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Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998)

The crew of Babylon 5 discover an ancient artifact floating in hyperspace.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Boxleitner ... Capt. John J. Sheridan
Claudia Christian ... Susan Ivanova
Mira Furlan ... Delenn
Richard Biggs ... Stephen Franklin, M.D.
Jeff Conaway ... Zack Allen
Stephen Furst ... Vir Cotto
Patricia Tallman ... Lyta Alexander
Clyde Kusatsu ... Bill Morishi
Shari Belafonte ... Elizabeth Trent
William Sanderson ... Deuce
Kip King ... Leo
Floyd Levine ... Alex
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Merchant
Josh Coxx ... Lt. David Corwin (as Joshua Cox)
Judson Mills ... Delta Seven


The crew of Babylon 5 discover a mysterious artifact of unknown origin. The artifact influences the minds of people aboard the station and endangers the lives of everyone aboard. Takes place during season 4 of the Babylon 5 TV series. Written by Darin Adler <darin@spies.com>

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One mistake. One mistake out of so many. So many others.


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The film takes place in April 2261. See more »


The countdown timer on the nuclear bomb starts at 4:00 minutes, but then begins counting down from 4:59, 4:58, etc. See more »


[first lines]
Sheridan: [voiceover] It was the middle of the Earth year 2261. The year between wars and the beginning of a new age. The Shadow war was over, but there was still a darkness waiting for us at home...
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A Salutory Lesson
14 September 2000 | by LeeandkateSee all my reviews

Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 have one more thing in common (to add to a large list that detractors of either or both trot out regularly) - they're candidates for having theatrical movies released which are set during the run of the show but made after the runs have finished. This option is favoured because both ended on rather a final note. Thirdspace, though only a TV film, and actually released while B5 was still showing, is the perfect example of why such an idea wouldn't work.

The X-Files film was made to fit into a certain point of the show, and as such was perfect. Thirdspace was shown more than a year after the point at which it was set, and so loses a lot of context and leaves you thinking "so what?" If the show's brief cancellation during the 4th season, which required them to brutally truncate the Shadow War in order to fit in a lot of events which would have then appeared in the 5th season, then maybe this story would have been shown in its rightful place, perhaps as a Voyager-style ("Dark Frontier") TV film, much as "A Voice in the Wilderness" was in Season 1.

Instead we get another reminder that Claudia Christian was far better than Tracy Scoggins ever was, and just as we were getting used to the latter. William Sanderson's return is wasted, there are too many fistfights, the battle scenes seem cluttered, and Sheridan solves ANOTHER problem with a nuclear weapon.

Straczynski, Piller, Berman, et al, take note. Go forward, not back. I've an idea for a DS9 movie if anyone wants to hear it. . .

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19 July 1998 (USA) See more »

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