The Babylon Project

Creating Babylon 5, by David Bassom, is a book that deals with the behind-the-scenes aspects of Babylon 5.


The year is 2258, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. In an effort to prevent further bloodshed the Earth Alliance created the Babylon project. Positioned in a key sector of the galaxy, the Babylon 5 space station serves as a space-born port of call for diplomats, traders, hustlers, and travelers. Its aim: to exist as a natural place where humans and aliens can work out their differences peacefully. Yet in reality the station is a focus of tension, malice, and intrigue - with all the wondrous excesses of a galactic cultural melting pot.

In Creating BABYLON 5 author David Bassom takes an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the creation of the seminal series. From plot development to the show's ground-breaking special effect methods, Bassom covers all aspects of Babylon 5's production. Interviews with the main cast and key production crew combine with page after page of stunning photography and essential details about the Babylon 5 universe. Creating BABYLON 5 is the only book to chart the birth and creation of the science fiction phenomenon of decade.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 1 The Universe Today
    • Character Profiles
    • Recurring Characters
  • 2 A Vision of Babylon
  • 3 A Dream Given Form
    • A Universe Full of Stars
    • Designing Babylon
    • Striking a Nerve
    • Tailor to the Stars
    • Symphony of Dreams
    • From Arabia to Babylon
    • Streamlining the Future
    • Conceptual Consultation
  • Strangers in a Strange Land
    • An Old fashioned Hero
    • Soul Searcher
    • Third Time Lucky
    • Garibaldi's Last Stand
    • Conaway's Lore
    • Doctor with a Destiny
    • Ranger to Rescue
  • Mind Warriors
    • Tallman's Tale
    • Memoirs of a Mind-reader
    • Building a New Frontier
  • A Parliament of Dreamers
    • Minbari Messages
    • Life with Lennier
    • Patriot Games
    • Born to the Narn
    • Tears of a Clown
    • Furst Aide
    • Voice of the Vorlon
  • An Now for a Day
  • It was the Dawn of the Third Age of Mankind...
  • Conclusion