Babylon 5: Complete First Season

Babylon 5: Complete First Season

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This six-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season of the cult science-fiction series Babylon 5. The episodes are titled "Midnight on the Firing Line, "Soul Hunter, "Born to the Purple, "Infection, "The Parliament of Dreams, "Mind War, "The War Prayer, "And the Sky Full of Stars,See more details below

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This six-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season of the cult science-fiction series Babylon 5. The episodes are titled "Midnight on the Firing Line, "Soul Hunter, "Born to the Purple, "Infection, "The Parliament of Dreams, "Mind War, "The War Prayer, "And the Sky Full of Stars, "Deathwalker, "Survivors, "By Any Means Necessary, "Signs and Portents, "TKO, "Grail, "Eyes, "Legacies, "A Voice in the Wilderness Part 1, "A Voice in the Wilderness Part 2, "Babylon Squared, "The Quality of Mercy, and "Chrysalis." Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include audio commentary from series creator J. Michael Straczynski on two of the episodes, a smattering of making-of featurettes, and background information on the world of Babylon 5. This is an outstanding set for fans of the series and genre enthusiasts.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Inspired by, but in no way derivative of, the long-running Star Trek, this early-'90s sci-fi series acquired a devoted and sizable fan following, making its issuance on DVD not only welcome but inevitable. Creator J. Michael Straczynski designed his series with a master plan, intending each episode to be part of a unified story that would stretch across five seasons. This narrative cohesiveness gave Babylon 5 a little something extra, making it more aesthetically satisfying than open-ended TV series. Straczynski's saga was set in the 23rd century, following a long and destructive series of conflicts that had left humans and aliens distrustful of each other. Babylon 5 is an outer-space weigh station, a port-of-call for diplomats, entrepreneurs, and scalawags of all species. Commander Jeffrey Sinclair (Michael O'Hare) -- aided by chief security officer Michael Garibaldi (Jerry Doyle), Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova (Claudia Christian), and resident telepath Talia Winters (Andrea Thompson) -- tries to keep apprised of all the intrigues swirling around his little corner of the galaxy, but things invariably spiral out of control. Memorable first-season episodes include "Parliament of Dreams," in which an interstellar summit faces disruption, thanks to an assassin's threats; "Signs and Portents," which initially revolves around the recovery of a valuable artifact entrusted to a Centauri nobleman for return to his home planet; and "Babylon Squared," a suspenseful time-travel story that offers tantalizing clues to the fate of the long-lost Babylon 4. Consistently fine writing, inventive production design, and above-average acting made Babylon 5 extremely popular with fans of the genre, and its arrival on DVD will remind viewers just how good this show was.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
UPC:
0085392285525
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
15:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Introduction and Audio Commentary on two key episodes by series creator J. Michael Straczynski; The Making of Babylon 5; Back to Babylon 5; The World of Babylon 5; Interactive Menus; Scene access; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Episodes 1-4
