Babylon 5: "Soul Hunter"
Opening sequence features a "dance" of space ships, with the possibility of the destruction of the Babylon 5 space station if the approaching ship is not captured. See for the superimposition of an apparatus upon a soul, which is to be extracted and stored. Cf. and contrast the "wathan" storage devices in P. J. Farmer's Riverworld series (see Farmer's The Magic Labyrinth).
Covered briefly in Frank Garcia's "Babylon 5 Episode Guide," Cinefantastique 31.12/Vol. 32 No. 1 (June 2000): 34. See Babylon 5 entry for link to locations on line where the relevant Cinefantastique issues are likely to be archived.
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