History Series / BabylonFive

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.
23rd Jul '15 1:00:53 PM Redmess
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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."

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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.
31st Mar '15 1:02:17 AM Elusivehawk
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->''Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tonnes of spinning metal, all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last, best hope for peace. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.''

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->''Humans ->''"Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tonnes of spinning metal, all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last, best hope for peace. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.''"''
17th Jan '15 5:28:10 PM nitrokitty
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Has an [[Recap/BabylonFive in-progress Recap page]].

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Has an [[Recap/BabylonFive in-progress Recap page]].
page]]. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BabylonFive Vote here for the Best Episode]].
9th Dec '14 4:40:47 AM Draugo
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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. (The fourth and fifth seasons had to be telescoped into one when the show was going to be [[CutShort prematurely ended]]. Then it was UnCancelled and picked up by TNT, and they had to scramble to create [[PostScriptSeason a fifth season]], which was not as well-liked by most fans.)

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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. (The fourth and fifth seasons had to be telescoped into one when the show was going to be [[CutShort prematurely ended]]. Then it was UnCancelled and picked up by TNT, and they had to scramble to create [[PostScriptSeason a fifth season]], which was not as well-liked by most fans.)
MiniSeries.
14th Oct '14 10:16:07 PM CritterKeeper
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The story takes place on Babylon 5, a giant [[http://www.nss.org/settlement/space/oneillcylinder.htm O'Neill cylinder]] 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 [[http://www.nss.org/settlement/space/oneillcylinder.htm O'Neill cylinder]] 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]].
28th Jun '14 7:36:23 PM rickdakirb
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->''The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. [[WarWasBeginning It failed]]. But, in the Year of the Shadow War, it became something greater: our last, best hope for'' victory.
-->-- '''Season 3 Opening'''

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->''The Babylon Project was ->''Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tonnes of spinning metal, all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last, best hope for peace. [[WarWasBeginning It failed]]. But, in peace. This is the Year story of the Shadow War, it became something greater: our last, best hope for'' victory.
last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.''
-->-- '''Season 3 1 Opening'''
10th Apr '14 5:33:49 PM MarkLungo
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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 {{PTEN}} network package for its first four seasons, and was shown on TNT in its fifth.

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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 {{PTEN}} Creator/{{PTEN}} network package for its first four seasons, and was shown on TNT in its fifth.
25th Jan '14 8:40:06 AM Quanyails
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The story takes place on the titular Babylon 5, a giant [[http://www.nss.org/settlement/space/oneillcylinder.htm O'Neill cylinder]] 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 the titular Babylon 5, a giant [[http://www.nss.org/settlement/space/oneillcylinder.htm O'Neill cylinder]] 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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