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"Point of No Return"
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"No Surrender, No Retreat"
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Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester was a senior Psi Corps officer and one of the more notorious Psi Cops in Level 12 Investigations. Bester was born in 2189 at a secret location while his parents, Matthew and Fiona Dexter, resistance leaders both, were in hiding.

In 2258 he was in pursuit of a powerful telepath named Jason Ironheart, and first arrived on Babylon 5. Bester eventually agreed to work with Captain John Sheridan at several points during the second Shadow war particularly after the Shadows captured Bester's pregnant lover, Carolyn Sanderson.

The wealthy industrialist William Edgars had perfected a lethal virus which would attack telepaths' unique genes. Any infected telepath would quickly die without regular doses of the antidote they had also created. Bester brainwashed Michael Garibaldi and programmed him to enter Edgars confidence. After killing Edgars and acquiring all the virus, he removed the commands and left Garibaldi to cope with the realization that he had betrayed everyone he knew on all sides.

Following the Telepath War, Alfred Bester was wanted for war crimes that he committed. He spent several years on the run before moving to Paris, France.

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26 January 2021

Babylon 5 is available to stream on HBO Max.

20 January 2021

Mira Furlan (Delenn) passed away at the age of 65.

6 January 2019

William Morgan Sheppard (Rogue Soul Hunter and G'Sten) passed away at the age of 86.

October 2018

Babylon 5 begins broadcasts on Comet TV at noon and 9 p.m. The noon broadcast repeats the episode from the previous night. Starting January 9, 2018, it will be broadcast in five-episode blocks each Wednesday starting at 6 pm, repeating the five episodes at 11 pm.

28 June 2018

Harlan Ellison (Sparky the Computer) died in his sleep at the age of 84.

25 November 2017

Rance Howard (David Sheridan) passed away at the age of 89.

16 June 2017

Stephen Furst (Vir Cotto) passed away at the age of 63.

4 April 2017

All five seasons of Babylon 5 are now available to watch online at go90 or with the go90 app, along with other series.

27 July 2016

Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi) passed away at the age of 60.

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