Babylon 5, Season 1: Signs and Portents

Babylon 5 (1993-1998), created by J. Michael Straczynski, is a science fiction television epic about Babylon 5, an Earth-governed space station built to promote harmony between interstellar civilizations. It is unusual in its focus on a story arc which dominates the events through its five-year run…






Garibaldi:
There he goes-Jinx-…Thomas.

Sinclair:
Mm-hmm.

Susan Ivanova:
You never did tell me what you think about that curse.

Sinclair:
What curse?

Garibaldi:
You know. That bit about if he leaves Babylon 5, the same thing that happened to Babylons 1, 2, 3 and 4 would happen to us.

Sinclair:
Oh, that curse. You're not taking it seriously, are you?

Garibaldi:
Me? No, of course not. You?

Sinclair:
No.

Garibaldi:
So, how long until he hits jump?

Ivanova:
[working her console] Oh, right about…now!

[the ship goes through the jump gate without incident]

Garibaldi:
No boom?

Sinclair:
No boom.

Ivanova:
No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.

[Sinclair and Garibaldi exchange an exasperated look and wander off.]

Ivanova:
What?! Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here. Boom. Sooner or later. BOOM! [N]

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