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3 January 1999 (USA) See more »
Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bruce Boxleitner ... John J. Sheridan

Jerry Doyle ... Michael Garibaldi

Jeff Conaway ... Zack Allen
Carrie Dobro ... Dureena Nafeel

Peter Woodward ... Galen

Tony Todd ... Leonard Anderson

Tracy Scoggins ... Capt. Elizabeth Lochley
Tony Maggio ... Drake

Michael Harris ... Bishop

Scott MacDonald ... First Officer

Wayne Alexander ... Drakh

Carlos Bernard ... Communications

Burt Bulos ... Navigation
Ron Campbell ... Drazi

David Coburn ... Minbari Ranger

Mo Gallini ... Rolf (as Matt Gallini)
Valeria Ghiran ... ISN Reporter

Marjean Holden ... Earthforce Navigator

Endre Hules ... Yuri
Tim O'Hare ... First Mage
Tom Ramirez ... Second Mage

LaRita Shelby ... Lynne Anderson (as LaRita Shelby-Mullen)
Kayla Spell ... Sarah Anderson

Directed by
Michael Vejar 
Writing credits
J. Michael Straczynski (creator)

J. Michael Straczynski (written by)

Produced by
Skip Beaudine .... co-producer
John Copeland .... producer
Douglas Netter .... executive producer
Susan Norkin .... associate producer
J. Michael Straczynski .... executive producer
Original Music by
Evan H. Chen 
Cinematography by
John C. Flinn III (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Skip Robinson 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Mark Paladini 
Production Design by
John Iacovelli 
Art Direction by
Mark Walters  (as Mark-Louis Walters)
Set Decoration by
Jason Howard 
Makeup Department
Gabriel De Cunto .... special makeup effects artist
Glen Eisner .... makeup effects sculptor
Jeffrey S. Farley .... makeup effects supervisor (as Jeff Farley)
Kim M. Ferry .... key hair stylist
Mark Garbarino .... makeup effects supervisor
Jerry Gergely .... special makeup effects artist
Tegan Taylor .... hair stylist
Tegan Taylor .... makeup artist
John Vulich .... makeup effects creator
John Wheaton .... makeup effects sculptor
Cinzia Zanetti .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Skip Beaudine .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Fudge .... second second assistant director
David McWhirter .... second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director (as Doug Wise)
Art Department
Doreen Austria .... graphic artist
Cathy Coultas .... graphic artist
Dark Hoffman .... property master
Curtis Laseter .... construction coordinator
Matthew W. Plummer .... scenic artist (as Matthew Plummer)
Tamar Dick .... set painter (uncredited)
Jerome Johnson .... props (uncredited)
Garry McEvoy .... painter (uncredited)
Julie Ray .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Laura Kamper .... sound effects editor (as Laura Pratt)
Don H. Matthews .... sound mixer
Michael Payne .... sound supervisor (as Mike Payne)
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Michael Del Genio .... special effects supervisor (as Mike Del Genio)
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects
Alan McFarland .... special effects electronics (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kim Anderson .... compositor (as Kim Hoven Anderson)
Bill Arbanas .... computer graphics animator
Larry W. Bowman .... computer graphics animator
Ken Busick .... compositor
Timothy M. Earls .... visual effects art director
Tim Everitt .... computer graphics animator
Edward Helmers .... computer graphics animator
Jim Hoffman .... computer graphics animator
Rich Jeffreys III .... computer graphics animator
Steve R. Moore .... visual effects supervisor (as Steve R. Moore)
H.W. Parker .... computer graphics animator
Andrew Romine .... computer graphics animator
Kerry Rossall .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter B. Kowalski .... camera operator (as Peter Kowalski)
Charles Lantz .... dolly grip (as Charles S. Lantz Jr.)
Mike McEveety .... first assistant camera
Chris Nagle .... key grip
Nathaniel Roberts .... best boy electric
John Schultz .... best boy grip
Carlos M. Torres .... gaffer (as Carlos Torres)
Animation Department
Tom Helmers .... supervising animator
Harry Hendrickson .... supervising animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim M. Holly .... costume supervisor
Linda Huse .... key costumer
Editorial Department
John Burrus .... first assistant editor
Pam Oseransky .... post-production coordinator
Maritza Suarez .... apprentice editor
Jennifer Vejar .... assistant editor
Other crew
Fiona Avery .... reference editor
Harlan Ellison .... conceptual consultant
Tracie Esparza .... assistant to executive producer
Jonathan Gording .... special effect contact lens consultant
Karen Harrell .... assistant to executive producer
Celeste Healy .... production coordinator
Joanne Higgins .... assistant to executive producer
Mike Hoover .... production accountant
Kate Lewis .... script supervisor
Luc Mayrand .... concept designer
Larry Stanton .... systems engineer
Barbara Wilder .... department head for hair (as Barbara Wilder Pearlman)
Jeffrey Willerth .... associate to producer
Tracy Yates .... script coordinator
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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This takes place from December 17 to December 30, 2266.See more »
Continuity: The ship's badge of the EAS Charon is clearly seen in the background of a few scenes, which displays a "K" (it's model series letter). In addition, an identical "K" upper left arm patch can be seen on several crew members uniforms, but when the Charon is seen crossing the screen in one scene, her model series letter clearly displays a "C" on the forward hull.See more »
[first lines]
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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Follows Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998) (TV)See more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Good sign-off for Boxleitner, and decent overall, 4 August 2000
Author: Jeremy Dimmick from Oxford, England

Nicely plotted, and working a good transition from B5 to the ill-fated Crusade spin-off not just in narrative but in mood - there's a general shift from politics towards mysticism (also adumbrated in Thirdspace, where the dream sequences were rather more powerful, even if they ultimately had nowhere much to go). This change of mood is underlined by Evan Chen's controversial scoring; personally I like his work for Crusade, but found his dry run here deeply mediocre.

It's a measure of how Bruce Boxleitner's stature as Sheridan has grown over four seasons of B5 that he effortlessly and charismatically takes centre-stage here. Jerry Doyle's Garibaldi is equally assured but doesn't in the end have that much to do. Of the newcomers, Carrie Dobro is probably the only one who can match up to the old timers, though Tony Todd is his usual professional self. Opinion is divided about Galen. Specifically it's divided between me and other sensible people who think Peter Woodward should have been drowned at birth, and people who aren't as sensible as me. To be fair, he's not as dreadful here as in the early episodes of Crusade. Be thankful for small mercies.

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