Babylon 5 - Complete Fifth Season

Babylon 5 - Complete Fifth Season

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Director: David J. Eagle, Doug Lefler, Douglas E. Wise, Goran Gajic

Cast: David J. Eagle, Doug Lefler, Douglas E. Wise, Goran Gajic

     
 

The fifth season of the popular sci-fi adventure series Babylon 5 arrives on DVD in this special box set, where the material has been given a respectful presentation. The episodes on Babylon 5: The Complete Fifth Season have been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.77:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1;…  See more details below

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The fifth season of the popular sci-fi adventure series Babylon 5 arrives on DVD in this special box set, where the material has been given a respectful presentation. The episodes on Babylon 5: The Complete Fifth Season have been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.77:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; the dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Bonus materials include an introduction from series creator J. Michael Straczynski; audio commentary tracks featuring Straczynski and cast members Bruce Boxleitner, Peter Jurasik, Tracy Scoggins, and Patricia Tallman; expanded and deleted scenes; two short documentaries on the production of the series; previews of featured episodes; a blooper reel; cast and crew information, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Straying from some of the themes and characters established in the first four seasons, Babylon 5 changes significantly in its final, fifth season but maintains a consistent level of quality. The new direction is attributable to the desire of series creator J. Michael Straczynski to move beyond the space-opera formula and explore fresher, more mature story lines. Series regular Claudia Christian vanishes and is replaced by Tracy Scoggins, portraying Capt. Elizabeth Lochley, the first wife of John Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner). This group of episodes finds Sheridan promoted to president of the Interstellar Alliance in the aftermath of the Shadow War, with an accompanying narrative shift to the plight of telepaths seeking sanctuary from the PSI-Corp on the Babylon 5 space station. One of the most memorable moments in Season 5 occurs when Lyta Alexander (Patricia Tallman) falls in love with the leader of the telepaths, Byron (Robin Atkin Downs). Additionally, the episode "Secrets of the Soul" details the origins of the telepaths, while the appearance of PSI-Corp's Bester (Walter Koenig) signals a dramatic change for the refugees in "A Tragedy of Telepaths" and "Phoenix Rising." Graphic-novel writer Neil Gaiman pens "Day of the Dead," a delightful change-of-pace episode that features a guest appearance by Penn & Teller as 23rd-century comedy favorites Rebo & Zooty. The series comes to a satisfying conclusion with a string of fine shows, including "The Fall of Centauri Prime," the haunting "Objects at Rest," and "Sleeping in Light," an epilogue of sorts that is set 20 years later and provides a welcome note of forward-looking optimism.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2004
UPC:
0085392427529
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
16:08:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new Digital widescreen transfers; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; All-new introduction by series creator J. Michael Straczynski; Audio commentary on 3 key episodes making-of documentaries Digital Tomorrow and Beyond Babylon 5; The Universe of Babylon 5 Repository of personnel and data; Additional scenes; Gag reel; Episode previews; Subtitles: English, Francais & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Boxleitner Actor,President John J. Sheridan
Richard Biggs Dr. Stephen Franklin
Jeff Conway Zack Allan
Tracy Scoggins Capt. Elizabeth Lochley
Jerry Doyle Michael Alfredo Garibaldi
Walter Koenig Alfred Bester
Dana Barron Lauren Ashley
Mira Furlan Delenn
Andreas Katsulas G'Kar
Mike Genovese Drake

