A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth.
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 Capt. Matthew Gideon (13 episodes, 1999)
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 Capt. Elizabeth Lochley (13 episodes, 1999)
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 Lt. John Matheson (13 episodes, 1999)
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 Max Eilerson (13 episodes, 1999)
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 Galen (13 episodes, 1999)
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 Dr. Sarah Chambers / ... (13 episodes, 1999)
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 Dureena Nafeel (13 episodes, 1999)
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Several years after the end of the Great War (detailed in the main Babylon 5 TV series) the former servants of the now-exiled Shadows attempt to avenge their old masters by introducing a powerful biological weapon into Earth's atmosphere. After five years of adapting itself to humanity's genetic makeup, it will kill every human being on the planet. Since this plague was the product of a technology far ahead of humanity's, there isn't enough time to develop an original solution - instead, humanity will have to comb through the ruins of older alien civilizations with the hope of finding some ancient, advanced technology that can cure the disease. Leading this high-stakes archeological mission is a starship of the new Interstellar Alliance, the Excalibur, and its crew drawn from the Alliance's elite troubleshooting corps, the Rangers. Written by Erich Schneider <erich@csdl.tamu.edu>

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Fiona Avery had completed the script for episode 16 before the series was cancelled. The episode, titled "Value Judgements", would have seen the Excalibur crew encounter fugitive telepath Alfred Bester (Walter Koenig, reprising his role from Babylon 5 (1994)). Koenig had already signed on to appear - and was reportedly very enthusiastic about the script - when the series was cancelled. See more »

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Dureena Nafeel: Look, I don't like having to trust anyone because I'm always disappointed. But just once I'd like to know that I could actually trust someone, that for at least one person everything wasn't about money or power.
Captain Matthew Gideon: That's a benefit?
Dureena Nafeel: For me it could be.
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Follows Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998) See more »

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Don't Listen to the Fools
31 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I've read a lot of the comments, and I see an overwhelming trend here: people don't know what they're talking about. Crusade is NOT a bad show. It is an excellent show, and a worthy addition to the B5 universe. It was originally scheduled to air after the movie "A Call To Arms", and the pilot episode was to be "Racing The Night". They had 5 episodes ready and were about to film more when TNT paused production. They wanted serious changes to the show: new uniforms, more violence, more sex. They forced JMS to write a new pilot, "War Zone" with ridiculous requirements, such as a fistfight in the opening.

He later refused to add more sex and a 'sexual explorer', so TNT canceled the show after 13 episodes were filmed. The show was canceled before it even aired. It was not canceled because it was bad, but because TNT made it bad. They did eventually air it, but totally out of order. If you ignore "War Zone" and watch the other 12, it's a great show. The show clearly has an arc, and it was about to begin when the show was canceled. Hopefully the SCI-FI channel will pick it up in the future and continue this great series.


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