- Infection (Babylon 5)
Infobox Television episode
Title = Infection
Series = Babylon 5
Season = 1
Episode = 4
18 February 1994
Production = 101
J. Michael Straczynski
David McCallum(Dr. Vance Hendricks)
Marshall Teague (Nelson Drake)
Episode list = List of "Babylon 5" episodes
Born to the Purple
The Parliament of Dreams
"Infection" is an episode from the first season of the science-fiction television series "
Dr. Vance Hendricks brings to Babylon 5 a deadly weapon from a long-dead civilization that is revived and wreaks havoc.
"Infection" marks the first mention of Interplanetary Expeditions, or IPX, an archaeological research corporation with ties to secret government projects and weapons research. The company is featured prominently in the third season episode "
Messages from Earth," and Max Eilerson in the "Babylon 5" spin-off series "Crusade" is an IPX employee. Garibaldi has been fired from 5 different jobs for "unspecified personal problems". His assignment on Babylon 5 is probably his last shot in Earth Force.
Vorlons have technology based on organic systems, and there is a strong hint that the Minbarido as well.
"Infection" was the first regular episode of Babylon 5 to be filmed.
A reference to
Star Trektechnical consultant Michael Okudacan be seen when a medical scan of the alien artefact shows "Okudazin" as one of the contents. Okuda himself inserted many in jokes into the LCARScomputer displays for Star Trek referencing other science fiction franchises.
* [http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/004.html Infection] at "
The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5"
* [http://babylon5.epguides.info/?ID=910 Infection] at [http://babylon5.epguides.info/ "Babylon 5 Episode Guide"]
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