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Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)

Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."

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Five years after the events of the Babylon 5 series, a technomage named Galen predicts an imminent attack by the Drakh, the old allies of the Shadows. Through dreams, a thief, a captain, and a president are brought together to head them off. The president is John Sheridan. Because of his irrational behavior, Sheridan's friends begin to wonder about his sanity. It's up to all of them and two prototype battlecruisers, the Excalibur and the Victory, to stop the fleet and their planet-killer. But is there more to the Drakh's plan? Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@hotmail.com>

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In the original storyline, there was a subplot in which Drake's plans to marry the love of his life are thwarted when someone else proposes to the woman first. See more »

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It is said that these 2 ships are brand new designs and never seen before but in the transport tube on mars while Bester is taunting Garibaldi one can be seen on a join earth-force poster. See more »

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ISN Reporter: Meanwhile, on Earth and Minbar, preparations continue for next month's celebration marking the fifth anniversary of the Interstellar Alliance. Aside from one brief conflict with the Centauri Republic early in its first year ISA President John Sheridan has delivered on his promise to maintain peace among all its member worlds...
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Why I thought it kicked butt.
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I loved this movie. No conditions, no comments or concerns. I just loved it. This film wrapped up some loose ends nicely - set a time frame for the Telepath War, provided a nice culmination of Sheridan's "destroyer-scale White Star" idea from Season 5, showed the return of the technomages, presented a "clean and sober" Garibaldi years after "River of Souls," etc., etc., etc.


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