It was announced by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2006. Straczynski has described the stories as ones he had for the Babylon 5 television series, but never had the time to produce. Only one instalment, titled Voices in the Dark, was produced before the project was shelved.
The first part called Voices in the Dark: Over Here features Colonel (formerly Captain during the series’ run) Lochley on Babylon 5 awaiting Sheridan’s arrival, who summons a priest from Earth (Father Cassidy) to help deal with a mysterious, seemingly supernatural problem. A maintenance crew member, Simon Burke, returns to Babylon 5 from a vacation on Earth and begins behaving erratically. Along with temperature changes in his part of the station, there is a foul odour. Burke (under control of something) claims that God “salted” this region of space with fallen angels to keep man in check. Father Cassidy struggles with deciding whether to perform the exorcism or bring in more clergy. Lockley investigates Burke and exposes his lie, confronting him that “Hell” is Earth and that his kind are bound to Earth so he attempted to “hitchhike” in Burke’s body. She has him sedated and tells him she will have him “exorcised” on Earth where he will be trapped until the sun goes supernova. The sedatives knock him out after he says “We will remember you.”
Part 02 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 31 July 2007 (Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, US).
- Rating: 12.
- Running Time: 75 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.