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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 January 2002
A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Minister Kafta
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Gus Lynch ...
Captain Bart Gregg (as Andrew A. Kavadas)
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Minbari Crewman
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After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to a dangerous ancient race. Written by E. Selma

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This is Andreas Katsulas' final portrayal of G'Kar in the Babylon 5 pantheon of TV series and TV movies. See more »


When David is thrown against a bulkhead during his fight with Minister Kafta the metal wall wrinkles on impact, revealing it to be a cushioned barrier. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Bart Gregg: Status?
Dulann: Engine's damaged. 20% capacity. Automatic weapons tracking system disabled.
Captain Bart Gregg: David, how many left?
David Martel: Six. Lead ship's coming around for another pass.
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Not up to par for Babylon 5
19 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is not terrible, but it is most definitely not what I, as a Babylon 5 fan, had hoped for. If you have not seen Babylon 5, then you might enjoy it as a bit of a sci-fi action flick. And, on the other extreme, if you are a rabid, noncritical, fan of Babylon 5 that drools at anything new because you miss B5 so much, then you might even love it (like 16 of the 22 people who voted so far and gave it a 10. A 10! Please!). Don't get me wrong, I am a pretty big fan, and perhaps because of that, I was really looking forward to this, and hence really disappointed. It was absolutely *not* up to snuff with the complex and genius writing that MJS did for the series.

The humor was heavy-handed, and often plot-wise inappropriately placed. The new characters were OK. Andreas Katsulas returns as G'Kar, a welcome return. Yet even his character doesn't display the depth and wisdom and brilliance that was developed in the series. At a low point of the movie, he leaves a scene with a Hollywood stereotypical "kiss kiss", presumably for the audience's amusement.

The plot is more like the kick off premiere feature length episode to a new series than a premiere feature length Babylon 5 film. And please, don't get me started on the ridiculous space-fight scenes. A crewman performing karate moves in zero-g is not the futuristic fight environment that the producers think it is. Good Googly, she didn't even have the same point of view as the craft she was shooting from.

I have to recommend that people not waste their time on this feature. If you must see it, wait until it fits your schedule, do not fit your schedule around seeing this, or you will be as disappointed as I.

I'd like to leave you with one example of the poor execution of this feature. When you are facing a mine field, what do you do? Shoot the mines in your path, you say? No! Shoot all the mines behind you that you have already eluded! Then when you are done flying through the mine field, you get to show a shot of all the mines blowing up behind you. Who was the supermind behind that?

Again, as a big Babylon 5 fan, this feature was a bust. But if you have 2 hours of your life to waste, and you don't expect too much, then go ahead. Watch this film. Man, I hate being so negative.

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