Plot: Several years after the end of the Great War (detailed in the main Babylon 5 TV series) the former servants of the now-exiled Shadows attempt to avenge their old masters by introducing a powerful biological weapon into Earth’s atmosphere. After five years of adapting itself to humanity’s genetic makeup, it will kill every human being on the planet. Since this plague was the product of a technology far ahead of humanity’s, there isn’t enough time to develop an original solution – instead, humanity will have to comb through the ruins of older alien civilizations with the hope of finding some ancient, advanced technology that can cure the disease. Leading this high-stakes archeological mission is a starship of the new Interstellar Alliance, the Excalibur, and its crew drawn from the Alliance’s elite troubleshooting corps, the Rangers. ( )

Creator: J. Michael Straczynski

Episode Runtime: 44 minutes 

Network: TNT

Production:  Babylonian Productions, Warner Bros. Television

On TV: 1999 (1 Season – 13 Episodes)


Michael Vejar
Tony Dow
Stephen Furst
Janet Greek

J. Michael Straczynski
Fiona Avery

Co-producer – Skip Beaudine
Producer – John Copeland
Executive producer – Douglas Netter
Associate producer – Susan Norkin
Executive producer – J. Michael Straczynski
Associate producer – Tracy Yates

Music – Evan H. Chen

Boom operator – Charles J. Bond
Dialogue editor – John Chandler
Sound designer – Harry Cohen
Dialogue editor – Paul Curtis
Sound re-recording mixer – Marc Fishman
Sound effects editor – Elisabeth Flaum
Sound effects editor – Rebecca Hanck
Production sound mixer – Don H. Matthews
Sound supervisor – Michael Payne
Sound re-recording mixer – Liz Sroka
Foley mixer – Shawn Kennelly
Sound re-recording mixer – Mike Olman
Dialogue editor – Dov Schwarz

Cinematographer – Fred V. Murphy

Editor – Michael B. Hoggan
Editor – Jeff Hodge
Editor – Skip Robinson

Post-production coordinator – Pam Oseransky
Assistant editor – Maritza Suarez
Assistant editor – Jennifer Vejar

Key hair stylist – Kim M. Ferry
Makeup effects mold supervisor – Gary Yee
Special makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios – Tom Irvin
Special makeup effects artist – Matthew Jorgensen

Costume designer – Randy Gardell

Costume supervisor – Kim M. Holly
Key costumer – Linda Huse

Lead set painter – Tamar Dick
Props – Jerome Johnson
Paint supervisor – John Risso
Leadman – Pete Washburn
Construction coordinator – Curtis Laseter
Swing – George Amaroso
Set designer – Karl J. Martin
Set dresser – Sean O’Connell

Special effects

Special effects technician – Damian Fisher
Special effects electronics – Alan McFarland
Special effects technician: mold maker – Shea Clayton
Prosthetics technician – Steve Fink
Special effects makeup – Matthew Jorgensen
Mold/technical department – Steven Munson

Visual effects

Compositor – Kim Anderson
Compositor – Ken Busick
Visual effects art director – Timothy M. Earls
Conceptual designer – Luc Mayrand
Visual effects supervisor – Steve R. Moore
3D animator – David Carlson
3D digital artist – Kevin Gendreau
3D digital artist – Justin Hammond
3D digital artist – Edward Helmers
Visual effects – Tom Helmers
Digital artist – Andrew Romine
Digital producer – Terry Whiteside
Digital artist – Chris Zapara

Stunt coordinator – Kerry Rossall
Stunts – Diana R. Lupo
Stunt double – Carrick O’Quinn

Camera loader – Bryan Delorenzo
Grip – Michael Dronge
Electrician – Brian Cantrell

Production management

Unit production manager – Skip Beaudine

Assistant director

Second second assistant director – Robert V. Acosta
Second assistant director – David Fudge
First assistant director – Douglas E. Wise
Second second assistant director – Doug Corring

Other Crew:

Assistant accountant – Grant Kaufman
Production assistant – Chris Bustard
Production assistant – Clark Credle
Special effects contact lenses – Jaroslava Fernandez

Cast / Excalibur Personnel

Matthew Gideon

Played by: Gary Cole
Rank: Captain
Species: Human

Elizabeth Lochley

Played by: Tracy Scoggins
Rank: Colonel
Species: Human

John Matheson

Played by: Daniel Dae Kim
Rank: Lieutenant
Species: Human

Maximilian Eilerson

Played by: David Allen Brooks
Species: Human


Played by: Peter Woodward
Species: Techno-mage

Sarah Chambers

Played by: Marjean Holden
Species: Human

Dureena Nafeel

Played by: Carrie Dobro
Species: Unknown

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