Babylon 5

Season 1 Episode 3

Soul Hunter

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Feb 02, 1994 on
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Episode Summary

A badly damaged ship is brought into the station, and the strange alien inside is identified as a Soul Hunter - an immortal race who can sense death and supposedly steal someone's soul.

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W. Morgan Sheppard

W. Morgan Sheppard

The Soul Hunter

Guest Star

John Snyder

John Snyder

Soul Hunter #2

Guest Star

Toni Attell

Toni Attell

Med Tech #1

Guest Star

Marianne Robertson

Marianne Robertson

Tech #2

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Revealing Mistake: When Delenn's blood is being drained, when the camera pans from Delenn to the glass jar, you can see the blood dripping upward. The director reversed the shot to get the pan the way he wanted.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Delenn: Even as children, every Minbari is taught to be careful or a Soul Hunter will come in the night and steal their souls. They are immortal. No one knows who they are or where they came from. They can sense death, Commander. They are drawn to death like insects drawn into the light.

    • Delenn: It is a Soul Hunter. Get it off this station, Commander. Now, before it is too late. Before someone dies.

    • Franklin: You're a pessimist.
      Ivanova: I am Russian, Doctor. We understand these things.

    • Soul Hunter: Minbari ... jealous, selfish, private ... We have saved only a few ... very rare. The rarest of all, their leader Dukat, dying; your fault, your war; the pinnacle of Minbari evolution. We came; I, others. They made a wall of bodies to stop us! He died, and his dreams, his ideas ... all that he was, all that he could ever be... gone... wasted... jealous...

  • NOTES (1)

    • When asked about this episode, J. Michael Straczynski, the series creator and writer of this episode, answered quite ambiguously. To the question "Who's right, the soul hunter or the Minbari?", he responded "Yes".