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IRL: Notes on the Entries

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The information contained in these web pages come from the internet/pay service notes of J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, B5 comics from DC, novels from Dell, trading cards from Fleer, and the actual episodes of Babylon 5. Entries have been written to be as canon as possible. Those entries maked below with a [M] have been embellished by the author of this website. Entries maked below with a [G] contain an original illustration based upon a written description.


Entry: Abbai [G]
Featured Appearances: "Deathwalker"

Entry: Antarean [M]
Featured Naming: page 16 of John Vornholt's B5 novel, Voices. (Antarean Sector- "The Gathering")
Notes: Must be the ones who make Antarean Flarn (?). The pictured alien is from the pilot and its true species name is unknown.
Entry: Arnassian [M] [G]
Appearances: First mentioned in the original script for the pilot, but was edited out. A second mention can be found on the pilot's edition of Universe Today.

Entry: Belladon [M] [G]
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Berserkers
Featured Appearance: "A Day in the Strife"

Entry: Brakiri
Appearances: "The Fall of Night," "Convictions," "Interludes and Examinations"

Entry: Bremmaer
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Carnellian
Mentioned: "The Gathering"
Notes: The image and most of the data comes from the briefly seen alien in medlab in the episode "Interludes and Examinations." I have no idea if that alien is a Carnellian or not, but I placed it here anyway.

Entry: Cascor
Notes: The Cascor were previously confused with the Llort due to a mis-named picture file uploaded to the Lurker's Guide.

Entry: Cauralline
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Cotswa [M]
Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Entry: Cthulin
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Notes: The pictured alien is from the pilot and its true species name is unknown.
Entry: Deneth [M] [G]
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Dilgar
Featured Appearance: "Deathwalker"

Entry: Drazi
Featured Appearance: "The Geometry of Shadows"

Entry: Froon [M]
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Gaim
Appearance: First appeared in a few blurry frames in "And Now For a Word" (Thanks to Kurt L. Reisler for discovering this!); seen clearly twice in "Confessions and Lamentations," "A Day in the Strife," "Exogenesis," thereafter became a regular background alien...
Featured Appearance: "Interludes and Examinations"
Notes: The name is probably an homage to Neil Gaiman, creator of the Sandman comic (which, BTW, had a 75 issue story arc). The Gaim's encounter suit looks much like Dream's helmet, which was made from an unknown beast's skull. Perhaps it was also a ploy to get the famed author to pen an episode for the series (I hope!).

Entry: Goblyns
Featured Appearances: Babylon 5 comic, Issues #6 and #7
Notes: No official name is known.

Entry: Golian
Appearance: "Born to the Purple"
Entry: Grome
Appearance: Background alien; "Fall of Night," "Convictions"
Entry: Hyach
Appearance: Background alien. In the second B5 Novel, "Accusations," a telepathic Hyach is caught cheating in the Casino.
Notes: Picture provided by Kurt L. Reisler.
Entry: Ikarran
Featured Appearance: "Infection"

Entry: Inquisitors
Featured Appearance: "Comes the Inquisitor"

Entry: Ipsha
Appearance: Ship seen in "Deathwalker"

Entry: Keepers
Appearance: "War Without End Part II"

Entry: Live Eaters
Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Entry: Llort [M]
Mentioned: "Legacies"
Appearances: Background alien
Notes: The Llort were previously confused with the Cascor due to a mis-named picture file uploaded to the Lurker's Guide.

Entry: Lumati
Featured Appearance: "Acts of Sacrifice"

Entry: Markab
Featured Appearances: "The Long Dark," "Knives," "Confessions and Lamentations"
Entry: Morellians [M] [G]
Featured Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law

Entry: Onteen
Featured Appearance: "Believers"

Entry: pak'ma'ra
Appearances: "Legacies," "Hunter/Prey"
Notes: Looks like a mini-cthulhu. Mainly a background alien. Thanks to Robert Berman for pointing out that "pyramidal" cells make a lot more sense than "barameter."

