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The Earth military encounters an alien race called the Minbari. Through a series of accidents and misunderstandings, a war breaks out that nearly results in the death of every human on Earth. The war and its aftermath provide the background for the TV series "Babylon 5," especially its first season.Written by
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[Speaking to Luc and Lyssa Deradi]
Very well. I will give you both what you want. A story about great deeds, about armies of light and soldiers of darkness. About the place where they lived, and fought, and loved, and died. About great empires. Terrible mistakes. A true story. You see I was there at the dawn of the Third Age. It began with the humans you know. They're the quiet ones I mentioned before. They changed the universe but doing so, paid a terrible price. It began 35 of their years ago....
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Essential viewing for fans of the TV series, but still enjoyable for those who haven't seen Babylon 5 before.
All stories have a beginning. The five year TV tale of Babylon 5 did not however begin with the first episode. This story told in semi-autobiographical form by one of the TV series' main characters sets the scene for what would become the TV series storyline. Babylon 5 has consistently shown what can be done in the science-fiction area with intelligent writing, a good cast, and a decent budget for special effects. This is no exception, the acting is its usual standard - with particular mention to Peter Jurasik, always excellent entertainment in the form of Londo Mollari. The effects are of the same standard as the TV series, still the benchmark of computer animation for the small screen.
Most of the principals of the TV series are there - although some are reduced to almost cameos. The plot line is somewhat disjointed, but that's offset by the way it is told by Jurasik's Londo Mollari. The individual scenes are just long enough in most cases to carry the plot and allow the actors scope, while still making sure that those who watched the series find out the pasts of all the characters, although Garibaldi is conspicous by his absense.
For those who want a rollicking good tale of heroism, triumph, tragedy, humour and big explosions, then this is a movie for you.
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