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J. Michael Straczynski (written by)
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Release Date:
19 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A new kind of evil demands a new kind of courage. See more »
Plot:
A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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J. Michael... what happened??? See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dylan Neal ... David Martell

Andreas Katsulas ... Citizen G'Kar

Alex Zahara ... Dulann

Myriam Sirois ... Sarah Cantrell
Dean Marshall ... Malcolm Bridges
Warren Takeuchi ... Kitaro Sasaki (as Warren T. Takeuchi)
Jennie Rebecca Hogan ... Na'Feel
Mackenzie Gray ... Minister Kafta
David Storch ... Tafeek

Enid-Raye Adams ... Firell
Gus Lynch ... Tirk

Todd Sandomirsky ... Tannier
Andrew Kavadas ... Captain Bart Gregg (as Andrew A. Kavadas)
Simon Egan ... Minbari Crewman
Bernard Cuffling ... Sindell
Chris Robson ... Ranger
Rob Morton ... Drazi Diplomat
Eric Schneider ... Cloaked Figure
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Artine Brown ... Minbari Crewman (uncredited)
Campbell Lane ... Alien Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Vejar  (as Mike Vejar)
 
Writing credits
J. Michael Straczynski (written by)

Produced by
Ron McLeod .... producer
Douglas Netter .... executive producer
J. Michael Straczynski .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Franke 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Chan 
 
Film Editing by
Stein Myhrstad 
 
Casting by
Susan Taylor Brouse 
Lynne Carrow 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan 
Ken Rabehl 
 
Art Direction by
Ken Rabehl 
 
Set Decoration by
Barry Kemp 
 
Costume Design by
Crystine Booth 
 
Makeup Department
Rachel Griffin .... key prosthetic makeup supervisor
Brad Hardin .... prosthetic painter
Glenn Hetrick .... prosthetic painter: Optic Nerve
Lise Kuhr .... prosthetics artist
Pearl Louie .... prosthetics artist
Lisa Love .... makeup artist
Vladimir Lushnikov .... special makeup effects sculptor
Shauna Magrath .... prosthetics artist
Patricia Murray .... prosthetics artist
Christopher Mark Pinhey .... prosthetics artist
Brad Proctor .... prosthetics artist
Lancel Reyes .... foam technician
Beverly K. Sewers .... assistant hair stylist (as Beverly Sewers)
Vicki Syskakis .... prosthetics artist
Bill Terezakis .... key prosthetic artist
Bill Terezakis .... prosthetics designer: "Kafta"
Pauline L. Tremblay .... hair stylist (as Pauline Tremblay)
Juliana Vit .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
S. Lily Hui .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jessica Judd .... trainee assistant director
David Klohn .... second assistant director
Alysse Leite-Rogers .... first assistant director
Nicole McKay .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Herman Alexander .... lead carpenter
George Amaroso .... swing
Douglas W. Beard .... model maker
Alfio Berardo .... assistant property master (as Al Berardo)
Peter Bradshaw .... scenic artist
Colin Comeau .... lead painter
Clive Edwards .... property master
Ray Engelhardt .... lead carpenter
Jane Gottschlag .... paint foreman
Jurgen Gottschlag .... paint coordinator
Harry Griffin-Beale .... construction coordinator
Brant Lindroos .... lead dresser
Susan Parker .... graphics (as Suki Parker)
Don A. Pearson .... lead carpenter
James Purvis .... assistant set decorator
John Quesenberry .... construction foreman
Grant Wildi .... lead carpenter
Maurice Woodworth .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Adam Boyd .... sound effects editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... supervising sound editor (as Jacqueline Christianini)
David M. Cyr .... sound mixer (as David Cyr)
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Real Gauvreau .... sound designer (as Réal Gauvreau)
Real Gauvreau .... supervising sound editor (as Réal Gauvreau)
Kirby Jinnah .... dialogue editor
Mark Klausmayer .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip J. MacCormick .... boom operator (as Phil MacCormick)
Laurie Melhus .... audio post coordinator
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Steve Fink .... prosthetics technician
Dan Keeler .... special effects coordinator
Troy Keepence .... special effects assistant
James Kozier .... special effects technician
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... lead cgi artist
Steve Avoujageli .... technical director
Derek Beckles .... visual effects post coordinator
Barb Benoit .... lead compositor
Kathryn Bolt .... digital compositor
Janeen Elliott .... digital compositor
Aruna Inversin .... digital compositor
Inna Itkin .... modeler
Inna Itkin .... texture artist
Kimberley Liptrap .... 3D artist
Seth Martiniuk .... digital compositor
Alec McClymont .... 3D artist: GVFX
Sarah McMurdo .... visual effects coordinator
Rachel Mina .... lead 3D artist
Sarah Norton .... digital compositor
Parastu Rezaie .... digital animator
Carrie Richardson .... visual effects post coordinator
Mark Savela .... visual effects supervisor
Joshua Sherrett .... digital artist
Joel Skeete .... lead compositor
Rick Smith .... digital compositor: GVFX
Robert Waterworth .... visual effects artist
Chris Wren .... conceptual artist
George L. Wright .... compositor
Kyle Yoneda .... lead cgi artist
 
