The Thirdspace aliens are a fictional alien race in the
Babylon 5universe. Their only appearance was in the made-for-television movie "" (1998).
The Thirdspace aliens are large, octopus-like creatures. They are powerful telepaths, and have the ability to generate electricity like an electric eel.Fact|date=March 2008 The aliens also have a concept they call "The One." It is not clear if this is the leader of the aliens, their deity, or perhaps a unified race consciousness.Fact|date=March 2008 It is referred to as a him. However, when the device explodes, the novelisation states that the fighters turn to enter the explosion, as if "they sensed that the death of the mother ship was irrevocable, inevitable, and they wished to share its fate, as if they were all linked somehow."Fact|date=March 2008
The obelisks in the city of the Thirdspace aliens are decidedly similar to those of Z'ha'dum. The Thirdspace aliens have the philosophy that they are the only ones worthy of existence.
The aliens seem to reside in a place called the Dark City.Fact|date=March 2008
Little is known about the history of the Thirdspace aliens. Over a million years ago, the Vorlons, decided to build a jump gate to open a doorway to what they believed was the Well of Souls, the source of life. What they were really opening was a gate into the Thirdspace aliens' dimension.
Lyta Alexander, under the control of the Vorlons, stated that the gate had to be activated from both dimensions.
The aliens took control of many Vorlons with telepathy and in the ensuing battle forcing them to fight each other, the Vorlons forced the aliens back into their own dimension, and sealed the portal. A group of Vorlons, still under the control of the Thirdspace aliens, captured the artifact and jettisoned it into hyperspace, hoping to recover it later.
The Aliens were trapped in their own dimension but they waited until the time when the gate would be found and opened again.
One Man Fighter Craft
The fighters the Thirdspace aliens use are small, slightly smaller than a Whitestar. They are 100m long.Fact|date=March 2008 They are relatively quick fighters, but are extremely strong for their size. They have a powerful field system that can stand up to even a laser from a Whitestar for a short time. Their weaponry consists of a strong energy bolt, that can easily destroy or badly damage a Whitestar.
The Capital Ships
The capital ships of the Thirdspace aliens are large, with glowing spheres at their rear, and long straight structures on the front. Like all Babylon 5 ships, the Capital ship act as both a battle ship and an aircraft carrier, capable of launching an unspecified number of one man fighters. It appears from the images that there are both regular sized capital ships, as well as larger ships, miles long.Fact|date=March 2008 The spheres at end of the capital ships glow with light, and the structure is grey, almost organic.
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