The renegade destroyer Alexander arrives at Babylon 5 and Sheridan is forced to announce the station's secession from the Earth Alliance, and prepare for an attack by Clark's forces. Meanwhile, Delenn is forced to go to Minbar when the Grey Council refuses to act upon increased Shadow activity.
In 2278, on a devastated Centauri homeworld, Emperor Mollari indulges a young noble's request for a story, and tells him about the Human-Minbari war - from its tragic start, to its sudden end.
The aging Centauri emperor travels to Babylon 5 despite his failing health. Lord Refa sees this as an opportunity to have Ambassador Londo publicly embarrass the emperor, while Ambassador G'Kar prepares to assassinate him.
Ivanova and Marcus scout ahead in the White Star for the Shadows' next target, while Sheridan's fleet stands by in hyperspace, ready to launch a massive counterattack. At the same time, Franklin finally has to face his personal demons as he lies gravely wounded in Downbelow.
Sheridan is shocked to learn that one of the crew of the Icarus, a science ship that exploded with his wife aboard, is alive - namely Mr. Morden. A representative of the Ministry of Peace comes to the station to recruit personnel to the Nightwatch.
Ivanova and Marcus take a White Star out to search for more first ones to aid in the war, while Londo tries to convince G'Kar to swallow his pride so Cartagia will find him entertaining. A mysterious spacecraft makes its way towards Babylon 5.
Kosh summons an Inquisitor to test Delenn's motives, and G'Kar tries to maintain his position as leader of Babylon 5's Narn population while organizing an underground resistance.
An Earthforce investigator comes to Babylon 5 with Lt. Keffer's last recording, asking the ambassadors if they recognize the ship in it. Meanwhile, Londo takes steps to remove himself from the Shadows, and Sheridan takes the White Star out for its first mission.
On Z'ha'dum, Sheridan floats somewhere in-between life and death. Marcus assists G'Kar, who risks being captured in his efforts to find Garibaldi. Delenn rallies the remaining forces for one last offensive. Londo searches for the means to remove Cartagia from the throne.
A mysterious group known as "techno-mages" take up temporary residence at Babylon 5 and Londo is very eager to get an audience with them. Meanwhile, the Drazi cause problems for the newly promoted Commander Ivanova with their rather unusual election process.
Sheridan hatches an eccentric plan to convince the League to accept White Star patrols on their borders, while Delenn seeks help from Neroon to end the civil war that has broken out on Minbar.
Just after the end of the Shadow War, Ivanova comes across a giant artifact in hyperspace. It is towed back to the station to be researched, but due to limited resources they have to accept help from the technology hungry corporation IPX. But things soon start to go wrong - people get bizarre dreams of a huge alien city and start worshiping the artifact.moreless
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales begins with "Voices in the Dark." This is the first in a set of direct to DVD installments to the Babylon 5 franchise. In "Voices in the Dark," two parallel stories occur in a seventy-two hour period. First, Interstellar Alliance President, John Sheridan, proceeds to Babylon 5 from the headquarters on Minbar for a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Interstellar Alliance. In the second, B5's Colonel Lochley summons a priest from Earth space to handle strange goings on Babylon 5.moreless
The Vorlon ambassador is nearly killed by an assassin shortly after arriving at the station. Commander Sinclair is the prime suspect.
Marcus starts snooping around Downbelow when some of his contacts start behaving unusually and a lurker is found dead with a strange creature bonded to his spine. Ivanova investigates Corwin's loyalties when he receives a promotion.