Futuristic police force on the
sci-fi series BABYLON 5/SYN/1994-98.
Psi Corps Insignia
Created in 2161, the Psi Corps'
mission was to train persons with latent
telepathic powers and use them to read the minds
of those who were a threat to the stability of
Earth or to act as go betweens in business
negotiations to discern nefarious schemes.
Andrea Thompson appeared as telepathic Talia
Winters (later revealed to be a mole planted by Psi Corps) who was stationed onboard space station Babylon 5.
Talia had deep distrust for the Psi Corps
especially Mr. Bester (Walter Koenig, formerly
Chekov on the sci-fi series STAR TREK) a high
ranking member of the Psi Corps who always had a
hidden agenda. Mr. Bester was fond of reminding
all his recruits: "You were raised by the Corps,
clothed by the Corps. We are your father and
Alfred Bester, Psi
Psi Corps members labeled "Bloodhounds"
seek out rouge telepaths and bring them back
into the fold.
Psi Corps recruiters offered those with
telepathic abilities two choices: Join the Psi
Corps or be sorry they didn't. Those choosing
not to comply with the Psi Corps were imprisoned
or administered psychic-suppression drugs that
smothered their telepathic abilities.
Telepaths that refuse to take drugs
("sleepers") or join the Corps become "blips."
They are placed in concentration camps. Each
Blip much wear a bracelet that is coded with
personal information (P-Rating, etc.).
Females telepaths who refuse to
participate are raped or artificially
inseminated as part a breeding program to
produce more powerful telepaths.
The Psi Corps rates telepaths in
gradations for P-1 (minimal telepathic ability)
through P12 (extremely telepathic). Genetic
experiments to expand the telepathic abilities
were conducted on selected telepaths to try to
create P13+ categories.
Former Psi Corps member Lyta Alexander
(Patricia Tallman) was telepathically enhanced
by the Vorlons to the point where her telepathy
jumped to the psychokinetic range. She could
invade a person's mind and even physically
injure them with a thought.
Generally, all mind scans required a
court order or the person's permission. Certain
rouge telepaths followed their own conscience
and violated the established rules.
A group of rouge telepath, lead by
(a maverick Psi Corps officer) took refuge in
space station Babylon 5. When the Psi Corps
attempted to retrieved these psychic runaways,
they fought back. The death of Byron at the
hands of The Psi Corps planted the seeds for a
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