“It was the Dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The Babylon Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It’s a port of call, home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs and wanderers. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal .. all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it’s our last, best hope for peace. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.”
Babylon 5, Season One Intro.
“Summoned, I come. In Valen’s name I take the place that has been prepared for me. I’m Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness .. and the light.”
-Delenn in Grey Council in Babylon 5:”Babylon Squared”
If you wonder why, it is just because no matter what the Firefly freaks say, B5 will always be the best. 😛