Crusade (1999)
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Two persecuted alien investigators (based on FBI agents Mulder and Scully from X-Files) believe that Earth is covertly invading them.


Jerry Apoian




Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Cole ... Capt. Matthew Gideon
Tracy Scoggins ... Capt. Elizabeth Lochley (credit only)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Lt. John Matheson
David Allen Brooks ... Max Eilerson (credit only)
Peter Woodward ... Galen (credit only)
Marjean Holden ... Dr. Sarah Chambers (credit only)
Carrie Dobro Carrie Dobro ... Dureena Nafeel (credit only)
Josh Clark ... Kendarr
Françoise Robertson ... Lyssa
Harry Van Gorkum ... Durkani
Robert Caso ... Maintenance Man
Sandra Gonzalez Sandra Gonzalez ... Maintenance #2
Eric Whitmore Eric Whitmore ... Security #1
Camila Griggs ... Security #2


Two persecuted alien investigators (based on FBI agents Mulder and Scully from X-Files) believe that Earth is covertly invading them.

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In addition to satirizing The X-Files (1993), this episode makes a subtle jab at the Star Trek Franchise. When Matheson says "There are probably some who'll say that by doing this, we are interfering with their culture," he is referencing the Prime Directive. This franchise has mocked the Prime Directive before, in Babylon 5: Acts of Sacrifice (1995). See more »


[first lines]
[travelling in the bullet car]
Lt. John Matheson: I don't-
Capt. Matthew Gideon: We're not there yet. It's right between Decks 18 and 14. - There. - Did you smell that?
Lt. John Matheson: I didn't smell anything.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: What, you mean you didn't smell that?
Lt. John Matheson: I don't smell anything.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: You're a telepath. I thought all your senses were supposed to be enhanced.
Lt. John Matheson: I don't use my abilities unless required to by the new regulations.
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Spoofs The X-Files (1993) See more »

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A bit of an X-Files spoof
1 October 2009 | by a_spiffSee all my reviews

An obvious bit of a spoof on the X-Files. But it seemed somewhat half-hearted. They could have really run with this, made it really humorous if they wished. But it feels like they couldn't really decide what they wanted to do.

Regardless, it is an interesting take on the "UFO Sightings" phenomena. It's a little of a "what if...", almost along the lines of a couple Twilight Zone episodes. Not completely bad, but this could have been far better than it was. I did like it when one of the characters introduced themselves as "Special Agent".

Perhaps JMS will have an opportunity to remake not only Babylon 5, but Crusade as well, cutting out some of the cheesiness, improving on both series' weaknesses. At that time maybe he can give this episode the push in the right direction.

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25 August 1999 (USA) See more »

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