It is mentioned that the Catholic Church has been in decline ever since the Earthers gained the means to interstellar travel. If the priest expels the demon immediately, he will have no proof that the possession happened, and the decline will continue. If he allows the demon to stay in possession of his host, it will actually ''benefit'' the church as humanity's belief in the supernatural is restored. Of course, to do so would mean to abandon an innocent man that the priest could have helped, dooming his soul.

!!Over There
* BadFuture: Thirty years in the future, the Centauri Republic attacks the Earth Alliance, bombarding Earth from orbit and causing millions of deaths.
* BigAppleSauce: We briefly see a futuristic New York City, complete with a distant shot of Central Park and the obligatory immigrant cab driver.
* CoolStarship: The ''Valen'', Sheridan's flagship. For the most part, it is only shown serving as a VIP transport for President Sheridan. We also get a short scene showing various Centauri and Earther warships in battle, including the ''Warlock'' destroyers introduced in ''A Call To Arms'' and ''Crusade''.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Briefly deconstructed when the effects of Centauri courtly intrigue upon Prince Vintari's upbringing are discussed.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sheridan and Galen both, though Galen is much better at it.
-->'''Vintari''' (at the controls of a Starfury): "It feels like I'm flying into battle!"
-->'''Sheridan''': "Except for that whole 'people shooting at you' part..."
* DeathFromAbove: The fate of New York City thirty years in the future, via orbital bombardment.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Miss Chambers's camera is a button on her blouse. She claims that her producer had her do that so her interviewees would look at the camera. ''A lot.''
* GenreSavvy: Sheridan evidently has had visions projected into his head in his sleep by various entities enough times to know when it's happening, compare to his confused reactions to the first time Galen did this to him in ''A Call To Arms''.
* HotScoop: Miss Chambers, with everybody's favorite news network, Inter Stellar News.
* KlingonPromotion: Vintari is third in line for the Throne. He casually mentions that he is targeted for assassination as a result. President Sheridan, dismayed, demands to know who would do such a thing.
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Prince Vintari]]:''' ''Numbers four, five, six, and seven, I'd imagine.''
* LonelyRichKid: Prince Vintari, due to [[TheCaligula his parentage]] and due to his position in the Royal Court: High enough to be a very tempting target, but not high enough to be in the Emperor's inner circle.
* MoralDilemma: Galen brings Sheridan a [[BadFuture vision of the future]], and a choice between two undesirable outcomes: He can assassinate the young Prince Vintari, who has done nothing to deserve it, or allow Earth to be devestated in a war launched in thirty years by Emperor Vintari.
* NotHyperbole: Colonel Lochley describes Babylon 5 as a crossroads between Heaven and Hell after the events of ''Over Here''. She then promises to [[NoodleIncident explain everything]] to President Sheridan after his arrival aboard B5.
* ParentalAbandonment: Prince Vintari's father died under suspicious circumstances. Rumor has it that Vir Cotto was responsible for his death, but the prince seems to waver between believing it or not.
** That father was none other than crazed Emperor Cartagia, who was the mad emperor before Mollari took the throne. [[spoiler: Whom Vir and Londo had killed, in case you forgot.]]
* RealitySubtext: Dr. Franklin and G'Kar are said to be exploring beyond the rim of known space, a nod to the fact that their actors had died in the years before this film was made.
* RoyalBrat: {{Deconstructed}}. Vintari is cold and aloof when first introduced, but it is quickly revealed that this is at least partially due to his constantly living in fear of assassination attempts, both due to his being third in line for the throne, and due to his father having made many enemies before dying [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch under suspicious circumstances]] of a heart attack while still young.
** He also reveals to Sheridan that he is very fond of starships, having studied Earther ships in particular. His face lights up like a kid in a candy store when Sheridan invites him along for a flight in a pair of Starfuries.
** Considering [[TheCaligula who his father was]], the kid turned out pretty well, actually.
* SpaceFighter: The venerable Aurora Starfuries are still in service in 2271, and if Galen's FlashForward is accurate, they will still be in service in 2301, making for a service record of [[LongRunner around 60 years or more]] since their earliest chronological appearance during the Earth Minbari War in ''In The Beginning''.
** It is a very good design, keep in mind that NASA wanted to borrow it for a forklift/heavy loader {{IN SPACE}}! With regular upgrades to engines, weapons and computer systems, there is no reason it couldn't keep on flying.
* TakeAThirdOption: Sheridan is told that he must murder the young prince before he has done anything wrong, or else allow the war between the Centauri Empire and the Earth Alliance. Instead, he decides to take the Prince into his own household on Minbar and give him the loving upbringing he was denied on Centauri Prime. Galen freely admits that Sheridan's solution is very workable, even preferable from a moral standpoint. His solution would have been ''easier'' though.
** It's implied that this is exactly the outcome [[TheChessmaster Galen]] [[SecretTestOfCharacter was hoping for]].
* VomitDiscretionShot: ''"Was that a new dress?"''
* WeUsedToBeFriends: The current state of relations between Sheridan and Londo, as this happens between the bulk of ''B5'' and the FlashForward in ''War Without End''.