History Series / Crusade

20th Jan '16 3:50:48 PM hamonrye
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* AllMythsAreTrue: Back on 6th Century Earth, Owain Ddantgwyn adopted the battle name of Arthur and united the Kingdoms of Gwynedd and Powys. He was ultimately slain at the Battle of Camlann. Very few records of these events survive yet Franklin says there's enough evidence to believe there's a real person behind these "Arthurian Legends". One such legend states that Arthur and his sword Excalibur would one day return to Earth in its greatest hour of need. The script seems to be hinting that Gideon is a reincarnation of Arthur, with Galen as his Merlin.
7th Jan '16 1:06:31 PM nombretomado
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A SpinOff from ''Series/BabylonFive'', 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 in the B5 movie "A Call to Arms". ''Crusade'' retained two characters from that movie, Galen the techno-mage and Dureena Nafeel the alien thief. Despite its unfortunate resemblance to ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' (''Star Blazers'' in North America), ''Crusade'' showed promise before its premature death (only 13 episodes were completed out of a planned five seasons).

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A SpinOff from ''Series/BabylonFive'', 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 in the B5 movie "A Call to Arms". ''Crusade'' retained two characters from that movie, Galen the techno-mage and Dureena Nafeel the alien thief. Despite its unfortunate resemblance to ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' (''Star Blazers'' in North America), ''Crusade'' showed promise before its premature death (only 13 episodes were completed out of a planned five seasons).
5th Nov '15 2:52:32 PM ErikModi
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** There are also plentiful (and deliberate) ShoutOuts to Arthurian myth. Aside from the ship being ''Excalibur'', Gideon and Galen are very much Arthur and Merlin.
13th Jul '15 10:57:37 AM StarSword
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* CrossOver: Several episodes had guest appearances by ''Series/BabylonFive'' characters, with more planned.

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* CrossOver: {{Crossover}}: Several episodes had guest appearances by ''Series/BabylonFive'' characters, with more planned.planned, and "The Rules of the Game" has the ''Excalibur'' make a pit stop at the station (resulting in Gideon becoming romantically involved with Elizabeth Lochley).



* ExactWords: On a particular mission, Gideon is under orders not to stop for ''anything'', even to rescue a pilot in distress. His playing with these orders leads to ComingInHot, above.

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* ExactWords: On a particular mission, Gideon is under orders not to stop for ''anything'', even to rescue a pilot in distress. His playing with these orders leads to ComingInHot, above. Technically, he never ''stopped''...



* HeadTiltinglyKinky: The Pak'Ma'Ra-Human porn that Captain Gideon stumbles upon. Right after the ship's doctor mentions that those two species are entirely incapable of mating.

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* HeadTiltinglyKinky: The Pak'Ma'Ra-Human porn that Captain Gideon stumbles upon. Right after the ship's doctor mentions that those two species are entirely incapable of mating. [[spoiler:Turns out to be a ChekhovsGag: later in the same episode, Gideon plays it over some televisions to distract the guards.]]



* RecycledPremise: It's basically ''[[SpaceBattleshipYamato Space Battleship Excalibur]]''. The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned five-year arc was going to be]] more like ''Series/BlakesSeven''.

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* RecycledPremise: It's basically ''[[SpaceBattleshipYamato ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Space Battleship Excalibur]]''. The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned five-year arc was going to be]] more like ''Series/BlakesSeven''.


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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Gideon has a small RomanceArc with Babylon 5's CO, Captain Elizabeth Lochley, which is cut off by the cancellation. In the [[OutOfOrder chronologically latest]] episode of the arc, TheyDo, but then decide to not pursue an exclusive relationship because of the demands of their positions.
29th Jun '15 12:44:51 AM Morgenthaler
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21st Jun '15 12:45:21 PM DeadlyAssassin
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A spinOff from ''Series/BabylonFive'', 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 in the B5 movie "A Call to Arms". ''Crusade'' retained two characters from that movie, Galen the techno-mage and Dureena Nafeel the alien thief. Despite its unfortunate resemblance to ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' (''Star Blazers'' in North America), ''Crusade'' showed promise before its premature death (only 13 episodes were completed out of a planned five seasons).

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A spinOff SpinOff from ''Series/BabylonFive'', 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 in the B5 movie "A Call to Arms". ''Crusade'' retained two characters from that movie, Galen the techno-mage and Dureena Nafeel the alien thief. Despite its unfortunate resemblance to ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' (''Star Blazers'' in North America), ''Crusade'' showed promise before its premature death (only 13 episodes were completed out of a planned five seasons).
21st Jun '15 12:45:03 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* RecycledPremise: It's basically ''[[SpaceBattleshipYamato Space Battleship Excalibur]]''. The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned five-year arc was going to be]] more like ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
15th Mar '15 5:37:40 AM Epithumia
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: in ''The Memory of War''. A literal case of ForgotICouldFly, except they never remember. The landing party are infected with a nanovirus which will activate when the sun goes down (reducing electrical interference). It never occurs to them to use the shuttles they landed with to move to the daylight side of the planet, or indeed to just leave the planet (since virus samples brought aboard ''Excalibur'' are apparently not a threat).
27th Feb '15 10:45:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RecycledINSPACE: A RunningGag amongst the fandom was to refer to the show as "DungeonsAndDragons In Space!" There was a wizard (Galen), a thief (Dureena), a healer (Doctor Chambers), a warrior (Matheson), a paladin (Gideon), [[AndZoidberg and Max]].

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* RecycledINSPACE: A RunningGag amongst the fandom was to refer to the show as "DungeonsAndDragons "TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons In Space!" There was a wizard (Galen), a thief (Dureena), a healer (Doctor Chambers), a warrior (Matheson), a paladin (Gideon), [[AndZoidberg and Max]].
6th Jan '15 2:41:32 PM nombretomado
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** In "Ruling from the Tomb," several characters are hanging out in a bar called "Phobos" on Mars. John Sheridan visited a bar with the same name in the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "The Face of the Enemy." The bar doesn't look the same, but considering that Crusade took place five or six years after B5, and the bar [[BarBrawl got pretty trashed]] when Sheridan was there, it's entirely possible that it got remodeled. For bonus points, two of the street names mentioned in the episode are named for RayBradbury and Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, both of whom wrote fiction based on Mars.

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** In "Ruling from the Tomb," several characters are hanging out in a bar called "Phobos" on Mars. John Sheridan visited a bar with the same name in the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "The Face of the Enemy." The bar doesn't look the same, but considering that Crusade took place five or six years after B5, and the bar [[BarBrawl got pretty trashed]] when Sheridan was there, it's entirely possible that it got remodeled. For bonus points, two of the street names mentioned in the episode are named for RayBradbury Creator/RayBradbury and Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, both of whom wrote fiction based on Mars.
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