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J. Michael Straczynski (written by)
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Release Date:
19 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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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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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Trivia:
This is Andreas Katsulas' final portrayal of G'Kar in the Babylon 5 pantheon of TV series and TV movies.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: In the Beginning (1998) (TV)See more »

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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Searching for a worthy B5 successor? Better keep looking..., 29 April 2003
Author: from Australia

Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers is the second ill-fated attempt to launch a spin-off to the critically acclaimed space saga Babylon 5. However, not only does this telemovie, intended to launch the series, fall short of the precedent set by the epic Babylon 5, it comes off looking worse than Crusade, the original attempt at a B5 spin-off, widely criticised by fans for the network's handling of the show's artistic and storytelling side. Here, it seems that the makers of Legend of the Rangers have managed to screw up all on their own, and the result is a movie that is lacklustre at best and dreadfully appalling at worst.

Legend of the Rangers is set some time after the conclusion of Babylon 5. It deals with a group of Rangers: scouts and warriors drawn from the ranks of member worlds of the broad-reaching Interstellar Alliance. Originally an institution exclusively handled by the Minbari race, it has also been accepting humans (occurring in the Babylon 5 series) and more recently others. The main character is David Martel, a young Ranger struck from ship captain candidacy and facing disciplinary action for breaking one of the Ranger's guiding rules: never break from combat. The fact that he fled only because his ship no longer had weapons capabilities, his captain was dead and he had no chance of winning does not phase his Minbari disciplinarians. He is demoted and a rival Minbari Ranger assumes the post he was to take aboard the newly commissioned Valen, the most advanced ship in the Ranger arsenal. Backed up by his crew and Citizen G'Kar (an oddly un-engaging Andreas Katsulas), he is given command of an old, supposedly haunted patrol boat and sent off as an escort to the Valen on a secret security mission transporting diplomats to a conference.

And that's when things go crazily wrong. The Valen is destroyed by a mysterious new alien race, the diplomats are forced aboard the tiny patrol ship and Martel and his crew have to fight the aliens, find a traitor in their midst and deal with the troubled ghosts of the last crew. Martel solves many of these problems quite simply: all the solutions involve sticking heaps of explosives inside an escape pod and blowing the enemy up when they go to retrieve it. This happens twice in the course of the movie. So much for superior alien intelligence.

Nothing comes off quite right in Legend of the Rangers. The best elements seem mediocre and the worst are laughable. The acting is average, with only Martel and his Minbari 2IC Dulann coming off as likeable characters. The rest come across as narrow stereotypes: quiet Minbari healer, stupid Drazi loader, feisty Narn engineer and, who could forget, the aggressive red-headed weapons officer. In fact, its her role that creates one of the stupidest sequences in the whole movie: her in the 'weapons pod' which suspends her in a holographic representation of her surroundings in which she randomly spins in mid air firing the ships guns by punching and kicking the air causing plasma bursts to erupt from her clenched fists. This is only made more ridiculous by remembering that Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski always prided himself on having realistic technology. Is this the worst idea in a highly billed sci-fi show to date? In short: if it isn't, I deeply fear anything worse than it.

The enemies, an ancient alien order known as `The Hand' don't come off at all either. We are told they are billions of years old, and only their servants show themselves in this movie. Despite their superiority though, their technologically superior ships (which tear the Valen to pieces in seconds) have a really hard time taking out a damaged patrol vessel and its escape pod slinging captain. Their leader, glimpsed in transmissions is hardly menacing: he simply wears a horned hood and speaks in a vaguely legalistic sense. On the whole, these aliens feel like a mix of the Shadows and the Thirdspace aliens from Babylon 5, both of which relied on the exact same premise of ancient evil. The difference: the originals were better.

Even the presence of the charismatic Andreas Katsulas cant save this movie, and for the most part, he looks like he doesn't want to try. No explanation is offered for G'Kar's presence, and he feels like he's only there to bridge the original series and the spin-off and make them feel like a cohesive whole.

In the end, only the visual effects stand out as above-average, and even then we feel uneasy with them. Depictions of Minbar in this movie differ wildly from any place on the planet ever seen before, and while the space scenes are impressive, they're not above anything seen in the B5 telemovies or Crusade.

In the end, Legend of the Rangers comes off as a barely credible mess that lacks the intelligence and characterisation of its predecessor. Its not that character motives are unclear, its that they're too clear, each person so wrapped up in a traditional stereotype they are unlikely to break it. Those B5 fans still looking for a successor after the demise of Crusade will have to keep looking: they wont find it here.

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