Entry: Pre'lek [M]
Appearance: "The Gathering"
Notes: No official name is known. The name is a amalgum of Twi'lek (from Star Wars) and Predator - since the tentacles and facial features of those aliens make up this one.
Entry: Red Monks
Featured Appearance: "There all the Honor Lies"

Entry: Shadows
Featured Appearance: "In the Shadow of Z'Ha'Dum"
Other Appearances: "Deathwalker" (probably what the first Vorlon volley was aiming for), "Signs and Portents" (can't see 'em, but they're there), "Chrysalis" (partially seen), "Interludes and Examinations"

Entry: Shadow Thrall
Featured Appearances: "Signs and Portents," "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum," "Interludes and Examinations"
Notes: No official name is known.

Entry: Shadow Warriors
Featured Appearance: "The Long Dark"
Notes: No official name known.
Entry: Shedraks [M]
Featured Mention: Page 57 in John Vornholt's B5 novel Voices.

Entry: Sh'lassen
Featured Mention: "GROPOS"

Entry: Slaani [M]
Appearance: "The Gathering"
Notes: No official name is known.
Entry: Soul Hunter
Featured Appearance: "Soul Hunter"
Notes: JMS has mentioned we'd be seeing more of these guys once the Great War gets going.

Entry: Streib
Mentioned: "All Alone in the Night"
Notes: The name of this race is supposedly derived from the author Whitley Strieber whose books focus on the abduction of humans by large-headed, almond-eyed aliens.
Entry: Thrakallan [M]
Featured Appearances: "Soul Hunter," "Born to the Purple," "Parliament of Dreams," "Survivors," B5 novel #4, Clark's Law


Entry: Thrantallil
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Throxtil
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Ti Kar
Mentioned: "A Spider in the Web"

Entry: Tokati
Mentioned: "A Distant Star"

Entry: Trivorian
[G]Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Entry: Tuchanq [G]
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Varn's People
Featured Appearances: "A Voice in the Wilderness pt. I," "A Voice in the Wilderness pt. II"
Notes: No official name is known.

Entry: Vicar
Featured Appearance: "Deathwalker"

Entry: Vindrizzi
Featured Appearance: "Exogenesis"

Entry: Vin'Zini [M]
Mentioned: "Sic Transit Vir"

Entry: Vree
Mentioned: by G'Kar in "Survivors"

Entry: Walkers at Sigma-957
Featured (Brief) Appearance: "Mind War," "Voices of Authority"

Entry: Warp Entity
Featured Appearance: "Knives"

Entry: the Worm
[G]Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Entry: Xon
Mentioned: "Parliament of Dreams"

Entry: Xoth
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Notes: The pictured alien is from the pilot and its true species name is unknown.
Entry: Ylinn
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Notes: The pictured alien is from the pilot and its true species name is unknown.
Entry: Ynaborian Sinnining [M] [G]
Appearance: B5 novel #4, Clark's Law
Entry: Zathras' Kin
Featured Appearances: "Babylon Squared," "War Without End Parts One and Two"
Mention: "The Long Twilight Struggle"
Entry: Zener
Featured Appearances: "Ship of Tears"
Notes: No official name is known. The given name comes from the cards used to test for ESP. The symbols of cross, square, circle, star and waves were supposed to be viewed by the tester. The subject is to try and "see" the symbol in the tester's mind.

Entry: Undocumented: Alternate Atmosphere - Miscellaneous
Notes:
  • Picture #1 - Composite made from a photo in Cinefantastique, Feb. 1993.
  • Picture #2 - Scan made by Kurt L. Reisler.
  • Picture #3 - Scan made by Kurt L. Reisler.


