History Series / BabylonFive

10th Jan '17 4:50:09 AM moloch
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The story takes place on Babylon 5, a giant cylindrical space station (the design is more specifically referred to as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neill_cylinder O'Neil Cylender]], the station referred in-universe as O'Neil class) and sort of [[TheFederation United Nations in space]]. It's not all roses, however, as Earth's military is woefully outmatched by those of the other delegates, resulting in what can be generously described as a tentative peace. It's up to the crew to throw cold water on old rivalries and keep these various factions from devouring one another; a task made difficult by [[VichyEarth an increasingly-reactionary and despotic Earth command]].

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The story takes place on Babylon 5, a giant cylindrical space station (the design is more specifically referred to as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neill_cylinder O'Neil Cylender]], O'Neill Cylinder]], the station referred in-universe as O'Neil O'Neill class) and sort of [[TheFederation United Nations in space]]. It's not all roses, however, as Earth's military is woefully outmatched by those of the other delegates, resulting in what can be generously described as a tentative peace. It's up to the crew to throw cold water on old rivalries and keep these various factions from devouring one another; a task made difficult by [[VichyEarth an increasingly-reactionary and despotic Earth command]].
5th Dec '16 3:56:11 PM Xtifr
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'''''Babylon 5''''' is a [[TheNineties Nineties]] SpaceOpera created by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, running from 1994-1998 (a two-hour pilot, "The Gathering", had aired in 1993). It was syndicated as a part of the Creator/{{PTEN}} network package for its first four seasons, and was picked up by TNT for its fifth.

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'''''Babylon 5''''' ''Babylon 5'' is a [[TheNineties Nineties]] SpaceOpera created by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, running from 1994-1998 (a two-hour pilot, "The Gathering", had aired in 1993). It was syndicated as a part of the Creator/{{PTEN}} network package for its first four seasons, and was picked up by TNT for its fifth.
8th Nov '16 11:05:22 AM dsneybuf
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* ''[[Recap/BabylonFiveFilm02Thirdspace Thirdspace]]'' -- 1998, takes place during the fourth season of the series, after [[spoiler: the heroes win the Shadow War and all the First Ones leave the galaxy]], but before [[spoiler:the beginning of the war to liberate Earth]].

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* ''[[Recap/BabylonFiveFilm02Thirdspace Thirdspace]]'' -- 1998, takes place during the fourth season of the series, after [[spoiler: the heroes win the Shadow War and all the First Ones leave the galaxy]], but before [[spoiler:the beginning of the war to liberate Earth]].series.
1st Sep '16 10:19:27 PM htuttle
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''Series/{{Crusade}}'', which ran for 13 episodes in 1999, told the story of the spaceship ''Excalibur'' and her search for a counteragent to/cure for a slow-acting biological weapon which has been deployed against the Earth by an returning [=B5=] villain. The series had serious trouble: superficial resemblance to the plot of ''Anime/StarBlazers'' was cited, and creators raged against the ridiculous amounts of ExecutiveMeddling that they had to fight against. (These network notes were attacked more than once in the ''Crusade'' scripts themselves.) Opinions on the quality of the episodes were divided: to some, the series showed considerable promise before its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork premature death]]; to others, markedly less.

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''Series/{{Crusade}}'', which ran for 13 episodes in 1999, told the story of the spaceship ''Excalibur'' and her search for a counteragent to/cure for a slow-acting biological weapon which has been deployed against the Earth by an a returning [=B5=] villain. The series had serious trouble: superficial resemblance to the plot of ''Anime/StarBlazers'' was cited, and creators raged against the ridiculous amounts of ExecutiveMeddling that they had to fight against. (These network notes were attacked more than once in the ''Crusade'' scripts themselves.) Opinions on the quality of the episodes were divided: to some, the series showed considerable promise before its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork premature death]]; to others, markedly less.



* ''[[Babylon5TheLostTales The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark]]'' -- 2007 DirectToVideo {{interquel}} which was intended to be the first of a series of new DTV stories. It didn't pan out either despite some degree of commercial success.

