This is the timeline for the classic 1990's sci-fi television show, Babylon 5, and its spin-off TV movies, novels, comics, short stories, and TV spin-off Crusade.

The episodes are in regular black text, the TV movies are in bold black text, the novels are in italicized bold blue text, the comics are in italicized green text, and the short stories are in italicized blue text in quotation marks.

The first column is the episodes/movies, novels, comics, and short stories. The second column is the dates the entries take place, and the third is the media format.

The show is broken up into chapters based on Season, with the spin-off media inserted in chronological order. Any overlap or flashback portions are contained in parentheses in the date column.

 

 

Babylon 5 - Season 1:  Signs and Portents   DVD Season Set
Dark Genesis - The Birth of the Psi Corps June, 2115 - September, 2189 Novel PC #1
Deadly Relations - Bester Ascendant September, 2195 - November, 2256  (January, 2257 - April, 2258) Novel PC #2
The Shadow Within November, 2256 - January 3, 2257 Novel #7
The Gathering January 3 - 5, 2257 DVD  (Movie)
Midnight on the Firing Line February, 2258 1x01
Soul Hunter March 2, 2258 1x02
Born to the Purple March, 2258 1x03
Infection March 8, 2258 1x04
The Parliament of Dreams March 30 - April 3, 2258 1x05
Mind War April, 2258 1x06
The War Prayer April, 2258 1x07
And the Sky Full of Stars April 11 - 13, 2258 1x08
Deathwalker June, 2258 1x09
Believers June, 2258 1x10
Survivors June, 2258 1x11
By Any Means Necessary June, 2258 1x12
Signs and Portents August 3 - 5, 2258 1x13
Grail August, 2258 1x15
Eyes August, 2258 1x16
A Voice in the Wilderness, Part I August, 2258 1x18
A Voice in the Wilderness, Part II August, 2258 1x19
Babylon Squared September, 2258 1x20
The Quality of Mercy September, 2258 1x21
TKO September, 2258 1x14
Legacies October, 2258 1x17
The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Casting Shadows November - December, 2258  (January 1, 2259) Novel TM #1
Chrysalis December 30, 2258 - January 1, 2259 1x22
     
Babylon 5 - Season 2:  The Coming of Shadows   DVD Season Set
Points of Departure January 8, 2259 2x01
Babylon 5 #1 - "In Darkness Find Me" (2247 / January 6 - 10, 2259)  January 11, 2259 Comic #1
Revelations January 12 - 19, 2259 2x02
Babylon 5 #2 - "Treason" January, 2259 Comic #2
Babylon 5 #3 - "In Harm's Way" January, 2259 Comic #3
Babylon 5 #4 - "The Price of Peace" January, 2259 Comic #4
The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Summoning Light January - February, 2259 Novel TM #2
The Geometry of Shadows February, 2259 2x03
Babylon 5 #9 - "Laser-Mirror-Starweb, Part I:  Duet for Human and Narn in C Sharp" February, 2259 Comic #9
Babylon 5 #10 - "Laser-Mirror-Starweb, Part II:  Coda for Human and Narn in B Flat" February, 2259 Comic #10
A Distant Star February, 2259 2x04
Voices February, 2259 Novel #1
The Long Dark February, 2259 2x05
Spider in the Web March 7 - 8, 2259 2x06
Babylon 5 #5 - "Shadows Past and Present, Part I:  With Friends Like These..." (April, 2253)  March, 2259 Comic #5
Babylon 5 #6 - "Shadows Past and Present, Part II:  Against the Odds" (April, 2253)  March, 2259 Comic #6
Babylon 5 #7 - "Shadows Past and Present, Part III:  Survival the Hard Way" (April, 2253)  March, 2259 Comic #7
Babylon 5 #8 - "Shadows Past and Present, Part IV:  Silent Enemies" (April, 2253)  March, 2259 Comic #8
A Race Through Dark Places March 14 - 17, 2259 2x08
Babylon 5 #11 - "The Psi Corps and You" March, 2259 Comic #11
Blood Oath March, 2259 Novel #3
Soul Mates April, 2259 2x07
The Coming of Shadows April 13 - 17, 2259 2x09
Accusations April 18 - 29, 2259 Novel #2
GROPOS June 20 - 23, 2259 2x10
All Alone in the Night July, 2259 2x11
Acts of Sacrifice July, 2259 2x12
Betrayals July, 2259 Novel #6
Hunter, Prey August, 2259 2x13
There All the Honor Lies August, 2259 2x15
And Now for a Word September 16, 2259 2x14
Knives September, 2259 2x16
In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum September 24, 2259 2x17
Confessions and Lamentations November, 2259 2x18
Divided Loyalties November 24 - December 2, 2259 2x20
The Long, Twilight Struggle December 3 - 10, 2559 2x19
Clark's Law (September 12 - November 15, 2242 / October 7-11, 2259)  December 12 - 13, 2259  (December 21-24, 2259) Novel #4
Comes the Inquisitor December 19 - 20, 2259 2x21
The Fall of Night December 23 - 28, 2259 2x22
     
