Babylon 5

Season 2 Episode 4

A Distant Star

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Nov 23, 1994 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Captain Sheridan (to Susan Ivanova): They have turned me into a bureaucrat, a politician. I'll tell you one thing, if the primates that we came from had known that some day politicians would come out of the gene pool, they'd have stayed up in the trees and written evolution off as a bad idea.

    • Dr. Franklin: Here's a list of foods I want you to avoid. No meat, no fat, lots of vegetables.
      Captain Sheridan: That's rabbit food.
      Dr. Franklin: Well, it's only for a little while, Captain. We'll get those ten pounds off in no time.
      Captain Sheridan: Who's "we"?
      Dr. Franklin: Well, a doctor and his patient are a team, Captain, don't you agree?
      Captain Sheridan: Sure! And since we're a team, why don't you do the diet part?

    • Sheridan: Ever had a long talk with ambassador Delenn, Commander?
      Ivanova: Yes, from time to time. Why?
      Sheridan: She and the universe .. seem to have a special relationship.
      Ivanova: Don't we all?

    • Delenn: Then I will tell you a great secret, Captain. Perhaps the greatest of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are starstuff, we are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. As we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective.

    • Delenn: Universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places, but they are right. Wherever we are, it's the right place .. and the right time. Pain that sometimes comes is part of the process of constantly being born.

    • Sheridan: An old friend of mine once quoted me an ancient Egyptian blessing: 'God be between you and harm in all the empty places where you must walk.'

    • Delenn: I am more 'one of us' at this moment than I have ever been. More than you will ever know

    • Franklin: People don't eat right. Skipped meals, eat strange things at odd hours. I mean, someone has to look after your health.
      Garibaldi: Okay, fine. Diet.
      Franklin: No no no no. Food plan.
      Garibaldi: Got it.

    • Captain Jack Maynard: John, she's Minbari?
      Sheridan: A-ha.
      Captain Jack Maynard: She doesn't look like one. I mean, she does, but she doesn't. I mean, what's the deal?
      Sheridan: We're still trying to figure that one out. There's the story she told us, but then, the Minbari never tell you the whole truth

    • Ivanova: All my life I've fought against imperialism. Now suddenly, I AM the expanding Russian frontier.
      Franklin: But with very nice borders.

  • Notes

    • In the scene where the Cortez has an accident, the producers wanted a few sparks and a bit of smoke. The director apparently had other ideas.

  • Allusions