Entry: Undocumented: Miscellaneous
  • #1 - Picture from Cinefantastiqe February 1993
  • #2 - Picture from Cinefantastiqe February 1993 (altered for clarity)
  • #3 - Picture scanned from "The Long Dark" by Kurt L. Reisler. There are actually two separate members of this race in that episode.
  • #4 - Picture from Cinefantastiqe February 1993 (altered for clarity)
  • #5 - Picture from Cinefantastique February 1993 (altered for clarity)
  • #6 - Picture from Cinefantastique February 1993 (altered for clarity)
  • #7 - Scan from "The Gathering"
  • #8 - Scan from "The Gathering"
  • #9 - Altered scan from "Matters of Honor"
  • #10 - Scan from "The Long Dark"



Entry" Dar [M] [G]
Mentioned: B5 Comic #10 "Coda for Human and Narn in B-Flat"

Entry" Fingal [M]
Mentioned: "Believers"

Entry: Flamebird [M] [G]
Mentioned: "Exogenesis"
Entry: Gok [G]
Mentioned: "A Race Through Dark Places"

Entry: Grylor
Featured Appearance: "Knives"

Entry: Jaki
Mentioned: B5 Wars Rulebook

Entry: Leati
Mentioned: "Knives"

Entry: Natok [G]
Mentioned: "Acts of Sacrifice"

Entry" On [M] [G]
Mentioned: B5 Comic #10 "Coda for Human and Narn in B-Flat"

Entry: Rihaty [M]
Mentioned: "Sic Transit Vir"
Notes: No official name for this insect is known.

Entry: Slitch
Mentioned: "Eyes"

Entry: Spoo [G]
Mentioned: "Midnight on the Firing Line," "The Geometry of Shadows," "Point of No Return"
Notes: Spoo is also mentioned in an episode of Master of the Universe that JMS wrote.

Entry This [M] [G]
Mentioned: B5 Comic #10 "Coda for Human and Narn in B-Flat"

Entry: Treel
Mentioned: "TKO"

Entry: Val [M] [G]
Mentioned: B5 Comic #10 "Coda for Human and Narn in B-Flat"

Entry: Vorchan
Mentioned: B5 Wars Rulebook

Entry: Yokdri
Mentioned: "TKO," "GROPOS"

Entry: Zarg [M]
Featured Episode: "Gray 17 is Missing"

Entry: Zoon
Mentioned: "TKO"


Entry: Belt Alliance [M]
Appearance: Raider Ship stats from B5 Micromachine collections.
Entry: Conspiracy of Shadows
Appearance: "Sky Full of Stars," "A Spider in the Web," "Divided Loyalties"
Notes: in the absense of a true name (and one not legally owned by someone else, namely Tri-Tac Games) I used this heading.

Entry: Homeguard
Appearance: "War Prayer," "Survivors"
Entry: Combari Sect [M]
Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name

Entry: Cult of the Universe [M]
Featured Episode: "Gray 17 is Missing"

Entry: Fermi's Angels [M] [G]
Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Entry: Foundationism
Featured Episode: "In the Shadow of Z'Ha'Dum"

Entry: Life In Transition [M] [G]
Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Entry: Universal Church of Solar Illumination [M] [G]
Appearance: B5 novel #5, The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name
Entry: Mutai
Featured Episode: "TKO"

Entry: Nightwatch
Featured Episode: "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum," "Voices of Authority," "Messages from Earth," "Severed Dreams," "Point of No Return," "Ceremonies of Light and Dark"

Entry: Raiders
Appearance: "Midnight on the Firing Line," "Believers," "Signs and Portents," B5 novel #2: AccusationsEntry: Spoomun Complat [M]
Entry: Technomages
Featured Episode: "The Geometry of Shadows"

Entry: Transport Pilot's Association
Featured Episode: "A Day in the Strife"


Entry: Starship Weaponry
Information source: Babylon 5 Wars Rulebook

Entry: Black Omega Carrier
Featured Episode: "Epiphanies"

Entry: Centauri Blockade Mine
Featured Episode: "Matters of Honor"

Entry: Earthforce Breaching Pod
Featured Episode: "Severed Dreams"

Entry: Earthforce Dreadnought
Featured Episode: "GROPOS"

Entry: Earthforce Heavy Cruiser
Featured Episode: "Alone in the Wilderness (Part 2)," "Severed Dreams"

Entry: Exploration-class Vessel
Featured Episode: "A Distant Star"
Mention: B5 novel #5 Clark's Law

