Season: 1

Original Airdate: February 14, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Richard Compton

Guest Stars
David McCallum As Dr. Vance Hendricks
Marshall Teague As Nelson Drake

Synopsis: After exploring on the rim for Interplanetary Expeditions, a former teacher of Dr. Franklin’s arrives with some ancient biotechnology relics found on the planet Ikarra 7. One of the relics possesses the doctor’s assistant and attacks the station because he was programmed to destroy anything that wasn’t purely Ikarran. An ISN reporter relentlessly pursues Sinclair for an interview. 


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Notable Quotes

Ivanova: Don’t! Your too young to experience that much pain.

Ivanova: If you will excuse me, if you need me I’ll be over there, getting drunk with the rest of the aliens.

Garibaldi: I think their looking for something worth dying for, because it easy then finding something worth living for.

Garibaldi: Win, lose, or draw, this thing is going to know it was in a fight.

Garibaldi: Have you ever tried one of these?
ISN reporter: What is it?
Garibaldi: I am not sure, according to the translator, it is either an aphrodisiac or floor wax. I can’t decide if it’s worth the risk or not.

Ivanova: Na, I can’t believe we would be that foolish. Santayana, Those who don’t remember past are condemned to repeated it. It would seem no one reads Santayana anymore.

ISN Reporter: You still haven’t told me when the commander is due back?
Garibaldi: Soon.
ISN Reporter: How soon is soon?
Garibaldi: Longer than a little while, faster than later.

Dr. Hendricks: In the last five years, I’ve seen things off world you can’t even imagine. I’ve stood in the abendy desert and watched all seven moons go into eclipse. I’ve walked in vaults that sealed longer than there has been a human race. Breathing air that is five million years old. You call that a short cut if you will, but I’ve lived. By God, Steven, I have lived.

Garibaldi: Nothing in his personnel jacket to suggest a heart condition.
Franklin: Yes, and exactly which medical school did you attend, Mr. Garibaldi?

Sinclair: Eventually, our sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won’t just take us. It will take Marilyn Monore, Lao-Tzu, Einstein, Morobuto, and Buddy Holly and Aristophenes. Then all of this, all of this was for nothing, unless we go to the stars.

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