The Long Night
Episode 5 of 22 within Season Four : No Surrender, No Retreat. Item 72 of 117 overall.
Production number 405.
J. Michael Straczynski - Writer
John Lafia - Director
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Sheridan orders a reluctant Ivanova to search for more of the First Ones, and asks one of the Ranger ship captains to act as the bait in a trap set for the Shadows. Londo's plans for dealing with Cartagia begin to inexorably unfold.

original airdate--January 30,1997

Music Performed by: Christopher Franke and The Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra

Trivia--The StarFuries were the first cinematic spacecraft to fly according to Newtonian principles in a vacuum rather than maneuvering like aircraft in an atmosphere.

(Lennier): "It was the year of fire."...(Zack Allan): The year of destruction...(G'Kar): The year we took back what was ours....(Lyta Alexander): It was the year of rebirth...(Vir Cotto): The year of great sadness...(Marcus Cole): The year of pain...(Delenn): And a year of joy...(Londo Mollari): It was a new age..(Stephen Franklin): It was the end of history...(Commander Susan Ivanova): It was the year everything changed...(Security Chief Garibaldi): The year is 2261...(Captain John Sheridan): The place, Babylon 5.

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071 Falling Toward Apotheosis
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073 Into the Fire

regional titles

Dutch
The Long Night
English
The Long Night
French
Une nuit d'attente
German
Tyrannenmord
Irish
An Oíche Fada
Italian
La lunga notte
Spanish
La Larga Noche