Entry: Minbari War Cruiser
Information Source: B5 Screen Utility, Babylon 5 Wars

Entry: Minbari-Vorlon Heavy Fighter
Picture: image created and (c) 1997 by Christopher Russo
Information Source: To Dream in the City of Sorrows by Kathryn Drennan

Entry: Narn Heavy Cruiser
Information Source: John Vornholt's B5 Novel #3, Blood Oath

Entry: Shadow Battlecruisers
Featured Appearance: "Messages from Earth", "Ship of Tears," "Walkabout"

Entry: Vree Saucer
Appearances: "Deathwalker," most eps since "Severed Dreams"

Entry: Black Light Cammo Suit
Featured Episode: "War Prayer"

Entry: Changeling Net
Featured Episode: "The Gathering"
Mention: Clark's Law

Entry: Chrysalis Device
Featured Episode: "Chrysalis," "War Without End Part II"

Entry: The Great Machine of Epsilon 3
Featured Episode: "A Voice in the Wilderness (Parts 1 and 2)," "The Long Twilight Struggle," "Voices of Authority," "War Without End (parts 1 and 2)"

Entry:Lifegiver
Featured Episode: "Quality of Mercy," "Revelations," B5 novel #4 Clark's Law

Entry:Telepath Bomb
Featured Episode: The Shadow Within by Jeanne Cavelos


Entry: Cailyn
Featured Appearance: "Walkabout"

Entry: Taan Churok
Featured Mention: B5 novel #4 Clark's Law

Entry: David MacIntyre
Featured: "A Late Delivery from Avalon"

Entry: Morden
Notes "I'm fairly sure he was a technician aboard the Icarus. If you obsessively freeze frame through the scene in "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum" where his file scrolls down the screen one can make out "echnical." The DP on that scene did a great job making sure we don't see a damn thing in that file. However, his action in "Interludes and Examinations" leads me to believe that he was planted there by a government agency (as an offering/inside man??). Nobody calls him Dr. Morden either." - myself, Aug. 1996.

Of course, I can always be wrong. When novel #7 came out it was revealed that Mr. Morden is really Dr. Morden. However, in my defense I offer this quote from Jeanne Cavelos, author of The Shadow Within: "JMS mentioned that he'd thought of Morden as a low-level tech on the Icarus, not a scientist. But he never asked me to change it, which I appreciated." So my original article was correct at the time it was written. :)


Entry: n'grath [M]
Featured Appearances: "Soul Hunter," "Born to the Purple," "Parliament of Dreams," "Survivors," B5 novel #4, Clark's Law

Notes: According to the VEX Internet Poll: 89% liked n'grath, while 8% did not. 94.5% of the respondents would like to see n'grath again. When asked how they would like to see him: 27% would like to see him as is, 41% would like to see him revamped (altered suit/CGI), and 25% would like to see his head as the next "fixer's" paperweight.
(based on 37 responses from rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5, alt.tv.babylon-5, and alt.babylon5.uk for 6/18/95 - 6/24/95)

Entry: Zathras
Featured Appearances: "Babylon Squared," "War Without End Parts One and Two"
Mention: "The Long Twilight Struggle"


Entry: Advanced Drugs and Medicine
Notes: Anti-Agapic ("Deathwalker"), Devalera ("Long, Twilight Struggle"), Dust ("Dust to Dust"), Florazyne ("The Gathering"), Metazine ("Quality of Mercy"), Morph Gas ("By Any Means Necessary," Clark's Law), Oxy Pills ("Survivors," "Eyes")
Entry:Diseases and Maladies
Notes: Drafa ("Confessions and Lamentations"), Lake's Syndrome ("Quality of Mercy"), Netter's Syndrome ("Convictions")
Entry: Galactic Map
Notes: The Milky Way is an incredibly large area. The two political border maps following this page are an attempt to outline where and how large the borders of the respective empires lay. These are very approximate, and IMHO, a bit too large considering most governments number their colonies in the tens. Any help in impoving these areas would be much appreciated.
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