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The epic sci-fi series Babylon 5 was a unique experiment in the history of television. It was effectively a novel for television in five seasons, consisting of 110 episodes with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Babylon 5 had a strong fan base, with nearly 500 websites dedicated to the series.




Straczynski, Joe.


bulk 1995-1999


Jeannie Whited, Gift, 2005


0.47 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following items relating to Babylon 5: Babylon 5 calendars for 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000; Cult Times, December 1997; The Official Monthly Magazine for Babylon 5, August 1997, September 1997; TV Zone, Issue 97; The A - Z guide to Babylon 5; The Official Babylon 5 Collector's Magazine, 1995; Sci-Fi Flix September 1996; Universe Today, Fall 1998 and Winter 1999; Cinescape, February 1966; Sci - fi Invasion!: The Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1998 (still in wrapper); TV Guide, July 5 -11, 1997; The Official Babylon 5 Fan Club Universe Today Newsletter, 1996-1999; printouts from a Babylon 5 discussion list with creator Joe Straczynski; and a package of The Official Babylon 5 Fan Club material, including a poster, a photograph, and a membership card.


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Babylon 5 Collection, Accession number 2005-0075, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.


Television programs

Science fiction

Space flight

Interplanetary voyages

Babylon 5


Collection descriptions

Archival materials