Crusade (1999– )

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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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 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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Although J. Michael Straczynski never revealed what the cure to the Drakh plague was, he did hint that it was of the "monkey paw" variety, i.e., the cure might actually be worse than the disease. See more »

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Gideon: Galen, I didn't ask you how you screwed me, I asked you "why."
Galen: There's that question again.
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Referenced in Office Space (1999) See more »

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To compare Crusade and/or Babylon 5 to shows like "Space, Above And Beyond" or "Lost in Space" is absurd! Babylon 5 was far above any other sci-fi series ever made. The special effects were state of the art and spectacular. The characters were superb, the stories ingenious and suspense was masterfully done.

The break from the usual "resolve everything in 40 minutes" mindset was refreshingly absent in B5. You never knew when a regular was going to buy the farm, which made it much more interesting. There was a darker tone to the show at times, which may have put off devotees of the aforementioned "formula" shows. The classic battle of good and evil, coupled with an extremely adept job of portraying the slimy world of politics and corruption of governments was a delight.

I'm just sorry it is no longer being made.


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