A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  Capt. Matthew Gideon 13 episodes, 1999
Tracy Scoggins ...  Capt. Elizabeth Lochley 13 episodes, 1999
Daniel Dae Kim ...  Lt. John Matheson 13 episodes, 1999
David Allen Brooks ...  Max Eilerson 13 episodes, 1999
Peter Woodward ...  Galen 13 episodes, 1999
Marjean Holden ...  Dr. Sarah Chambers / ... 13 episodes, 1999
Carrie Dobro Carrie Dobro ...  Dureena Nafeel 13 episodes, 1999
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Several years after the end of the Great War (detailed in the main Babylon 5 TV series) the former servants of the now-exiled Shadows attempt to avenge their old masters by introducing a powerful biological weapon into Earth's atmosphere. After five years of adapting itself to humanity's genetic makeup, it will kill every human being on the planet. Since this plague was the product of a technology far ahead of humanity's, there isn't enough time to develop an original solution - instead, humanity will have to comb through the ruins of older alien civilizations with the hope of finding some ancient, advanced technology that can cure the disease. Leading this high-stakes archeological mission is a starship of the new Interstellar Alliance, the Excalibur, and its crew drawn from the Alliance's elite troubleshooting corps, the Rangers. Written by Erich Schneider <erich@csdl.tamu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babylon 5: Crusade See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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J. Michael Straczynski had completed the script for episode 14 before the series was cancelled, titled "To the Ends of the Earth". The episode would have seen Gideon using the Excalibur and the Apocalypse Box to hunt down the mysterious hybrid-Shadow vessel (the ship, as seen in flashback, that destroyed the EAS Cerberus), setting him at odds with other crew members. After a space battle with the Excalibur, the hybrid vessel would have self-destructed, and the final scenes of the episode would have suggested a connection between the hybrid vessel and EarthForce. The events of this episode would have set up the series' main story arc. See more »

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Captain Matthew Gideon: What if you're wrong, Galen?
Galen: Well, that hardly seems likely, now does it?
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Followed by Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007) See more »

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Darker and deeper
13 January 2004 | by FreemheartSee all my reviews

Beyond Babylon 5 there's another war and it begin in the edge of the heart of a group of people trying to find a cure to save earth, that's Crusade, a Babylon 5 spin off. It's not the classic story of the space explorers, it's about how hard can be our present when we have some unfinished business with our past. That's make the characters the most important thing of all, everyone with his secrets and own private war making the story more complex. In a just a few episodes Straczynsky goes far beyond B5 not only taking many unsolved mysteries from his first saga, also with good actors and amazing scripts. Forgetting Warzone as first episode and watching the real one, Racing the night, it's become clear the salvation of the people of earth it's just a piece of the whole jigsaw where only a few have a real chance to survive. It's shame what happen with TNT cos Crusade is one of the best underrated scifi shows with many things to explore.


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