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* ''[[Babylon5TheLostTales The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark]]'' -- 2007 DirectToVideo {{interquel}} which was intended to be the first of a series of new DTV stories. It This one didn't pan out either out, either, despite some degree of commercial success.
1st Sep '16 10:17:48 PM htuttle
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!!SpinOff[=s=] and {{continuation}}s

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1st Sep '16 10:16:45 PM htuttle
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''Babylon 5'', a [[TheNineties Nineties]] SpaceOpera created by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, ran from 1994-1998 (a two-hour pilot, "The Gathering", had aired in 1993). It was syndicated as a part of the Creator/{{PTEN}} network package for its first four seasons, and was shown on TNT in its fifth.

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''Babylon 5'', '''''Babylon 5''''' is a [[TheNineties Nineties]] SpaceOpera created by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, ran running from 1994-1998 (a two-hour pilot, "The Gathering", had aired in 1993). It was syndicated as a part of the Creator/{{PTEN}} network package for its first four seasons, and was shown on picked up by TNT in for its fifth.
1st Sep '16 10:15:09 PM htuttle
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The story takes place on Babylon 5, a giant cylindrical space station (the design is more specifically referred to as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neill_cylinder O'Neil Cylender]], the station referred in-universe as O'Neil class) and sort of [[TheFederation United Nations in space]]. It's not all roses, however, as Earth's military is woefully outmatched by those of the other delegates, resulting in what can be generously described as a tentative peace. It's up to Cdr. Jeffrey Sinclair -- and later Captain John Sheridan -- to throw cold water on old rivalries and keep these various factions from devouring one another; a task made difficult by [[VichyEarth an increasingly-reactionary and despotic Earth command]].

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The story takes place on Babylon 5, a giant cylindrical space station (the design is more specifically referred to as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neill_cylinder O'Neil Cylender]], the station referred in-universe as O'Neil class) and sort of [[TheFederation United Nations in space]]. It's not all roses, however, as Earth's military is woefully outmatched by those of the other delegates, resulting in what can be generously described as a tentative peace. It's up to Cdr. Jeffrey Sinclair -- and later Captain John Sheridan -- the crew to throw cold water on old rivalries and keep these various factions from devouring one another; a task made difficult by [[VichyEarth an increasingly-reactionary and despotic Earth command]].
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It spun off the short-lived series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', which ran for 13 episodes in 1999, telling the story of the spaceship ''Excalibur'' and the search for a counteragent to/cure for a slow-acting biological weapon that had been successfully deployed against the Earth by hostile aliens. The series had serious trouble: superficial resemblance to the plot of ''Anime/StarBlazers'' was cited, and creators commented on the ridiculous amounts of ExecutiveMeddling that they had to fight against. This trend for intervention was attacked more than once in the ''Crusade'' scripts themselves. Opinions on the quality of the episodes were divided: to some, the series showed considerable promise before its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork premature death]]; to others, markedly less.

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It spun off is available via Netflix, in disc form only. [[http://www.thewb.com/shows/babylon-5 The WB]] has also put up Season 1 and cycling episodes (think Hulu "view X episodes at a time") of season 2 for online watching. The first season does not include the short-lived series tenth episode, "Believers." There is also a DVD box including all seasons and movies.

Has an [[Recap/BabylonFive in-progress Recap page]]. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BabylonFive Vote here for the Best Episode]].

!!SpinOff[=s=] and {{continuation}}s
''Series/{{Crusade}}'', which ran for 13 episodes in 1999, telling told the story of the spaceship ''Excalibur'' and the her search for a counteragent to/cure for a slow-acting biological weapon that had which has been successfully deployed against the Earth by hostile aliens. an returning [=B5=] villain. The series had serious trouble: superficial resemblance to the plot of ''Anime/StarBlazers'' was cited, and creators commented on raged against the ridiculous amounts of ExecutiveMeddling that they had to fight against. This trend for intervention was (These network notes were attacked more than once in the ''Crusade'' scripts themselves. themselves.) Opinions on the quality of the episodes were divided: to some, the series showed considerable promise before its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork premature death]]; to others, markedly less.