Stunts
Mark Antoniuk .... stunts
Brett Armstrong .... stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Koenraad Beugelink .... stunt double
Mike Desabrais .... stunt double
Leanne Hindle .... stunts (as Leanne Buchanan)
Leslie McMichael .... stunt double
Steven McMichael .... stunt coordinator
Steven McMichael .... stunt double
Gerald Paetz .... stunt double: Dulann
T.M. Sandulak .... stunt double: Tirk
Darryl Scheelar .... stunt double: Kafta
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunts (as Kimani Smith)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Warren Bruce .... generator operator
George Campbell .... gaffer
Anita Eglseder .... first assistant camera: second camera
Dave Ferreira .... best boy grip
Phil Helmer .... electrician
Francis Kramer .... first assistant camera
Robin Lindala .... assistant camera
Jill MacLauchlan .... camera operator: second camera
John Marilley-Bodner .... electrician
Keith Mukai .... rigging gaffer
Aaron Platt .... second assistant camera: second camera
Eike Schroter .... still photographer
Simon Smith .... dolly grip
Richard Walden .... camera operator
Neil Wildman .... best boy electric
John Zulinski .... key grip
David Kohler .... lamp operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra Couldwell .... extras casting
Meg Liberman .... casting: USA
Camille H. Patton .... casting: USA (as Cami Patton)
Tim Payne .... casting assistant: USA
Lisa Ystrom .... casting associate: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas Bittner .... costumer
Zoya Niechoda .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ernie Moser .... color timer
Willy A. Wilson .... assistant editor (as William A. Wilson)
 
Music Department
Edgar Rothermich .... music producer
Edgar Rothermich .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Ron Gavin .... transportation captain
Ian 'Moss' Urquhart .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kaare Anderson .... stand-in
Sara Barnes .... craft service
Sara Barnes .... medic
Terence Chase .... security captain
Brodie Davison .... set supervisor
Gerry Durand .... stand-in
Phaedra Eccleston .... assistant production coordinator
Carol Jensen .... assistant accountant
Patricia Johnson .... unit publicist
Wendy Mclean .... script supervisor
Carol Schafer .... production coordinator
Beverly Wiens .... production accountant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Legend of the Rangers: Babylon 5" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Minister Kafta claims to serve an organization called The Hand. The Hand is a fictional villainous organization in the Marvel Comics universe. The Hand first appeared in Daredevil volume 1 #168 (January, 1981).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Follows "Babylon 5" (1994)See more »

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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
J. Michael... what happened???, 7 February 2002
Author: Kurt Depner (mukor@zianet.com) from Las Cruces, NM

I admit it. I am a Babylon 5 junkie. No, better stated... Babylon 5, the series, is a spiritual journey for me, one which largely outlines my own belief structure quite succinctly. This does not make me a Babylon 5 fan(as in fanatic) however. I do not attend conventions. I do not collect memorabilia. I do not keep a cherish autographed picture of Bruce Boxleitner in my closet. No, the show is enough for me.

So now I have to ask myself. What was J. Michael Straczinski thinking when he wrote Babylon 5: Legend of the Rangers? I eagerly anticipated this premiere, largely because I felt if left to his own devices (which was clearly not the case on Crusade), he might create something that measured up to the genius of the series. Not so. In fact, the premiere of LotR (not to be confused with LotR of the big screen!) was a tragedy. Hackneyed, confused, and sometimes laughably bad, this will not earn him more fans.

There are a few bright spots. An early scene between Martel and Dulann hints of Straczinski's ability to humanize his relationships. And Andreas Katsulas is always a pleasure to watch; his imposing presence as G'Kar always made Babylon 5 a joy and his presence in this film is much the same.

Tragically, we see too little of both of these things in LotR. Instead we are treated to some truly bad acting in the form of Myriam Sirois as Ranger Cantrell. This character is as superfluous as she is poorly conceived. As weapons officer, she has little more to do than to make laughably ludicrous punching and kicking motions in the virtually reality weapons chamber. This outlines a big problem in and of itself; the need to include gratuitous special effects, even if there is no logical reason for their existence. The virtually reality weapons are the perfect example of this. They make no sense, they look absolutely ridiculous, and they appear *far* too often.

Contrast this to the original series, whose special effects were notoriously "fake" looking, quite obviously conceived on a limited CGI budget. But that was part of the charm of the show; our attention could be drawn temporarily to the eye candy of the effects while our concentration remained squarely on the relationships.

If the show actually goes to series after this premiere, I will give it a shot. After all, if I had based my opinion of Babylon 5 solely on the basis of the premiere (Babylon 5: The Gathering), I'm not sure I would have watched the show either. But Mr. Straczinski, really. I know you can do better than this.

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