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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 January 2002
A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization.

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Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Gus Lynch ... Tirk
Todd Sandomirsky ... Tannier
Andrew Kavadas ... Captain Bart Gregg (as Andrew A. Kavadas)
Simon Egan Simon Egan ... Minbari Crewman
Bernard Cuffling Bernard Cuffling ... Sindell
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Storyline

After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to a dangerous ancient race. Written by E. Selma

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Taglines:

They are fearless. They are warriors. They are legends. They are Rangers. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

The Sci-Fi Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is Andreas Katsulas' final appearance as G'Kar in the "Babylon 5" franchise. See more »

Goofs

David states that Tirk is the first Drazi to join the Rangers. However, Drazi recruits were previously mentioned in Babylon 5: Learning Curve and Babylon 5: Meditations on the Abyss. 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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References Babylon 5: Atonement (1997) See more »

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Nice action flick set in the Babylon 5 universe
10 July 2005 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I have seen B5 and enjoyed it immensely, this movie has almost no connection to it. It is set in the same universe, but the only recognizable link is G'Kar, played well, as usual, by Andreas Katsulas.

The plot looks a lot like the premiere of a spin-off. You have the charismatic captain, the loyal specialized crew, the promise of a dark enemy, all the ingredients that start a sci-fi series. The movie is not bad, but it is certainly not exceptional.

I have read a review here that compared this to the original Babylon 5 series which was so much better, brilliant and all that. Come on! Babylon 5 was a good idea, but the lack of funds and experience did provide, along with good scripts and depth in characters, really stupid scenes and dumb fill-the-season episodes. So in comparison, the "Legend of the Rangers", is not so different. Same low budget effects, same geeky humanoid aliens and the stark contrast between "dark" and "light" that annoyed me in Babylon 5 (after such a gray beginning).

In conclusion, it is worth a watch for any sci-fi fan, even a Babylon 5 zealot. Oh, I almost forgot: casting the sidekick of Chuck Norris in a movie about rangers? Puh-lease! Some casting people should be shot.


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