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Platform: DVD MOVIE Publisher: WARNER BROTHERS Packaging: RETAIL BOX Rating: NOT RATED The future begins - or ends - here and now. Here is the huge space station Babylon 5. Now is the fateful year 2261. Commander John Sheridan has already declared the station free breaking the ties between it and Earth Alliance. It was perhaps only a matter of time before he would have to fight to remain free. That time has come in this complete 22-episode fourth-season adventure presented on six discs and featuring an exciting array of exclusive extras.DVD Features:Available Subtitles: English Spanish FrenchAvailable Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)22 episodes with all-new widescreen transfers and remastered soundtrack 3 with cast & crew commentaryIntroduction by series creator J. Michael StraczynskiCelestial soundsNo Surrender No Retreat DVD SuiteData & Personal FilesGag reelEpisodes: 1. The Hour of the Wolf2. Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?3. The Summoning4. Falling Toward Apotheosis5. The Long Night6. Into the Fire7. Epiphanies8. The Illusion of Truth9. Atonement10. Racing Mars11. Lines of Communication12. Conflicts of Interest13. Rumors Bargains and Lies14. Moments of Transition15. No Surrender No Retreat16. The Exercise of Vital Powers17. The Face of the Enemy18. Intersections in Real Time19. Between the Darkness and the Light20. Endgame21. Rising Star22. The Deconstruction of Falling StarsSpecifications:Format: Anamorphic Box set Closed-captioned Color Dolby Subtitled Widescreen NTSCLanguage: EnglishRegion: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1Number of discs: 6Rating: Not RatedStudio: Warner Home VideoDVD Release Date: January 6 2004Run Time: 960 minutes
Season 4 began on a high point with the Centauri Prime in the grip of the insane Emperor Cartagia (Wortham Krimmer) and a run of six shows leading to the climax of the war against the Shadows in "Into the Fire." If this colossal narrative was resolved a little too easily and the ultimate aim of the Shadows turned out to be a tad disappointing, it still proved to be the most powerful slice of space opera to ever grace the small screen. In the aftermath the sheer scale dropped back a little but the pace never slowed as the rest of the season played out in one relentless cycle of conspiracy, betrayal and conflict, Babylon 5 siding with the rebel Mars colony against the totalitarian Earth.
Meanwhile Delenn came increasingly into conflict with her own people and, paralleling her relationship with Sheridan, Garibaldi became involved with his ex-fiancée Lise Hampton (Denise Gentile), while an intense platonic love grew between Ivanova and Marcus Cole. On an unstoppable wave fuelled by roller-coaster plot twists and spectacular action shows from "No Surrender, No Retreat"--when Sheridan avows to overthrow EarthGov--to "Rising Star"--when the aim is realized--Babylon 5 achieved a consistent excellence rare in television. Yet within that run "Intersections in Real Time" stood out as a bold experiment; essentially a two-hand drama taking place entirely within one dimly lit room. Beyond this a major character died and Sheridan and Delenn married before the season finale again broke with expectation. In "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars," a future descendant of humanity one million years hence reviews excerpts from the history of Babylon 5. In one sequence set in 2762, a Brother is devoted to the preserving of history some time after the "Big Burn". A homage to Walter M Miller's classic A Canticle for Leibowitz, Sheridan and Delenn have themselves become the stuff of legend. --Gary S. Dalkin
I bough this season because my own copy was to deteriorated. Still, it was a good acquisition.Published 11 months ago by Marc Renaud
There is no simple way to describe the depth of story to this series. Every time I have watched it through I notice new details that remind me of other classic works/tales.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer