A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth.
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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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Release Date:

9 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babylon 5: Crusade  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Contains several similarities with the anime series Star Blazers (1979). The biggest is the fact that both shows are about starships sent from Earth to retrieve the cure for a planetary disaster. Another is the "primary weapon" of the ships - a massively powerful one-shot cannon. See more »


Captain Matthew Gideon: What if you're wrong, Galen?
Galen: Well, that hardly seems likely, now does it?
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Follows Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998) See more »

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TNT had no right to cancel Crusade!
20 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Crusade was an excellent show and a very worth successor to Babylon 5. The premise was original and exciting, picking up where the last Babylon 5 movie (A Call to Arms) left off. But sadly Crusade was cancelled... before a single episode even aired. Why? Because series creator JMS would not put in what TNT wanted (example: lots of sex). Sadly it's true. The 13th episode was the last and no renewal is in sight. A lot of the episodes were pretty good. I curse TNT for cancelling this science fiction gem. Hopefully, some day, a SMART network will revive the show.

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