It is available via Netflix, on disc only. [[http://www.thewb.com/shows/babylon-5 The WB]] has also put up Season 1 and cycling episodes (think Hulu "view X episodes at a time") of season 2 for online watching. The first season does not include the tenth episode, "Believers." There is also a DVD box including all seasons and movies.

Has an [[Recap/BabylonFive in-progress Recap page]]. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BabylonFive Vote here for the Best Episode]].
19th Jun '16 4:01:30 AM passivesmoking
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The story takes place on Babylon 5, a giant cylindrical space station and sort of [[TheFederation United Nations in space]]. It's not all roses, however, as Earth's military is woefully outmatched by those of the other delegates, resulting in what can be generously described as a tentative peace. It's up to Cdr. Jeffrey Sinclair -- and later Captain John Sheridan -- to throw cold water on old rivalries and keep these various factions from devouring one another; a task made difficult by [[VichyEarth an increasingly-reactionary and despotic Earth command]].

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The story takes place on Babylon 5, a giant cylindrical space station (the design is more specifically referred to as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neill_cylinder O'Neil Cylender]], the station referred in-universe as O'Neil class) and sort of [[TheFederation United Nations in space]]. It's not all roses, however, as Earth's military is woefully outmatched by those of the other delegates, resulting in what can be generously described as a tentative peace. It's up to Cdr. Jeffrey Sinclair -- and later Captain John Sheridan -- to throw cold water on old rivalries and keep these various factions from devouring one another; a task made difficult by [[VichyEarth an increasingly-reactionary and despotic Earth command]].
7th Jan '16 1:05:19 PM nombretomado
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It spun off the short-lived series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', which ran for 13 episodes in 1999, telling the story of the spaceship ''Excalibur'' and the search for a counteragent to/cure for a slow-acting biological weapon that had been successfully deployed against the Earth by hostile aliens. The series had serious trouble: superficial resemblance to the plot of ''[[UchuuSenkanYamato Star Blazers]]'' was cited, and creators commented on the ridiculous amounts of ExecutiveMeddling that they had to fight against. This trend for intervention was attacked more than once in the ''Crusade'' scripts themselves. Opinions on the quality of the episodes were divided: to some, the series showed considerable promise before its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork premature death]]; to others, markedly less.

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It spun off the short-lived series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', which ran for 13 episodes in 1999, telling the story of the spaceship ''Excalibur'' and the search for a counteragent to/cure for a slow-acting biological weapon that had been successfully deployed against the Earth by hostile aliens. The series had serious trouble: superficial resemblance to the plot of ''[[UchuuSenkanYamato Star Blazers]]'' ''Anime/StarBlazers'' was cited, and creators commented on the ridiculous amounts of ExecutiveMeddling that they had to fight against. This trend for intervention was attacked more than once in the ''Crusade'' scripts themselves. Opinions on the quality of the episodes were divided: to some, the series showed considerable promise before its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork premature death]]; to others, markedly less.
30th Nov '15 9:18:25 PM RRabbit42
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''Babylon 5'' took the use of {{Story Arc}}s to new heights, and introduced the concept of the WhamEpisode, with probably over half of its episodes contributing to one major series-long arc (a MythArc). JMS had plotted out much of the arc before the series began, and occasionally referred to it as a five-year long MiniSeries.

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''Babylon 5'' took the use of {{Story Arc}}s to new heights, and introduced the concept of the WhamEpisode, with probably over half of its episodes contributing to one major series-long arc (a MythArc). JMS had plotted out much of the arc before the series began, and occasionally referred to it as a five-year long MiniSeries.
MiniSeries or as "one story told over five years". Some of the story was also told through the tie-in novels and comic books since there wasn't time within that five-year timeframe to tell the entire story on television.
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