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1
Release Date:
9 June 1999 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Who Do You Serve, And Who Do You Trust? See more »
Plot:
A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth. Full summary »
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"...I repeat, Earth is quarantined..." See more (51 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 12)

Gary Cole ... Capt. Matthew Gideon (13 episodes, 1999)

Tracy Scoggins ... Capt. Elizabeth Lochley (13 episodes, 1999)

Daniel Dae Kim ... Lt. John Matheson (13 episodes, 1999)

David Allen Brooks ... Max Eilerson (13 episodes, 1999)

Peter Woodward ... Galen (13 episodes, 1999)

Marjean Holden ... Dr. Sarah Chambers / ... (13 episodes, 1999)
Carrie Dobro ... Dureena Nafeel (13 episodes, 1999)
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Series Directed by
Michael Vejar (4 episodes, 1999)
Tony Dow (2 episodes, 1999)
Stephen Furst (2 episodes, 1999)
Janet Greek (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Writing credits
J. Michael Straczynski (13 episodes, 1999)
Fiona Avery (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Skip Beaudine .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1999)
John Copeland .... producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Douglas Netter .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Susan Norkin .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1999)
J. Michael Straczynski .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999)

Tracy Yates .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Evan H. Chen (13 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Fred V. Murphy (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael B. Hoggan (1 episode, 1999)

Jeff Hodge (unknown episodes)
Skip Robinson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Fern Champion (1 episode, 1999)
Mark Paladini (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Production Design by
John Iacovelli (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Mark Walters (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jason Howard (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Randy Gardell (12 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kim M. Ferry .... key hair stylist (13 episodes, 1999)
Shaun Smith .... special makeup effects supervisor / special effects makeup supervisor (13 episodes, 1999)
Gary Yee .... makeup effects mold supervisor (12 episodes, 1999)

Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios (unknown episodes)
Matthew Jorgensen .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Skip Beaudine .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert V. Acosta .... second second assistant director (1 episode, 1999)
David Fudge .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1999)
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1999)

Doug Corring .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Curtis Laseter .... construction coordinator (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Julie Ray .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1999)
Tamar Dick .... lead set painter (12 episodes, 1999)
Jerome Johnson .... props (12 episodes, 1999)
John Risso .... paint supervisor (12 episodes, 1999)
Pete Washburn .... leadman (12 episodes, 1999)

George Amaroso .... swing (unknown episodes)
Karl J. Martin .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Sean O'Connell .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Charles J. Bond .... boom operator (1 episode, 1999)
John Chandler .... dialogue editor (1 episode, 1999)
Harry Cohen .... sound designer (1 episode, 1999)
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor (1 episode, 1999)
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1999)
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1999)
Rebecca Hanck .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1999)
Don H. Matthews .... production sound mixer (1 episode, 1999)
Michael Payne .... sound supervisor (1 episode, 1999)
Liz Sroka .... sound re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1999)

Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Mike Olman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Dov Schwarz .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician (12 episodes, 1999)
Alan McFarland .... special effects electronics (12 episodes, 1999)

Shea Clayton .... special effects technician: mold maker (unknown episodes)
Steve Fink .... prosthetics technician (unknown episodes)
Matthew Jorgensen .... special effects makeup (unknown episodes)
Steven Munson .... mold/technical department (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Kim Anderson .... compositor (1 episode, 1999)
Ken Busick .... compositor (1 episode, 1999)
Timothy M. Earls .... visual effects art director (1 episode, 1999)
Luc Mayrand .... conceptual designer (1 episode, 1999)
Steve R. Moore .... visual effects supervisor (1 episode, 1999)

David Carlson .... 3D animator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Gendreau .... 3D digital artist (unknown episodes)
Justin Hammond .... 3D digital artist (unknown episodes)
Edward Helmers .... 3D digital artist (unknown episodes)
Tom Helmers .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Andrew Romine .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Terry Whiteside .... digital producer (unknown episodes)
Chris Zapara .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1999)

Diana R. Lupo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mike McEveety .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (13 episodes, 1999)
Carlos M. Torres .... gaffer (13 episodes, 1999)
Bryan Delorenzo .... camera loader (12 episodes, 1999)
Michael Dronge .... grip (11 episodes, 1999)

Brian Cantrell .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Larry W. Bowman .... supervising animator (1 episode, 1999)
Tim Everitt .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Justin Hammond .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Andrew Harlow .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Edward Helmers .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Tom Helmers .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Harry Hendrickson .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Jim Hoffman .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Rich Jeffreys III .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Jeff Montray .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Tim Petre .... playback animator (1 episode, 1999)
Andrew Romine .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
Chris Zapara .... cg animator (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim M. Holly .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1999)
Linda Huse .... key costumer (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Editorial Department
Pam Oseransky .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1999)
Maritza Suarez .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1999)
Jennifer Vejar .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Other crew
Grant Kaufman .... assistant accountant (12 episodes, 1999)

Chris Bustard .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Clark Credle .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects contact lenses (unknown episodes)
 

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44 min (13 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
J. Michael Straczynski had completed the script for episode 14 before the series was cancelled, titled "To the Ends of the Earth". The episode would have seen Gideon using the Excalibur and the Apocalypse Box to hunt down the mysterious hybrid-Shadow vessel (the ship, as seen in flashback, that destroyed the EAS Cerberus), setting him at odds with other crew members. After a space battle with the Excalibur, the hybrid vessel would have self-destructed, and the final scenes of the episode would have suggested a connection between the hybrid vessel and EarthForce. The events of this episode would have set up the series' main story arc.See more »
Quotes:
Galen:Then when the time comes I will help you keep your promise Matthew, as you have helped me keep mine. Perhaps then we can both forgive ourselves our common crime.
Gideon:What crime is that Galen?
Galen:Being alive.
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
"...I repeat, Earth is quarantined...", 23 September 2002
Author: bradphipps101 from New Zealand

Crusade was a bold step in another direction for the ultra successful Babylon 5 TV series. Set up in the prologue movie 'A Call to Arms' and taking place 5 years after B5 ends, Crusade follows the crew of the experimental destroyer Excalibur in a search for a cure from a deadly alien plague which is slowly killing the Earth, something in itself is amazing. Not many shows would cut off mankind's homeworld for the sake of a story, and in doing so lifted Crusade to a new level of Sci Fi.

The Excalibur is a mixture of Minbari, Vorlon and Earth technology, and resembles the Liberator from Blake's 7. The highlight of the ship has to be the Main Guns which converts all of the ship's energy into one savage laser beam, but renders the ship without power for one minute as it recharges. J. Michael Strackzynski, the show's creator, is a forward thinker, so much so that this ship was first mentioned back in Babylon 5's 5th season episode 'Movement of Fire & Shadow'.

Season One was a mixed bag. Lasting only 13 episodes due to a conflict with JMS and broadcaster TNT, there were only a handful of episodes that stood out. Out of those made, 'Racing the Night' was arguably the best. A desperate species suffering from the same plague as Earth, using any means necessary to find a cure; this episode posed more questions than people think. Had the series continued, it was promised the show would have taken on a new aspect, and the plague wouldn't have been the only thing the crew should be worried about...

All in all the show was definitely killed off before it's time. It had potential to rival or even surpass Babylon 5 in terms of excellence, but it seems we'll never know.

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