The BEST seasons of Babylon 5

Every season of Babylon 5 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Babylon 5!

Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, its goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations - the Earth Alliance, Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire - work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

Last Updated: 12/16/2023Network: TNT (US)Status: Ended
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Point of No Return
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8.50
68 votes

#1 - Point of No Return

First Aired 11/7/1995

It is now the year 2259. Five hostile federations dominate the outermost regions of space. This season, Babylon 5's captain declares the station an independent state and forms a war council to battle the evil Shadows – and their allies on Earth.

No Surrender, No Retreat
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8.21
61 votes

#2 - No Surrender, No Retreat

First Aired 11/5/1996

In season four, the station continues to serve as a refuge for heroes, thieves, and rare and exotic beings in a time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war. The space station and its allies finally engage the powerful Shadows in a tremendous showdown, while the station's captain strives to expose far-reaching corruption on Earth. Also, Sheridan and Delenn's alliance – both personal and political – signals a new age of peace in the universe.

The Coming of Shadows
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7.95
73 votes

#3 - The Coming of Shadows

First Aired 11/3/1994

In season two, Babylon 5 gets a controversial new leader as the station prepares to serve as the last defense against a terrifying race known as the Shadows.

Wheel of Fire
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7.61
57 votes

#4 - Wheel of Fire

First Aired 1/22/1998

In 2262, longstanding conflicts between telepaths and normal humans lead to a major clash on the space station. A new captain takes over, and Sheridan continues Babylon 5's peacekeeping mission by forming the InterStellar Alliance.

Signs and Portents
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7.34
80 votes

#5 - Signs and Portents

First Aired 1/27/1994

Season one is set in the year 2258 aboard a five-mile-long, totally self-sufficient United Nations-like space station. Babylon 5 is where humans and aliens try to work out their differences peacefully, in neutral territory full of mystery, suspense, and adventure. The space outpost is a hotbed of interplanetary intrigue, conspiracies, and betrayals among myriad life-forms living and working together.