In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.
When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire, the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton, once sucked into the Peacekeeper galaxy ... See full summary »
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
Babylon 5 never worked fine in movies - there are The Gathering, In The Beginning, etc, but none of those really worked without watching the series. This led me to believe that this would be just another boring B5-movie, but fortunately I was wrong. While it has flaws, it is certainly a lot better than other B5-movies and pretty good as a movie overall. If JMS can write a movie this good, I just can't wait for the series...
Special effects, especially jumpgates, were worse than in B5. Well, maybe they'll learn. I don't know which software was used for CG in this movie, but I have seen AMATEURS creating VERY high quality CG with LightWave 3D (the software used for CG of original B5), so I must assume that professionals, with that software (current versions of it, with today's fast computers), could create real miracles.
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