Babylon 5: Complete Second Season

Babylon 5: Complete Second Season

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Cast: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Bill Mumy

     
 

Featuring all 22 episodes of the popular sci-fi series' second season on six discs, Warner Bros.' feature-packed release of Babylon 5 is sure to please fans and maybe win over a few converts. Episodes are presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and accompanied by audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional English, Spanish, andSee more details below

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Featuring all 22 episodes of the popular sci-fi series' second season on six discs, Warner Bros.' feature-packed release of Babylon 5 is sure to please fans and maybe win over a few converts. Episodes are presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and accompanied by audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles. Extra features include an all-new introduction by producer/creator J. Michael Straczynski and cast, including Bruce Boxleitner; audio commentary on two select episodes by Straczynski and another episode by three cast members; the documentaries "Building Babylon: Blueprint of an Episode" and "Shadows and Dreams: Honors of Babylon"; "The Universe of Babylon 5" audio/visual archive; access data files; personnel files; tech files; Babylon 5 historical timeline; and original episode promos.

Editorial Reviews

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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. Season 2 saw Captain John Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner) take over for Commander Jeffrey Sinclair (Michael O'Hare) -- changing the chemistry among a staff that includes chief security officer Michael Garibaldi (Jerry Doyle), Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova (Claudia Christian), and resident telepath Talia Winters (Andrea Thompson). Things truly begin to get more complicated in this sophomore run, which includes such memorable episodes as: "The Coming of Shadows," in which the Centauri emperor comes to deliver a message of peace; "The Geometry of Shadows," wherein a group of Techno-Mages pass through the station on their way to an unnamed destination; and "In The Shadow of Z'Ha'Dum," a suspenseful episode where Capt. Sheridan investigates the death of his wife. Consistently fine writing, inventive production design, and above-average acting made Babylon 5 extremely popular with genre fans. It also earned extra points for such gambits as casting Lost in Space's young Will Robinson, Bill Mumy, as the alien Lennier; Animal House's Flounder, Stephen Furst, as the alien Vir Cotto; and erstwhile Taxi hack Jeff Conaway as Zack Allan, a member of the Bab-5 security team.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2003
UPC:
0085392424221
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
16:00:00
Sales rank:
89,987

Special Features

Commentary by series creator/producer J. Michael Straczynski; "Building Babylon: Blueprint of an Episode" featurette; "Shadows and Dreams: Honors of Babylon" featurette; "The Universe of Babylon 5" personnel files; Gag reel

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Reassigned [5:41]
2. The New Captain [8:33]
3. Kalain [8:02]
4. Breaking Silence [6:29]
5. Red Alert! [11:37]
6. The Last Best Hope [3:19]
1. G'Kar Besieged [4:06]
2. A Shadowman [9:15]
3. Saving Garibaldi [6:38]
4. Edge of Extinction [9:00]
5. The New Delenn [9:52]
6. Ivanova's Report [4:52]
1. Conspiracy [6:55]
2. Purple and Green [10:01]
3. Mollari's Ruse [7:35]
4. Powerful Magic [7:56]
5. Green Leader [6:42]
6. Warning [4:34]
1. Capt. Maynard [3:40]
2. Old Friends [8:38]
3. Crisis on Cortez [9:34]
4. Mayday! [8:01]
5. The Way Home [10:11]
6. Star Stuff [3:37]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Copernicus [3:28]
2. The Awakening [8:27]
3. Dire Dreams [9:08]
4. Ghost Story [13:21]
5. Kill Zone [5:32]
6. No Promises [3:45]
1. Negotiation [4:59]
2. "Free Mars!" [10:24]
3. Another Victim [5:32]
4. Abel Horn [8:41]
5. Dead Again [9:45]
6. Bureau 13 [4:19]
1. Family Feud [4:36]
2. Bad Hair Day [10:41]
3. The Ex [7:54]
4. Day of Ascension [5:48]
5. The K.O. [9:28]
6. Mollari's Choice [5:15]
1. Rent Due [5:22]
2. The Underground [7:00]
3. Dinner Date [10:14]
4. Psi Secrets [9:08]
5. Bester Bested [7:37]
6. +/- 60 [4:21]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. Royalty [5:17]
2. Death Plot [5:18]
3. Prelude to War [8:43]
4. "It Has Begun" [8:44]
5. Sinclair's Message [12:26]
6. Power Player [3:10]
1. 25,000 Guests [3:24]
2. Official Briefing [9:32]
3. Infirmary Blues [5:27]
4. In the War Room [10:35]
5. Moving Out [11:26]
6. Live From Akdor [3:16]
1. Delenn's Dilemma [4:29]
2. Abduction [6:33]
3. Mortal Combat [7:51]
4. Grey Council [11:24]
5. Escape and Rescue [6:59]
6. Covert Mission [6:24]
1. Heroes of Narn [5:46]
2. Meet the Lumati [7:00]
3. Bigotry [8:55]
4. Duel [8:23]
5. Mad Love [9:25]
6. Centauri Justice [4:11]
Side #4 -- Disc 4
1. Kosh's Ship [5:46]
2. Agent Cranston [7:48]
3. Hidden Message [8:12]
4. Vorlon Encounter [10:57]
5. Negative Scan [7:16]
6. Organic Technology [3:41]
1. "Death First!" [4:31]
2. About the PPG [6:45]
3. Indictment: Murder [5:52]
4. Vorlon Lesson [10:59]
5. Caught in a Lie [10:05]
6. Sheridan Teddy Bear [5:28]
1. 09/16/2259 [4:08]
2. Points of View [7:41]
3. C and C [11:06]
4. Acts of War [9:30]
5. Sheridan's Ultimatum [6:28]
6. Postmortems [4:46]
1. Vir's Wish [6:04]
2. Icarus Survivor [7:38]
3. Garibaldi Walks [8:29]
4. Unauthorized Scan [8:22]
5. Beware the Shadows [9:57]
6. Sworn Avenger [3:14]
Side #5 -- Disc 5
1. Batter Up! [4:38]
2. Attack of the Dead [7:38]
3. Monsters and More [8:00]
4. Centauri Challenge [10:14]
5. Free at Last [9:08]
6. Troubled Path [4:02]
1. Outbreak [3:58]
2. Minbari Ritual [8:19]
3. Quarantine [9:45]
4. Fear and Compassion [8:37]
5. Race for a Cure [10:23]
6. Grim Reapings [2:38]
1. Universe Today [4:42]
2. Lyta Alexander [5:38]
3. Sleeper Spies [12:21]
4. Ivanova's Secret [6:52]
5. Mind Probe [7:44]
6. A Kosh Connection? [6:25]
1. Centauri Prime [4:49]
2. Seizing Destiny [8:51]
3. Meeting With Draal [9:09]
4. Doomed Planet [7:13]
5. Sanctuary [8:14]
6. Rangers [5:27]
Side #6 -- Disc 6
1. Ominous Words [3:57]
2. Gun Smuggling [6:15]
3. Sebastian [9:19]
4. House of Pain [9:22]
5. Tested and True [8:44]
6. Remember Jack [6:05]
1. Fight Training [4:36]
2. Earth Delegates [8:23]
3. "Peace in Our Time" [9:49]
4. Deadly Force [7:12]
5. A Being of Light [9:16]
6. A New Hope [4:25]

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