GenreAction, Adventure, Drama Music directorChristopher Franke LanguageEnglish
CreatorJ. Michael Straczynski Release dateNovember 17, 1998 WriterJ. Michael Straczynski (creator), J. Michael Straczynski CastJerry Doyle (Michael Alfredo Garibaldi), Tracy Scoggins (Capt. Elizabeth Lochley), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allen), Richard Biggs (Stephen Franklin, M.D.), Martin Sheen (Soul Hunter), Ian McShane (Robert Bryson) Similar moviesPlanet 51, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Batteries Not Included, Armageddon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
The River of Souls is the third feature-length film set in the Babylon 5 universe. It was originally broadcast November 17, 1998 on TNT, as one of two films shown over the 1998–1999 season to fill in the gap between the fifth season of Babylon 5 and the first season of the spin-off series Crusade.
After a short absence from Babylon 5, Michael Garibaldi returns to the station to meet with a person in his employ. An archaeologist in search of a means of immortality brings his most recent find to Babylon 5 – an orb containing one billion souls of an extinct race. Within days a Soul Hunter (played by Martin Sheen) arrives claiming the orb was stolen from his people. With the assistance of the archaeologist the souls break free from their captivity in the orb and bring havoc to the station.