|Page 4 of 6:||     |
|Index||51 reviews in total|
Episode 10,The Memory Of War,is a very shining portrayal of why this show is as good as B5 and not as good as B5. This show has had not nearly enough chances to show its ability,and with this episode,it singlehandedly succeeds in telling a spooky but not scary story,getting good performances from the actors,and good writing and direction. The only other episode I saw,the pilot:War Zone,was also nice as far as this show is concerned but was frankly not too great at all. But it was the one TNT wanted so J. Michael Straczynski could do his show by their constrictions. If this show gets more than 13 episodes,these two will be long forgotten.
Last week's episode, Racing the Night, was the original pilot as conceived
by the show's creator. It was produced and shot prior to interference
TNT. It was amazingly good. If this is what the show could have been
from the get-go, I'm pretty frickin' p***ed at TNT. They ruined one of
best shows on TV, then cancelled it without even giving it a chance. The
characterization was awesome, the plot was action-packed, yet thoughtful.
The FX were for the most part great (although one or two looked cheesy).
Best of all, it fit much better into the Babylon 5 continuity than
episodes which TNT meddled in.
Hopefully the show will continue to get better (so far it has, in my opinion). Hopefully it will get picked up by another network. It's just plain too good to let it die.
In response to my original review, I would like to say Crusade is getting better with the actor portrayal and plot. I still find that the series strays from time to time from what the original plot intended. I find the there is a little too much "fantasy" involved, especially with the Techno-Mages. The special effects are excellent I must say. The last episode that aired on August 4, 1999 was the best to date in my opinion. It followed the storyline of the whole series very well. I also liked the space battle. I hope the series keeps going and matures even more. I felt the same way when B5 first came out only to find myself glued to the T.V. every day watching it!
This is one of the best series I have ever seen. After watching B5 from the beginning - this series starts up much better. JMS is doing a great job developing the characters. These characters have much more depth and the plot is very interesting. I hope this series survives!
I thought that the TV movies like call to arms, thirdspace and river of souls were good movies by themseselves, but everything after the last B5 episode (Crusade Included) started going in a new direction instead of its epic-type of style. And I don't feel like Crusade is really leading me in that direction (for instance about Pres. Sheridan's Son) and although Crusade would be a good sequel alone with A Call To Arms, I don't think it really carries Bab5 as I know it.
When I saw the first episode, I must admit I was impressed. No longer confined to a space station the crew are now free to find adventure. Another intriguing aspect of the series is the gravity of the mission which the Excalibur is on. The fate of Earth rests in their ability to find the cure to the plague which will kill of all human life within five years. I for one do not know if they will accomplish this goal as the future in Babylon 5 revealed that Earth would undergo some type of planet wide catastrophe. Back to the show, the character conflict is present between almost every character which has already played an important role in the first few episodes. I can't wait to see the rest of the episodes produced and hope that the show will not end with only 13 episodes produced.
Since the first episode was insisted upon by TNT I wasn't surprised it was lame. But the last few episodes have been quite good. It will be a shame if this doesn't get a chance to grow into something special.
Great, better than anything else in the world of Scifi. Not as good yet as B5 but hopefully it will get there. The rest of the Scifi world uses puppets and toilet humor while B5 utilizes the Digital stuff to its fullest advantage and yet realizing that drama, REAL DRAMA-is carried on the shoulders of its characters, that is to say by real actors if it is carried at all. Boog
The first episode was a bit rocky, full of re-telling "A Call to Arms" and useless violence not typical to a B5/JMS project. The second episode was much better and more of what I expected. I hope the series continues to improve and that someone (Sci-Fi Channel?) will pick this up for next year.
I have just seen this spin off and have enjoyed the first episode almost completely. The stock footage used to show the riots seemed a bit cheap, but this show is an underdog and funding was an issue. As it stands it is very well written with excellent special effects. I highly encourage the WB network to pick this up so it can devastate Voyager, a truly weak show. TNT is nuts to let it go, and if the WB doesn't want it, the SCIFI channel would do good to use this as a replacement for "First Wave," another very weak show. Crusade is a fine piece of work; what a shame to have only 13 episodes, ever.
|Page 4 of 6:||     |
|Plot summary||Ratings||External reviews|
|Plot keywords||Main details||Your user reviews|
|Your vote history|