Technical Credits
David J. Eagle Director
Doug Lefler Director
Douglas E. Wise Director
Goran Gajic Director
J. Michael Straczynski Director,Executive Producer
Janet Greek Director
Jesus Salvador Trevino Director
John C. Flinn Director
John Copeland Director
Mike Vejar Director
Stephen Furst Director
Tony Dow Director
John Copeland Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Babylon 5: Disc 1
1. Capt. Lochley [5:03]
2. Division of Powers [8:13]
3. Psi Corps Refugees [11:57]
4. A Vision of Doom [6:52]
5. Oath of Office [7:41]
6. A Political Decision [4:24]
1. Impound [5:04]
2. Heart of the Problem [6:32]
3. Cards of the Past [8:22]
4. Intimations of Mortality [9:58]
5. The Accuser: G'Kar [9:15]
6. Centauri Folktale [4:57]
1. Declaration Denounced [6:12]
2. No to Mundanes [7:25]
3. An Open Door [7:11]
4. Lyta's Mission [13:16]
5. Drazi Admission [6:47]
6. A Slippery Slope [3:14]
1. Preparations [4:28]
2. Physician's Code [8:46]
3. A Bug in the System [6:17]
4. Invaders Aboard [12:38]
5. Delenn's Escorts [9:12]
6. Approval [2:47]
Side #2 -- Babylon 5: Disc 2
1. Meditation [5:40]
2. Anger for Breakfast [8:38]
3. A Rescue Ranger [10:52]
4. Facing Fear [7:34]
5. Showdown [6:29]
6. Secrets [4:57]
1. Eavesdropper [4:47]
2. "He's Here." [6:19]
3. To the Brig [6:35]
4. The First Mrs. Sheridan [10:36]
5. 60-Day Rule [10:54]
6. The Bodyguard [4:58]
1. Telepath Arrivals [6:05]
2. Passive Resistance [8:34]
3. Mugged [7:54]
4. Vengeance [6:24]
5. Through the Eyes of Love [12:21]
6. Vorlon Legacy [2:49]
1. Of Comics and Comets [3:35]
2. Sold: One Space Station [6:24]
3. The Living Dead [8:22]
4. Missing [10:15]
5. The Night's Anomalies [11:04]
6. What Zooty Says [4:26]
Side #3 -- Babylon 5: Disc 3
1. Unkown Attackers [3:38]
2. A Royal Madness [9:25]
3. The Heart and the Hand [9:51]
4. Assassin Assassinated [6:10]
5. Powers Behind the Throne [10:57]
6. Change of Plans [4:09]
1. Lochley: Personal Log [5:40]
2. Mind Over Matter [6:07]
3. Na' Toth's Tale [12:35]
4. Evidence of Sabotage [6:44]
5. Armed Rebellion [7:33]
6. Alliance Surveillance [5:28]
1. Psi Corps Situation [5:56]
2. Garibaldi's Vendetta [6:58]
3. Byran: Bester's Protégé [6:30]
4. Hostage Crisis [7:52]
5. Byron's Inferno [11:37]
6. Remember Byron [5:11]
1. Boycott [4:11]
2. The Book [7:28]
3. Old Friends [9:42]
4. Reluctant God [8:52]
5. The Centauri Connection [6:35]
6. Franklin: New Opportunity [7:20]
Side #4 -- Babylon 5: Disc 4
1. Interns [4:59]
2. Bester on the Case [10:14]
3. Suspect at Large [9:18]
4. Not a P-10 [8:31]
5. Multiple Personalities [6:22]
6. Her First Mundane [4:41]
1. Sleepless [5:13]
2. Ambassador Vir Cotto [7:47]
3. Perfect Vision [10:11]
4. Illumination [8:01]
5. Cadet Lennier; Hero [8:31]
6. President's Table [4:24]
1. Nightmare [4:00]
2. Diplomatic Deep Freeze [8:17]
3. Presidential Anger [7:54]
4. Lennier; Stealth Mode [10:58]
5. Testing Lyta's Integrity [6:29]
6. The Data Crystal [6:30]
1. Befoe the Council [6:20]
2. The Case Against [9:36]
3. Alliance Asunder [8:34]
4. Garibaldi's Lapse [9:26]
5. A State of War [4:24]
6. Cellmates [5:47]
Side #5 -- Babylon 5: Disc 5
1. Readiness [5:06]
2. Vir: A Request for Help [9:23]
3. Alien Abduction [10:28]
4. Among the Drazi [6:58]
5. Organic Technology [7:39]
6. Defenseless [4:34]
1. Now it's Londo's Turn [5:16]
2. What the Drakh Want [9:22]
3. In Power But Powerless [10:18]
4. Delenn Awaits Doom [7:04]
5. To the Centauri People [8:09]
6. Wars End, Weapons Remain [3:59]
1. Cult of Personality [4:41]
2. Garibaldi Suspended [8:47]
3. A Shared Illness [9:33]
4. The Lyta Problem [6:24]
5. G'Kar's Solution [8:09]
6. Doomsday Telepath [6:35]
1. Tessa's News [4:35]
2. A Plan to Stop an Assassin [7:04]
3. Killer in the Crowd [9:06]
4. G'Kar and Lyta Depart [11:04]
5. Corporate Hardball [7:20]
6. Next Stop: Mars [5:00]
Side #6 -- Babylon 5: Disc 6
1. Where Times Goes [5:52]
2. A New Board [8:01]
3. A Final Salute [8:05]
4. New ISA Headquarters [6:04]
5. Mollari's Gift [8:57]
6. For the Future [7:11]
1. The 20th Year [5:18]
2. Courlers [5:50]
3. Banquet With Friends [14:32]
4. Sheridan's Sunday Drive [9:25]
5. Lights Out [7:15]
6. End Credits [1:46]

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Babylon 5 - Complete Fifth Season 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Giggslover More than 1 year ago
Weakest of all the series in terms of writing..visuals still as strong as ever though. Would have liked creator to add more possibilities for future stories, but seemed intent on having finite endings to alot of the stories. My personal opinion is that they could have done a whole extra season just on the shadow war, and another half to full season on the psicorps war. Having a full war in just 1 or 2 episodes did not do the series justice.
JustFun More than 1 year ago
If you have the other four then you need this one. The fifth season is just as good as the other four, don't stop buy this DVD. It's worth it.