Babylon 5 - Season 3:  Point of No Return   DVD Season Set
Matters of Honor December 29, 2259 - January 11, 2260 3x01
The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name January, 2260 Novel #5
Convictions January, 2260 3x02
A Day in the Strife January, 2260 3x03
Passing Through Gethsemane January - February, 2260 3x04
Voices of Authority February, 2260 3x05
Dust to Dust February, 2260 3x06
Exogenesis March, 2260 3x07
Messages from Earth March 18 - April 8, 2260 3x08
Point of No Return April 8 - 10, 2260 3x09
Severed Dreams April 11 - 14, 2260 3x10
Ceremonies of Light and Dark May, 2260 3x11
A Late Delivery from Avalon June, 2260 3x12
Sic Transit Vir June - July, 2260 3x13
Ship of Tears July, 2260 3x14
Interludes and Examinations August 3 - 5, 2260 3x15
Walkabout August, 2260 3x18
War Without End, Part I (2254)  August 13, 2260 3x16
War Without End, Part II (1260 / 2254 / September, 2258)  August 13, 2260 3x17
Grey 17 is Missing November, 2260 3x19
To Dream in the City of Sorrows (January - September, 2259)  December, 2260 Novel #9
And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place December 7 - 11, 2260 3x20
Shadow Dancing December 14 - 19, 2260 3x21
Z'ha'dum December 19 - 26, 2260 3x22
The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Invoking Darkness (August - November, 2260)  December, 2260 - January, 2261 Novel TM #3
     
Babylon 5 - Season 4:  No Surrender, No Retreat   DVD Season Set
The Hour of the Wolf January 2 - 3, 2261 4x01
Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? January 8 - 14, 2261 4x02
The Summoning January 15 - 17, 2261 4x03
Personal Agendas January, 2261 Novel #8
Falling Toward Apotheosis January, 2261 4x04
The Long Night January, 2261 4x05
Into the Fire January, 2261 4x06
Babylon 5 - In Valen's Name #1 February, 2261 Comic - IVN #1
Babylon 5 - In Valen's Name #2 February, 2261 Comic - IVN #2
Babylon 5 - In Valen's Name #3 February, 2261 Comic - IVN #3
Epiphanies February, 2261 4x07
The Illusion of Truth April 12, 2261 4x08
Thirdspace June, 2261 DVD  (Movie)
Atonement June, 2261 4x09
Racing Mars June, 2261 4x10
Lines of Communication June, 2261 4x11
Conflicts of Interest July, 2261 4x12
Rumors, Bargains and Lies July, 2261 4x13
Moments of Transition August 1 - 3, 2261 4x14
No Surrender, No Retreat September 2 - 4, 2261 4x15
The Exercise of Vital Powers September, 2261 4x16
The Face of the Enemy September, 2261 4x17
Intersections in Real Time September, 2261 4x18
Between the Darkness and the Light October 27 - 31, 2261 4x19
Endgame November 1 - 2, 2261 4x20
Rising Star November 3 - December, 2261 4x21
The Deconstruction of Falling Stars December, 2261 - January 2, 2262  (2362 /  2762  /  3262  /  1,002,062) 4x22
     
Babylon 5 - Season 5:  The Wheel of Fire   DVD Season Set
No Compromises January, 2262 5x01
"Hidden Agendas" January, 2262 Short Story
The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari January, 2262 5x02
The Paragon of Animals February, 2262 5x03
A View from the Gallery February, 2262 5x04
Learning Curve May, 2262 5x05
Strange Relations May, 2262 5x06
Secrets of the Soul June, 2262 5x07
In the Kingdom of the Blind June, 2262 5x08
A Tragedy of Telepaths June 16 - 18, 2262 5x09
Phoenix Rising June 18 - 19, 2262 5x10
The Ragged Edge June, 2262 5x11
Day of the Dead June, 2262 5x12
The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father June, 2262 5x13
Meditations on the Abyss July, 2262 5x14
Darkness Ascending August, 2262 5x15
And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder August 16, 2262 5x16
Movements of Fire and Shadow August 17, 2262 5x17
The Fall of Centauri Prime August 17, 2262 5x18
"The Shadow of His Thoughts" August 22, 2262 Short Story
Wheel of Fire September, 2262 5x19
Objects in Motion December, 2262 5x20
Objects at Rest December, 2262 5x21
"Genius Loci" January, 2263 Short Story
The River of Souls June 8 - 13, 2263 DVD  (Movie)
"The Nautilus Coil" February, 2265 Short Story
The Legend of the Rangers - To Live and Die in Starlight March, 2265 DVD  (Movie)
     
Crusade - Season 1   DVD Season Set
Legions of Fire - The Long Night of Centauri Prime (2262 - 2264)  2265 - 2266 Novel CT #1
A Call to Arms December 17 - 30, 2266 DVD  (Movie)
War Zone January 1 - 5, 2267 C-1x08
The Long Road February 27 - March 2, 2267 C-1x07
Ruling from the Tomb March, 2267 C-1x11
Appearances and Other Deceits March, 2267 C-1x13
The Memory of War March 30 - April 1, 2267 C-1x02
The Needs of Earth April, 2267 C-1x01
Racing the Night April, 2267 C-1x03
Visitors from Down the Street May 13 - 14, 2267 C-1x04
Each Night I Dream of Home May, 2267 C-1x05
The Path of Sorrows June, 2267 C-1x09
Patterns of the Soul June, 2267 C-1x10
The Well of Forever July, 2267 C-1x06
The Rules of the Game July, 2267 C-1x12
"True Seeker" November, 2269 Short Story
Final Reckoning - The Fate of Bester February 15 - June, 2271  (2281) Novel PC #3
The Lost Tales - Mini-Comic September, 2271 Comic
The Lost Tales - Voices in the Dark December 28 - 30, 2271 DVD  (Movie)
Legions of Fire - Armies of Light and Dark (2266 - 2271)  2272 - 2273 Novel CT #2
Legions of Fire - Out of the Darkness 2274 - 2277  (2278) Novel CT #3
In the Beginning (March, 2245 - December, 2248)  December 24, 2277 DVD  (Movie)
Sleeping in Light December 28, 2280 - January 20, 2281 5x22
"Space, Time, and the Incurable Romantic" 2560 - 2593 Short Story