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Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Video 31 July 2007
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It's the tenth anniversary of the Interstellar Alliance, and President Sheridan is on his way to Babylon 5 for the celebration.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Boxleitner ... John Sheridan
Tracy Scoggins ... Colonel Elizabeth Lochley
Peter Woodward ... Galen
Alan Scarfe ... Father Cassidy
Bruce Ramsay ... Simon Burke
Teryl Rothery ... ISN reporter Ms. Chambers
Keegan MacIntosh Keegan MacIntosh ... Prince Regent Dius Vintari
Craig Veroni ... Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Biggs ... Stephen Franklin (archive footage)
Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari (archive footage)
Ally Warren ... Minbari (as Allison Warren)
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Storyline

It's the tenth anniversary of the Interstellar Alliance, and President Sheridan is on his way to Babylon 5 for the celebration.

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English

Release Date:

31 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babylon 5: The Lost Tales - Voices in the Dark See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Colonel Lochley tells Sheridan that G'Kar and Dr. Franklin are exploring "beyond the rim". This is a nod to the fact that both Andreas Katsulas and Richard Biggs passed away before 'The Lost Tales' was made. See more »

Goofs

When Colonel Lochley is talking about Simon Burke she says he is a part of security. Later, the computer lists him as being a part of maintenance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
G'Kar: [voiceover] I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us, and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station when it is quiet and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we have gone, our voices will linger in these walls.
Simon Burke: Get out of my head. No!
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Follows Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999) See more »

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A successful attempt to re-ignite the franchise
4 August 2007 | by razandfallSee all my reviews

While the exceptional original series has stopped for almost ten years, here the Babylon 5 universe comes finally back in direct-to-DVD.

Alas! Don't expect a sensational return, it's more a "test" to show that Babylon 5 is still viable on screen. Here, of all the original cast remains only Lochley and Sheridan. These two rather aged well, on the other hand the new CGI gave a heck of youthfulness to the ships and to our good old station which are both wonders to behold.

Because of his openly religious theme - I've always believed Straczynski was an atheist -, the first story hasn't quite convinced me. However, it's rather dramatically well-rounded, thanks in particular to the great dialogs written by Straczynski's fine and sensitive nib.

The transition between the two stories is magnificent, stamped with the melancholy of passing time and the infinity of space, both illustrated by beautiful pictures. We thus understand that the goal of The Lost Tales isn't to cause a stir, but rather to revive little by little the memories buried by time and bring them up to date. We can also notice the subtle tributes to Richard Biggs and Andreas Katsulas, deceased not long ago, who are "Out there somewhere, beyond the Rim".

Thus begins Sheridan's story, lightweight, during an interview marked with humor. But like usual, on him will fall a prophecy he must face alone, with difficult choices to make. The story takes its time, detached from Hollywood standards. In view of the amount of dialogs, we can feel that Straczynski kept control 'till the end. Questionings, qualms, and dreams filled with beautiful SFX follow one another in a dramatically efficient story, although far from the epic scale of the show. The conclusion too fall a little flat.

It doesn't matter, it wasn't Straczynski's goal to do something spectacular. His goal was to bring the franchise back to life and let the door open to future wonders, and as far as that is concerned, The Lost Tales is a success.


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