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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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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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The few. The Proud. The mostly human. See more »


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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 »

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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 »

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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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Follows Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998) See more »

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Beautiful. Holding definite promise.
19 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

A nice character piece for most of them. I like the wry Minbari first officer and the young tough captain. Want to see more of everybody else: the dangerous special ops who's quick and talented but still becomes speechless around G'Kar, the fierce-looking tactical woman, the nicely voiced Minbari healer, the Narn woman... I like her.

It's an action piece, an obvious pilot for this hopeful series. Here, they have a problem, well...three. They solve them. I'd like to get to know these people and this haunted ship better.

Beautiful music by Franke working some of the old themes from Babylon 5, the cancelled game Into the Fire, and lots of new stuff. Gorgeous CGI stuff.

I like the little references back that populate this universe, and the hints into this crew and this new enemy. I have faith it's not just a retread of the big bad Shadows. Crusade was going to solve its big problem in two years anyway, and segue into a much bigger moral problem. I believe this is what J. Michael Straczynski has on the drawing board for this proposed series.

The characters look fun to play around with. That's the most important thing.


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