1. Ragesh 5 Attacked [4:30]
2. Our Turn Now [7:11]
3. Bloodlust [12:49]
4. Shifting Alliances [6:37]
5. On Better Terms [10:34]
6. Duck and Recover [2:08]
1. Collision Course [3:37]
2. Soul Hunter [5:47]
3. Escape [15:06]
4. The Soul He Seeks [7:54]
5. Right About Him [8:50]
6. Delenn's Decision [2:34]
1. Perfection's Pursuit [4:36]
2. Dirt of an Empire [7:43]
3. Stolen Secrets [12:57]
4. Friends in Low Places [7:01]
5. Devious Thoughts [8:27]
6. Free Woman [3:05]
1. Cargo to Die For [5:00]
2. Organic Technology [6:03]
3. Protocol [10:22]
4. No One is Pure [8:18]
5. Becoming the Enemy [12:06]
6. Why the Stars [1:56]
Side #2 -- Episodes 5-8
1. The Threat [5:09]
2. Val-Too! [9:44]
3. The Renewal [9:31]
4. Getting Too Close [7:09]
5. Paingivers [10:01]
6. Demonstration of Faith [2:14]
1. What Could Go Wrong? [3:03]
2. Psychic Shakedown [8:50]
3. The Experiment [7:59]
4. Becoming Everything [9:49]
5. Mind Over Energy [10:25]
6. The Unexplained [3:35]
1. The Warning [3:57]
2. Tradition and Suspicion [9:18]
3. Hate Crimes [10:10]
4. Tight Shoes [10:43]
5. Loyalty Test [7:25]
6. More Human [2:05]
1. The Target [3:26]
2. Lies and Bad Dreams [9:51]
3. Shadow Play [9:10]
4. Hole in His Mnd [11:56]
5. Delusional [6:07]
6. Forbidden Memory [3:19]
Side #3 -- Episodes 9-12
1. Face From the Past [3:46]
2. Jha 'Dur [8:07]
3. Justice or Immortality [9:05]
4. Advisory Council [11:16]
5. You Will Become Us [8:25]
6. Mysterious Ways [2:56]
1. Simple Procedure [4:59]
2. Matter of Faith [8:50]
3. Petitions [5:51]
4. Pontius Pilate [8:24]
5. Great Journey [11:35]
6. What Makes Us Human [4:11]
1. Whole Damn Luau [3:22]
2. Saboteur? [7:26]
3. Odd Man Out [8:32]
4. Enlightened Self-Interest [7:27]
5. Home Guard Style [13:22]
6. Survivors [3:29]
1. Fire in the Bay [3:35]
2. Blame Game [7:20]
3. Strike: The G'Quan Eth [7:28]
4. Zento: Nennegotiable [11:44]
5. The Rush Act [7:37]
6. New Enemies [5:51]
Side #4 -- Episodes 13-16
1. Distress Call [3:24]
2. What Do You Want? [9:58]
3. Personal Stakes [10:04]
4. Predators Strike [7:20]
5. Out of the Box [10:11]
6. Possible Future [2:41]
1. Old Friends [5:00]
2. Goals and Meddlings [10:30]
3. Mutai Challenge [5:17]
4. Family and Sports History [8:42]
5. Reclamations [10:37]
6. Shaloms and Salutes [3:34]
1. The Message [4:32]
2. Seekers: The Curse [4:57]
3. Nakaleen Feeder [7:43]
4. Jinxo's Tight Spot [14:33]
5. Search Over [8:56]
6. Boom [2:56]
1. Assembly Required [3:24]
2. True Identity [9:58]
4. Of Differing Minds [7:20]
3. Releived of Command [10:04]
5. Something in Common [10:11]
6. Back to Normal [2:41]
Side #5 -- Episodes 17-20
1. War Drums [4:04]
2. The Shai Alit [11:03]
3. Exploring Options [8:28]
4. Getting the Picture [7:06]
5. Final Wishes [9:23]
6. Chrysalis [3:31]
1. Power Burst [3:49]
2. Reactions and Reunions [8:39]
3. Going to the Sea [10:16]
4. Not So Bad [7:15]
5. Brave New World [11:17]
6. Help Me or Die [2:22]
1. Part I Recap [3:26]
2. Shows of Force [7:14]
3. Standoff [9:38]
4. The Third Principle [9:16]
5. Enlightened Self-Interest [9:19]
6. No Regrets [4:45]
1. Sector 14 [4:14]
2. B4 [5:45]
3. Summoned [7:39]
4. Unstuck: Zathras [10:10]
5. Personal Callings [12:20]
6. Signs and Portents [3:31]
Side #6 -- Episodes 21-22/Bonus Materials
1. Trust Me [3:09]
2. Option 3: Competition [11:37]
3. Stripping Identities [10:11]
4. Last Chances [8:03]
5. The Necessary Thing [6:44]
6. Lease on Life [3:52]
1. Hostile Attacks [3:09]
2. Proposals [11:37]
3. Crossroads [10:11]
4. Cataclysm Near Lo. [8:03]
5. And So it Begins [6:44]
6. No Going Back [3:52]

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